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I am a software engineer/data analyst. After many years in the LA area I relocated to Bellevue, Washington in 2006 to work for Microsoft.  I live with Heather, our daughters Noelle and Lily and no cats [2017 was rough on our old cats - we lost Niccolo and Marmaduke over a 2 month period]

We live in a house we purchased in the Bridle Trails area of Bellevue, Washington. So far we have installed new windows, repiped with copper, and installed a hot tub (Heather had to have somewhere to labor for Lily's delivery).  We are doing a major remodel of the basement and kitchen/dining areas in 2017.

You can read my Resume if you are bored. If I were looking for another job - it would have to be in the Seattle area (and preferably on the Eastside as well :)

Here's a link to my thoughts on Software Engineering  . It also includes code showing my coding and commenting style and a list of the software engineering books on my shelves.

You can read more about me if you want. (It is pretty much a resume supplement :)


I have a large board game collection

I have added a link to the quilts my kids have received from their grandmother.

I normally listen to KEXP and KNHC. Finally - here is a DJ whose mixes I downloaded for quite a while - Seth Dillan Gavin.

I read a fair amount (as you can see by looking at the GoodReads links below). [NOTE: having a child significantly reduces the amount you get read :-) ] Besides books I also read the following weekly magazines (The Economist, The Week, Time, Christian Science Monitor) and a few monthly ones (Atlantic, Smithsonian) as well.  I have also subscribed to the NYTimes digital edition recently.

My 2017 GoodReads books read list

My 2016 GoodReads books read list

My 2015 GoodReads books read list

My 2014 GoodReads books read list

The background image is Gotham from  Digital BlasphemyHeather bought me a lifetime membership there.


You can contact me by sending email to dfwiki at crankyengineer.com