I’m your host, Dennis Bottaro. This is some VERY old text from my ancient Tripod site. When it’s not 3am, I’ll update this. **Promise**
I am a computer programmer and database analyst. I live in Lady Lake, FL and work at Pringle Homebuilding Group in Leesburg, FL.
I am a musician, a photo-bug, shade-tree mechanic, code monkey, animal lover, and recovering EverQuest addict.
Being from a Puerto Rican family, I was surrounded by guitars and singing for most of my formative years. I picked up the guitar around 14 years old, and have been hooked ever since.
I enjoy digital photography… A lot. A whole lot. I started playing around with cameras about a year ago and since the purchase of my latest toy, a Toshiba PDR-M25 digital camera, I am showing no signs of stopping.
I, like many red blooded American men, am a car lover. I have a soft spot for old Chevy’s. Specifically, this one, my 1968 Caprice.
I cannot stop writing code! I love solving problems, even non-existent ones, with computers. I started with simple database apps, and have gone in many directions, in many languages since then. You can check out some of the apps I have written in my Programs section. I have written some software to assist eBay sellers to better understand the profit potential for their items, I call it the Ebay Item ProfitCaster. It is an ebay fee calculator that covers auction style and store listings.
I admit it, I am an animal lover. Especially cats. Dogs are nice and all, but there is just something so nice about not having to run home to take a dog for a walk. Cats are independent, but also very loving. This is the perfect combination for a guy who often works long odd hours and cannot always be home at just the right moment to avoid a poop pile in the middle of the living room.
I am on the EverQuest Addicts 8 step program.
- Admit you have a problem.
- Log off the game and step outside.
- Realize that the big light in the sky is the sun, and it is your friend.
- Understand that you do not have to /con everyone around you before you talk to them.
- Come to terms with your bad faction with your RL friends.
- Understand that most folks just have no idea what “oom” means.
- Try to stop using emotes in emails to your boss. Such as /grovel Sorry I was late again
- Stop paying Sony $12.95 a month to maintain your 12 characters.
I am somewhere between 7 and 8 right now, I just don’t want to throw away all those great hours of faction raising (and lowering!), power-leveling, and in game hi-jinks.