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G'Day ..

For too long I've been mixing business with pleasure on my personal web site so I'm planning to use this domain as a clearing house for scripts and utilities I write that other web folks might find useful. I'll also be adding links to my wiki and a few other useful resources and documentation sets.

Where I'm at now

Since the beginning of 2010 I've been working for the R&D division of Norwegian firm Tandberg (now part of Cisco) based in the Hamilton, NZ office. Our group work on a legacy product known as Cisco TelePresence Content Server a video-conference/multimedia recording, management and streaming solution. We also work on next generation products in this area which are works in progress. I'm a member of the web team doing a bunch of RIA work in Flash and Silverlight and honeing the PHP based media/content management web interface.


In my previous role with the eLearning Centre at Waikato University I did a bunch of Moodle development. I'm the author of the Browser Capability and Course-Files Directory-Tree blocks and am currently the maintainer of the Dialogue Module.

Apps and Hacks:

Personal pet projects and tools I've knocked out over the years...

Perl Scripts/Modules:

Following are some resources and web utilities I've written for webmastery tasks and services that you might find useful...

XSLT/XML templates/tools:


Shell Scripts:


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About Me: I've been working in full-time web development or webmastery roles since 2000 and for many years and a couple of jobs prior to that was responsible for web and Internet infrastructure services in sys-admin roles on both Unix and Windows platforms. I've been working pretty much exclusively with open-source technologies on the server side for much of that time. Perl, PHP, MySQL, Linux, Apache, Python, Zope, XSLT and Java and more recently Moodle and Flash/Flex/Actionscript