Hi, I'm Stu, and this is a collection of my thoughts on various subjects:


I've been a .NET web developer for 7 years now, and I'm constantly learning new things. There's so many new technologies and techniques emerging that it's a challenge to keep up with it all. Here are some of my discoveries in the quest for better software, and useful resources I've found along the way.


Music is a big part of my life - I've been playing the piano for about 25 years. I was trained classically but I now mainly play rock and jazz/funk. I'm in a function band and get involved in the local music scene when I can. Find out what I'm up to here.


I was raised in a very religious Christian family, but I have since come to the conclusion that God doesn't exist. However, I'm still fascinated by religion and by what makes people believe the things they do. I now have the challenge of trying to understand the world without the framework of religion to inform my opinions. Here's where I try to do that.