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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.


Mar
9
comment Does wifi have any effect on one's health?
Surely eating the router would have its own 'health effect'? :)
Mar
9
comment Does wifi have any effect on one's health?
Do you have links to these studies? I totally believe you, and want some citations to use on people who think otherwise...
Mar
4
comment What is the process for draft proofing windows
Exact dup? diy.stackexchange.com/questions/1029/prevent-window-drafts
Mar
4
comment Are there any rules of thumb for whether a concrete pad needs metal re-inforcement and if so, how much?
meta is for questions about questions. This was more of a 'community wiki' question ("what are some tips for when to use rebar in a concrete pour").
Mar
4
comment How do I safely replace a worn out electrical outlet?
Get a book that shows you what goes where. Little details matter. E.g. if the outlet is using push-connections, that can be mystifying until you realize there's a slot that you push a screwdriver into to release the wire.
Mar
2
comment How do I fix a sinkhole in my backyard?
To avoid the giant boulder problem, you could use gravel inside some landscaping fabric. Easier to move later if you need to, but more expensive.
Mar
1
awarded  Civic Duty
Feb
25
comment What's the right way to sand/shave/reshape particleboard?
+10 for adjusting the legs instead of the top...
Feb
18
answered Gas Fireplace Pilot
Feb
15
comment Is my shower drain leaking under the slab?
@Dave well, let us know when you figure out what it was!
Feb
14
answered Is my shower drain leaking under the slab?
Feb
14
comment Is there a good way to lay out a right angle?
Right, precisely. The OP is using a good method--it just needs to be executed in a less frustrating fashion.
Feb
11
revised How can I make a bedroom with lots of windows darker?
added 9 characters in body
Feb
10
comment How can I make a bedroom with lots of windows darker?
Sadly, smart glass doesn't really get 'dark', just translucent.
Feb
10
asked How can I make a bedroom with lots of windows darker?
Feb
9
comment How can I temporarily soundproof my apartment ceiling?
I hate to say it, but the solutions are going to be stop-gap as best. Have you considered sleeping with ear plugs? It could suck, but is cheap to try...
Feb
9
answered Can I plug a workbench mounted double gang outlet into a single gang wall outlet?
Feb
3
answered Building custom cigar box - is there a MAYA or 3DSM to wooden cutout service
Jan
25
comment Should old knob and tube wiring be replaced?
This was similar to my experience. Removing it became a condition of receiving insurance.
Jan
24
comment How can I protect my hands when using power tools?
+1. Gloves are for hand tools. If you're using a power tool, the tool should be doing the work, not your hands.