I spend much of my spare time learning, researching and building applications or platforms using Amazon Web Services. It is my modern grown-up form of Lego. I also host a range of sites and support non-profit and charities in their use of Google Apps and Microsoft Azure. I have implemented simple portlets and workflows using App Scripts, or in the case of Microsoft Azure a number of C# Form based implementations.
I have also developed a number of solutions on platforms including NoSQL and Hadoop, blending to two to provide quick standardisation of incoming data streams.
I am also forever curious of RDF and the related standards for the semantic web. At some stage I will revisit my original Thesis of natural language processing of raw Legislation, into a knowledge graph for intelligent navigation by end users. Now that legislation is Open Data this may prove easier than I first anticipated.
One aspect I enjoy about technology, is bringing artwork to it. As such I have developed a liking for services such as Prezi which is a very dynamic and interactive way of sharing ideas. When I am not doing technical or computer related stuff I like to build, paint and play Warhammer 40K armies covering Dark Angels and Daemons. I use a mix of sculpting, air-brush and painting to build very detailed and high quality models.