Catherine Winters is a perfectly charming young lady. Perhaps you’ve discovered this for yourself! Whether you’ve known her for many years, made her acquaintance recently, or simply admired her from afar,1 this site will help you learn more about Catherine and, should you be so inclined, get in touch with her.
Residing in Vancouver’s hipster mecca of Mount Pleasant,2 Catherine is best known as a web developer, building social applications with Drupal and Second Life.
Catherine Lives in Vancouver
Catherine enjoys Vancouver’s cool temperatures and abundant rain, its incredibly mediocre pizza and its many coffee shops, conveniently located upon every street corner. She also appreciates Vancouver’s delicious, delicious sushi. Sushi, as you know, was invented in Vancouver. Catherine routinely frequents restaurants in the Sushi District on Broadway.
Identifying Characteristics of Catherine Winters
Standing an alarming 191 centimetres tall,3 Catherine easily towers above ordinary programmers and bloggers. When attending Vancouver’s many art shows and ‘-camp’-suffixed conferences, she frequently finds herself the tallest person in the room. This comes in most handy when she’s invited to speak, less so when she is seated directly in front of you.
You may be surprised to learn that despite her stature, Catherine does not play basketball, volleyball, soccer, or tennis. However, being an athletic and not at all lazy sort of person, she would like to assure you that she is good at all of these.
Catherine can typically be found sporting short dark hair and chunky librarian glasses. Depending on season, her footwear tends towards pointy heels or Mary Jane flats. Catherine can frequently be seen riding her bicycle around Vancouver’s hills, eschewing the standard Main Street fixie in favour of the much lamer “bike with brakes and also gears”.
Catherine Develops Websites
Catherine boasts considerable experience as a web developer, having cut her teeth on HTML in the days when the <FONT> tag was a novelty and a few lines of Perl code were esoteric magic.
For the past few years, Catherine’s professional life has involved PHP and the Drupal content management system. In her spare time, she’s worked with blogs and simpler sites using WordPress.
Catherine is Catherine Omega in Second Life
As her Second Life alter-ego Catherine Omega, Catherine is known as a scripter, instructor and as cofounder of the original LSL Wiki. A resident of Second Life since 2003, Catherine coauthored Second Life: The Official Guide, one of the first how-to books about Second Life.
Catherine Writes Things
While her professional experience has tended towards technical writing, Catherine has been an aspiring novelist since childhood. Today, Catherine both blogs and writes fiction as a hobby, penning short stories she has yet to find a way to convince someone to publish.
Catherine is a Blogger
Catherine got her start blogging in the late 90s, though at the time, blogs were still referred to as “web journals” or “everything/nothing sites”. To her great relief, little material has survived from this period.
Since 2006, Catherine has maintained a personal blog, Omega Point. Despite the exceedingly clever pun, no one has ever laughed at the title, largely because Catherine has never managed to actually write about eschatology or the Singularity.
Catherine Enjoys Typography
Though not a typographer herself, Catherine has long loved typefaces and is more than happy to share her enthusiasm with you.
“Oh, for fonts?” Catherine’s friends nodded knowingly, upon hearing of her application to art school. Yes, friends, for fonts. Those who know her well will quickly and eagerly note that Catherine’s favourite typeface is Futura.4
Serifs, descenders, pangrams; these are totally awesome and universally appealing, right? Of course they are.