This is a place for me to host notes about some of the spare time projects I’ve been working on. It also allows a place for others to comment on these notes.
The views posted here are my own and may not represent the views of my employer.
I’m currently working for Dyson, helping to develop the next iteration in domestic appliances in an ever more connected world.
Before this I worked for IBM from September 2001 until October 2017, I worked as a level 3 service engineer for the IBM Java Virtual Machine as part of the Java Technology Centre (JTC). This role puts me in contact with the large range of software products produced by IBM and their customers.
After 9 years with the JTC I joined the Emerging Technology and Services (ETS) team where who take the latest technology from research and find customers who to try something new.
For more info you can find it in my C.V.
As well as the day job, I created the IBM internal service known as IBM Micro Blogging Platform (formally known as BlueTwit). IMBP is a enterprise MicroBlogging environment that allowed IBMers to experiment with this technology as well as it being used by IBM research to investigate the differences between public and corporate social networking.
Also in the direction of full disclosure, from time to time I may include links to items I have bought or used, these links may have an Amazon referrer id in them. I am not looking to make money out of anything I post here, as I said at the start it is a place to make notes about the things I’ve been playing with, but if you choose to buy anything I’ve mentioned and Amazon are happy to give me a cut then I won’t turn it down (To date about 67 things have been purchased, netting me £25.59, so in January 2017 after 6 years I received my first voucher from Amazon, since they don’t pay out for anything less than £25. I will try not to spend it all at once).
I have also added a Web Monetization Org meta tag to the site, this means if you are signed up to a Web Montetization provider (e.g. coil.com) then I will receive a micro payment each time you visit the site based on how long you spend reading different posts. You can find more details here.