Hi, I'm James, a freelance geek, open source advocate, maker and inventor.
I've been programming computers since about 1994 so have seen the development of many of our modern day technologies (e.g. smartphone, robotics, internet, etc) from their early stages. I love fixing and building things, not only computers, but all electronic and mechanical devices, even plumbing and wiring. I will always take things apart and try to figure out how they work and repair things before I throw them out.
Today I freelance, and specialise in helping people provide low cost solutions with free tools and software. I can give advice helping you design and build your products and manifest your ideas.
Just a brief outline of some of services I can provide.
If there's something you need that I've not mentioned, or you just want further info, then contact me.
All services are provided using Open Source products.
No fix no fee! Cracked screens, damaged cables, missing keys, broken charges, slow running, won't boot, virus, spyware, bad wifi, etc. Parts recycled from old machines if available.
Helping you choose and setup the best software for your online systems. Make sure your system is secure and up to date. Automated monitoring and testing alerts you to problems as soon as they happen.
Automate your daily tasks and collect critical data; battery monitoring, irrigation control, weather stations, you name it and I'll see if I can automate it!
From product descriptions to blog posts, event listings to geographic data, there is probably a application designed to fit your needs, databases and spreadsheets, graphing, reports and other ways of viewing your data.
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." One-to-one training, or for groups interested in learning about software freedom, alternative computing platforms, open source, electronics or more specific digital DIY projects.
There is a wealth of free tools and applications available to us today, but many are unaware of them and advertised expensive corporate solutions. Free yourself with open source solutions for every day problems.
Based near Okehampton, Devon.