I am a long-time resident of Northern Virginia, veteran, front end developer, digital artist of varied means, and wanderlust striken traveler of the world.
I developed an interest in computer graphics in middle school, when he got an old Mac computer with Photoshop on it. During high school, I added a few more programs to his arsenal, including Terragen and Bryce, and took some graphics courses. Majoring in Art and Visual Technologies at George Mason University, I studied traditional techniques, animation, web and graphic design, and photography. I joined Renderosity in high school, Inner Traveler and Deviant Art in college.
My other interests and hobbies include building computers, cyber security, science, coding and development, astronomy, sci-fi, philosophy, writing, travel, and Kendo.
The name for the site, for those who are curious, came from a trip taken back during the summer of 2004 to Europe. The final stop on this trip was to a town in Bayern (Bavaria) Germany called Rottenburg Ob Der Taube. While I was there, I took a tour of the town with a gentleman in medieval clothing acting as the town's night watchman. Night watchmen perform tasks similar to many among today's law enforcement. They also did, on occasion, kept those in the town safe from ghosts and evil spirits at night, as he had mentioned. I eventually made the connection between the name of the prefession and the name of my own site, as I had already been one for staying up late into the night and thought it fitting, especially that my story writting, artwork, and other works of fiction occasionally delved into matters not too dissimilar to the profession.