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About the site

This is my personal web site. When I first set it up in 1995 all it had was a photo and an email address. The provider was Icon, the dial-up arm of the Internet Solution in South Africa. After moving to Europe I registered Wittenburg.co.uk and the site evolved into what you see now.

About the name

Wittenburg is a German family name. Its bearers originate from a German town called Wittenburg (I eventually managed a visit in 2021). You can read about the name's origin in English here, or here in the original German. You can read about the name's entymology on Wolfgang Wittenburg's web site Wittenburg.net.

About me

I am:

My son and I in Cape Town, January 2017

Cape Town, January 2017

The personal stuff

I've lived on three continents, and been to 34 countries. I'm fluent in three languages (slooowly absorbing a fourth by sheer force of exposure), have jumped out of aeroplanes, and experienced the end of the tail-end of the border war. There's titanium in my shoulder, amongst one or two other augmentations.

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Favourite movies (sort by name or year)

Favourite cars (sort by name, year or value)

The professional stuff

I started programming computers in 1986 and have since worked for companies like EDS, Microsoft, and Nokia. These days I consult. Enterprise architecture, operational management, IT strategy, security, identity and access management... I also speak at events about making software, architecture, and being an IT consultant.

My resume is here, a German version here.

About the tech

I hand-code Wittenburg.co.uk using .Net, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. I'm not a web developer so some of the markup may be questionable. That's ok. The goal is to keep the site fast and usable.

An old Wittenburg signature.

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