About me

Mark Avenius Headshot

Having read Scott Hanselman, Jeff Atwood, and Phil Haack, among others, for some time, I have realized that often times I have things to say, and given the limited list of people to whom I email my thoughts, most of those thoughts end up not actually helping anyone. Perhaps this publishing method will broaden the reach of my words and help others in the future.

I am a software architect by day (gratuitous use of linking, because I explain what this means at least once a week), and a father of two wonderful little boys by the rest of the day. I am married to a beautiful Namibian (it’s ok, you can look it up; I had to also when we first met) woman who is a combined photographer (thanks for the headshots and baby photos) and myomassologist (thanks for keeping me from getting carpal tunnel).

I am a bit of a coffee snob, using exclusively french presses AeroPress for brewing. (Seriously. There is nothing like it. Try one, and you won’t want to go back). My favorite coffee is Dunkin’ Donuts’ Original Blend (I don’t think this makes me a snob).

I have realized, over the past few years, that I am cheap. I don’t like spending money on anything on which I have to spend money. I regularly end up spending a ridiculous amount of time researching the best deal, after which point I realize how low my hourly rate for searching would be if calculated, based on the given savings to time ratio.

I like good beer, and I don’t mind paying for it. And I tend to contradict myself (compare this statement to the above).

If you have any questions or just want to chat, leave a comment or email me at mark [at] my domain (without the subdomain).

2 thoughts on “About me

    1. Mark


      Sorry for only replying now; I don’t check this nearly as often as I should. Yes, I hold a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Lawrence Technological University.

      Thanks for stopping by!


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