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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 5 months
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Software architect and developer, currently Director of Architecture at a Canadian software company in Toronto. I use a variety of technologies but at work it's generally C++, HTML, ASP (JScript), Flex, and SVG. For personal stuff, I tend to use PHP, C#, perl, and everything I use at work. :)

I've been designing and developing for well over a decade in the enterprise software market, first with IP billing, now with ticketing (no, not TicketMaster). I'm a classic case of a jack-of-all-trades, but my intuition is good and I pick up programming languages like a sponge picks up water.

I'm a moderator on Photography.SE and I'm an avid amateur photographer and especially enjoy nature and macro photography. I've also started getting into more studio oriented stuff, acquiring some lighting, background stands, and other gadgets for that purpose. My current weapon of choice is the Nikon D800. Check out my website for some of my photography DIY projects, some of which have been featured on the well-known DIY Photography site.

I'm now on 500px and you can see my portfolio that is in dire need of growth...

I'm also a moderator pro-tem on Pets.SE because I have a keen love and interest in animals. Over the years, I've had as companions dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, fish, turtles, and budgies. As a result, I've learned a lot about caring and enjoying, sometimes the hard and sad way.


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comment I do not understand the last word. Can someone write it in plain text?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about reading a word on a t-shirt.
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comment How to PROGRAMMATICALLY determine “SHOT_AT” ColorTemp from NEF (RAW) file?
I don't think it is that obvious. I think there are several information sources that get combined to determine this. Look for 'WB' prefixed entries.
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comment How to PROGRAMMATICALLY determine “SHOT_AT” ColorTemp from NEF (RAW) file?
Have you looked at the MakerNotes section? A lot of camera specific info is stored there rather than in the main EXIF.
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comment How to move this chair to a room
As Olin noted, the issue isn't chromakey, it's the image. For chromakey to be effective, you need to light it properly. The blown highlights and wrinkles in the fabric (which are two different colors) is really making this hard to do properly.
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comment How much ink is used per print
Based on what I edited, this feels like an attempt to spam, but I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt for the moment.
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reviewed Reviewed How much ink is used per print
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revised How much ink is used per print
Grammar
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comment Should I buy Panasonic HC-W850 OR Sony HDR PJ650 camcorder?
The Stack Exchange network has a dedicated Video site, but I don't think a "what should I buy" question is seen as on topic there either.
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revised My camera is not working
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comment My Nikon D3100 says no lens attached when I use a T-Mount with it
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comment Can I use a Vivitar Auto Thyristor 3700 Flash with my Nikon D3100?
@inkista - good catch, not sure why I had 12 in my head. Anyways, updated.
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revised Can I use a Vivitar Auto Thyristor 3700 Flash with my Nikon D3100?
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answered Can I use a Vivitar Auto Thyristor 3700 Flash with my Nikon D3100?
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comment What is a “rail system”? What about rods?
This is more correctly off-topic really, not a duplicate, since it's actually about videography equipment. Camera rails are not especially common in stills photography.
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reviewed Leave Open How can I get good motion shots (long exposure) of the sea in daylight?
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answered Can I calculate the diameter of a lens from its focal length?
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answered How can I get good motion shots (long exposure) of the sea in daylight?
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revised what qualities should I be looking for in a long range lens
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reviewed Close How well will a Canon 2x extender work with a 60D and 100-400mm L?
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revised What cameras are the amaro, mayfair, walden instagram filters based on / inspired by?
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