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I’m a 40-something geek with a long history of mucking around with computers and the internet, both as a hobby and as a profession.

I also take an interest in aviation, photography, New Zealand railways, and New Zealand birds.

I’ve lived in Wellington, New Zealand for all but 8 years of my life – home to New Zealand’s parliament, Weta Workshop, Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa, and much, much more. That’s Wellington you can see above.

You can find me on the services listed here, or scroll down for a little more info about some of my more significant projects and pastimes.

Writing

I’ve been writing my thoughts on the Internet since about 1999 and lately that had been across three different blogs, although they've moved around a bit. You can find my general ramblings along with a lot of tech-centred writing over at sittingduck.co.nz. I keep my aviation stuff — mostly my own photographs — over at ZK-ARJ.
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Photography

I’m a keen amateur photographer with my most frequent subjects being aviation, New Zealand birds, and my beloved Wellington. Every heading photo on this page was taken by me. My best results go on Flickr and below you can see a representative sample of my recent work. If you want to see more, head right on over to my Flickr page.

Podcasting

I started podcasting in 2006 but fell off the wagon after about four years. From time to time I get back in front of the microphone with a reboot of The Sitting Duck Podcast which, as the tag line says, is all about the music.

The podcast is still (re-)finding its feet and likely to remain occasional for now. It will usually be 20–40 minutes long and feature 4–6 songs along with a bit of info and maybe the odd bit of unrelated banter.

Click on the logo below to go to the podcast page where you can listen right from your browser, or choose from the most recent episodes below. If you'd like to get every episode, just search in iTunes or your favourite podcast software for "Sitting Duck Podcast."

From time to time I make guest appearances on other people's podcasts. You can find a list of my appearances over at Sitting Duck. A few of the ones I appear on often are also shown below.
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The Sitting Duck Podcast

My music podcast that I started way back in 2006. I've not released many in recent years, but... watch this space....!

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NosillaCast Podcast

A technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias hosted by Allison Sheridan. This podcast has been released every week for over 10 years.

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Let's Talk Apple, Let's Talk Photography

These two podcasts are hosted by Bart Busschots covering, respectively, a monthly view of Apple news and all manner of subjects to do with the art of photography.

Software

Since late 2013 I have been hacking away at developing software for Apple iOS devices and am now producing these under the Orange Moth brand. You can check out my current progress over on the Orange Moth site.

As part of my journey as a developer, I've been (slowly) learning Swift, and Swift has been on a bit of a journey at the same time. I've been capturing some key reusable concepts in blog posts, which was originally run on a separate site but now forms part of my main blog site in the Programming category.

Commercial

I have had a hand in the inception, implementation, and running of a number of commercial websites. Below you can read a little about each of the sites that remain in operation.
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ElliJenks.com

Delightful cross-stitch designs. There are carpets intended for 1/12 scale dollhouses, but which also make nice standalone displays, a miniature village (3D models), and more.

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HiJinx

Cross stitch designs for 1/12 scale dollhouses along with a range of other furnishings to match, plus cross-stitch samplers.

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