About Me

Hi. I'm Hamish

By training and by inclination I am an engineer. It probably shows. I am fascinated by things that move and do stuff. For this reason I play around with making all kinds of mechanical constructions for amusement. I am also creative and this together with my technical background makes for an interesting combination that yields things like teapots mounted on rails, large scale models of the solar system, and many other things. Of course, as a true creative I am great at starting things, but slightly less good at finishing them.

To prove it here is my TMI Personality Profile that one of my employers had me do. TMI Profile
A more detailed chart can be found here.
To help you, let me explain the abbreviations and provide my levels in each:

  • Cre Inn - Creator Innovator - Great at coming up with creative new ideas. 26% (My Primary Role)
  • Exp Pro - Explorer Promoter - Searching around for new stuff and promoting the ideas. In other words, once I have a fabulous idea I've gotta tell someone about it. 13% (My 2nd Related Role)
  • Ass Dev - Assessor Developer - Taking an idea the next step and seeing if it is worth following up. I don't bother with this so much because I'll get other people to do that. See below. 11%
  • Thr Org - Thruster Organiser - Its all about telling other people how to do the project. Yep, I get the ideas then I tell other people to do it for me. It's great...and the way it should be. 24% (My 1st Related Role)
  • Con Pro - Concluder Producer - Finishing the job. Nah. Finishing things is for other people. 5%
  • Con Ins - Controller Inspector - Making sure the job is finished all nicely and to high quality. Polish on things? Nah. If it works but still has masking tape on it that's fine by me. 6%
  • Uph Mai - Upholder Maintainer - I don't know what these guys do but its probably very boring. 7%
  • Rep Adv - Reporter Advisor - Seeing how the project went and letting people know about it. Well - I am writing this website, but then I think this Reporter Advisor thing is probably all about the really dull stuff once the project is well and truly completed. 7%

As you see all those tail-end tasks are not me at all. But making up ideas and then telling other people how to do them is totally me.

If you wish to know all about my work history then here is the link to my Linkedin Profile.

A word of warning: I am not a purist. My designs include all sorts of materials and bits.

Oh you want to get in touch with me? Well try emailing me using the following email address.

Primary address


About this website.

As you see this website is not Wordpress or Drupal. It is built using Pelican which is an open source Python based utility that takes content written in Markdown language and renders it into nicely themed static webpages. It produces very lightweight websites that have no-where near the processing requirements of content management systems such as Wordpress or Drupal. Because they are static pages they are very fast to load and easy to handle for any web-browser. Did I say it was fast?

The Theme used here is called planstan-sleek and is based on planstan and waterspill. I know it's got French on it. I don't speak French but the original theme I derived this from was French and I quite liked the more sophisticated look that it gave to the website. Ya know wha' I mean?

The website is hosted by Greengeeks based in the US. It is all 100% renewable electricity driving it.


Here is the historic website traffic data for this website. I shall try to keep it up to date as much as possible.

DateUnique VisitorsVisitsPagesHitsBandwidth (GB)Ratio Unique/Total VisitsPages/Visit
Jul 2014508045523870.090.635.69
Aug 2014547641121180.220.715.41
Sep 201412014738619720.10.822.63
Oct 201418220952029490.170.872.49
Nov 201446851795469490.560.911.85
Dec 201439248598365830.480.812.03
Jan 2015427535132386990.880.82.47
Feb 20155667751395110501.160.731.8
Mar 201585111232789165071.540.762.48
Apr 201581610392041147531.520.791.96
May 201591211652422178901.80.782.08
Jun 201594613163211212779.660.722.44
Jul 2015127119063408230202.290.671.79
Aug 2015128519883487241632.590.651.75
Sep 2015158214234860283812.521.113.42
Oct 2015165326175164325513.630.631.97
Nov 2015199331876367414194.250.632
Dec 2015210033336658435074.890.632
Jan 2016225131646364451114.710.712.01
Feb 2016265237126298530584.820.711.7
Mar 2016341248277546673136.510.711.56
Apr 20164145617510372842669.250.671.68
May 2016430563029235804728.350.681.47
Jun 2016384258948761755617.810.651.49
Jul 20163809639591397552111.830.61.43
Aug 2016412163699266818599.020.651.45
Sep 201644146882109109179010.270.641.59
Oct 2016535480321130910938411.060.671.41
Nov 2016550586901306411403313.340.631.5
Dec 2016542686741209211149211.170.631.39
Jan 201714783190242524924263019.310.781.33
Feb 2017592390011281511862012.130.661.42
Mar 20176660956613240112989313.620.71.38
Apr 20179025127241705616160815.520.711.34
May 20177009103201432213640316.450.681.39
Jun 2017657092441258112548813.850.711.36
Jul 2017714097261372914082215.950.731.41
Aug 20177544100101778214115021.430.751.78
Sep 20179113123681770216078419.610.741.43
Oct 20178790129892117718931523.030.681.63
Nov 20178818119081824819798023.120.741.53
Dec 20178230113221782119694426.340.731.57
Jan 20189523129432041122639129.980.741.58
Feb 20189098120112126322205429.050.761.77
Mar 201810166137303211425110129.590.742.34
Apr 20188659117251889121327526.060.741.61
May 20187771106231787019605724.270.731.68
Jun 2018702995491565517793623.20.741.64
Jul 20187918106961803520198521.040.741.69
Aug 20189867126161788923999924.670.781.42
Sep 20189956125961877325374326.660.791.49
Oct 20188577114211718821541223.790.751.5
Nov 20188129108421691520367821.70.751.56
Dec 20187877115941653419752121.680.681.43
Jan 20198119128841796820922424.420.631.39
Feb 20197877102511635820286223.320.771.6
Mar 20198237108471581421042522.850.761.46
Apr 20198316108731666720451421.050.761.53
May 2019736296371606718848220.750.761.67
Jun 2019622580821472816978819.410.771.82
Jul 2019683687251432617650419.590.781.64
Aug 2019721091601480317991520.360.791.62
Sep 2019681586681333717577318.930.791.54
Oct 2019755596361840919806321.930.781.91

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