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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 and Petrolhead. Check out my new blog Techogeny for news and analysis of New Zealand techni-culture.

late January I'm presenting the fifth edition of my lecture at Victoria University, entitled, "Replacing Fossil Liquid Fuels with Carbon Neutral Alternatives." This year's edition features new results from my "DriveSolar" research, a vision of a future in which energy is no longer considered a constraint on human development. The new course notes are now on-line. You can download them by clicking here.

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 27 January 2015


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All information on this website is provided in good faith, and I have bent my brain and mercilessly interrogated my sources to get the truth. However, there are so many con-men and snake oil salesmen out there that I can‘t guarantee I haven‘t been sucked in. Besides, I‘m human so don't be surprised if I‘ve made the odd cock-up here and there.
I am not reponsible for anything bad that happens to you, even if you read about it on this web site.