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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
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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.


Jun
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reviewed Close Why is nothing appearing on my NEX 5n LCD screen?
Jun
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reviewed Close Travel lens for LUMIX GH2
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reviewed Close Newbie question on Macro photography kit
Jun
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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?
Jun
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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
Jun
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reviewed Close What is the best resolution and quality for website
Jun
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reviewed Close Nikon D70s memory card error. SD Card or Camera?
Jun
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reviewed Close How can I tell which compact super-zoom camera is better for me?
Jun
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reviewed Leave Open Is it true that all current browsers and OSes are “color managed” now?
Jun
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revised How to get original images when using the HDR mode on an iPhone?
added 23 characters in body
Jun
9
comment Why do so many photographers still use flash and noisy cameras in concerts?
I have to admit that I'm struggling to see this as anything other than a rant disguised as a question and there isn't really a real question here, more of a discussion topic that might be better suited to chat.
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer