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bio website grumpyjohns.com
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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.


Mar
19
comment Repair corrupt photos recovered from a flash memory card
@PhilipKendall - I don't think it's a dupe. He's recovered the files, but the files are corrupt.
Mar
16
comment Where can I find B&W film for an Imperial Satellite 127 camera?
@ChrisBarr - I think the shipping is $11, but not per roll, so unless you only want one roll... Anyways, I don't have a specific recommendation between the two. For myself, I would probably look to go the cutting route as bulk film is usually reasonable in price.
Mar
16
reviewed No Action Needed Nikon 5100- problems downloading onto computer- photos turning grey
Mar
16
revised Where can I find B&W film for an Imperial Satellite 127 camera?
added 425 characters in body
Mar
16
answered Where can I find B&W film for an Imperial Satellite 127 camera?
Mar
14
reviewed Leave Open IS auto-shutdown causes SLR to stop detecting lens - Canon 70-200 2.8L IS MK I
Mar
14
reviewed Close Memory Card Cannot be Accessed
Mar
14
reviewed Leave Open How to photograph a paper-boat in the river?
Mar
14
reviewed Reviewed Sony Alpha 7 - Tripod and IS Damage?
Mar
14
comment Sony Alpha 7 - Tripod and IS Damage?
Hi Alan and welcome to the site! As a comment regarding this question, you really have three in one. Ideally, we like to have each post a distinct question as that makes it easier to separate and group.
Mar
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
14
comment Is there a Nikon F to Sony E/FE lens adapter?
@StanRogers - Thanks for the update, I've reopened.
Mar
9
comment Should I switch from D300s to D700?
@DarkcatStudios - The D700 is still an extremely capable camera. Other than megapixels (12), it's 8 fps, 51 autofocus points, great high ISO capability, etc. This is still a very fine machine and can be had for quite a bit less than new cameras with what are really comparable specs.
Mar
7
reviewed Close How do I get Lightroom 4 to respect custom shooting profile on 5d Mk II?
Mar
7
reviewed Close How can I get the top people of a camera brand to listen to a design idea I have?
Mar
7
reviewed Leave Open Why do Daminion photo previews off the local drive take a long time to appear?
Mar
7
reviewed Close Camera that works like a webcam to take transfer images to a computer (but faster)
Mar
7
reviewed Leave Open Other than speed and weight, what advantages might a prime lens have over a zoom at the same focal length?
Mar
7
reviewed Leave Open How do you develop 'creative taste' in order to take a good photo?
Mar
7
reviewed No Action Needed Can one make good photographs with artistic sense but little real technical skill?