My name is Donald Gordon.
I am lots of things.
I am a father to a little girl who likes being tickled and held upside down.
I am a software engineer. I work remotely from Tawhero, Whanganui for a company that was based in Wellington when I started work there five years ago, but now has offices all over the world. If you guess which company it is, I will give you a lollipop (but you’ll have to come to Whanganui to collect it). I used to work for a company that developed compilers for mobile phones. Given sufficient encouragement, I will happily tell you war stories about horrible bugs in the BREW implementation in many handsets from 2006-2009.
I am a budding theologian. In my copious spare time, I am pursuing an undergraduate theology degree through Otago University. In 2011 I felt called to become a minister; in 2012 I went through the PCANZ’s assessment process to test that call. They said “Yes, now finish your theology degree.” So I’m doing that.
In the summer I brew copious amounts of ginger beer that I then proceed to ply friends and family alike with. I haven’t yet met someone who didn’t like it.
I like building things with computers and electronics and bits of wood and screws and cable ties and chewing gum and hoses and Ukranian immersion heaters. I don’t recommend the immersion heaters though — after running one for half an hour the water it was heating became live. Next time I’ll try an aquarium heater instead.