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bio website morestuffabout.net
location Stroud, United Kingdom
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I'm a technologist available for hire in the West of England.

Right now I'm helping an insurance firm in London figure out how to deploy their code quickly and reliably without getting large numbers of people out of bed in the middle of the night.

Before this I was at Global Radio in Reading, having fun with AWS and some frankly strange quadratic equations. Previously I was with Nokia Entertainment in Bristol, optimising how music files are ingested and transcoded.

And before that, amongst other things, I was the Product Marketing Manager in Europe for Borland Delphi.


Aug
5
comment What “code” applies to projects that I do in my own home?
What I believe you may know as an I-beam - see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-beam.
Aug
4
answered What “code” applies to projects that I do in my own home?
Aug
2
asked What's a good way to seal a flat concrete roof?
Aug
2
comment What is an affordable 2D drafting software for amateurs?
Really? That's fair enough for building work, but not necessarily for build-out and finishing of a basement. In any case briefing an architect is much easier if you have a good outline draft to start with.
Aug
2
comment How can I fix a door that doesn't close because it doesn't fit the frame?
Indeed, if you have hinges that have pins - not so common in my locale.
Aug
1
comment How can I fix a door that doesn't close because it doesn't fit the frame?
Also: be really careful with a power planer as you'll be going across end-grain when you come to the edges of the door. I did this a couple of weeks ago and set off a smoke alarm as the stile caught fire. Take the door outside if you can, and take it really gently.
Aug
1
comment How can I fix a door that doesn't close because it doesn't fit the frame?
+1. It might seem hard to take a door off its hinges but it's easier than it looks, so long as the hinges aren't painted in. Putting it back up can be a bit tricky, as you need to offer the door up to where the hinges used to be - I usually stand the bottom of the door on a couple of screwdrivers as wedges.
Aug
1
answered What material should I use for a custom, do-it-yourself desk for my home office?
Jul
31
comment What material should I use for a custom, do-it-yourself desk for my home office?
Perhaps kitchen worktop is the way to go - plenty of choices in finish, thickness and size.
Jul
30
answered Is it worth it to insulate hot water PEX tubing?
Jul
30
comment Is it worth it to insulate hot water PEX tubing?
Actually - the opposite. If you can feel hot or cold through the pipe then it is an efficient /conductor/ of heat, not an insulator at all: it's conducting heat to your fingers!
Jul
30
awarded  Organizer
Jul
30
revised Is it safe to use “PushFit” fitting on gas pipes?
edited tags
Jul
30
answered Is it safe to use “PushFit” fitting on gas pipes?
Jul
30
answered How do I fix stucco that is falling off of the walls?
Jul
30
comment How do I run wires for a wall-mount flatscreen TV?
Ah, now - some older drywalls have /horizontal/ noggins (wood bracing) between vertical studs. If you're unlucky you may hit one of those as you run the cable down. And, also, the power for the TV isn't low voltage...
Jul
29
comment How do I fix laminate flooring that's begun to rise in the middle?
Not a good plan - the laminate will fail when it wants to expand or contract and finds it can't.
Jul
29
awarded  Beta
Jul
29
answered How do I run wires for a wall-mount flatscreen TV?
Jul
29
awarded  Scholar