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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.


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revised Why I can See EXTRA info with the hex editor and not with an EXIF tool
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Sep
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comment Which printer can print the largest PPI?
What's the problem you're actually trying to solve here?
Sep
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comment Why does my camera turn off after taking 2 to 3 shots?
No problem, happy to help.
Sep
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revised Why does my camera turn off after taking 2 to 3 shots?
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revised Why does my camera turn off after taking 2 to 3 shots?
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Sep
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revised Does it matter which way the camera is orientated for the sensor cleaning to work?
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Sep
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awarded  Notable Question
Aug
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reviewed Close Understanding Lenses and the Focal length and Distance of Shooting
Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Understanding Lenses Focal Length with Converters
Aug
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revised Is a wide gamut screen really worth it?
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Aug
26
comment My laptop doesn't show Sd card, the camera says that it needs to be formated
This question is marginally on topic, but not really answerable by us. It's not directly an issue with the camera, so the simple answer is take it back.
Aug
25
comment How to know if a digital camera is doing anti-aliasing filtering?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about programming image manipulation software and not specifically about photography.
Aug
25
comment How to know if a digital camera is doing anti-aliasing filtering?
@AndyBlankertz - For Pentax, the anti-shake mechanism is on the sensor, they simply move it to emulate strengths of AA or turn it off.
Aug
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revised What is the purpose of gamma correction in today's screens and how does it relate to graphics and photography?
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Aug
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revised Is there any quality advantage to doing dark frame subtraction in camera?
para on averaging
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revised Is there any quality advantage to doing dark frame subtraction in camera?
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answered Is there any quality advantage to doing dark frame subtraction in camera?
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
22
comment How do I find the filter size for Sigma lenses?
Search for polarizer and/or filters on the site, you'll find a lot of information.
Aug
22
reviewed Leave Open How do I find the filter size for Sigma lenses?