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I am a freelance writer and technology consultant (and part-time sailing instructor), based in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. I regularly contribute to several magazines, including Engineering Insight, Boating New Zealand, and petrolhead.

I am working with Technology Valley, a business-led initiative designed to boost per-capita economic growth in the Wellington region. Technology Valley will be a focal point for innovation and wealth-creation. I am very happy to be part of it. Along the same general line of thinking, I am summarising the results of my research into car-friendly solutions to climate change in a concept I call "Drive Solar." The underlying information is all in my 2010 book, From Smoke to Mirrors, and my annual lecture at Victoria University. Drive Solar updates the information, and answers questions people keep asking me.

This year I am rolling out a parametric hull model designed to help yacht designers exploit the tremendous power of parametric design. Keep an eye on my kspline pages for updates on this powerful new method of designing beautiful hulls that will do exactly what you want them to do.

If you're trying to communicate complex technical or scientific information to a non-technical audience, you can't go past my easy to read, no-nonsense style. Contact me to discuss your communication requirements.

 

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Wild, weird, & wired—a podcast

Jason’s Crew.
Jason Peabody’s farm machinery develops a mind of its own, leaving Jason feeling a little prickly.

Queerjo’s Favourite Pub.
Zaxocon and Drivel visit Lower Hutt for a beer. The bartender needed months of intensive counselling. The pub was never the same again.

The Truth about the Shiners—a novel, ch. 3
During the school's grand opening, Letitia and Catalina sneak out and beat the pants off the boys.
Read by my lovely wife, Diana.

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Updated 25 May 2014

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