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by Vian Esterhuizen

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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 11 months
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Software architect and developer, currently Senior Manager, Software Engineering at a financial institution 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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revised How to save my album as JPEG on Kodak Digi Album Pro?
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reviewed Edit How can I best utilize a point-and-shoot for concert photography?
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reviewed No Action Needed Is there an app to verify my phone's camera sensor?
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answered Will CS6 run on Yosemite OS on a new MacBook Pro?
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comment how can I attach geotagged photos to my own specific google map?
Does this answer your question: webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/5916/…
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reviewed Leave Closed Fish-eye effect utility
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reviewed Close Travel lens for LUMIX GH2
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reviewed Close Newbie question on Macro photography kit
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reviewed Leave Open Looking for a good, cheap entry-level telephoto lens for Nikon D5100
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reviewed Leave Open What are these streaks in negative scans I got back from a lab?
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reviewed Leave Open Why do camera phones have lenses of inferior quality?
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reviewed Close Which Canon lens should I get for portraits/weddings?
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reviewed Leave Open How can I compare different lenses in terms of quality?
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reviewed Leave Open Is there any way to recover photos taken without a memory card?
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reviewed Leave Open What is a good Nikon macro lens for medical use?
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reviewed Close Photo organiser (for mac), hopefully free
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reviewed Leave Open Batch exporting files from DNG to jpg