articles and essays
the Dean-Kerry Gap: A tale of karaoke, international strife, and a call
for immediate help from Howard Dean supporters, 26 March 2004.
is the New Carpe Diem (editor), 16 August 2002.
Virtual Botox Apocalypse (editor), 7 August 2002.
Emerging Paranet (co-author), 15 May 2001.
Upside to the Downturn: The Impending Recession May Yield Economic and
Social Benefits, 7 April 2001.
W. Bush Unwittingly Leads to Peace in Israel (satire), 8 January
Self-Help Industry: New Year's Day is the Holiday of Self-Improvement
Junkies, 1 January 2001.
New Year 2001 from John Ashcroft (Letter to Supporters) (satire),
1 January 2001.
W. Bush's Christmas Message (satire), 24 December 2000.
Web Pages All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies (with CD-ROM)
(co-author), John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 076451542X, 15 November 2001.
Computing for Dummies Quick Reference (co-author), John Wiley
& Sons, ISBN 0764505807, 19 January 2000.
for Dummies Quick Reference, Hungry Minds, Inc., ISBN 0764503839,
8 May 1998.
Online Official Internet Guide (contributor), Osborne McGraw-Hill,
ISBN 0078825164, 23 March 1998.
Microsoft Bookshelf Internet Directory 1998 (and CD-ROM) (contributor),
Microsoft Press, ISBN 1572316179, November 1997.
Bookshelf Internet Directory 1996-1997 (and CD-ROM) (contributor),
Microsoft Press, ISBN 1556159471, May 1996. Contributions include:
- How can I ensure the privacy of what I send through
or post on the Internet?
- How can I use the Internet to chat with my friends
in real time?
- What are some new developments in Internet multimedia
- What do I need to know about viruses?
- What is a URL?
- What is legal to post on the Internet?
- What is Java?
- What is netiquette and why is it important?
- What is VRML, and how is virtual reality used with
- How do I register a domain?
- I want to create a simple Web server. How do I do
- How can I use voice and video conferencing tools
over the Internet?
Computer Click Magazine
Sun Won't Tell You about JavaOne: Rants, Observations, and 10 Ways to
Improve Next Year's JavaOne Experience, August 1999.
Palm-Sized Winner: How 3Com Stole the Show, Palms Down, August 1999.
(This article was republished
Technology, 26 July 1999.)
Magic Lamp: Why Innovative Java Developers Should Learn and Use Jini
-- Now, July 1999.
and Java: A Powerful Combination, July 1999.
Promise of the Java 2 Platform, July 1999.
Leader Iona Takes Java Seriously, February 1999.
Offers a New Kind of Java IDE, July 1998.
Search Tool Strives to Reduce Java Development Time, June 1998.
Your Network with Fully Java-Integrated Netware 5, April 1998.
a Cross-Platform Look and Feel with Java, April 1998.
Ubiquitous at JavaOne, Despite Device's Current Decaffeinated Status,
Targets Non-Desktop Computers, April 1998.
"Webmaster Q&A" columns:
- Behind Cryptic Web Server Error Codes, Plus...How
to Create Friendlier Codes That Won't Drive Away Visitors, September
- How Passwords Are Encrypted in the HTTP/1.0 WWW-Authenticate
- The Basics to Pages That Are Impressive on All Browsers,
Plus...The Code You Need to Play Sound in Both Navigator & Internet
Explorer, July 1997.
- Readers Offer New Solutions to the "Back"
Button Problem, June 1997.
- Netscape Products in Real-World Situations: Answers
to Readers' Questions, May 1997.
- Netcaster (Code Name Constellation): You May
Be Looking at a New (and Mobile) Desktop Soon, April 1997.
- Netscape's New SuiteSpot Servers, March 1997.
- Review of O'Reilly's Getting Connected, August
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