They did a good job raising us (I'm the eldest of three) despite the uncertainty inherent in military life. I'm playing with a theory that most people who grew up in that sort of environment have problems believing in permanence, and avoid close friendships for fear of losing people to the whims of fate. *shrug* brat web seems to be trying to bring army brats back in touch, so I registered and it's already brought me back in touch with some high school friends after one friend I'm in contact with put her name in.
I attended York University for a double honours in Physics and Computer Science, in the Space and Communications Sciences stream, as well as doing a couple of years of grad work in computer vision and graphics.
I was laid off from MD Space and Advanced Robotics due to budgetary cuts in computer vision and R&D, and did contract work for a small Toronto company doing image processing until I found a full time position at Nearlife doing computer vision and graphics for museum installations. Which of course laid me off after a year and a half and a huge project at MSI called Networld. I'm now working at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, doing medical imaging and GUI work.
My sister went to Simon Fraser University in Vancouver doing
Psychology and Criminology and also went off to New Zealand and Australia
for a Work Swap term. I'll admit to a bit of competition in seeing which
one of us can travel more. :)
My brother graduated with a degree in Marketing from the University of Northern British Columbia. I tried to convince him to stay in computers, but he went his own way and is happier it seems. :) Both my siblings live in Vancouver.
I try to visit my parents every xmas and go skiing on real mountains.
I've answered a few Describe Yourself to the Netscrape threads on alt.gothic and finally got around to putting a version here so that I can keep adding to it after I kick myself for forgetting that one last thing. Look there to find out all the nitty gritty details that I feel like sharing.
I don't like having a repetitive strain injury, but I'm linking this here because I like helping people out: RSI tips.
I'm a bit of a loner, and I love to be by myself. Living in a city of x million people makes this a bit hard to do, so I asked for advice on a mailing list and they came up with the following list of desolate places in Toronto.
This label on a box of ginseng tea struck my fancy. They claim quite a bit for their product.
My Prose (have to dig up more of it some day, I never really could write well using keyboards - and when it comes to typing it in I hate most of them anyway) Includes stories and rants.
My LiveJournal which holds more day to day thoughts and events
My travel diaries, where a lot of my pictures are going to end up, since I tend to take more when I'm wandering the world.
Back to my links page.