About me

A picture of Doug taken in 2019. He is facing the camera with a small smile on his face. He is white, wearing large glasses with squarish lenses and a red t-shirt. He has a tiny Canadian flag pin on his collar.

I was born in Alberta, but I’ve lived most of my life in Ontario. I’m embarrassed by the behaviour of my birth province. It’s kinda the Texas of Canada, really. It’s just embarrassing; between the position on oil & gas, their behaviour during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and their inability to understand how federal transfer payments work.

I’ve been married for many years to a wonderful lady who has helped me grow into who I am today.

I went to school to study electronics engineering technology and became a machinery safety specialist and a standards developer. I volunteer on CSA, IEC, IEEE, and ISO technical committees related to my work. I also mentor colleagues at the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) when they start standards development.

I love to motorcycle, bicycle, canoe, and hike with my girl and my dogs, and I still do some yoga once in a while. Not often enough.

I also enjoy writing, although I mostly do that for work. This website and my technical blog are where I exercise my need to write in a public way.