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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 one cat (Serena - a calico that we inherited)

We live in a house we purchased in the Bridle Trails area of Bellevue, Washington.   We did a major remodel of the basement and kitchen/dining areas from Sept 2017 to May 2018 (we lived in a rental house 2 houses away during the process).

You can read my out of date Resume if you are bored.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 old 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 (It is pretty much a resume supplement - and probably out of date...)


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 and Washington Post digital editions.

My 2022 GoodReads books read list

My 2021 GoodReads books read list

My 2020 GoodReads books read list

My 2019 GoodReads books read list

My 2018 GoodReads books read list

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