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bio website grumpyjohns.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen 54 mins ago

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 Leave Closed Is the Canon 24mm f/1.4L II good for weddings?
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reviewed Close how to determine how much power to use in manual mode for external flash?
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reviewed Leave Open What specific features do people upgrade camera bodies for?
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reviewed Leave Open JPG Images recovered immediatelly after deleting from SSD, but 95% of files can't be opened
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reviewed Close How to take high key portraits
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reviewed Leave Open What's the difference between zooming in on a subject vs moving closer?
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reviewed Leave Open Can a 2 mp camera produce a 2 mb sized file?
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reviewed Reviewed Which focal length lens do I need for portrait and landscape photography?
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reviewed Close Most effective way to get detailed photo of a dog's eyes
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reviewed Leave Open Nikon D3200 screen colors problem
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reviewed No Action Needed How to enhance a reflection in post?
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reviewed Close nikkon, sony or cannon
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reviewed Leave Open Composing great profile/cover images for social media
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reviewed Close Difference between zoom and focal length?
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reviewed Close Which printer can print the largest PPI?
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reviewed Close DSLR recommendation, question about old Canon 35mm film Camera & lenses