sometimes Linux system/apps developer

wiak has many interests including cycling, hill-walking, kayaking, penny-whistle and rubbish guitar playing, karate, yoga, and still, albeit very rarely now, plays a bit chess. He keeps meaning to retire, from all forms of technical computing work at least, in order to find more time to read and absorb himself into the escape provided by some well-written and interesting novels. Unfortunately, ongoing curiousity, stubborn temptation, and some new idea or two, continue to successfully get the better of him.


  • Linux small app/utilities development (C, shell script, gtk+)
  • FirstRib Linux distro build system, via short simple scripts, as an aid to student learning of the principles involved.


  • MSc by Research (TCP/IP protocol development, optimisation and performance evaluations, over noise-prone, long delay, VSAT links), 1992

    Electronics Research Group, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

  • BA Hons (1st c) English, 2006

    University of Canterbury, New Zealand