I'm a web developer living in New Zealand. I enjoy linguistics, the history of elections in various countries, and making false starts on different projects.

You can checkout my CV (or, if you're American, résumé) here.

What's up with the names?

My name is hopefully going to be Tom Blackford at sometime in the future but I have to fill out the paperwork and get all my documents sorted. I want to change it from "Paine" because of the 18th century political philosopher Thomas Paine comes up first on google and I can't compete with that kind of competition.