I am…

"And all I ask for is a tall ship and a star to steer her by..."

“And all I ask for is a tall ship and a star to steer her by…”

  • A Software Engineer
  • Tinkerer
  • Fan of Sci-Fi
  • Photographer

On Software Engineering…

I enjoy writing Python and JavaScript.  Though I find several other languages very interesting such as Rust, C# and Swift.  I’ll write in whatever language is best for the job however.

On Tinkering…

I’m currently tinkering with a Raspberry Pi and Arduino.  I’ve always been interested in circuits and they’ve given me an quick way to get back into it.  I last worked with micro-controllers back in college.  If I recall correctly, it was with a 8086 chip in Turbo C.  This time its all Python.

On the Fandom…

I count myself as a fan of Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Babylon 5, Farscape, Stargate, and Gundam to name a few.  I think Doctor Who is quite possibly the best scifi on TV these days.  I also read, my two favorite book series’ are JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings (and the Hobbit) and Patrick Rothfuss’s The Kingkiller Chronicle.

On Photography…

I use a Nikon D5000 with a Nikon 18-200mm Nikkor lens for most of my photos.  For editing, I primarily use Gimp and Picasa.


Do you know anything about the life of Col. John Payne Dotson? My father’s name was Herman Alton Dotson, born at Bat Cave, NC, 1905. His father was Pleasant Marion Dotson, born in the same area.

The email address on the geneology site did not work.

Donald L. Dotson (Don)
Charlottesville, VA

Chad Dotson

I’ve sent an email to the address listed with this comment from dotsonfamilytreetn at gmail.com.

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