About

Welcome to Fred's blog of geeky stuff.

My work

I'm a professional web developer. My career started with Microsoft stuff and whilst still probably lean more in that direction, I'm more than comfortable with Linux, or no OS at all!

Everyone seems to call themselves a full stack developer these days. Well, I'm a full stack developer too! I don't mean web full stack as in front-end (Javascript frameworks) to back end (C#), although I certainly do that. I mean full stack as in big to small - architecture down to hardware. I mean taking a project from large scale concept all the way to low level performance. I'll upload my CV to this site at some point, but career-wise, that's me in a nutshell.

My first ever job was in electronics before I went off to study it at Southampton University and whilst I don't do that for work any more, it's still one of my hobbies. In fact I probably do more now than I ever did.

My hobbies

When it's windy I like nothing better than being out on the water kitesurfing. If it's snowy you might find me snowboarding. On a couple of occasions when it's been windy and snowy I've even managed snowkiting. To be honest as my kids are getting bigger I find I'm ending up taxing them to do their sports instead - mostly football so far. Oh well, that's a dad's life I suppose.

I've always been into motorbikes too. Racing TZR250s and building my own supermotos seem like decades ago - because it was. I'm still biking though. These days I've got the Lithium Ion bug and gone electric on a Zero FXS. A little bit of trivia for you - I was also the first person to take advantage of the UK government grant towards an electric bike.

As you can probably guess, electronics and embedded development as also a hobby of mine. That's mostly what you're going to find on these pages.

This blog

This blog is going to be all about the geeky stuff. It's not that I don't love my other hobbies. It's not that I don't love spending time with my wife and kids. It's just that I'm not going to write about all that. The personal stuff just stays personal.