The author has a degree in Electrical Engineering but has been working as a software developer ( using C, C++, Assembly, and shell scripting), technical writer, sysadmin, and automation engineer. He has worked with software development for Windows, Linux, Unix, embedded systems, smart cards, fiscal printers, telecom, "point of sale" devices and likes the odds of handling binary buffers and parsing byte arrays while handling various types of protocols. He has once studied image processing and even has enrolled a master degree program in Computer Vision but had to leave due to getting a job that paid.
He is a big fan of Yes, Genesis, Gentle Giant, Rush, Iron Maiden, King Crimson, Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Meshuggah, Queensryche, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Raven, Rage, Savatage, Saxon, Psychotic Waltz, Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol, Pantera, Anthrax, Megadeth, System of a Down, Allan Holdsworth, Vai, Satriani, echolyn, Magellan among a plethora of others including a great thrash metal band called MetallicA which sadly disbanded around 1990.
Daniel is an avid reader of Jack Vance, Tolkien, Gene Wolfe, Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore, Kurt Busiek, Jim Starlin, Mike Mignola, Darwyn Cooke, Neil Gaiman, and many others.
Daniel mostly loves his family, and hanging out with them to see a movie, eat Italian food, or simply staying at home watching cable tv or a film on Netflix or cable streaming, preferably a nerd-type film, cartoon or show. He can easily be found watching cartoon network with his youngest son.
He plays bass guitar ( but is not quite good hahaha) and his favorite players are Chris Squire, Tony Levin, Steve Harris, Geddy Lee, Cliff Burton, Michael Rutherford, David Ellefson, Jimmy Bain, and Eddie Jackson.
Yes, he loves Star Wars ( not the stupidy AJW latest episodes ) and Guardians of The Galaxy and is a Chris Nolan and M. Night Shyamalan fanboy.