Applying sciencey thinking to unsciencey problems, and helping non-scientists to look at problems scientifically (accuracy versus precision, uncertainty, wibbly wobbly gross profit). Number crunching and data-detective work.
Enough sparky experience (courtesy of NZ Electricity) to have a stab at fixing basic electrical appliances (I figure if they're broken anyway, you can't go wrong, tho this has earned me a buzz or two from undischarged capacitors over the years). I can whip a motorbike engine out and put it back in without too many bits left over, and can do most of the maintenance my old Morris Minor needs.
Looking after chooks (I need to get better at ...erm... euthanasia).
Creating user-friendly tools and "dashboards" to make people's jobs easier, and help them devote time to the important stuff, not the number crunching
Using market research, competitive information, destination data, to find out what's really happening, then move from that to what we should be doing.
Resource/workload modelling and scheduling, for teams that don't fit the mould (commissioning editors; authors)
Finding new ways of creating and reusing content: "drop in" guides and guidebook cascades on wonky, alternating cycles
I'm not sure if I can yet claim website design, tho I reckon this site isn't bad for a rank beginner. What do you reckon?
Putting up weatherboards, putting down decking, home plumbing and various other home reno/repair jobs
Lots of Media work (TV, radio, print), mostly for New Zealand, Australia and Pacific travel stories.