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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.


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?
Nov
23
comment Is krypton gas more energy-efficient that low-e argon?
I would only consider such fancy windows once I'd done every other possible form of tightening up the house. The difference between the fancy and the super-fancy windows are completely swamped by, say, having a 1/4" air gap somewhere in your unit. If you were building the perfect green sealed home it might matter, but for normal construction...don't get sucked into the hype.
Nov
23
comment What type of wood should I use to resurface my table?
I would not recommend MDF. Someone's going to cut into it with a knife sooner or later and then spill soda, and the MDF will disintegrate...
Nov
15
comment Are these drywall screws driven too deep into the sheet?
I'm surprised to hear you speak of fake reviews on Angie's List; if you ever see one, report it. They take that very seriously.
Nov
12
comment Using a window as a dry-erase surface
If you have stubborn smudges, scribble over them with a fresh pen, and then quickly erase. This even works with permanent marker stains.
Nov
8
comment How can I protect a wall from flames of a gas hob?
If it's heat conductive, won't it just heat up the wall behind it?
Nov
6
comment Whats the easiest way to fix sticky painted furniture so that it's no longer sticky?
What about lightly sanding the top coat to accelerate the drying process?
Nov
5
comment How can I repair scratches on door molding?
+1, MDF....as trim...ugh.
Oct
31
reviewed Reviewed What could cause a replacement A/C condenser fan motor to only run for 3 minutes?