A website by Scott Murray
I grew up in the Upper Ohio River Valley in the 80s and early 90s. One spring day, I went out for a motorcycle ride and just never went back. I wandered west over the summer, working odd jobs to fill the gas tank and my stomach, eventually finding my way to Idaho. Liking what I saw, I stopped in Coeur d"Alene to earn money for some repairs. That was over twenty years ago and, though I"ve spent a few seasons elsewhere over the years, I call North Idaho home.
I currently work in manufacturing, with which I have many years experience, but my history also includes a few years of tech support, data engineering & analysis.
I love exploring the wild places around North Idaho, crashing through the brush, climbing rocky peaks, fording rushing streams, snowshoeing through silent, snowbound forests. Im always taking lots of pictures along the way to remind me in later years of the beauty, wonder, and comedy Ive experienced. I share many of them here.
I love computering. Im a Google Earth junkie and enjoy building tools that help visualize data on maps using KML and other resoures. I"ve been working to consolidate and share these efforts in KML Workbench. I"m into web development with an increasing focus on developing for mobile with Bootstrap, building a responsive photo gallery (Pix). Im fluent in Java and several scripting languages and I"m always learning more. I can do just about any sort of data wrangling and analysis with MySQL. I also do some gaming, mostly RTS (Civ V, old school AOE & Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds) and simulations (city builders mostly, currently Cities Skylines)
I generally run solo. I cherish my independence and the self-reliance it fosters. I take pride in my ability to find solutions to challenges that few would contemplate facing alone. I"m a fiercely independent and critical thinker, arriving at my own conclusions based on my own assessment of available data. I actively limit my exposure to advertising in all its forms (I haven"t owned a television for over twenty years), I don"t do social media, I don"t care what"s popular or trendy, and I am definitely not "most people".
With all that out of the way, please enjoy the pictures and projects I share. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to drop me note anytime!