Mugshot I'm a forty something information technology professional and Linux enthusiast. I live in Hampshire, England, with my wife and daughter. This is my website, it is powered by the brilliant Nikola static site generator.

My site reflects my interest in Open Source, Linux and technology. Essentially it is a collection of posts that serve as an Aide-mémoire for my own reference. If you should find anything of use here consider it a bonus and proof that free culture works. Topics that get coverage here include:

  • Linux distributions, for workstation, servers and embedded devices.
  • Android phones and tablets.
  • Linux server and network administration including virtualisation.
  • Development and scripting using Python, Bash and PHP.
  • Home Cinema, DLNA/UPnP media streaming, audio and video encoding and conversion.

Code & Packages

Occasionally an idea might escape my head that I consider moderately useful, on those rare days I publish the code/packages to either GitHub, Arch User Repository (AUR) or Launchpad.

Connect & Follow

I'm active on several social networks, the ones shown below are the best ways to connect with me. Whilst I have a Facebook account I reserve its use for interaction with family and friends.

Where has the Wiki gone?

I used to host a little "wiki" to for jotting down notes. A lot of the content was out dated or inaccurate so I've removed the wiki pages from this site, sorry about that.

I have retained all wiki content and those pages that still have relevance will eventually be updated and re-posted as blog articles, try using the search above to see if you can find what you came here looking for. If you can't find what you were interested in then tweet me and I'll try to rustle up a blog post for you.