About

Initially, I describe myself the following way: I am the divorced father of Jared and Haley, Master of Entropy, Spokesman for Comics In Action, member of Riff Raff Theater, WordPress Web Developer, Programmer and IT Support Specialist.

Family

Haley, Jared and DadJared and Haley live their mother in Nashville, Tennessee. Jared is a Sophomore at MTSU, Middle Tennessee State University, while Haley is finishing her Senior year in High School. In the summer of 2006, both very gifted kids wrote and storyboarded the screenplay for their independent movie concept, “Plumbers, Androids and Chickens”. I directed the film, sharing Director of Photography credits with Jared and Haley. It’s up on Youtube, along with its 30-second trailer. Coming in at 3 minutes in length, the credits share as much screen time as the rest of the film. :)

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Community

Comics In ActionI have been fortunate to be a member of Eastern Iowa’s Premier Improv Troupe, Comics In Action. Up and running since 2001, we have had the pleasure of performing for Sen. Tom Harkin, at the Iowa Improv Festival, The Englert, The Mt. Vernon/Lisbon Comedy Festival, and with Comedy Xperiment (Des Moines, IA), 88 Improv (Omaha, NE), The New Movement (Houston, TX) and local troupe, Paperback Rhino (UofI).

Riff Raff TheaterI also performed and wrote for (the now defunct) MST3K-style, Riff Raff Theater. The only differences between Mystery Science Theater 3000 and us, was that we performed our shows “LIVE” at the Englert Theater and the scripts were crowd-sourced. 70% of the jokes were fan-submitted. It was a HOOT while it lasted, though. Check out the previous YouTube link and see for yourself. :)

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I am also a HUGE Community Theater fan. I act occasionally, most recent as “The Duke of Exeter”, in Dreamwell Theater’s 2011 Shakespeare production of “Henry V”. More often, I assist as Sound Designer/Board Operator… as in Dreamwell Theater’s 2013 production of “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom”, City Circle’s 2012 production of “Guys and Dolls”, and Nora Garda’s InterDance 2012 & 2013 “Dance Iowa” at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

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IC|CR|eativesI am also a member of Iowa City | Cedar Rapids | Creatives: A fine collection Creatives in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids Metropolis. :)

From Cramer Dev: “…born out of a desire to connect the community of creatives and entrepreneurs in the Silicon Prairie with one another. It was one of our labs projects / social experiments that turned into something people really loved and adopted. It’s hard for one person to change a community, but by coming together as a group of like-minded individuals, it’s possible to fundamentally change the course of history.”

Photography

I’ve been working in Black and White photography since 2002. I can develop my own negatives, process my own prints (RC or Paper) and it’s a LOT of fun. Since then, I’ve been able to show my works at several coffee shops in the area. I don’t sell them, as I really don’t want to let go of any of them. :) Even with the advent of “Instagram”, I still find the touch of a Canon AE1 to be the best feeling in my hands.

Work

Most recently, I have been a Software Developer (Java, C# & C++), Technical Writer,  IT Specialist, a WordPress Web Developer, and WordPress “Troubleshooter”… if that’s even a word. :) Not only do I know my way around networked PC’s, laptops, printers and copiers… but, I know my way around the WordPress core PHP files, Plugins and Widgets. Not only can I solve Network Storage issues, but work my way around JQuery problems as well. It’s what I enjoy doing. :)

I have 25+ years in Engineering/Programming, IT and Technical support positions.  I am skilled in configuring, networking, and troubleshooting computer systems in Windows, Linux and OSX environments.  I also have outstanding diagnostic skills. Systematic and methodical in solving problems.  I have a very strong work ethic with demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service.  In addition, an easy-going and accommodating personality… known for going the extra mile to get the job done.

About This Blog

On this blog, I write about everything related to everything: covering more than what you want to know about technology, comedy, photography and my life-in-general. Fair enough? Cool. :)

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