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


Aug
13
comment Figure photography - where to share photos?
They definitely allow nudes, it's basically a post your own porn site... Technically, though, it answers the question.
Aug
13
comment Figure photography - where to share photos?
Why is that? Are you affiliated with this site?
Aug
13
revised Capturing fast moments, such as bullet
we don't do specific product recommendations
Aug
12
comment How are these clothes pictures being photographed?
@MikeW - I thought that too, but they didn't looked filled in, so I think the question is more about the background.
Aug
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
8
comment Why is there a grid pattern of darker pixels in this twilight sky flat field?
Question has been asked and answer on another site.
Aug
7
comment How much skill and effort (in the process of taking a photo) is needed to have copyright over it?
I can't see how this couldn't be opinion-based since there hasn't been a legal ruling on this yet. Now, the one thing we should all be worried about is a court siding with Wikimedia on this because the implication to users of event-based triggers such as sound or laser triggers.
Aug
3
comment Nikon Coolpix 885 not saving to new 8gb memory card
@JamesSnell - Good point, I didn't look up the camera. I tend to agree with your answer then, the camera simply won't handle it.
Aug
3
reviewed Leave Open What are the significant differences between Tamron and Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 lenses?
Aug
3
revised Nikon Coolpix 885 not saving to new 8gb memory card
grammar
Aug
3
comment Nikon Coolpix 885 not saving to new 8gb memory card
I'm struggling to understand why you think "everything seems to work well" when you're not getting any images on the card, that seems the opposite. Have you tried formatting the card in the camera? Without a partition that doesn't seem to make any sense?
Aug
1
reviewed Leave Open How do disposable cameras work without exposure and focus control?
Aug
1
reviewed Leave Open EXIF Information that helps to detect doctored image
Aug
1
reviewed No Action Needed Camera lens or megapixel value: which defines the quality and clarity of the picture?
Aug
1
comment Filtering out RED light from a white LED source
@BShaw - Videography is still off topic to this site.
Aug
1
reviewed Leave Closed Filtering out RED light from a white LED source
Aug
1
revised What is the relation between shutter speed and exposure compensation in aperture priority?
deleted 1 character in body
Jul
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
27
reviewed Looks OK How can I better see my LCD to check a picture in bright sunlight?
Jul
25
reviewed Close Help with calculating resolving power