About WTL

So, who is this WTL guy?

W. Thomas Leroux (hence the WTL) is a self-employed fellow do does technical support for small businesses (largely Macs), develops web sites, shoots & edits video, and does custom training courses living in Ottawa (Ontario, Canada), who runs this blogs, has videos online at YouTube and elsewhere. I can be also found scattered across the Internet – see the sidebar for links – and a .plan file from the early 1990s, if you know where to look.

My wife Tracey and I have been married for over nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen years, and I am more in love with her now, than then. Together, we have produced two Belly Dance Instructional DVDs, and both work from home, operating our own businesses.

Back in February of 2005, I was one of the people who started the Bytown Mac User Group (ByMUG), originally created to serve the Market area and downtown Ottawa, which leads to the obvious statement that yes, I am a Mac user. I officially switched on December 27th, 2003, so that we could start preproduction on the aforementioned DVDs.

We have a nine-ish year old Miniature Pinscher (MinPin) named Boing, who admittedly spends most of her time sleeping or staring at Tracey.Boing passed away April 23, 2010

I am a member of the last generation that was born and *did not* have a computer in the home, never mind the Internet. I have been “online” in one form or another since the late 1980s, starting at 110 baud (a blazing 12-13 characters per second), and working my way upwards as technology and budget allowed.

Some fun activities I enjoy; camping, blogging (obviously), badminton, hiking, kung-fu, cycling, video games, Interneting, photography and video shooting, canoeing, lego, coding, conspiracy planning, reading, movies.. it goes on and on.

So.. What’s with the lemurs?

Lemur!Honestly, I’m not really sure. If you have seen any of my recent-ish (last 3 or 4 years) video work, you may have noticed at the very end of them, there is a mention of lemurs. You’ll have just have to see it, I suppose.

I had never really seen one until a trip to Brockville, Ontario on July 10, 2005 when Tracey was there to perform at the street party they had, and in my wanderings, came across a small “petting zoo” that had a Ring Tailed Lemur (where the images at the top of the site came from). They act like they know something *very* important, but can not decide if they should tell you. Certainly, that is completely anthropomorphizing lemurs, but hey, you’ll have to look one in the eye to get what I mean.

Lemurs are fascinating creatures – and unfortunately, quite endangered.

One thought on “About WTL

  1. Hi Thomas,
    Short email: I’d like to do an interview with you sometime to share
    with my music tech students at Foothill College.

    Unabridged Version ==>>
    I discovered you on FCPX Grill. Hope this email reaches you.

    I’m an audio guy and college professor getting into video. I LOVED
    your file management and hard drive backup strategies. Your idea to
    create a spreadsheet with all the SERIAL NUMBERS is brilliant. (and
    also a no brainer “duh” on a practical level) Thomas, you really LIT
    my fire with the drive backup talk, and I feel we and kindred spirits
    in this area.

    I own a recording studio that is morphing into video production.

    Doing a tutorial on backing up drives, and file management in general.
    heck this ‘could’ be a feature length documentary! 😉

    I’d like to either hire you or collaborate with you to capture and
    produce some web videos for sharing this important information to
    upcoming students and digital media content creators. I mean, your
    Friday afternoon hard drive BANK ritual is priceless and should be
    publicly shared with the MASSES! 😉

    You know what might work? We do a remote interview over GoToMeeting
    (or Skype, whatever). And you record your screen and audio LOCALLY
    with ScreenFlow and a decent microphone. (quality DOES matter) then
    send me the file. I will edit and produce. Then you can do ANYTHING
    you want with the finished videos, share with ByMUG etc.

    I could pay you for the consultation airtime, it would probably take 2 hours.

    Let me know what you think. Thanks!
    ____________________
    Bruce Tambling
    https://www.brucetambling.com

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