This website was created by me, Dave Rankin — with graphic design, layout and tons of other help provided by Catharine Rankin — as a place to showcase and distribute some of my side projects.
I've been a professional software developer for over 18 years, mostly working in web-, network- and Internet application development, but I've also professionally written desktop-based software from time to time, too.
I've been an amateur musician since I first started learning to play the drums in third grade, and I've been in everything from youth orchestras to punk bands and jazz ensembles.
For several years, I was the Open Source Expert at About.com.
And, more recently, I've gotten into traditional woodworking.