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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
19
comment Is it possible to earthquake-proof furniture when you have plaster walls?
Now I'm curious why they dissuaded you from attaching to stud...
Feb
13
awarded  Quorum
Feb
12
comment Where should I place nails when installing crown molding?
I think the question is more about where on the crown molding the nail should go in, rather than what the backing material is. I've heard "put the nail in the deepest part as it helps hide the nail hole" but that may just be for jobs where you aren't going to fill in the nail holes.
Jan
29
comment Are curtains effective for keeping the room warm?
Yes, curtains make a big difference, especially if you have old/drafty windows.
Jan
15
comment How to make a Bevel Lap Splice joint, for connecting a portable floor?
Oh, and on cut two tilt the blade away from the work, so you don't trap the wood between the saw and the fence...
Jan
15
answered How to make a Bevel Lap Splice joint, for connecting a portable floor?
Jan
3
answered Where can I find a knife blade with no handle?
Jan
3
comment What can I do about this gap between my driveway and the street?
Is there a metal structure you could buy? I'm thinking of something very solid so you can drive on it, but with slots/holes in it to let rain pass under. Sort of like the floor gates at the entrances to cattle farms, the ones cows don't like to walk on...
Jan
3
revised What should I do about a hardwood floor that's sagging between the joists?
fixed formatting
Dec
17
asked How I sell or donate an old gas-powered fireplace insert?
Dec
17
comment How much of this wood molding has to be completely replaced?
To me it looks like the sort of damage that happens after generations of college students move furniture in and out...
Dec
17
answered How much of this wood molding has to be completely replaced?
Dec
5
accepted Water coming in through the walls of an old concrete garage
Dec
5
comment Water coming in through the walls of an old concrete garage
I didn't. For now it's just a dehumidifier in there. We changed the landscape drainage, which helped a bit.
Dec
5
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
1
comment What is the best way to insulate a room with glass window for winter?
The plastic sheeting is shockingly effective. It creates an effective 3-6" air barrier and completely seals up all gaps in the windows. And it's relatively cheap. Try this first--basically every renter here in Boston uses it, and for a reason.
Nov
27
reviewed Reviewed leveling concrete floor
Nov
27
reviewed Reviewed Is there any reason not to use a radiant barrier in the attic?
Nov
27
reviewed Reviewed What could be causing my water heater inlet pipe to corrode?
Nov
27
reviewed Reviewed Are there any dangers associated with rigid foam insulation?