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bio website morestuffabout.net
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I'm a technologist available for hire in the West of England.

I've done a few different things over the last few years: currently I'm 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.

It's not all music: before that I worked with www.doccom.me, helping doctors communicate with each other, creating a mobile version of their site and adding an OData API.

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


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answered How do I fix laminate flooring that's begun to rise in the middle?
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revised What are the building regulations in the UK for fitting a light in a bathroom?
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comment What technique should I use to remove rubble from earth, using a small excavator?
I'm not bothered too much about the clay, as I've found that mixing this over with some of the (sandy) loam tends to sort it out. I don't want to go so deep that I get to the proper subsoil, anyway.
Jul
27
comment What technique should I use to remove rubble from earth, using a small excavator?
Yay! I wish that we had similar bits of gear easily rentable here in the UK...
Jul
27
comment What technique should I use to remove rubble from earth, using a small excavator?
Heh! Not sure what the neighbours would think: one side is the vicar of the parish, the other is a gentleman farmer who likes a spot of shooting at the weekend. (This is truly England.) -- Great tip on the spiral pattern, though.
Jul
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asked What technique should I use to remove rubble from earth, using a small excavator?
Jul
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answered What are the building regulations in the UK for fitting a light in a bathroom?
Jul
25
comment Where should I start tiling my bathroom wall?
If the line is straight and level, I'd take a full tile. It probably depends on what that does at the bottom of the wall - if it means you need a tiny sliver of tile at the bottom then I'd go for a half-tile.
Jul
24
comment What are the differences in the wiring standards between the USA and the UK?
Thanks Joe - I've updated my answer.
Jul
24
answered What are the advantages and disadvantage of using “pushfit” pipe fittings?
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Jul
24
comment What is the best way to remove popcorn from the ceiling?
Totally agree. Getting rid of popcorn / (Artex, UK) is one of those jobs that you /can/ do yourself but it's so much easier to get a tradesman in to skim. And skimming ceilings looks easy, but isn't.
Jul
24
comment What are framing dimensions like in the metric world?
The dimensions stay the same so you can do work on old houses. I just extended an 80 year old drywall (plasterboard) wall, the studs needed to be the same dimension as what was there before - no problem.
Jul
24
answered What is the easiest method to fish cable through the ceiling?
Jul
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revised What are the differences in the wiring standards between the USA and the UK?
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Jul
23
answered What are the differences in the wiring standards between the USA and the UK?
Jul
22
comment What are the pros and cons of LED lighting for home use?
+1 for suggested types. My concern over LEDs (at least those readily available in the UK) is that give a light just like a Bulgarian chip-shop. Anyone got any UK sources for GU10 LED bulbs with a decent colour temperature?
Jul
22
comment How can I add/alter wiring inside single-brick walls?
(I think most of us here at the moment do have an IT angle, I bet the standard of language goes down when that changes!) And yes, I'm familiar with the way that rebar seems to be a perfect Faraday shield for WiFi signals.