Hello and welcome.

My name is Mark Himsley.

I work in London UK for the British Broadcasting Corporation, where I've worked on and off since 1986. Currently I work for BBC News at the Political Programmes department in Westminster.

I work in the Video Editing department, where I use Quantel and Avid non-linear video editing software in our on-line edit suites. I edit TV News packages, graphics sequences, complex multi-layer video sequences, and complete programmes. You can often see my name in the credits of 'This Week', a political discussion programme which usually airs at 11:35pm on Thursday evenings on BBC1.

But doing one job well has never been quite enough for me, I've always wanted to do more. So at the moment half my time at work is Video Editing and the other half is Systems Development. I write software in 'Java', 'Perl' and 'JavaScript', I advise on new technologies, and help to look after the video Digital Production Systems. In the past I have also been a Dubbing Mixer for for some BBC TV programmes, and I have worked as a Studio Manager in BBC radio.

When I wasn't working for the BBC I worked with friends at two Internet Service Provider companies where I built and maintained the networks and servers; managed the hosting and databases; and wrote software in 'C', 'Perl' and 'ColdFusion'. We hosted web sites and offered other Internet services in our own facility and on servers we maintained at hosting facilities in Docklands, London.

When I'm not working you'll often find me at home I maintaining my GNU/Linux servers which serve several web sites, including this one, and serve my email, DNS and all other associated Internet services. They also provide DHCP, DNS, SMTP, IMAP, XMPP and other services, and IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity to my home network. I also do video editing and sound mixing at home on my DVCAM based Apple Final Cut non-linear edit systems and digital sound mixing systems.

If you want to contact me then please use the form below, I'd rather not give out my email address on a web site because it will get harvested and I will end up with even more SPAM for my email server to filter.

Thank you for your interest in mdsh.com.

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Nothing rude though, this is a family web site!

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