I'm a professional technical writer with... hobbies. Lots and lots of hobbies. A selection of my most active hobbies, of late:

Photography

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.

Latest photo share: Palo Verde in Full Bloom

Latest photography article: Tips for Landscape Photography in Coastal Texas

Travel

Whenever I can get away from Houston's heat and humidity, I do! I'm not picky, either. A lot of my recent trips have just been out to Arizona to visit family (I'm on a first-name basis with most places along I-10...), though I'm plotting a bigger adventure for this summer, if the stars align!

Recent places of interest:

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

Latest web dev article: Using javascript to change the style of a link based on the path to the current page

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.

Latest home technology article: Why I Just Love Plex

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 ;)