Hi, Iâ€™m Malcolm Dow, and in this website I plan to help you build better blogs.
I live in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. I run a small business called The Roaring Mouse, doing website design, construction and hosting, video, print and Internet publishing, electronic research and construction, and lifestyle consultation and counselling. The name is inspired by Leonard Wibberlyâ€™s book and the wonderful Peter Sellersâ€™ film The Mouse that Roared.
I have degrees in Mathematics from RMIT University, Master of Electrical Engineering from Victoria University, and Theology (Hons) from Whitley College/Melbourne College of Divinity (University of Melbourne)
In my earlier careers I spent 13 years as a design draftsman with the Commonwealth Department of Civil Aviation – now the Department of Transport and Regional Services, where I helped to build and commission Tullamarine Airport and worked on projects such as the Autophon Information System and the Interscan Automatic Landing System.
Then I went as a technical officer researching robotics and vision systems at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Division of Manufacturing Technology. This is now CSIRO Complex Systems Integration (CCSI). Apart from being part of the small team that developed Australiaâ€™s first flexible manufacturing cell – integrating several industrial robots, a CNC milling machine and an Automatix vision processing system into a cell capable of multi tasking and rapid changeover of jobs, I also had some involvement in the Bionic Ear Project and a camera and vision system for the Australia Telescope.
Next I became a lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Computer Technology at Victoria University, teaching computer programming, microprocessor technology, computer aided design and artificial intelligence. My research specialisation was in artificial intelligence, expert systems and speech recognition systems.
In 1997 I left the university, and my wife Diana and I became pastors of Williamstown Baptist Church, while I started Roaring-Mouse.com.
My main means of relaxation, apart from reading, writing, and music (Iâ€™m a keyboard player), is the hobby of ham radio. I have held an Amateur Radio Operatorâ€™s Licence for over 40 years, and hold the callsign VK3ZDD. Iâ€™m a member of the Wireless Institute of Australia- Victorian Division, the Radio Society of Great Britain, and the American Radio Relay League.
Apart from my own websites, some of which are listed in the blogroll, here are some other places where you can find information about me:
Malcolm Dow at AboutUs
Malcolm Dow as an associate at Amazon.com
Malcolm Dow at BlinkList
Malcolm Dow at Blogger
Malcolm Dow at Bloglines
Malcolm Dow at Delicious
Malcolm Dow’s profile at Google
Malcolm Dow as an editor of the JoeAnt ditectory
Malcolm Dow at MySpace
Malcolm Dow as an editor of The Open Directory
Malcolm Dow as a member of OptusHome
Malcolm Dow at Technorati
Malcolm Dow’s profile at Yahoo!