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About Me

Iā€™m a Ballarat based SRE with over 20 years industry experience, 5 of which employed at Google. The full details of my employment history is available on my LinkedIn profile.

Currently I'm building MVPs for Tech Startups in the Ballarat Innovation precinct through Eurekative. If you're in the market for an MVP you should get in touch.

I also donate time and experience to the Ballarat Hackerspace, a local non-profit volunteer run learning and teaching space that provides the Ballarat region with a tech workshop and promotes STEM fields. Being completely volunteer run the Hackerspace entirely relies on membership fees and donations, if you'd like to donate you can do so for any amount via our Patreon page and select Make a Custom Pledge at the bottom of the page.

Most days I can be found working out of the Runway Ballarat startup accelerator and co-working facility in the Ballarat Innovation Precinct on Albert Street. You should organise a day to work with me!

Non-Profits

If you are a local[1] non-profit or community group then I am very keen to help you out with small/medium sized projects (providing the organisation is completely nondiscriminatory towards race, gender and sexual identity/preference). Non-profits and community groups do amazing work and I hate to see them over spend on IT when that money could be better spent providing their services to the community.

[1] within approximately 30 minutes drive from Ballarat

My Teslas

I own and drive a Tesla Model S, it is primarily charged from the solar panels on my roof or the renewable energy from Tesla Superchargers. If you have questions about Tesla ownership feel free to contact me, fair warning ā€“ I will talk your ear off.

My Tesla Model S is currently charged.

I also have a Powerwall 2 attached to my house. It is set to charge from the excess power generated by my solar panels and provides power to the house once the solar isn't producing an excess. It also offers backup power for those times when the grid power is unavailable. With this device I can normally achieve around 99% self powered every month with only a couple of hours of full sun per day.

My Tesla Powerwall 2 is currently charged.

Current charge levels of my Model S and Powerwall will only be available while my home internet connection is operational.

Contact

Address

Flecknoe Building
124 Albert St.
Ballarat Central, 3350
Victoria, Australia

I use Signal to circumvent our governments monitoring of our communications and you should too.

WhatsApp: Owned by privacy violating Facebook
iMessage: Don't support companies that ignore 80%+ of the smartphone market
Telegram: Not encrypted by default, easily intercepted by bad acting governments or telcos (i.e. ours)
Wickr: Closed source

I'm not very active on our Huxleyan dystopia of social networks. The ones I've linked here are the ones I do occasionally pay a small amount of attention to however don't expect any meaningful interraction from me on any of them: