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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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reviewed Reviewed How can I prevent squirrels (or other small mammals) from eating my tomatoes?
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answered How do I make my dead & weedy lawn suck less?
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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.
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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).
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revised Will brickwork affect the water quality of a pond?
common but crucial misspelling
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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?