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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.


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.
Jan
7
answered What's a good cheap sander to sand the ends of wooden blinds?
Jan
6
comment Why is my house humidity at 80%?
Adding insulation to the underside of your floors might help. I think you can staple a vapor barrier right to the joists from below, if you want double protection.
Jan
5
comment Humidity Levels
Cannot stress how important it is to be under the mold cut-off! (60-65%)
Jan
5
answered Why is my house humidity at 80%?
Jan
5
comment How do I avoid stripping paint off of my walls with painters tape?
Do you ever use a shield (held with the other hand) to mask off the adjacent area?
Jan
3
comment Why does my toilet keeps blocking and then spill out of the drain outside?
Plumbing has a risk of contaminating public water supplies with fecal matter. You don't want to be responsible for getting an entire block sick (or potentially dead). If this becomes a possibility, that's a good flag for when you should stop DIYing and call in a professional.
Jan
3
comment What adhesive or glue should I use to attach velcro to PVC pipe?
Yeah, good point. I was assuming framing given the nature of the task, but that's not guaranteed...
Jan
3
comment Why are my deck boards of uneven width?
This doesn't mean they were stored in lengths of exactly 12 feet. Some of the boards may have been stacked in with 8' lengths.
Jan
3
answered What adhesive or glue should I use to attach velcro to PVC pipe?
Dec
29
comment How does Schlage SecureKey Re-keying mechanism work?
Wow, very informative site!
Dec
29
comment How can I verify where the pipes in my basement go?
Dunno what else, but pay attention to that staining around the sewage line...you don't want sewage leaks into your basement!