Who Am I

I am a Deaf person and I use Auslan (Australian Sign Language) to communicate. People might wonder how I can communicate effectively at my workplace. Dont forget I work with computers and thus I have access to the Internet, real time messenging tool (Skype and Windows Messenger), emails and finally lipreading and note writing.

Background:

By training and profession, I'm an electrical engineer but I work as a community liaison officer / technical writer.
I've tried over the years to learn a little about a lot of things. I sometimes envy the great people of the Renaissance especially Leonardo Da Vinci who had a very real possibility of learning a large fraction of all human knowledge. But when I think of all we have achieved since then and I know I have the better deal.

My Motto:

"Karma: do good to others that others can do good to you"

Favorite quotes:

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein.
"Science is a way of trying not to fool yourself." -- Richard Feynman
"For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream." -- Vincent van Gogh

My main interests

  • Table Tennis
  • Web Development
  • Digital Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Travelling and camping
  • Genetics - the science of genes
  • Deaf issues
  • Cars
  • Relaxing with quality Red wine and a good DVD
  • Gardening and especially growing tulips
  • Egyptology

This is a photo of my family:




Deaf Dave is a member of The HTML Writers GuildThe HTML Writers Guild

Deaf Dave's Snippets

  • "Karma: do good to others that others can do good to you"
  • "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein.
  • "Science is a way of trying not to fool yourself." -- Richard Feynman
  • "For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream." -- Vincent van Gogh

Family Heritage

Deaf Dave on MyHeritage website
Deaf Dave on Ancestry website

Paternal Side - Mostly Scottish

  • Parker heritage
  • Seistrup (Denmark) heritage
  • McKinnon (Scottish) heritage
  • Perry heritage
  • Millard (English) heritage
  • Goodwin heritage
  • Rose heritage

Maternal Side - Mostly Irish

  • Healey (Irish) heritage
  • Stevens heritage
  • Byrnes (Irish) heritage
  • Thompson heritage
  • Boland (Irish) heritage
  • Radich (Croatian) heritage

Movember - A great cause for men

Deaf Dave's space on Movember website

The Purple Store



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