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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.


Aug
22
reviewed Leave Open Need brighter flash. Shooting with Polaroid 600SE.
Aug
22
revised How do I find the filter size for Sigma lenses?
Cleaned up the text
Aug
21
comment Low light photography with lens limitation
I would suggest reviewing What is the “exposure triangle”? to get an better understanding of exposure.
Aug
21
revised Low light photography with lens limitation
deleted 1 character in body
Aug
20
comment Why is a wacom better than mouse for retouching?
phlearn.com/use-wacom-tablet might help you past your initial issues...
Aug
18
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a free application which can apply adobe Lens Correction Profile (.lcp) files?
Aug
18
revised Is it possible, using the same single Photix Odin receiver, to trigger both a Nikon speedlight and an Alien Bees strobe using the 3.5 mm connector
Grammar, punctuation, and tags
Aug
17
comment Display ghost image of last photo in Live View (Canon)
More specifically, it's been locked because it has become a massive spam target with 13 attempts in the last day to edit to a spam post.
Aug
17
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Display ghost image of last photo in Live View (Canon)
Aug
16
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Display ghost image of last photo in Live View (Canon)
Aug
16
reviewed Reviewed How do I choose between 24-70 f/4 and 24-105 f/4 Canon lens?
Aug
16
comment How do I choose between 24-70 f/4 and 24-105 f/4 Canon lens?
What do you mean by more advanced f-stops in this respect? I'm not really sure that this is answering the question.
Aug
16
reviewed Leave Open Why HD broadcast camcorder pictures (still frame from video) more beautiful than DSLR?
Aug
16
reviewed Close Simple Photo Editor
Aug
16
reviewed No Action Needed High Chromatic Abberation with Pentax f/1.8 50mm lens
Aug
16
reviewed No Action Needed Is it possible to infer that an image is a photoshop if only one has “Original Transmission Reference” field?
Aug
16
reviewed Reviewed Why HD broadcast camcorder pictures (still frame from video) more beautiful than DSLR?
Aug
16
revised Why HD broadcast camcorder pictures (still frame from video) more beautiful than DSLR?
Grammar and structure, remove the "discussion" question.
Aug
16
reviewed Reviewed Is there a quick fix for a DSLR which was dropped 3 feet and now won't turn on?
Aug
16
comment What ruins undeveloped film?
Besides, odd handling and light leaks can make for some seriously interesting results. That alone can be worth the price of admission.