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Welcome to The Norris Family site

Proudly hosted on Unix in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Site Designer Mr David Norris

"A modern 21st century man from an outdated 19th century family"


(+44) (0) 7943 055280


(+44) (0) 7943055280


(+44) (0) 7943055280


(+44) (0) 7943055280


(+44) (0) 7943055280

David Norris Family Data Network

This site is in the proscess of being re-designed, in view of the new life which I currently have under construction. Sale will begin after products are developed.

Please note that all Google translation links have been removed as more modern browsers in use by the overwelming majority now natively support translation; if there are any issues relating to this - or anyother feedback naturally - please inform me! I am open to suggestions and feedback.

Email Service (Beta Stages) - Uses HTTPS

DFDN network radio channel for trusted DFDN users

I am on Linkedin: You can find my Linkedin profile here.

DFDN on the 'small internet': How to access DFDN on Gopher or Gemini?

Downloads: Clients for Gopher and Gemini protocols can be found from here...

DFDN on Gemini (port 1965): See also our Gemini site - one you have a client...

DFDN on Gopher (port 70): See also our Gopher site - once you have a client...

***Breaking News!***I am going to China in 2024 to finance my relocation. Likely plan is that I take part in the next cultural exchenge in November, and then work for a term in China teaching English from February to July, visiting Africa before returning for a complete year in China to raise money to begin the business I wish to launch in West Africa. Why not finger me (finger davidn@dfdn.info) to see how I am getting on?

Gateways for gopheer and gemini protocols: these are good to get you started. But I would recommend using a dedicated client in longer term. Of course, I take you to my server directly, but this aims to get you started.

***Until you have a client to access my gopher site directly***, use this proxy to read in web browser. A dedicated client will be faster and look better.

***Until you have a client to access my gemini site directly***, use this proxy server to read in a standard web browser. A dedicated client will be faster and look better.

In my life it seems, beautiful things come in threes! Burkinabe (as the people of Burkina Faso are known) are very nice ladies and they seem very interested in dating a European man. We are even considering establishing a dating service, maybe named Burkinable Introductions (No, I might not be joking), so watch this space! The three ladies here are all orphaned ladies who see me as a father figure. And I 'give them hope of a future'. Food for thought indeed. We will discuss this on my (long awaited!) arrival.

You can find my current availability (in your own timezone) here: Read only, restricted details for security and confidentiality reasons, and to prevent misuse.

For more details about my ladies and how we met, hear the whole story! Please note, this is restricted to local or logged in users only.

My Linkedin Profile

*** New Outschool class "A Young Person's Introduction to Electronics" ***

For more details about the letter which I plan to write to my local MP (Jeremy Corbyn), see here. Please note, this will be updated shortly.

I qualified in November 2021 to teach English as a foreign language, having gained my TEFL certificate. An English teacher from London, United Kingdom, I am now certified to teach English as a Foreign or second language. It is not only English I am planning to teach; I have sucessfully taught a large Chinese engineering group previously, and plan to do so again. I also plan to teach Electronics on Outschool this coming autumn ('fall' in the USA), and there are plans to potentially teach physics and mathematics also. Although Preply is a good place to start, there are a lot of things I hate if I am being honest - trial lessons where the student pays full rate, and yet the teacher earns not a cent; and the fact that only single student lessons are supported - precisely why I wish to teach group lessons - they pay better, I will have a new family to support and I also need to save to start the business. But for now my Preply profile can be found here: [Current Preply Profile:] My background is, of course, in engineering with other knowledge and experience to share. I am a native English speaker with a clear, British accent. It has been said that I speak 'Oxford English' - of course, this is a matter of opinion! I am interested in a range of subjects which include politics, astronomy, sociology and world affairs. I am also passionate about nature and the environment (I try to be as green as possible). I am a licensed radio amateur holding a full UK licence since 1995, and love outdoor pursuits which include hiking and cycling. I am keen to travel the world and enjoy meeting people from faraway places.

Failure is not an option...

Our mission statement (PDF)

Our mission statement - video, high quality

Our mission statement - video, lower quality

Happy Christmas Ouagadougou! Photovoltaic (Solar) power to 3 phase AC!

DFDN network radio channel for trusted DFDN users only. Requires a password except for 'G7VDI' channel.

For more information about my teaching activities (English and Engineering):

*** BREAKING NEWS *** New eBook publishing venture under development

Solar (Photovoltaic) powered products for the market - coming soon!!!

For more information about me, see here...

Information about Gloria...

Information about Sandy...

Information about Ade...

Information about Eniola...

I am the one in charge. Get me the resources, and I will get the done!

Main Products (This site is still being set up so more items will be added over time):

New Outschool class "A Young Person's Introduction to Electronics" Schedule to follow...

New photovoltaic products under development for the West African Market

Why I am, never have been, and never will be, interested in the UK property market.

Why UK Family law is an abusers' charter... And why my life - and career - willl never devalop until I leave the UK.

Why do I like African Ladies? And why do they like me?

General interest pages

The sequence of events which changed my life forever

Update 1: Due to my visa being suspended for 3 months due to a recent coup in Burkina Faso, I am unable to travel until the new year, (and we are not happy about this!!!); I am utterly sick of medling UK 'GOVERNMENT' - (if you can call them that, I don't!) bureaucrats micromanaging every aspect of my life - when they cannot even run the country!!! I do not need them making decisions for me, any more than I needed my ex-wife to do so. It is ***MY DECISION TO GO TO BURKINA FASO, AND AS A FIERCELY INDEPENDANT 48 YEAR OLD MAN I AM ENTIRELY CAPABLE OF MAKING DECISIONS FOR MYSELF. THANKYOU VERY MUCH!***

So I am stuck here into the 'winter of destitution' as I am calling this winter. A nightmare!

Update 2: Given that we are likely to experience 3 hour power interuptions due to this incompetent governments' lack of planning ability and cost cutting, I am to install an uninteruptable power supply on site - it will be shipped to Burkina Faso later. It will be remote monitorable using SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) and give some resilience (to prevent power outages disrupting my work. Update: is is fully operational should the need arise.

*** Update 3:The worst of the Christmas period schedule changes are now over; I am hopeful normality can resume. However, some rescheduling is likely when I relocate to Burkina Faso further updates will be issued later. ***

Sadly, much of the UK's electricity generation (not to mention heating) comes from gas. For an explanation of the lack of storage facillities (due to this incompetent government's lack of strategic planning skill), see below. Note that environmental campaign groups have said for decades now, 'well if you had listened to us, we wouldn't be in this mess now, would we?

To see how the government screwed up big time; sadly we still partially depend on gas for power generation, let alone boilers.

My book - a work in progress, coming soon.

Title: When The Nightmare Came. The true story of how and why I am now divorced. It makes for harrowing reading but if you are curious, follow this llink...

Downloads (PDF ETC)

My vision for the future...

The story of my fight to get to university: a bit of a long read, but its how it all began.

Poorly designed everyday products which simply refuse to go away

Into the dark: The long term fate of our dying universe

Local Users Area (Accessible only from within the local Domain)

Amateur Radio Related Pages (From the site Author, G7VDI)

United Kingdom table of Frequency allocations, DC to 1THz

Amateur Radio Programming Service

Why I Quit as a Mini-Cab Driver

Calling Card (For general enquiries)

Calling Card (For the site designer)

Guidelines for external content providers (Important)

Your present location (opens in Google Maps, requires that your browser supports HTML5).

Gopher Service - low bandwidth. Needs a gopher browser. Lagrange supports gopher and gemini. (Requires a Gopher Browser such as Gopher Browser for Windows, by Matt Owen, or Gophercle for Apple or Android )

New Gemini Service - low bandwidth. Needs a gemini browser. Lagrange for Windows is a good choice. (Requires a Gopher Browser such as Gopher Browser for Windows, by Matt Owen, or Gophercle for Apple or Android )

Gemini is a new protocol, the new service has just been launched. Other services are available. Network time protocol (use dfdn.info, standard port 123 in your time settings). IPP, NFS, FTP and Appetalk are available; please note that these require login credentials. As a matter of policy I do not have guest or anonymous accounts available to random members of the public. Gopher and Gemini require a gopher/gemini browser - gopher Browser such as Gopher Browser for Windows, by Matt Owen, or Gophercle for Apple or Android ). Lagrange supports gemini as well as gopher.

Contact Details:

Email (For sales and general enquiries): davidn@dfdn.info

Email (For issues related to this website, or the dfdn domain): davidn@dfdn.info

Tel: (44) (0) 7943055280

David Norris Central Data Service

Last Updated on April 18th, 2024. © Webmaster David Norris


Downloads (PDF ETC)

DFDN on the so called "small internet" - requires suitable clients; aee below

Clients for Gopher and Gemini protocols can be found from here...

See also our Gemini site....

See also our Gopher site....

More ways to contact us...

Network Security Scan output (Available only within the dfdn domain)

Server Traffic Statistics (Suitable for Network Experts Only).

Router Traffic Statistics for route.dfdn-trading.com [] (Suitable for Network Experts Only).

Network reachability diagnostic tool (Suitable for Network Experts Only).

Server Usage Reports by request, location, time & date, hostname, geographic location etc.