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No, the choice of domain name isn't ironic, my name really is Dave Gebler. I'm a thirty-something (remind me to update this page in a few years) software developer from the merry old south-west pirate city of Bristol in the UK.
I specialize in web technology; PHP in particular, with a secondary fondness for Node.js and Python. I am also well-versed in all aspects of web development and the supporting technologies, tools, paradigms, standards and indeed challenges within that space.
In my fifteen-odd years on the job, I've worked for companies big and small. I've been a one-man shop to build and manage websites for small business as their sole IT resource, I've also been a cog in the machinery of enterprise. I've written front-end code, back-end code, tests, documentation, client communication, I've been involved in all the stages of the life cycle from analysis and design through to deployment, training and support.
I've also made countless mistakes and learned countless lessons. I don't think I'll ever stop learning.
This website serves as my personal home page (ooh, how very nineties) or "blog" as these are now known (part of me wishes the web was still like it was when I was growing up, more GeoCities and MSN Messenger than Twitter and Facebook).
I write articles about the software and tech that interests me - and occasionally random nonsense filed under "Musings."
Outside of computer stuff, I enjoy cats, coffee and watching a lot of Netflix. Some people say that's not a hobby. I say it is if you do enough of it.
You can learn a bit more about me by reading my FAQ
Musings from a Reddit thread
Life with a newborn baby aka why I sometimes go long periods of time without making any new posts.
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