ALL ABOUT ME

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BIO

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Q: How do you pronounce "Rego"?  A: So that it rhymes with "Lego".

I grew up in the suburbs of Minnesota in the 80s and 90s, and I've always made semi-annual trips to Turkey to visit my relatives. In 1999 I left for college at MIT, earning dual Bachelor's degrees in computer science and music while living at a free-spirited frat called Theta Delta Chi. In 2003 I moved to California for a Master's program at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. I've been living in the San Francisco Bay Area ever since. (In fact, soon afterward my parents and sister moved out here as well, so I no longer have any family in Minnesota.)

I work as an engineering manager, though I maintain a work-life balance and spend a lot of time on hobbies and interests: making / producing / restoring music, karaoke, hiking / running, jigsaw puzzles, history books, design, cooking, mixology, and shopping for used records.



PHOTOGRAPHY

Please visit my photos at instagram or flickr.

Before smartphones, I would manually stitch my own panoramas. Since their dimensions don't translate well to sites like instagram, here they are below!


Boston skyline from TDC rooftop from behind the Katterskill falls, NY

from ancient Roman lookout point over Black Sea (Amasra, Turkey) Sighisoara, Romania during annual arts & music festival Castel dell'Ovo in Naples, Italy

San Francisco skyline from my roofdeck

Çiragan Palace in Istanbul, Turkey Steel Mill in Karabük, Turkey


MY RECORD COLLECTION

Here's my catalog of records I've been collecting since I was sixteen. Minnesota's Twin Cities metro area was blessed with many Half-Price Books locations featuring shelves of 50¢ LPs in the 90s. Soon I moved on to more expensive records and eventually turned into the vinyl fiend that I am today.

Since many solo artists are filed alongside their original band (or vice versa), the filing title is grayed out and precedes the actual artist title in my lists. EPs, 12" singles and notes are also marked in gray. Different pressings of a record are listed separately if the track listings differ. My records are listed per artist in chronological order (except where indicated) and divided into the following categories: