The Skilleter Web Site

Who, What, Where, Why, When?

All very good questions. Some of the answers are below

  • Who?

I’m John Skilleter – 1.88m tall ape-descendent, reluctant member (provisional, since I keep failing the entrance exam) of the human race.

  • What?

IT consultant (devops and software engineering on cloud project) during office hours and a web site designer, computer fixer and builder, musician (of sorts), photographer, technology fan (steam or electronics), fan of open source, lover of vintage BBC radio comedy (ITMA to Count Arthur Strong) the rest of the time.

  • Where?

Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK

  • Why?

Ah. The tricky question. “Why what?” is the traditional answer! If you mean “Why does this web site exist?” then:

    1. I wanted the email address and the web site kind-of came free with it.
    2. I wanted a web site (this is it, sorry!)
    3. I wanted to put my photos where people can see if them if they wanted to but then decided Facebook was probably better for that.
    4. I wanted to tell people what I can do to help with their computer or web site problems but then decided that I didn’t really want to advertise my services too widely in case fixing computers became a full-time job.
  • When?

I originally created the site around roughly lots of years ago – an intermittent history lurks somewhere and it starts sometime last century.

  • What’s New?

An arrangement of Samuel Barber’s Adagio performed using a set of wine glasses (no, I don’t know why I did this, either, but it was fun), some pictures involving cellos generated using AI and I’ve even joined Mastodon

  • Where Now?

If you want me to help design, upgrade, maintain or paint your web site pale blue then you can ask me and I might be able to help if I have the right colour of paint in stock.

If your computer is misbehaving or needs upgrading because you can’t get the coal for it any more, or you want help or advice buying a new one then wander in the general direction of getting in touch with my by email, phone, telegram or carrier-pterosaur.

If you are interested in me or the family, then I’m calling the Police or a psychiatrist, depending on which is cheaper.

Getting In Touch

If you want to contact me, you can email, Skype me as skilleter, or find me on Facebook, but I’d have serious thoughts about the wisdom of any of this first. Maybe consult that psychiatrist?