I've been lurking for a few weeks, finally saw something I felt I needed to answer so I signed up. About me - I've been doing lighting design for the past 20 years or so as a 'Serious Avocation'. Currently the resident designer at Tacoma Musical Playhouse. In the past I worked as a TD at University of Wisconsin, sold lighting equipment for Kliegl, and was a Software engineer for Amazon.com. I retired from my day job a year ago, and am now developing theatrical software products. Hope to launch our first product in the next few months.