This site is a platform for my work related projects and also some of my leisure activities.
I will add more info here soon.
F5Logic is the business side of my work.
Websites are an excellent method to convey your message towards new and existing customers and keep them informed.
Whether you’re looking to streamline workflows, induce internal collaboration, or boost overall employee productivity – web development opens the limitless possibilities for businesses and startups alike to grow.
F5Logic takes the time to understand your business inside and out, then provides a strategic technology roadmap for implementing the right solution. We take pride in building systems that make your business work easier, quicker, and in a more efficient way.
A website similar to this one costs approximatly £499.
This type of modern styled site is built with web-standard HTML5 and CSS3 technologies for the content and themes, meaning it should display well on multi-devices and screen-widths while requiring only the basic of hosting packages to run online.
Viewers can easily scroll through the information at a glance with attention-grabbing but non-overloading content and allows for additional pages if further in-depth content is required.
What you get:
You will need to provide the content. I can advise and help but you know your business better than I do. I'll do the website, you supply the content.
At present, I do not resell any domain name or hosting package services. I prefer you to have control of your own renewals directly, although I am more than happy to help and advise you throughout.
Additional features such as memberships, databases, shopping carts and content management systems require a multitude of advanced technologies and hosting demands in order to operate and therefore are not included within a standard website.
A range of advanced website features such as membership areas, databases and shopping carts do need more complex software technologies along with increased security and hosting requirements.
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Mobile applications are part and parcel of almost any technologically-savvy business today. Using the ubiquitous smartphone as a jumping-off point, mobile apps make it possible for employees and customers alike to stay constantly connected.
Whether you're looking to strengthen your internal communication, collect real time data to make truly informed decisions, or provide employees more tools to succeed, mobile apps maximise communication and transparency with customers and employees. F5Logoc can develop serious apps across all platforms and devices.
Developing software tailored to your business
Most software is built for the masses, and not suited to the specific needs of your customers and staff. Custom Software Development is often used for companies that have unique business processes that don’t map to a specific technology product.
Your business should not have to work around the inflexibilities of your software. Whether you're building an ecommerce platform to generate real-time sales transactions, CRM for effective lead management, or an advanced data platform – you need your software to work for you, not the other way around.
F5Logic can develop software in a modular fashion to build the bespoke components where necessary, and seamlessly integrate existing products to minimise your risk, project timeline, and implementation cost.
Microsoft Excel might not at first be one of the most exciting pieces of software but deeper under the skin there is a wealth of powerful functions that can extend the program to produce some useful data solutions going beyond normal spreadsheet calculations to provide a varying array of useful elements within a project.
Advanced features of Microsoft Excel is often a good solution for bridging the gap between standard Excel worksheeets and a dedicated database.
I have used Microsoft Excel in the past to develop advanced data reporting along with easy to use and visually pleasing user interfaces including the following features:
Microsoft Studio 2010 is an integrated development environment to build a number of desktop and web applications having been taught the fundamentals of the software during my FdSc and BSc(Hons) degree courses.
Using C#, ASP.NET applications, I have employed several areas of the software including the following:
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Arduino is an open-sourced software and hardware micro-controller concept with the capabilities to develop, build and experiment as an input, process and output device for a wide variety of different scenarios.
Past experience of programming and an understanding of logical code structuring has helped to further develop smart Arduino applications in the following areas:
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Adobe Flash (formerly called Macromedia Flash) is a software and multimedia platform used for delivering vector based graphics, animation, games and RIA's (Rich Internet Applications) including streamed video and audio.
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A little bit of information about travel, food and power-kiting
A little bit of information about my travels will be coming here soon.
At school I opted out of the woodwork syllabus and took double home economics with a keen interest in catering and enjoyed my earliest jobs working in wedding, hotel and bistro establishments. I have continued with my passion for cooking with an appreciation of good tasting wholesome foods combined with techniques of trickery and experience achieving or exceeding restaurant standards.
My favourite genre is undoubtedly Sicilian oriented ranging from the Arabian influenced spicy west to the tastiest wide varieties of the east. I have been on several cooking holidays to different regions of the island armed with good knives and always find the quality, range and attitude to be truly amazing with countless well deserved claims to be both the simplest and world-beating produce. Unfortunately, Sicilian recipes are virtually impossible to recreate back in the UK due to the inability to acquire such uniquely superior natural ingredients.
For the last two years I have been enjoying the learning and experimentation of smoking food. Meats such as beef, pork, chicken and even the Christmas bird(s) transform into amazing tastes and textures after being cured in brine to remove moisture and induce flavour with chosen spices before being cold-smoked over a particular type of wood to best suit the meat. I do not use any nitrites or nitrates to artificially speed up the brining process and retain the pink colour in commercially mass-produced replicas. My favourite black bacon (cured in dark ale, black treacle and spices) takes nearly three weeks and continues to develop flavour whilst it hangs after smoking. Proper pastrami with beef brisket takes close to four weeks to produce but is far superior to the supermarket equivalent. Producing a beetroot and horse-radish cured salmon smoked over oak for 24 hours takes more effort than just popping to the shops but is rewarded with absolutely nothing that comes close, not even within the so-called 'Finest' range.
Cheeses also love being cold-smoked and do not require any brining. Most hard cheeses and even Parmesans become more 'aged' along with the smokey flavour of chosen woods. Mozzarella is good smoked and even peeled BabyBel cheese works well. Remember, most of the supermarket 'smoked' cheese is artificially flavoured by chemicals. My normal favourite is an extra mature cheese dusted with paprika and cold-smoked for 12 hours over real applewood dust although a special 30 month parmesan smoked is just pure intense luxury.
Other smoked food such garlic, olive oils, butters, baked beans (amazing pit-bean style), nuts, boiled eggs and even a whole quiche and a jar of Marmite has gone through the smoker.
Being innocently caught up in a bad car accident in 2001 in a Welsh country lane gave me a reason to enjoy life more. If you have ever been milliseconds away from being wiped off this planet, you might know what I mean. At the time, my main hobby was messing about harnessing the power of the surf on a shark-biscuit around Cornwall and in North-west Wales when the swell came through. During the total solar eclipse of '99 I had seen a shop in Cornwall that sold kites in excess of £100 and thought they must be mad spending that much on what I presumed to be a posh kids toy. I spotted my first kite-surfer at a local surf spot on the Llyn Peninsula trying to get into the water but he was far too overpowered and getting boosted into the air instead of walking backwards into the sea. I was amazed that the wind could also be harnessed as a power source and soon started to research online for more information.
As the sport was in its early days there was not a great deal of info around but I soon realised that it was best to learn the power of the wind with a small kite before moving onto larger kites and applying traction to the equation. Luckily I had one of the best powerkite specialist shops called Turbulence Extreme Sports almost on my doorstep in Llandudno so went there for advice.
The owners listened to me and suggested a 1.5m 4-lined Flexifoil Bullet on handles as a good starter kite to understand the concepts of controlling the power of the wind without being dangerously overpowered. I soon learned on the local beaches where the powerzones were with this kite and started to get a second-nature feeling with it along with using and abusing the power to drag me up the beach on my heels. A while later I was ready to move onto a larger kite (3.5m Flexifoil Bullet) meaning it moved and turned slower than the smaller kites but produced a lot more grunt. Stepping up to the larger kite was easier to pop small jumps while using the bigger wing and control the traction capabilities so it was time to add some wheels into the mix. My first landboard was a Flexifoil Kava which was a large stable cruiser ideal for blasting top speeds along vast stretches of sand.
Traction kiting involves traveling crosswind, meaning if the wind blows directly off the sea it is possible to ride up and down the beaches and still reach the original starting position without walking. A waist harness and hooking in a bar took the effort away from my arms resulting in many more hours of flying. I acquired another larger kite (6.4m Flexifoil Blade) with even more power and increased lift and started to get a feeling for the techniques of airtime so bought myself a smaller lighter landboard (KiteDeck Revo) with more pop and turn ability.
I traveled to some amazing beaches around the UK with a small but growing number of fellow-kiters including some events or gatherings. Kitesurfing was growing at a fair pace but I was having too much fun on the sand to tempt me in the cold UK waters. It was time to move from the fixed-wing type kites and go for a larger depowerable arc kind (Peter Lynn Guerilla 16m) with more control having now mastered the previous powerkites. Flying something that can seriously injure you if you get it wrong is an awesome adrenaline rush but with kite-knowledge and experience it was easier to use and ultimately abuse the potential to your own benefit. A new custom-made landboard (Trampa Skate 14-ply) later gave me an even lighter board with increased turning for more freestyle manoeuvres.
I was simply turning up at the beaches, doing my own thing and having lots of fun when I was invited and totaly chuffed to be a shop-rider for Turbulence Extreme Sports (massive thanks to Adam and Lukas Jones) and later ride for Peter Lynn Kites from New Zealand (dank je to Co), Trampa Boards from Nottingham (mega-Yo to Turbo-Ted) and even a surfing balance trainer called IndoBoard (thanks to Hunter and Adriano). This meant flying with kit I was already using along with getting to fly new prototype testing gear and being seen to ride rather than entering the restrictiveness of the growing competition scene. I had some of the best times of my life with my clothes on with these people, many oppurtunities and memories, massive thanks to you all for the good times and Jaffa Cakes.
Further travel opportunities grew, visiting kiting hotspots around the UK and further afield such as Dieppe, Dingle in SW Ireland, the Inner and Outer Hebrides, Portugal, Isle of Mann and Holland. Kitesurfing was a relatively easy transition from the land to the water with some good times far out in the Sinai desert at Ras Sudr in Egypt before the more well-off locals also took up the sport showing they fly kites the same way they drive their cars! Progressing onto the snow with good skills is an amazingly rewarding experience being able to blast around open flat areas along with exploring up the hills or mountains and boosting huge air time. I helped organise several very successful snowkiting trips to the Hardangervidda Plateau (6,500sqkm) in Norway taking a total of 100 customers resulting in experiences of legendary proportions. I also won the UK IndoBoard championships twice with many demonstrations and events across Europe.
Powerkiting involved many aspects of an emerging sport ranging from guest-rider, global invites, events, holidays, competitions, product testing and development, publicity, promotions and media work including 'Master Classes' and 'How To' articles including a magazine front cover. I have worked with BBC Blue Peter, BBC weather, Channel Five Fifth Gear and many other media agencies.
You can contact me if you have any queries.