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I'm a UX specialist investigating analysis and design of multi-user interaction. I specialize in design of CLIs and GUIs for use by programmers, QEs, and release engineers.

My doctoral work centered around using discourse analysis techniques to understand design requirements for groupware. I am currently employed helping to design a complex versioning/building/testing system.

In my spare time, I write science fiction; my first novel Duplicate is available as an eBook, paperback, or hardcover. My second novel, We Were Gods is also available as an eBook or paperback. Yes, there's a fair amount of programming and user experience in each of them. ;)

My statements on these websites are not official statements from any employer of mine.


Sep
20
awarded  Yearling
Sep
20
comment Software for developing and organizing characters
I agree! Having this information at your fingertips is very handy in the editing phase, when you want to check for consistency.
Sep
20
comment Are there any cheap printing options for a small order?
I love Lulu, and use it to print my books. And shipping's such a problem that it routinely costs me sales.
Sep
20
answered Software for developing and organizing characters
Sep
20
comment Overusing “the” and “I”
Passive voice lets you avoid personal pronouns. Avoiding "the" is a completely separate matter.
Sep
19
comment Are there any cheap printing options for a small order?
Be careful of shipping costs at Lulu. A very small print run, or single copies, and shipping can easily chew up 30-50% of your costs.
Sep
19
answered Overusing “the” and “I”
Sep
19
comment Overusing “the” and “I”
For English usage guidelines, you might consider asking this question on English.SE instead...
Jul
25
comment API reference doc: best practices for describing opaque parameters?
YUIDoc, specifically, gives a very javadoc-esque syntax that allows coders to specify metadata about parameters. It's not enforced in any way,though. yui.github.io/yuidoc
Jul
25
comment API reference doc: best practices for describing opaque parameters?
The answers to this question might be relevant: stackoverflow.com/questions/3818875/…
Nov
25
awarded  Teacher
Nov
24
answered How to write realistic female dialogue
Oct
2
awarded  Supporter