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About the site

This is my personal web site. It's been around since 1995, when the site was hosted by ICON (the dial-up part of the Internet Solution, now Internet Solutions) in Rosebank, South Africa.

In September 2000 I registered wittenburg.co.uk and hosted the site in the UK.

In 2003 the site moved to DiscountASP.net in California, who offered cheap (wait for it) ASP.NET hosting. Cavalier attitudes to civil rights and personal data in the US eventually prompted me to move my site back to Europe in 2019.

About the name

Wittenburg is my surname. It identifies bearers as originating from the German town called Wittenburg. The town in turn was named after a castle called Wittenburg located about 30km south of Hanover. A detailed account of the name's origin is available here (English) or here in the original German.

About me

I am:

Cape Town, January 2017

Cape Town, January 2017

The personal stuff

I've lived on three continents, and have been to 31 countries (32 if you count Scotland). I'm fluent in three languages, have jumped out of aeroplanes, and experienced the end of the tail-end of the border war. There's titanium in my shoulder.

Personal interests include this web site, writing software, and building radio controlled trucks.

The professional stuff

I’ve been programming computers since 1986. I've worked for companies like EDS, Microsoft, and Nokia. I also speak at events about making software, being an IT architect, and IT consulting. Went independent in 2018, making software.


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