Retired. Was engineer with a major UK engineering consultancy. Over the years since school, I have done some dabbling in programming; starting with Mercury Autocode to Z80 machine code and Java. Played with with Javascript and HTML and now member of HTML Writers Guild.

For years I'm well in to folk song and old science fiction/fantasy stories as well as writing some myself; and after a number of trials (including writing my own scripts), I've found PMWiki ideal for my websites:

Now two sites:

Plus creating and managing Afrikaans site:

Contact me at david (at) ellendee (dot) co (dot) uk


I produced and maintaining:

  • AbcSong - add and edit abc music using existing PmWiki scripts and rendered as score and midi by abcjs javascript abc editor
  • Classic - Responsive skin designed for classic-sf and folk song websites.

Currently Using

Currently I am using the following:

version pmwiki-2.2.138

Using the following recipes:

Also using:

  • custom pagelist sorts to sort numerically
  • custom markup for ads
  • customised $PageTextVarPatterns to allow PTV's of form - Name (Value)
  • custom markup to allow sort by surname and allow Mc and Mac

Also in the process of producing an Afrikaans translation for PmWiki and the various recipes that I use. (I am English speaking with S African friends, so it is slow)