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My Bio
Current Residence: Seattle, WA

I have a degree in Physics, but work professionally as a Senior Software Engineer. Got into photography for a few years and took lots of pictures of flowers and trains, and painting a bit, but life got busy in a good way and now I'm spread thin on my hobbies.

Favourite Visual Artist
M.C. Escher or Salvador Dali
Favourite Movies
Rushmore, Election, Magnolia, and American Beauty
Favourite TV Shows
Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, and Modern Family
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Lisa Loeb, Benny Goodman, or JS Bach
Favourite Books
Les Misérables, Lord of the Rings
Favourite Writers
JRR Tolkien or Victor Hugo
Favourite Games
Kerbal Space Program, Carcassonne, Sims, Railroad Tycoon II, Gran Tourismo 3, Age of Empires II, Left4Dead
Favourite Gaming Platform
Computer, PS2
Tools of the Trade
Canon Rebel (XT and Ti2, Cannon Powershot SD550, Aperture 3, MacBook Pro
Other Interests
Astrophysics, Software Engineering, and actually pretty much everything.

In the United States, taking photos of military trains ...

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  • Legal. Period.
  • Legal, as long as you are on public lands.
  • Sometimes legal, sometimes not.
  • Illegal in times of war (which we are technically in).
  • Illegal. Period.
  • I don't know.
  • I don't care.
  • I'm not from around those parts.
  • Other (please specify).

Busy Daddy...

Busy Daddy...

Three weeks ago I became the father of a beautiful little girl!  Unfortunately, I don't have the energy to process and post photos, much less take new ones.  I am still around, checking my deviations an messages, but it is going to be awhile before I get around to posting anything.



It's summer, which means long days that are great for railfanning--and I'm too busy to enjoy any of it. My day job is the software architect and primary framework developer for a small startup company writing healthcare software.  We have a big project with a tightly packed schedule and it is eating up most of my spare time.  Indeed, I'm needing to work weekends to keep up. Anyway, it is safe to assume that my activity will be kept down to my usual commenting (which is a nice use of my short break time), but I will not be posting any pictures until my schedule loosens up a bit.  :)

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Thanks for fav !
I noticed that you watch me for quite a while, but never heard from you again.
My question is, why exactly do you watch me at all?
I haven't been very active on DeviantArt in awhile. Between a baby daughter and work I just haven't had the time to keep up on here at all. Today is the first time I've signed on in over a month. :)

Anyway, I do watch you for two reasons: because I'm interested in the railroad photos you take, and because I was part of the railfan community on DeviantArt.
Yeah, sorry about that comment. I had a sucky month.
Awesome animation. :)
Thank you for the new :+fav:s! :)