I am a Systems Developer/DevOps type during the day. By night, I am passionate about the art, crafts, and music I do in my free time. Although sorely out of practice, I mainly draw American comic style art, anime/manga, and also do a little photography on the side. I knit, crochet, and quilt, although at a very beginner level, and very slowly. I play guitar, bass, flute, saxophone, and am just getting into some drums.
I am passionate about animals; I love my dogs and cats. I hike, bike, snowboard, and do pretty much anything that gets me outdoors. I also play a lot of video games, mostly older SNES style, and also some of the newer/simple humble bundles, which keep me company indoors during the cold winters.
I enjoy the good craft beer, whiskey/scotch/bourbon, and gin and tonic.
Recently, I've found myself getting back into basic electronics with the Raspberry Pi and Arduino kits available out there.
Favourite Visual Artist
M C Escher
Young Frankenstien, Children of Men, The Nightmare Before Christmas, What Dreams May Come, The Boondock Saints, Requiem for a Dream
Favourite TV Shows
Firefly, The IT Crowd, Lie to Me, Arrested Development, The Big Bang Theory, Sherlock, Futurama, Archer, The X Files, Dr Who, Faulty Towers, Bleach, Hannibal
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
The Pixies, Cream, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, The Oh Sees, The Joy Formidable, The Ventures, Pink Floyd, Blonde Redhead, Band of Skulls, Led Zeppelin, The Black Keys, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dinosaur Jr, Hendrix, Queen, Deftones, Radiohead
Hitchhiker's Gudie to the Galaxy, Catch 22, Slaughterhouse-Five, Fahrenheit 451, Gravity's Rainbow, Infinite Jest, 1984, The Alchemist, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Brave New World
Douglas Adams, Oscar Wilde, Ray Bradbury, George Orwell
Super Mario Brothers, Fallout, Megaman, Starfox, Mass Effect, Bioshock
Favourite Gaming Platform
Xbox or computer depending on my mood (PC MAC or Linux is fine by me as long as it runs)
Tools of the Trade
Pencil, eraser, blender, Micron pens, Photoshop to clean up scanned in images (i.e. smudges), and camera
Traveling anywhere and everywhere, programming, listening to and playing music, snowboarding, hiking, some light gaming