From New England to Southern California, AND BACK
I was born and raised exactly half way between Boston and New York City, in a small Connecticut suburb on the Massachusetts state line.
Eventually I found my way across the United States to Southern California for 20 years, splitting time between Hollywood and Orange County. Living a block from Sunset Strip and working steps off Hollywood Blvd and the Walk of Fame was quite an experience.
In 2019 I finally put roots down in Tampa, FL.
ROOTS IN DIGITAL
In 1982 when I was just 10, my Dad bought a Texas Instruments TI-99 instead of an Atari 2400 like my friends had. I learned to code BASIC on that thing hooked to a console tv. It had no floppy drive, so I had to record my programs to a tape cassette recorder. My Dad eventually got his first home computer, a monochrome 8086, about 14mhz at the time. I would continue my programming trajectory till about age 12.
I got my first Mac in 1993, a 25mhz Quadra 650. In 1995 I experienced the Mosaic browser for the first time, exploring web pages. I quickly fell in love and learned everything I could about HTML, GIFs, frames and tables. I developed my first website in 1996 on what was at the time called Geocities, eventually acquired by Yahoo.
My LIFELONG LOVE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
My Dad also taught me photography at 9 years old, developing black and white in our home 8×8 darkroom in the basement. I have had a love for photography to this day, focusing on landscape and action photography. If I won Powerball, I’d travel the world with my family, photographing exotic streets and scenery while eating amazing food.
MY LOVE FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC
I have always had a love for electronic music, throughout the 80s and exploding in the 90s when I saw and heard acts like Underworld, Crystal Method and Prodigy. I would eventually DJ for a brief bit, focusing on progressive house and trance. While I quit DJing a long while ago, I still put together mixes from time to time in Ableton Live.