Oversharing

Nigel Ball

Born in Christchurch, I still travel on my New Zealand passport and stubbornly consider myself to be a Kiwi even after living in Australia for most of my life. My only real compromise to those years is that when I refer to “us” I mean we Australians. But, when in Auckland (I visit as often as possible) “us” still means we Kiwis.

Up until the 90’s (remember those times?) I practiced as an Actuary, managing actuarial businesses and consulting to corporate clients in Australia, the UK and the USA.

However, my passion has always been computers and computer software. I’ve owned, serviced, programmed and trashed virtually every personal computer and operating system known to man. After a long association with Linux on desktops and laptops, I commenced a passionate love affair with a MacBook Pro and iPhone. That affair has extended to anything Apple! I still argue that this passion is based on cold logic and reject the Apple fanboy epithet occasionally thrown my way.

Today, I retain my involvement with programming and database development through my HealthTech Startup elthi as well as enjoying tinkering with IoT as a hobby.

My current business activities are as Webclx targeting Internet Marketing & publishing and consulting on my own account and on behalf of select clients.

Extra Curricular Activities

Gilera Nexus 500cc

When I’m not actually earning a crust, I enjoy the freedom and isolation of riding my Gilera Nexus 500cc sports scooter, digital photography and generally mucking about with technology including 3D Printing.

 

I cannot resist watching (from the secure comfort of a TV screen) the All Blacks playing rugby and being inspired by their sheer courage, strength and skill. This is in spite of the fact that I really do not understand the universal passions associated with team sports.

Finally, I follow Formula 1, WRC, Dakar, Super bikes and MotoGP – perhaps the common thread being the combination of technology, speed, skill and bravery.

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