[me, with geoff nuttall] sometimes
i play the cello.
i also scuba dive and take
Welcome to my life.
In 1998, I graduated with both a bachelor of science degree and a
masters degree in Computer
Science from Stanford
University (I am affiliated with the class of '97). My
masters focus was human-computer
interaction design. I wanted to double major in music,
but I ended up only doing the performance half.
I grew up in San Diego (Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe), and attended
Del Mar Heights Elementary School (1-2), Del Mar Hills Elementary
(3-5), Rancho Santa Fe Middle School (6-8), and Torrey Pines High School
(9-12), where I met some of the most brilliant people I know.
After graduate school at Stanford, I wandered down Embarcadero Road to work for
what was then a little startup called Epiphany Marketing Software,
later became "Epiphany", and then "E.piphany".
I resigned in March of
2001. I am now a publisher, photographer, occasional software contractor, and even more occasionally, a musician. As part of my work, I have also
been roaming around the world.
I have one sister.
She is one of my best friends, and I feel fortunate that we are so
close, both in age and in spirit. I look with particular fondness
upon a letter
she wrote to our mother sometime during early elementary school.
It was written with the loving affection that only a younger sister
could offer to an older brother. Two years ago, she moved (back) to
the Bay Area, and we were again reunited by geography after more than
five years of being across the country from each other.
In a previous life, I had two lovely Bengal cats, named Hiro and Ra.
They were cute little critters, and bestowed upon me joy, companionship,
frustration, and stress. They've since passed onto new (and wonderful)
owners (for personal reasons). I also used to keep salt-water reef
until an age arrived where I systematically eradicated all traces of
non-me life from my residence. I currently have two healthy plants,
but I thoroughly expect them to die when I leave on my next trip.
Playing the cello, traveling,
and hanging out with my friends define my
non-professional life, although that line between being a "professional" and
being a "hobby-ist" is starting to be crossed more and
more by nearly everything I do.
I snap photographs compulsively (most recently,
underwater), scuba dive, and sometimes think
about trying to get back into martial arts,
because I suck at it now. I sit at my computer for far too many hours
each day and click around like an obsessive zombie. I also run Wetpixel,
which you should check out if you are into underwater photography.
If you've read this far, you might as well sign
my guestbook! I'm always curious to find out how people find my
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