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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
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
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
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/…