I'm a professional technical writer UX Designer (new job! yay!) with... hobbies. Lots and lots of hobbies. A selection of my most active hobbies, of late:


I'm strictly an amateur photographer, and my favorite subjects are landscapes and wildlife. I'm not much good at the wildlife thing yet, probably because I lack the patience, so most of my best photos are landscapes, with an occasional air show thrown in just for fun.

Web Development

I like to build stuff just because I can, but I tend to work at it in fits and starts. Some of my recent projects include:

  • a really lousy RSS reader (seriously, I refuse to even share a link to that)
  • a proof-of-concept image gallery with no management system; it pulls metadata straight out of the image
  • a task and equipment management application for a boat or other small facility

Home Tech

I'm always on the lookout for great ways to manage multimedia and automate my life. Aren't we all? That said, I'm no early adopter; I've been on the wrong side of format wars and compatability battles too often for that ;) When I find a great product, though, I love to share, and when I solve a problem, I'll sometimes share the solution.

Miscellaneous Others

I also like to spin thread and weave fabric, play with my aquarium, tease the dog, and muck about in the garden.

And sometimes I get chores done around the house. Sometimes ;)