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Electronic designer. Professional Engineer. Oldish aka "reasonably experienced" :-).
Contact - apptechnz gmail com <- you know the drill.
Tel: +64 9 837 2999 gmt+13

Special interest in technological solutions for developing country applications. Extensive in-China experience in product development & manufacturing in China.

Jack of all trades, Master of Electrical engineering. (aka ME (elec)) Interested in all aspects of modern technology. Professional qualifications in electrical engineering but practically proficient or conversant in many peripheral areas.

Recent extensive experience in solar powered LED lighting development and manufacturing in China for markets worldwide.

"Servant of the Most High God" / committed Christian. Happy to work enthusiastically and interact amicably with people of all nationalities and creeds.

Married with 2 adult children.

Obsessional photographer.


Jan
25
answered Does a pedestrian walk 'in' the road, or 'on' the road (both are correct, but which is right?)
Jan
24
answered What is a more politically correct way to call something a “Red-Headed Step-Child”?
Jan
24
answered Adjective for “a person who really suffers when it is cold”
Jan
24
answered Filler-gap dependencies and recoverability of meaning
Jan
24
answered Where does the word “valuable” fit best?
Jan
24
comment Word for “buying more expensive items to go with the expensive item you actually want”
Overbling ? :-)
Jan
23
comment Does “observed” entail existence?
+1 - perfectly good answer if not actually perfect. Downvoters have no grasp of Science. QM is getting a wee bit off topic but still relevant. QM sets the Schroedingers cat amongst the pigeons when it comes to observations - and the cat, and the pigeons, may be dead or alive when observed, BUT, not until then - so existence priot to observation is a meaningless concept - QM itself asserts. Agh ..question. .
Jan
23
comment Does “observed” entail existence?
Gargoyling Deming "observed defects" gives fewer but generally even better examples.
Jan
23
comment Does “observed” entail existence?
@jwpat7 This was an entirely real question. The decision to close it is unreal ! :-) What carries it well over the hurdle of meaningfulness is that the terms are jargon in the context. "Observed" in the field of quality control & zero defects essentially means "Defects were observed". And 'none' effectively connotates "No defects were observed". So, in fact, observed means that defects did exist and none means that defects may exist (NOT, do not exist) BUT none were seen. Googling "observed defects" gives numerous relevant examples. | Observed = exist. None = May exist
Jan
23
comment Does “intellectual gymnastics” always have a negative connotation?
Did you catch the innuendo? :-) (Ssssh!)(I may be wrong, of course).
Jan
22
comment Does “intellectual gymnastics” always have a negative connotation?
+1 to make up for the anonymous dagger thrust.
Jan
12
answered Did the “We shall fight on the beaches” speech mainly use words from Old English? If so, why?
Jan
12
comment Question regarding the use of “rather than”
Bill - Interest only:- who do you work for? That sounds like my wife's day-job. ADIS NZ, 20+ years. (ADIS, Walters Klewer, Springer -> with ADIS brand. )
Jan
12
revised How many adjectives can be chained without sounding weird?
edited body
Dec
28
answered How many adjectives can be chained without sounding weird?
Dec
28
revised “This wine is drinking nicely” : does anything else drink nicely?
deleted 1 characters in body
Dec
28
answered “This wine is drinking nicely” : does anything else drink nicely?
Dec
25
answered “Admonish someone” vs “Censure someone” vs “Reprimand someone”
Dec
10
revised Why don’t people ever say “I have wanted to ask”?
added 835 characters in body
Dec
9
answered Why don’t people ever say “I have wanted to ask”?