About Me

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
-William Shakespeare

About Me

So, a bit about me…

As a military brat, I traveled extensively as a kid, which you can see from my “Journeys” page. That has carried forward to my adult life; I still love to travel and so so as often as I can. I was an only child, so I spent a great deal of time immersed in books, which I still try to find time for.

I finished high school in Colorado in the mid 90’s, then joined the Navy directly and earned the rank of E-4 as a Machinist’s Mate (CBE). After bouncing around the world for a few years I finally settled in Florida, near my last duty station. I worked as a bartender while attending college, where I studied computer science, film, literature, and design.

My two beautiful daughters were born in 2006 and 2009.

My interests include spending time with my girls, my girlfriend, (and her two awesome daughters, yes that makes four!), riding motorcycles (I have a ’12 Victory High Ball and an ’07 BMW K1200GT), watching the Denver Broncos win, enjoying music of almost every variety, particularly 1990’s progressive and hard rock, competitive shooting (smallbore silhouette), wood working, BBQ and amateur cookery, and goofing off with my Basenji, “Dingo”.

I have worked professionally in IT since 2004, and as a software architect since 2008, specializing in user interface design and experience, something I am still extremely passionate about.

I am currently the Director of Engineering for a small local company that I am extremely passionate about.

I identify as an artist, a veteran, an engineer, a humanist, and a father.

Not necessarily in that order.

About This Site

I bought the domain name “usualdosage.com” around 2000. The site was never intended to be a direct reference to medication or drugs of any sort. My original idea was that I would run a blog (we called them “weblogs” around that time) that was just “the daily usual dosage of information”, intended to be a tongue-in-cheek reference to the label on the side of any medication bottle. It’s been a lot of different things since then, but it’s certainly the domain I’ve held the longest. My Webcomic “The Usual Dosage” was part of that initial idea, kind of a play on “The Daily Grind”, but for IT personnel. Now it’s basically a repository for my references, my resume, my history, and some code samples.

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