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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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reviewed Close How do I get good colors when taking pictures in the city at night?
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reviewed Close Other than stock photographs, how can I have my photography fund itself?
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answered Are there any pinhole “lenses” available from lens manufacturers?
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comment Are there universal remote triggers for digital cameras?
Hmm... I wonder if something like the harmony remotes from Logitech would work. They're for home entertainment, but they're universal IR remote devices that can be programmed.
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reviewed Leave Open How to change camera model with exiftool?
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reviewed Close How to stitch automatically panoramas of images that lack well defined elements, sharp edges?
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reviewed Reviewed Tilt-shift miniature effect from lens versus post-processing miniature effect
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revised Tilt-shift miniature effect from lens versus post-processing miniature effect
added 41 characters in body; edited title
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awarded  Nice Answer
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reviewed Close Color Management Books for Programmer
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reviewed Close Pentax DA L lens focusing scale?
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reviewed Close Why do the Nikon V1 lens' websites seem to give different f-stops than the lenses?
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reviewed Close Automatically Straighten Photos
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reviewed Close What were the optimal JPEG settings for Facebook photos in 2010/2011?
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reviewed Close Equipment rental in Southwark, London, UK
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reviewed Close Why does setting white balance in the camera prevent me from being able to change it afterwards?
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reviewed Close Suggestions for a passport collage
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reviewed Close Where do I find stock photography I can use on a Shopify theme?
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reviewed Close How can I be sure a lens will autofocus on my Nikon D5000?