Damon Hart-Davis: Home Page
This page will remain a work-in-progress...
Here are some things about me or by me or whatever; the informal and
always-out-of-date 5-minute guide to DHD!
- My big project is OpenTRV
which has the modest aim of cutting the UK's entire carbon footprint by 10%
(and/or Europe'ss by 8%) at low cost
by halving space heating costs especially for homes
in a simple and fiddle-free way!
- With a little effort, and no hardship, my family and home/office seems to
have managed to cut down to ~33% of average 2007 UK household
electricity and gas consumption
and indeed as of 2010 we're roughly net "zero carbon" for them.
I've had a lot of fun getting to understand a little better our energy consumption
and how it might evolve in the future, with us even possibly going
'carbon-negative' and becoming net exporters of energy...
- I run ExNet Ltd, a company
focussed on networked, distributed and parallel software based in
of London (16 Willingham Way, Kingston-upon-Thames).
- See my contract work
and UK travel info
quick reference sheets.
- As of 20070427 I was an accredited UK election observer,
and used my new (not-quite-super) powers to photograph and video
the Brighton and Hove May 2007 City Council election.
- I am a daddy twice over! See, for example, some dad's notes on my children.
- See my gallery of multimedia
(mainly JPEGs) for Web sites; historically one of the most popular photo/art
sites in the UK with several million vistors per year. One interesting
aspect has being developing and tuning Google's AdSense contextual ads.
As of late 2011 I've had some success
tuning the Gallery with webpagetest.org.
- I give away some of the code I write in the hope that it will be useful
to others and save a few wasted hours here and there... Remember: a month
hacking code can often save an hour's reading and thinking!
- I find this public-domain list of the first 100,000 primes
useful in day-to-day coding so I've put up my local copy.
- As well as looking after ExNet's
Web site, I look after our family's.
- I am interested in precision network (NTP)
- I am a member of the
because I believe we should support interplanetary research and
exploration, including the SETI@home project and manned and unmanned exploration
- Some of my favourite sites on the Net:
- I provide a little support to The Canon Collins Trust to help improve education in southern Africa.
- A school reunion written up in the local paper!
- My CV.
- My mail address for personal mail is
content copyright Damon Hart-Davis 1996--2017 unless otherwise stated.