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From time to time, I've found myself on the business end of a writing implement. This section chronicles my authorship, ranging from technical to whimsical.

In 2002, David Beers and I were organizing the OnBoard C open source project (it's a compiler that runs on and for the Palm). As part of that, I wrote the Cookbook. Even though it was designed specifically for OnBoard C programming, it serves reasonably well as a guide for other Palm development environments -- if you squint.

I was searching for a GUI framework, way back in 1993, and thought one that targeted multiple window systems, portably, would be sweet. There were several of these around but no place where they were all discussed, together, so I wrote a FAQ, coining the term PIGUI (Platform-Independent GUI) in the process. I originally posted the PIGUI faq on the Usenet group comp.windows.misc but it was eventually published in the ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 27 (1).

I passed the torch to Ross McKay and an updated version can be found on his site.

It eventually found its way over to Wikipedia but it doesn't look like it's maintained, there, anymore.

I wrote this back in 1995 when I was looking to buy an old Porsche (I bought a 1973 911S Targa, BTW, as a result of this search). I don't have a version of this but a few others do. Check out the one at 356-911.com or the one over at rennlist.com
Game Mastering Secrets
This was proof, absolutely positive, that literature is not my forte. Game Mastering Secrets was a book that I wrote and self-published and it was really, really bad. On the plus side, I learned a lot about publishing and a bit more about business ownership. On the downside, for me at least, I got to snack on a nice big chunk of humble pie. It did, however, give me a little geek cred to have written a book about D&D.

I love to scuba dive but when I talk about it to non-divers, and more than a few newer divers, I'm told that I should really be concerned with sharks. The thing is, sharks are hard to find (and, with shark finning, they're getting harder to find) and, when you do, they're really not that much of a threat. This article is something I wrote to try to put new divers at ease.

For as long as I remember, I have gotten seasick -- frequently, easily, and badly. I even get dizzy in elevators (every freaking time). Given this, it only makes sense that I've chosen scuba as one of my favorite hobbies. Well, over the years, I have developed some coping strategies. This article explains what's worked (and what hasn't) for me.