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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.


Jul
22
comment What's a good way to anchor the central bolts of a pair of gates?
A jolly sound idea, I'll try that.
Jul
22
comment How to drain a baseboard radiator system for a repair? How to refill the system?
Is the system "sealed" or "vented"? (A vented system has a tank in the attic, a sealed system is kept under pressure.)
Jul
22
answered Where should I start tiling my bathroom wall?
Jul
22
comment What is low VOC paint?
Here in Europe there's a gradual shift away from oil-based high VOC paints on environmental grounds, as the solvents are very persistent and kill wildlife. Generally the durability, coverage etc. is governed by other ingredients rather than the solvent used.
Jul
22
answered How can I add/alter wiring inside single-brick walls?
Jul
22
answered Should I replace fallen gutters?
Jul
21
answered What can be done to fix a squeak in stairs?
Jul
21
answered How do I repair hairline cracks in stucco?
Jul
21
awarded  Student
Jul
21
asked What's a good way to anchor the central bolts of a pair of gates?
Jul
21
answered How do I make a lamp cord stick to drywall?
Jul
21
answered How do I remove wallpaper from drywall?
Jul
21
awarded  Supporter
Jul
21
comment How do I remove dried paint from ceramic tiles and the bathtub?
You may also find that proprietary paint wipes do the job. Be really careful, though, especially on that plastic bath: you may find it takes the gloss off the finish, too.
Jul
21
answered How do I remove dried paint from ceramic tiles and the bathtub?
Jul
21
answered How can I paint over a ceiling after there's been a leak?
Jul
21
comment How do I repair a small leak in a steam radiator? Could this be a big problem?
I fear if it's away from the valve that it may well be rusted through.
Jul
21
awarded  Teacher
Jul
21
comment How do I install a new, non load bearing wall in my basement?
If you're in a basement with any sign of damp, I'd at least make sure that the void behind the drywall has ventilation of some kind. That might be as simple as knocking through to the void in the ceiling.
Jul
21
answered How do I repair a small leak in a steam radiator? Could this be a big problem?