Interests | Hobbies
S Gary Sutherland
I grew up in our family business. I also love computers. I originally started designing websites and building computers and networks. because my parents owned business. They were always frustrated with trying to find a computer person that truly understood what they needed in their particular business. As friends learned that I could build, repair or diagnose computers, they would call. I can never turn down a challenge or frantic call from a friend or family so I guess I’ll be always be on speed dial for some.
I'm proficient in both Apple and PC computers as I use them interchangeably in my various jobs, interests and hobbies. Anything you need done, I can do or find out how to get it done!! I understand and use a wide range of software programs.
As a web designer I have designed a diversified number of websites. I started back in the 97 and have designed for The Redlands Theatre Festival to my family's retail store website, my wife's website to a very special website that honors my beautiful daughter, Sophia Rose Sutherland.
I have also designed and maintained my own personal websites and several others for years.
Over the years, I have had lots of fish tanks, ranging in size from 25 gal to 750 gal. I especially LOVE the challenge of saltwater reef tanks. Because of my keen interest in saltwater tanks, I became a certified scuba diver. In the 750 gal tank, for 12 years, I raised a nurse shark from 12” to over 4’ before he finally died of old age. His name was Louie the Land Shark (from Saturday Night LIVE)
Also, as a photographer, I love to shoot pictures of nature in my own unique way. I see such beauty in the simplest things. God's beauty surrounds us all, but so often, we just look right through it. I've tried to capture this very stark and orderly beauty in my photographs.
I love the lines, shapes and colors that no artist but God has been able to create in His beautiful light.
All though my life, I have been called "Inspector Gadget"
It all started when I was 15 months old, my parents tell of finding me sitting on the kitchen floor taking the toaster apart. My dad says that I took it completely apart and then proceeded to put it back together. Nothing electrical or mechanical was safe around me. I had every Radio Shack kit sold. My kits went everywhere with me. Electronic education toys were just being introduced and I just had to have one as soon as it was put on the market. By the way, I still have all of them and most in working order.
At 12 years old, I started with a Franklin, which was a knock-off of an Apple computer. A wonderful relationship was formed that is still as exciting today as it was that first time. My favorite computers are still Apples but I do condone, build and maintain PC platforms. As part of my fascination with gadgets, I enjoy wiring and running home theatre systems. The more complex, the better. My artistic sensibilities are stimulated by the clarity of sound and picture provided by high-end systems.
Now I put together and take apart stages, and I love it