My name is Danny Nicolas. I am a web developer. I started Waking Ideas in April 2005 as my personal blog and collection of interesting things found on the internet. Over the years, this domain has been home to a collaborative pop-culture blog, a photography gallery, music and film reviews, and the time-honored, internet tradition of rambling social-political-economic rants.
After a few fallow months, Waking Ideas is again a place where I write about the projects I'm working on. You'll find links to the different projects in the sidebar on the left.
I grew up in the North County area of San Diego, California, and studied photography during my years of secondary education.
I've produced a variety of projects including a webcomic (WORN), a series of short films (Nature Magoo), a podcast (Breakfast with a Side of Podcast), a vlog, and a mixtape collection (Cartrax vol. 1-13).
Along the way, I worked tech support for a hosting / domain name company, freelanced as a Wordpress web consultant for small and mid-size businesses, ran a small portrait and wedding photography business, helped start a diamond price guide business, and wrote code as a web developer for YEKRA (the now defunct online film distribution startup.
Photo by Kyle Woolley.