Digital Preservation Analyst, Archives New Zealand, formerly Digital Preservation Researcher National Archives, UK. My interests are format identification, migration, creation of tools for the characterization of file formats. I'm a coder. I began in industry developing VoIP solutions in C++. More recently I code in Python. The majority of my recent work you will find on GitHub.com. In the past I have blogged about digital preservation for The National Archives, UK. and I maintain a personal blog at exponentialdecay.co.uk. I am interested in any correspondence relating to digital preservation, either via the form here, or via Twitter: @beet_keeper. Please note, with the exception of matter-of-fact commentary on the work I may be conducting at Archives New Zealand, all opinions and thoughts are my own.