Thanks for stopping by my mini-site. Here you will find general information on my technological and artistic activities.
I am a visual artist, an internet technologist, a writer, a gourmand and bon vivant. By day I work as a lead software engineer fighting spam for a major multinational corporation. By night I paint, and occasionally cook up a crazy little project for the Web.
I hope to launch at least one serious Web project in mid-2009. Some additional, minor projects can be found to the right.
I work as a team- and thought-leader on complex mission-critical systems that have a direct positive influence on customers’ lives and, by natural extension, on profitability. Most of my work involves Perl, databases, and contemporary web-application technologies.
I’m happily employed and not looking for a new job, but I always like to hear about great ideas that can change society for the better and make money doing it.
Please refer to my plain-text CV/résumé for more details.
I studied studio art at university and have been active as a painter, graphic artist, and conceptual/internet artist since 1991.
My style is internally consistent. It contains multitudes: from the rigorously abstract to the messily figurative, from flat to round, from here to there, from then to now and back again.
Some of my art relates directly to my work as an engineer; most of it does not.
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Three of my longstanding domains have recently left my control:
The content from those sites will be redistributed in the near future; in the meantime please note that I no longer have any connection to these domains, and any links to them here or elsewhere are invalid.
I have lately found myself playing with Twitter Search. In case you haven’t heard of it, Twitter is a sort of micro-blogging service that lets you post very short messages and follow the messages of other people. I’m there too, predictably enough as user biztos.
I only follow a few people as yet, and I don’t, er, tweet as often as I probably should, but no matter: the cool thing is the search.
It turns out there actually is a Right Way to make web sites. I offer these links as penance for all the pages I’ve made the wrong way. Read and learn; if you’re in the web business your future probably depends on it.
Amazingly, years after I first mentioned Web Standards here, I still see many people making horrible, messy, wrongly engineered web sites. This is, predictably enough, even more of a problem in the corporate world.
I suspect there is a new, high-end digital divide between organizations that fundamentally understand the Web and those that don’t.
I further suspect it’s not even worth arguing about anymore. In 2009, making the case for standards-based Web engineering is like making the case for electric lighting. If you’re not already on board, well... good luck with those gas lamps, buddy.
I have a lot of friends in the film world, or at least the euro-indie corner of it.
...and that’s yet another sidebar.