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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), since 2006
- 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 since 2006
- Member of AFFS since 2002, 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 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, 1994-1998.
- 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.