What cameras have you owned?

Upon my high school graduation in 1977, I received my very first camera, a Canon AE-1. Somewhere around 1978-1979, I acquired a Canon A-1, and that was my one and only camera for the next twenty years. In 1998, I finally updated my camera equipment, by buying myself my first AutoFocus camera, a Canon Elan IIe.  Doing this, forced me to buy a whole new sets of lenses due to incompatibility … [Read more...]

Fun things you do?

I love Downhill Skiing I really enjoy Boating when I lived on Lake Owasso, but not so much when the boat was parked on the Saint Croix I enjoy Jet Skiing, having bought a SeaDoo from old SCS friends Kim and Ed, Summer, 2013. I've been "into" Photography, taking pictures, since high school graduation, having taken tens of thousands of pictures. Model Railroading - building "structures" … [Read more...]

Places you lived?

I grew up in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan – a first tier suburb of Detroit. After moving out of my family’s home, I moved into Detroit proper – on the edge of Detroit and the Harper Woods/Grosse Pointe areas I left Detroit when I was 24 for a suburb of Los Angeles called La Puente in 1984, due to a job promotion at Burroughs I then moved to the Twin Cities to a suburb of Minneapolis called … [Read more...]

First website?

This one, first developed starting in November, 2012, using WordPress, and a "framework" called Genesis by a firm called "StudioPress". The current theme from StudioPress used here is called "Nitrous" which went unsupported sometime after I decided on using it.  The Nitrous theme uses a previous version of HTML, and not HTML5 and for whatever reason, the folks at StudioPress decided not to … [Read more...]

Programming languages?

BASIC – 9th thru 12 grade – 1974-1977, WSU – 1978 COBOL – WSU – 1979, Unisys/WHQ – 1982-1984, Unisys/Roseville – 1989-1990 FORTRAN – WSU – 1979 Assembler – WSU – 1979-1980. [ugh!] PL/I – WSU – 1979-1981 ALGOL – Burroughs/Unisys – 1984-2004 PLUS – Unisys/Roseville – 1988-1989 (Sperry’s version of IBM’s PL/I) Visual BASIC – never used for employment – 1991, 2000 Remedy – … [Read more...]

Any nicknames?

Bri-Boy Bri Zeek B.U.G. (Big Ugly Guy) Big-B B-Dub (Short for BW) … [Read more...]