Hello, my name is DJ Holmes and I'm the Webmaster of SD40.com
I am originally from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN and have called the Fort Worth, Texas area my home since June, 2006. I have wanted to move down here since 1995, but my walk down life's path took me to some other places before finally arriving in the Lone Star State. I currently work as a train dispatcher for a major U.S. railroad system.
My main interests are:
- Music: I like all kinds of music except rap and opera. Country and Jazz are among my favorites. One of these days, I will learn how to play some instruments, like the steel guitar and the sax....
- Cars/Vehicles: I am a former Diesel mechanic, and like to work on old cars and other vehicles.
- Computers: I mostly fool around with Web technology - XHTML, HTML, PHP and other types of Web scripting and am starting to learn some object-oriented programming, as well as learning about relational databases.
- Railroads: Railroads have been an inseparable part of my life since I was 3, and this interest is why I work in the industry today. My main area of interest is RR history, locomotive history in particular.
- Photography: Trains have been the main focus, but also anything interesting. I love looking at the photography of others as well.
- Weather: Weather phenomenon has also been a long-standing interest of mine. Thunderstorms and tornadoes are my main interests in weather.
- Bicycling: I have always like to bike ride as a kid, and was pretty hard-core back in the mid-80's. Today, it is an important part of my physical fitness regimen.
- Writing: I like to write and do so on occasion. I've never really had anything published, but my Website is/will be my primary vehicle for sharing my writings.