Who is Jason Burns?

I wish I could say “International Man of Mystery,” but it turns out that I’m just a nerd. I wouldn’t say I’m your standard nerd though.

About Me

Why am I a Gear Addict?

Two guys, beer and more music related nerdism than you can handle. The Gear Addicts Show is my baby, the Man Show for musicians.

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Capturing My Life

I spend a lot of time behind the camera. I’m an avid photographer of people, places and things… pretty much anything you can point a camera toward.

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Design Oriented

Physical, Graphic, Motion, Software & Interaction Design is part of who I am.

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Music For Life

I’ve been a musician for as long as I can remember. Writing, performing, recording and producing music are fundamentals of my life.


The Gear Addicts Show

Combining my passion of music, technology and social media, my friend Ryan and I launched The Gear Addicts Show.


I love to capture the world around me. If you’d like to see some of my images, be sure to visit my photography portfolio.

Graphic Design

I definitely keep my hands in the design world via graphic design, web design, motion and 3D graphics.

Video Production

Being a musician makes me uniquely suited to producing music videos.

A Creative Technologist?

Steve Jobs had it right. The sweet spot is the corner of art and technology. When I’m not creating or designing something, I am a Program Manager at Tableau Software.

Dear Gun Owners

I’ve been buried in data for days. I’m a 40 year old American male, born in the South, raised in a gun culture, military trained and qualified on everything from a pistol to a Bradley Fighting Vehicle. I woke up one morning a few months ago, read another news story about a public mass shooting, and to excuse the pun, the hammer clicked in my brain. The guns need to go. Now before I qualify that statement with data, let me be clear that I am not saying that the government should come into the homes of Americans and take their guns. I know well enough that could not happen peacefully in this environment. So based on that, I thought maybe I could help clean up our environment a little bit. It’s a Dirty, Dirty House The data I’ve been working with goes into some really dark and depressing corners of America. I’ll poke at race, sex, religion, politics…. and I’m going for a no-warts left covered approach here. I say this because the data can be ugly at times and it can paint people in a very negative light when you analyze their behaviors in groups. It’s a deep hole, it’s going to be dark, but it will pay off. I promise. Occam’s Razor I know you’ve heard it a million times, but just to take sure, the principle is that among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. What does that mean to us? It means that I will show you why trying to blame gun death on race, religion or politics only...

Apparently Getty Images owns the view of Seattle from Gasworks Park…

So last night, I decided to go take some photos to give Aperture a real workout in RAW image processing. I love the view of Seattle from Gasworks Park and thought that if I hurried, I could catch it at sunset. I drove like hell and unfortunately just missed the sun. I decided to take a few photos anyway, and when I got to the retaining wall that separates the little lookout area from the water, I saw this stenciled on the retaining wall. So does Getty Images have the right to copyright anything now? Can they say what we can and can’t take photos of? Should I expect to see one of these tattooed on my favorite NBA player soon? I don’t know if this is a joke, a spoof or what…if it’s serious, color me concerned. This post copyright Getty...

.Net Development

Healthy .Net experience in SharePoint, Windows & Windows Phone Applications and Web Services

iOS Development

Fret Hero started my journey with iOS development and was primarily responsible for landing on the Mac team at Microsoft.

Business Intelligence

Excel, PowerPivot, SharePoint, PerformancePoint, Reporting Services, Analysis Services and PowerView have made BI part of my DNA now.

Web Development

Wether building massive SharePoint sites or more lightweight WordPress sites, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery are fundamentals.

Do we have something in common?

If something on my blog resonates with you, don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email or any of the social networks!

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