These blog posts are just for fun! I have loaded them with lists (yes, I have OCD) and have spouted my opinions everywhere (yes, I’m on the autistic spectrum too). I have a great family, so there may be a lot of bragging and show-casing going on.
To start, a bit about me. I graduated from Salem State College in 2003 with a degree in Computer Science, and from Endicott College in 2010 with a Master’s of Science in Information Technology. I am a freelance web developer specializing in web programming and databases; I have my own business, White Wave Designs. I got involved in web design when my then-12 year old wanted to make a web page (and the smarty pants learned it all much faster than me)!
In addition to computers, I love to read. I used to prefer non-fiction over fiction, but that has slowly changed the past couple of years. I love Ruth Rendall/Barbara Vine, but have seriously gotten into Neil Gaiman, Robin Hobb, Katherine Kerr, and George RR Martin, including (finally!) the Game of Throne books. Most recently, I’ve been reading Margaret Atwood. For a couple of years, my husband and I watched (via Netflix DVDs) the old Dr. Who episodes! And I love the new Dr. Who. Finally one I can call sexy without feeling like a pervert! Plus, I’m convinced this one is also “on the spectrum”. I am so sorry this is his last season.
Music, however, is my passion. I used to play all the woodwinds: flute/piccolo/alto flute, Eb/C/Bb/A/Alto/Bass clarinets, soprano/alto/tenor/bari saxophones, oboe/English horn, and even the bassoon! I played in the pits of musicals, jazz bands, concert bands, symphonies, and chamber music ensembles. If pressed, I’d have to say that pits were my favorite, but a “classical” gig always took higher priority than a pit gig. Some of the groups I have played with include Metrowest Symphony, Wellesley Symphony, North Shore Philharmonic, and even the Salem Philharmonic and Lowell Philharmonic! I have recently begun learning the piano, which at least I can play at home and have it sound “complete”.
I also maintain a website Corn Allergens, which is for my specific food allergy, and try to maintain a tutorials website as well.