Welcome to my website, which describes what I do for a living and how I do it. After nearly 40 years working at a salaried job in Australian industry — mostly on RF systems, systems solutions, test and training — I now do freelance contract work, in systems engineering, RF systems, and test engineering. After requests for help from several people, I'm now also doing web design (mainly front-end).
What you'll find on my website is some anecdotes about what I've done and what I've learned. The articles are intended to be readable by non-specialists and are meant to be fun, so if you're a specialist in the same things that I've done, there may be a bit much background for you.
It isn't meant to be a catalogue of everything that I've done. That catalogue belongs in my CV, not here. Much of what I've done remains confidential to the customers, so it isn't here, but the mistakes that I've learned from are fair game.
I've been fortunate to have learned much from those I've worked for, and I would like to think that in turn, I have passed on some wisdom to the next generation. Or if not wisdom, then at least a few lessons (learned by experience) of how to avoid too much embarrassment.
I'm not sure that after 42 years, my original university degree is particularly relevant. I graduated from Macquarie University (that's in Sydney, Australia, if you're not a local) in 1972, at a time when they were copying Oxbridge and every degree was an arts degree. So I'm a physicist who ended up working as an engineer. with a B.A. degree.
The links are listed at the left of all pages. Each category expands to its own article list. I hope you have some fun reading it.