What's This?

Kia Ora and Welcome to my presence on the WORLD WIDE WEB

Who am I?  I'm Mark Edward Wilson, a New Zealander, currently living and working in the United States (Sunnyvale, CA).  I'm a Senior Software Engineer at Trimble Navigation.

What am I doing here?  Well, that's a good question.  I'm not sure.  I guess I just felt it was time to get on the Internet myself.   There's some software I'd like to offer up, but more importantly, there are a few things I'd like to say.  I think the key to the Web is Content and I hope that I can add something useful to the corpus (albeit very very small).   Of course you're also going to have to put up with some biographical stuff and what I guess amounts to a brain dump.  I would like this to be more than a Kilroy site, but if not, who cares?  I'll be happy if sometime someone does a search for something esoteric like "designature", "hypergeometric function" or "hapax legomenon" and finds this site.  That's what I like most about the Web; the ability to find random information on it, it's like a great big patchy encyclopedia.  I'm always disappointed when I don't get any hits from a search and delighted when I do.

In a way, this site is my Doppelgänger.  It's quite autobiographical and as you explore it (if you should chose to do so) you'll learn quite a bit about me.  Via this site, I can be introducing myself to you while I'm asleep on the other side of the world.   Freeky.

SiliconValley...Park?  Well Silicon Valley is where I live and work right now (Sunnyvale).   But to counteract any possible geekiness there, I chose Park.  So, picture me in a nice park in Silicon Valley.  I'm probably flying my kite.

This site is still largely under construction -- you'll find a number of places marked with "todo".