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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
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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.


Apr
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
5
reviewed Approve Windows 7 photo gallery corrupts my images
Apr
5
reviewed Reject Need help saving pics on Nikon D3200
Apr
5
reviewed No Action Needed Is it practical and worthwhile to fit old SLR lenses to mirrorless digital cameras?
Apr
5
comment Is there a popular/canonical lens system out today?
@StephenMalone - I don't know about stick with it, changing systems can be done (I just did to Nikon and I had 11 Pentax lenses when I did it), but it's not that common to do given the cost of replacement.
Apr
4
reviewed Approve Why does my 420EX Speedlite sometimes fail to start up?
Apr
4
reviewed Approve Why is my DSLR taking pictures with the top darkened?
Apr
4
answered Does micro 4/3 have an advantage in low light due to aperture equivilence?
Apr
4
comment I just saw my children in a photograph on the wall of a chain restaurant. What rights do I have to protect their image?
@mattdm - I did open a topic on meta for this, I think it's worth discussing at least.
Apr
4
comment Are 2 megapixels enough for HD resolution pictures?
Yep, I said it was late... :) 2x2 is what I meant. However, if I recall, the algorithm for sensor demosaicing overlaps such that a 4x4 array would actually give you 9 pixels worth of data. I could be very wrong though.
Apr
4
comment Are 2 megapixels enough for HD resolution pictures?
It's late and I'm a little on the tired side, but doesn't your math assume that the 4x4 bayer array is a discrete pixel without overlap?
Apr
4
comment I just saw my children in a photograph on the wall of a chain restaurant. What rights do I have to protect their image?
I tend to agree with @MichaelClark - I don't know that I agree with this as being off topic, I think it is on topic and something we should be considering. I don't think that the questions should be limited to one end of the lens...
Apr
3
comment How do I resolve shutter release button problems with a Nikon D5000?
Assuming your firmware is up to date and you're not using a super slow SD card, I'd probably consider contact Nikon directly. Though some of your description does seem to imply that the camera has gotten busy transferring images to the card.
Apr
3
comment Having difficulty lighting various reflective product packaging- use dulling spray?
If you don't blow out the highlights, having some brighter spots isn't really a problem because they provide some depth to the image. You don't want it to be flat!
Apr
3
comment What adapter to mount a screw thread lens on Nikon D90?
Well, newer Nikon bodies (such as the D800) can do AF at f/8, which is why some of us will buy the new 80-400mm with a 1.4 TC. However, even that won't help an M42 lens... None of them have AF that I'm aware of.
Apr
3
comment How to photograph a room showing both room & view out a window?
I had to give a +1 for item 5!
Apr
2
awarded  Outspoken
Apr
2
reviewed Close When would I use rear curtain instead of front curtain sync?
Apr
2
comment Can Phottix Odin flash trigger work in tandem with Nikons CLS?
I wouldn't assume that, the body shapes vary, though it may be true in any event.
Apr
2
awarded  Nice Answer