Del Gaddie

Software Engineer, Web Developer, and Photographer in Gahanna, Ohio

Del Gaddie

Software Engineer, Web Developer, and Photographer in Gahanna, Ohio

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I am a .NET developer who has been dabbling in the world of Infrastructure. These days, that means working with ADLDS and Microsoft FIM.

I also like to photograph toys in dark (yet cute) situations.

My alter ego is Grampa Caligula, though I am not a grampa at all. I am simply a fan of Jello Biafra's spoken word performances.

I have a keen interest in religion and mankind's internal struggle with the limits of observation and communication. I enjoy listening to people talk about what they see as 'God' more than sharing my personal beliefs.

I have a core philosophy of engaged conversation. I believe that the key to effective communication is in active and open listening to everyone, especially if your beliefs appear incompatible. In this way, we can resist dehumanizing those whom we disagree.

I am not an atheist (though sometimes I unintentionally sound like one) - I am, in fact, a pantheist. I believe in God, but only God cannot exist in any form I'm capable of imagining.

God is not meant to be a seen as a deity to be revered or worshiped. However, believers of God do not necessarily deserve the scorn afforded them by atheists.

I am a photographer who explores the cute but macabre workings of simple childhood toys. Nothing profane or vulgar, though - where's the sport in that?

Finally, I celebrate the annual 'Day of the Apocalypse' fervently and keep it in my heart.

  • Education
    • Franklin University