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The Wonder Wheel at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

Creative Writing

I’ve been writing fiction for years, but without much success. Or maybe without enough drive to pursue success. In autumn 2020 I started studying for a Masters in Creative Writing. My hope is that doing the MA will both improve my writing and open up new opportunities.

Blogging and Technical Writing

I blog here, and I’m a capable technical writer too. I think any programmer needs to be able to communicate clearly in writing, and I have written sections of manuals for both technical staff and end-users, as well as making major contributions to internal wikis.

For some other examples of my more technically-oriented writing, see Pass-By-Reference Problem When Using Websphere Application Server, or Some Thoughts On Software Development on my blog.


In spring 2020 I started a distance-learning course in journalism. From that I learned that I didn’t want to be a journalist. There are some journalism-like pieces that I want to write, though.