Welcome to Heart Soul Machine! ❤️ 🔥 ⚙️ is the presonal site for me, Tim Klapdor. It's an attempt to create a Domain Of Ones Own, to house and collect my digital self.

This is a work in progress and personal project to bring together my work over the years into one place. I'm also planning to use this site to adopt a POSSE (Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Everywhere) workflow.

Over the next few months I'll be publishing new blog posts and micro-blogs here, and beginning to build out an Evergreen Notes section as a shortcut to some of the reference points in my work and thinking.

Latest Posts

June 2024

Moving into winter now and half of the year has gone!

The State of the Merger

A story to try an capture the feelings of working through a university merger. Based on personal experience and would differ wildly from other perspectives across both organisations.

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The Name

The name was inspired by the lyrics of a death 'n' roll band. The idea of Heart and Soul and those human attributes were a nice contrast to the technology I was working with on a day-to-day basis — the Machines. I was setting up on Wordpress.com back in 2011 to record an upcoming trip to the United States and I first used the name there. I wanted a way to record the trip, make notes, collect ideas and express opinions. Heart Soul Machine summed up that I wanted to use the blog to openly record what makes me tick and my commentary on technology. That has now evolved into this space - something I have a bit more control over and can hopefully more fully