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I am a software programmer using C#, C+, and (less often) PHP. I frequently work with SQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and XML.

I own a business for technical consulting, programming, general IT work, and designing custom electronics (usually for costumes and theater/movie prop use).

I enjoy computers, music composition, photography, writing, sci-fi/fantasy, birding, and occasional cooking. (Many of which are topics of SE sites!)

A note on capitalization, spelling, and grammar: I care about the quality and readability of the questions and answers on StackExchange sites. I frequently edit for these reasons. I understand that not everyone knows English as their first language. If I leave a comment for you asking you to observe some language-usage convention, it's meant as a helpful hint, not as an attack.


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23
awarded  Excavator
Jul
23
revised How to create frames from layers in Photoshop extended?
Capitalization
Jul
23
suggested suggested edit on How to create frames from layers in Photoshop extended?
May
16
awarded  Famous Question
Sep
26
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
2
comment In Photoshop, how do I take a grayscale image and transform it into shades of whatever color I want?
As a semi-related note, from offset printing experience: if you are intending to print grayscale images using a spot color you need not do anything to the image. You can place a grayscale image in a layout program like InDesign or QuarkXPress and assign it one of the spot colors you are using at the press. It will be rendered in the chosen spot color on screen, but the image itself remains "grayscale". (Or "single channel".)
May
23
awarded  Yearling
Apr
20
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
20
awarded  Scholar
Feb
20
accepted Scribus vs InDesign or Quark: is it a viable alternative?
Oct
18
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
9
comment Why all the hate? --Two spaces after the period
Related on English.SE: english.stackexchange.com/questions/2544/…
Aug
31
comment Alternative to Adobe Illustrator
I still use an old copy of Macromedia Freehand for a lot of vector work. It's very lightweight and I still find I can do some things faster with it than in Illustrator.
Feb
9
awarded  Student
Feb
9
asked Scribus vs InDesign or Quark: is it a viable alternative?
Feb
6
awarded  Editor
Feb
6
revised How can I automatically determine fonts used in an image or PDF?
Added "font identification" to title which I think is a common query and may help the visibility of this question.
Feb
6
revised Photoshop color weirdness after calibrating LCD
Title spelling error
Feb
4
suggested suggested edit on How can I automatically determine fonts used in an image or PDF?