Iain Rauch

About Me

I was brought up in Harrow, Greater London and went to Loughborough University. I am currently living in West London and have a full-time job.

In 2004 I set up my own company selling laser pointers. It grew into other areas throughout the years, but slow sales brought it to a natural close.

I'm particularly interested in the Internet and new technology, as well as being a self-confessed geek and Apple fanboy. For more about my interests, you can read my blog.

Employment Profile

I am currently a Senior Principal Engineer at Farfetch and have a strong record of producing high quality, scalable engineering solutions for both front and back-end. For example, when I was at King, I built a DSP from scratch (within a team). I have a proven ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and lead development.

I graduated from Loughborough University with a 2:1 in Computer Science (BSc).

Through my jobs, I have experience with from-end and back-end development. My specialities include Java, BigData and Cloud.I'm also strong in web technologies (e.g. PHP, ReactJS) and databases (including NoSQL).


Some thoughts and opinions, but mostly a collection of hard to find tech-tips for reference.

How to delete old Time Machine backups on macOS Ventura

Posted November 4, 2023. Read article...

A quick look back at external NVMe on M1

Posted December 31, 2021. Read article...

ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro Benchmark on M1 Mac

Posted January 3, 2021. Read article...


My qualifications and work experience. Prospective employers should contact me for my full CV.

Click here to view my CV.


Details and descriptions of some of my development work.

Click here to view my portfolio.

Dashboard Widgets

Dashboard widgets for Mac OS X I have written for personal use and made publicly available.

Click here to view my widgets.