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Michael J. Nicholson¶
I cut my teeth programming at the age of 10 with Sinclair BASIC on the ZX81 - 1kB of RAM in a tiny plastic box, where programs needed to be saved and loaded via a bitstream to cassette tape.
At some point I have worked with most IT roles, including, but not limited to:
- Developer / Lead Dev
- Business Analyst - Requirements & Processes
- Solution & System Architect
- Team Lead
Since 1997 I have worked primarily in the Telco domain (B/OSS). Outside of that I also have experience with Finance and Pensions. Almost all this work has been on Enterprise level systems.
Hobby / Learning projects¶
- Vue 3 : "Calculators" learning project, (repository)
- Django: "MissionAbort" hobby project (under construction)
- Django (or other framework)
- Domain Driven Design
Areas I would like to get some experience in¶
- AI / Machine Learning
Things I've played with recently that seem interesting¶
- Functional Programming
Languages/frameworks I'd like to look into when I have the time¶
- Haskell (just discovered IHP, so may try to learn it this way)
What I've worked on in the past¶
- Oracle (DB, SQL, PL/SQL)
- ISAM-based databases
- Various flavours of *nix
- ProIV (largely redundant 4GL, still used on a few legacy sites)
I have written numerous short stories, mostly speculative fiction with a leaning towards horror. Some of these have been published, with a couple more in the pipeline.
- The Darkness Inside - Q1 2022, British Fantasy Society anthology - "Emerging Horizons"
- Twist - NoSleep Podcast
I enjoy taking photographs, though am strictly an amateur in this domain. A few of these I put up at 500px
Having been told in school that I should drop art as I had no talent in that area, I learned to sketch and paint while living in Melbourne, Australia. I'm still not very good, but I enjoy it, and I now know I'm not as bad as my art teacher would have had me believe.
At some point, I may include some photos of some of my paintings.
I provide translation services from Swedish to (UK) English, or proofreading services to validate against the original Swedish if you already have a translation.
Contact me for rates.
If you need an audio recording in reasonably neutral British accent (though not the Queen's English!), get in touch. To date, I have mostly provided recordings for online courses for education companies.