DeryckThake.com
Unite Against Fascism

About me

I am a
56year old software engineer/web developer. I have homes in Cambridge, England and Orkney, Scotland.

My house in Orkney is a rambling old Grade II listed building that will probably forever be in a state of renovation. I share the Orkney house with 2 cats, Vodka and Ginge. I also keep chickens, which occasionally provide me with eggs. In Orkney I have worked on the lifeboat and in the fire service. Read more about my life in Orkney…

In Cambridge I do consultancy work, short term contract, or pretty much anything that is ethical, intrinsically interesting and pays. Sometimes I do unpaid stuff too, teaching over 50’s to use computers or helping out at homeless shelters. Workwise I am currently involved with Content Management Systems (CMS) and hope to publish something about them one day. I have a brief online CV but if you are interested in hiring me then please contact me.

Away from work I have several hobbies and interests. I enjoy running, cycling and any physical exercise that will help keep middle aged spread away. Less energetically I enjoy travelling and taking photographs. Look at my travel photography…

I am also learning how to create digital artwork using Terragen, Bryce, Paintshop Pro and Photoshop. Look at my digital artwork…

I play the saxophone (badly) and hold a private pilot’s licence (which I trained for during a 6 month trip to the US).

I tried to keep an on-line diary/blog and failed miserably, partly because I couldn’t be bothered to keep it up to date and partly because I wasn’t sure what was suitable for posting on the web. Clearly the web did not require another critique of The Matrix. My blog has now metamorphed into a meme and apart from a few personal things talks about politics, current affairs, the UK Monarchy (who I don’t like very much) and any geeky stuff that I happen to surf across. Read more about how this site was written…

In September 2004 I added a Celtel information page to this site since Celtel is currently arousing some interest.

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