If you’ve actually stuck around long enough to click a couple links then I figure I should make something of an introduction.

Self portrait - October 31, 2011

Self portrait – October 31, 2011

I’m Gabriel O’Brien. I was born and grew up in rural Nova Scotia, quite literally on the shores of the Atlantic. I have long since moved away first to New Brunswick for a bit of book learning, then to Ottawa and later to the GTA for a bit of real life. Somewhere along the way I became half an Ontarian and a quarter of a Torontonian.

Today I live and work in in downtown Toronto and am currently employed as a systems designer in the engineering department at the CBC.  I rarely comment on topics that directly affect my employer but when I do, my intention is constructive.

When I’m not being more gainfully employed I serve as a catherd and very amateur photographer but thankfully this is not a particularly demanding occupation.  Otherwise you might find me at the gym or just reading one of the books in my Amazon pile when nothing else is going down!

Although I tend to blog infrequently about politics, news, and technology related issues I have a couple of other interests as well which crop up here from time to time.

Thanks for visiting my site!

I don’t really do much social media, but you can find me on G+.
I also have some small software related work over here on GitLab.