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Software Development Engineer at Amazon, commercial actor, and hobby photographer.

Non-exhaustive list of my favorite languages, in no particular order:

  • Native: C, C++, x86 ASM
  • Managed: C#, Java, .NET CIL/MSIL
  • Interpreted: Ruby

Experience in compiler development, build systems, OS kernel memory management, SOAs, web applications and crawlers, data mining, 3D raytracing, and data compression algorithm design.

"I want my ER doctor to understand anatomy, even if all she has to do is put the computerized defibrillator nodes on my chest and push the big red button, and I want programmers to know programming down to the CPU level, even if Ruby on Rails does read your mind and build a complete Web 2.0 social collaborative networking site for you with three clicks of the mouse." -- Joel Spolsky

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Jul
3
comment How to correct photos which were overexposed at the edges only?
Nothing wrong with your answer, just soliciting some more! When I first asked this question, I didn't have the rep to put up a bounty :)
Jul
1
comment How to correct photos which were overexposed at the edges only?
Returning to this issue after some time. The problem with Recovery is that it tends to underexpose the rest of the photo. Light browns become dark browns, for example. Skin tones suffer as well. Well-lit portions suddenly look like they were shadowed.
Nov
22
comment Why does Adobe Photoshop discard certain EXIF fields?
I know about Save for Web..., and that's not what I'm talking about. It is most definitely dropping some EXIF fields.
Oct
21
comment How to correct photos which were overexposed at the edges only?
Actually the question was indeed more about post-processing, but this is a great reference nonetheless, thanks!
Oct
21
comment How to correct photos which were overexposed at the edges only?
@Jon: Possibly, yes, but for the sake of this question, no. :)
Oct
21
comment Is the iPhone 4S camera good enough to serve as one's “everyday-carry”?
+1 for the photos, nice!
Sep
9
comment How do I select all pixels that match an exact color value in Adobe Photoshop?
@John Cavan: Ah, I hadn't seen that one. Haven't really looked at the Beta sites.
Sep
8
comment How do I select all pixels that match an exact color value in Adobe Photoshop?
@John Cavan: Perhaps...but photography-related? This definitely seems to be the most popular of the SE sites for Photoshop questions.