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- Parish Councillor, Kewstoke Parish Council, 2008-2012, blogging on various topics and trying to follow code of conduct and advice, while learning about e-democracy
- Member of The Phone Coop, since 2007
- Active member of The Co-operative Group, since 2007
- Steering group member of Cooperatives SW (attending for Turo Technology LLP), 2006-2012
- Partner in Turo Technology LLP, a superb programming, writing and publishing firm, since 2002
- Member of Anglia RCS
- Developer, koha ILS, since 2003
- Debian Developer since 2003
- Contributing member of Software in the Public Interest since 2004(?)
- Gobolinux Developer 2006-2012
- Member of Association For Free Software (UK) 2002-2008, was treasurer 2002-5
- Programme organiser, AFFS Annual Conference 2004
- Co-admin of fsfe-uk list since 2002
- Member of Bristol LUG since 2006
- Member of LUG of Glastonbury since 2007
- Member of ALUG since 1999
- Schematics Developer since 2003
- Graduate of UEA School of Maths, 1997;
- Resident of Kewstoke near Weston-super-Mare, which has other web sites, since 2006;
- Resident of King's Lynn, which seems to be the capital of the People's Republic of West Norfolk sometimes and has other web sites, 1999-2006;
- Native of Towcester (other sites), but my family's left there now;
- General secretary, UK Student Press Association, April 2001-2002: but I don't know what happened, as I lost contact with all other exec members!
- See also: MJ Ray at TTLLP
Publications and Speeches
This list is very incomplete.
- Publisher, Otherwayup, a general news site.
- Author, various software packages, self-published, ongoing.
- Editor, The Free and Open Source Software in Libraries HOWTO, ongoing, authored by Robert Kerr
- Webmaster, gnustep.org, GNU Project, ongoing
- Editor, Schemer's Gazette (formerly Scheme Weekly News), self-published, ongoing
- Webmaster, ALUG web pages, ALUG, ongoing, in collaboration with ALUG members
- Speaker, Scunthorpe and Doncaster LUG, 30 August 2005;
- Speaker, British & Irish Association of Law Librarians 36th Annual Study Conference and Exhibition, 11 June 2005
- Speaker, Resisting corporate monopolies and new enclosures, European Social Forum, World Food Day, 16 October 2004
- Author, Fighting in the shadows: moles and activists, self-published, August 2004
- Author, "Mozilla Public License 1.1", Debian Weekly News, 6 July 2004
- Author, euroVote: copyright and patents, self-published, June 2004
- Speaker, FLOSSIE - Free Libre Open Source Software In Education, 18 February 2004 (slides available on request)
- Advisor, Denise Sharp and Jamie Sharp Free Software in Libraries: Philosophy and Tools presented at Online North-West, 18 February 2004 (paper available on request)
- Author, Report - Free to learn?, GNU Linux User and Developer, Issue 30: 50-51, July 2003.
- Speaker, "Institutional Web Management 2001" Workshop Talk on "What Students Want", 25-27 June 2001 (with Andrew Savory, slides)
News articles and support writing, tsw, 1997-2001
tsw was UEA's online student community. I learned a lot from all the fantastic people who worked on it with me, from across all subjects at the university. This was the site where I really learned how to be a better webmaster. I didn't always get things right, but I tried to learn from each mistake.
- Winner - The Independent/NUS Student Journalism Awards 2000 for Best Website
- Runner-up - The Independent/NUS Student Journalism Awards 2001 for Best Website
- Runner-up - The Guardian Student Media Awards 2000 for Best Website
I've taken a copy of tsw's history and updated it.
Writer, IceWM Themes.org
A computer desktop enhancement site, now merged into Freshmeat.net as just a themes archive. There's an [archived copy](http://web.archive.org/web/19991128034313/http://icewm.themes.org/) of this too.
Fixer, FSFEurope web site, FSF Europe, 2003
No longer helping because of silly terms.
MJ Ray, Rcgi 4: Making web statistics even easier. R News, 1(1):20-21, January 2001. [ Rnews download site ]
I actually forgot that I wrote this until finding it online over two years later.
MJ Ray, A preview of the LinuxDay 2001 events, Think Open (site closed but archived), 2001
Fun site to work on, but never realised its potential, because of similar zine sites appearing at the same time and a volunteer staff with other jobs during a boom time.
Webmaster, La Société Française
My first webmastering work, 1994-(http://web.archive.org/web/19981207073741/www.uea.ac.uk/~sulsf/).
MJ Ray (as "Mark Ray"), Dependency Diagrams, ACM Crossroads, 2.3, February 1996
Quite naive, but I still like this article as I've still not seen a similar idea. Maybe my oldest original page still online.
Normal photos, most recent first:
The last one is a picture of me in the prime of my time as an academic, with nice long hair. It'll probably never be like that again.
- Friend Thom May
- Friend Martyn Drake
- Friend, luminas and tsw co-founder Paul Russell;
- Friend and tsw co-founder Tatsu Maekawa;
- Brother BR;
- Past friend John Billings;
- UEA contemporary and fellow hacker Brett Parker;
- PhD supervisor Dr G J Janacek;
- Sapphire programmer Frank Hale;
- AFFS co-conspirator Alex Hudson;
- Kernel hacker Steve Dodd;
- IMC hacker Chris Croome;
- luminas co-owner Andrew Savory;
More to come as I find their URLs and edit this.
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