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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 1 month
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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.


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reviewed Close What pros and cons of 6D vs 60D vs 650D?
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reviewed Close Can I do a Selective Color effect in Photoshop Elements?
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reviewed Close Why does a higher ISO hinder higher video bitrates in Magic Lantern?
Jan
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reviewed Leave Open Are there any tripods specially designed for sub-zero temperatures?
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reviewed Close How do I get a really black background?
Jan
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is there a way to export Lightroom's thumbnails whatever the resolution they are?
Jan
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reviewed Close Is there a difference between using a telephoto or wide-angle lens for portraits?
Jan
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reviewed Close Which portrait lens should I buy next for my Nikon D3100?
Jan
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reviewed Close What laptop specs are important for intensive image editing work?
Jan
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comment Canon 60D Menu button starts recording video?
Is there a question here?
Jan
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reviewed Close How to fix a dropped Nikon D5100 - black screen, will not take pictures?
Jan
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reviewed Close Are there lenses that zoom out rather than in?
Jan
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reviewed Close How can I find and hire an intern for website-specific photography?
Jan
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reviewed Close Is flickr dying?
Jan
26
comment Can camera flash damage your eye?
I'm not a doctor or a specialist so I can't really provide an answer, but a quick google search suggests that it's a total non-issue and I don't really have much reason to doubt it given that fraction-of-a-second glances at the sun doesn't do it either and the flash duration is usually much, much less than that.
Jan
26
comment Do any DSLRs offer in-camera file encryption?
Data at rest can still substantially benefit from encryption, this has been a truism since the rise of encryption from 20th century warfare. The basic idea is that encryption sufficiently bars the door long enough for the data to be useless. For example, since I live with the world of PA-DSS, credit cards should be encrypted in a database if stored. This isn't to prevent a breach that reveals the cards, it's to give time to ensure the card numbers are rendered useless when they're finally revealed.
Jan
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reviewed No Action Needed How can I do multiple exposures with my Sony A100?
Jan
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reviewed No Action Needed How do I find the right backpack for my full frame DSLR plus lenses?
Jan
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reviewed No Action Needed How do I find the right backpack for my full frame DSLR plus lenses?
Jan
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reviewed Close How do I limit depth of field with a kit lens?