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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.


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revised Why does my grass have bright green patches?
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reviewed Reviewed How can I prevent squirrels (or other small mammals) from eating my tomatoes?
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reviewed Reviewed Leveling a yard and laying sod
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reviewed Reviewed How can a green leaved canna's flower color be found when not in bloom?
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reviewed Reviewed Plants to dry out a soggy lawn
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reviewed Reviewed What is the difference between a melon and a squash?
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answered How do I make my dead & weedy lawn suck less?
Aug
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comment Is it OK to use a trimmer when my reel mower does not work?
Sure, go for it. I've used a machete to trim my grass. It's all about what kind of result you want.
Aug
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comment How is 'gardening soil' made?
There are some lovely recipes in other questions on this site--mulches using bark and whatnot. Search on that and for compost (as it provides a very important element in good soil).
Jul
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revised Will brickwork affect the water quality of a pond?
common but crucial misspelling
Jul
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comment Is this shrub a rhododendron, and how can I help it to flourish?
Ooh! good to know.
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comment Why are there wasps in my garden?
Can you tell us more about your garden and the surrounding area? You're providing shelter and food, somehow...and what climate is this?
May
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comment Is this shrub a rhododendron, and how can I help it to flourish?
Yeah, you'd have to have a protected, sunny side of a building or something.