About Me

My name is Mike Peters. I’m an artist, software designer and former metal worker. I have a passion for science.

Starting in 1997, I spent 10 years building PIPI, a private cloud platform in NZ, and now, after an absence of 10 years, I have come back to the fold.

But the world of IT has changed, and I need to learn new skills. This blog is where I put all my notes while doing software projects.

Now, it turns out that I'm blatantly autistic and dyslexic. It takes me forever to write, spell and get the grammar right without the help of a spell checker, Grammarly, or my clever wife.

That also means I have a detailed 3D visual model in my head for everything I have designed since age 4. A long time ago, I created and then built an 800-table database-driven national biodiversity platform with 500 objects and 3,000 methods using that trick. But, oops, there was not a drop of documentation. I must remember to document.

However, inventing, designing and doing crazy stuff no one else would think of is as easy as eating chocolate cake, so I'm not complaining. I do this through the practice and deliberate use of synesthesia, including mirror-touch synesthesia and especially kinesthetic synesthesia.

I work like an artist, not an engineer, all from intuition rather than logic.

Besides, I cheat a little. I use visual IDEs, diagramming tools, and loads of code generators, and I can always get someone else to do the user documentation.

Command-line - Nah - another job for someone else.

Mailing Address

PO Box 902
Invercargill 9840
New Zealand


Mt Chocolate

Art Studio


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