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 on Instagram or Flickr.

I also made my own photo montages before smartphones came out with panoramic mode. Their dimensions don't translate well to Instagram, so you can click below instead for the full-sized versions.


Steel plant in Karabük, Turkey

San Francisco hills and bay, as seen from Nob Hill

Sighișoara, Romania during annual arts & music festival

From ancient Roman lookout over Black Sea (Amasra, Turkey)

From behind Katterskill Falls, NY

Çırağan Palace in Istanbul, Turkey

Castel dell'Ovo in Naples, Italy

Boston skyline (with rainbow), seen from MIT


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: