Welcome to my site. I’m Mark, and this is my little patch on the web. I live and work on a small island called Gabriola, about a 20 minute ferry ride from Nanaimo, British Columbia. Although it required some adjustment having lived in metropolitan areas most of my life, I quite like it here. It’s perfect for my line of work: no commute, quiet (when my Tritan Cockatoo isn’t doing her “routine”) and is low stress.
I’ve been working in the industry since about the mid-nineties in various positions, from grunt to management. Although programming has been my focus in recent years, I do have some background in fine art, design and 3D/CAD, though you won’t find much evidence of it here yet (I’m working on that).
I don’t have much time to work on the site currently but will be adding things as I move along, particularly illustrations (which I’m doing again after a long reprieve), widgets, and demos. My main objective was to get something up and running quickly.
While I've programmed in a number of different languages over the years, I'm listing here only those most recently and frequently used. Computer languages are much like verbal languages; even though you may never completely forget them, they start to slip if not practiced regularly. So too, libraries change, are no longer well-maintained or fall out of favour.