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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 3 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.


Oct
1
revised Can a 2 mp camera produce a 2 mb sized file?
grammar
Oct
1
reviewed Leave Open How to get photos to be under 500 pixels
Oct
1
revised Can I output from Lightroom with zero padded numbered names for use in contact cards?
Rephrased to be site appropriate
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
reviewed Reviewed Which focal length lens do I need for portrait and landscape photography?
Sep
22
reviewed Close Most effective way to get detailed photo of a dog's eyes
Sep
22
reviewed Leave Open Nikon D3200 screen colors problem
Sep
19
reviewed No Action Needed How to enhance a reflection in post?
Sep
19
reviewed Close nikkon, sony or cannon
Sep
18
comment How do I most efficiently reduce noise on images from my Olympus TG-3?
Post some samples from both if you can, though the settings would be really useful: shutter speed, ISO, and aperture at a minimum for both samples. I suspect that your ISO on the Olympus was much higher, thus introducing more noise.
Sep
15
answered I tried to use the “Sunny 16 rule” but it didn't work, why?
Sep
15
reviewed Leave Open Composing great profile/cover images for social media
Sep
12
reviewed Close Difference between zoom and focal length?
Sep
11
comment Looking for sigma adaptor to canon EOS 550d
@MichaelClark - It was the links that threw me off... The question has been asked though.
Sep
11
reviewed Close Which printer can print the largest PPI?
Sep
11
reviewed Close DSLR recommendation, question about old Canon 35mm film Camera & lenses
Sep
11
reviewed Leave Open does depth of field travel with the focal plane?
Sep
11
reviewed Leave Open Why can't I view a picture preview on Windows 7?
Sep
11
reviewed Leave Open Can studio light be as good as sunlight?
Sep
10
comment Why I can See EXTRA info with the hex editor and not with an EXIF tool
As commented, the goal is determine alteration and it's not really what the title change indicated. In that event, it's a duplicate.