Who I Am

Wow. My first blog entry. First about me…

Professionally I am a software designer and developer focusing primarily on database-oriented web applications.

Athletically (term used loosely) I am scuba diver (55 dives as of this writing) and am currently taking Taekwondo — I will test for my yellow belt in June, 2004.

Recreationally I am am into video games, movies, and books (both printed and audio books).

Computationally I enjoy playing with audo and video editing and conversion.

This week I am playing with lots of video conversion stuff. MPEG2 to Divx and Xvid including the addition of subtitles both burned onto the AVI file and the exclusion of external subtitle files (.SUB, .SRT). My primary tools have been Dr. Divx (1.04 plus the 1.6b patch), VirtualDub, and AutoGK — these are all great packages. The destination of these is my new set-top Divx/Xvid player (RJTech RJ1500D player), a neat device.

This last weekend I watched The Punisher: Two thumbs up if you like violent, over the top movies. If you had blood in your movies you will hate this movie. Also recently we watched the Triplets of Bellville, a great movie. Finally, we are working hard to catch up with the TV show “The Shield” — highly recommended.

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