Hey, I'm Nik! And here's a little about me...
In work, I'm a SQL Developer currently focusing on Business Intelligence and setting up Continuous Development, Testing, and Integration cycles. I also get to play around with Python, and being a script kiddie with Powershell.
You can find my fancy formatted CV here.
Outside of work, I live with my partner and newborn daughter, being a typical nerd that enjoys being behind a keyboard or a console controller. I'm a full on vegan with anarcho-communist leanings, this spurns me forwards with ideals for Open Source technologies, decentralised networks, co-operatives, equality amongst groups, and recognising the need to look after one's own and other's health, both physically and mentally.
Keeping away from the clutches of the big social network players, and wanting to keep my data to myself ( or where ever I want to have it), you won't find me on the usual channels (Twitter, Facebook, and the like).
Instead, I'm dotted around a number of other of alternative places; mainly decentralised/federated networks, or places with encryption is promoted...
You can find me on Mastodon, the federated social media, I'm @firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also pop me an encrypted message, or if you're feeling kind, a few bits over at Keybase, where you can find me here.
Or, if you're feeling old fashioned you can email me at
hi "at" nik "dot" codes
I will only read PGP encrypted messages, here's my public key.
This site serves to be my personal site as a way of presenting my "personal brand", it's also my way of practicing what I preach. This main part of the site is all written by me or using open source scripts, there are no cookies, no calls to CDNs run by Google or Cloudflare. The blog half of the site is built using jekyll.
The other reason for the site is the purely selfish reason for helping maintaining my mental health, by reaching out there and writing brings a kind of catharsis for me... And one of the things that I definitely need in my life is catharsis.
To the extent possible under law, Nik W has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to Nik Dot Codes Website and Content. This work is published from: United Kingdom.
For anyone who's feeling particularly kind hearted, you can chuck me a few coin...