My name is Steve Crane but craniac is the alias I use most around the net. If I sign up to a service and the name craniac has been taken, I try to use strandloper. My Flickr account, for instance was created under that alias.
I am forty-something and live in Strand, near Cape Town in South Africa with my wife and two sons. I work as a programmer, developing software on the Windows platform. At home I would prefer to use Linux but as most of the software I use for processing photographs is Windows-based and not available for Linux. Some day I will get my act together and set up a Linux box that is able to run my photo apps via WINE or virtualisation.
I am a keen amateur photographer and will be posting selected images from my photo stream here. You can see the rest of my stream here. Besides photography I enjoy reading but don’t always have as much time to read as I like. I enjoy many forms of music although my tastes lean towards the rock end of the spectrum. When I can motivate myself to overcome my laziness I enjoy cycling.