In 2012 I attended the Rocket Software user conference in Sydney, where I spoke on the HTML5 web language and mobile development (and I handed out small rubber-squishy mobile “bugs”). After the conference I stayed over a week to visit some old friends, Rakesh and his wife Neelu […]
I am a software engineer and an author. Have written and published a few short stories, seven novels including 'All that we touch', 'Our Only Chance: An A.I. Chronicle', and the graphic novel 'Android Einna'. I like to travel internationally because I find it wakes up my sleepy brain from the day to day stuff. And I get ideas for my stories and books.
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Most winters in France we made for the mountains at least once, skiing places like Val Thorens, Les Rousses, Zermatt, and some nameless resort we stumbled onto while crossing the Pyrenees. Several of these resorts were high above the treeline, with vast wide slopes that seemed to go […]
“Dave! The BBC World Service accepted my story!” I show him the check for 80 pounds sterling (the only money I received for my fiction for 20 years until I self-published my new novels on Amazon; I would make 10 times that much writing technical papers for […]
So, we began our life together again in Paris, me, Frances and the kids. Each morning I left for the office in Montrouge, while the kids took a bus to the International School of Paris (an expensive private, bilingual school with mostly embassy kids, a school that the […]
For our six month anniversary in Paris, Dave invited me to a tiny Chinese restaurant in the 15th arrondisement of Paris, not far from his apartment and the large apartment I had rented for the family, the apartment on the eighth floor with a view of the Eiffel […]
“To Paris!” I raised my glass, nearly spilling the purple contents. Dave clinked his wine glass with mine. We were seated on the sidewalk terrace of a small brasserie near the Opera, sharing a great bottle of French wine, watching tourists and well-dressed shoppers pass while the […]
I enjoyed my job with Sedco, despite the commute to downtown. Although I was the newest programmer, I quickly became the lead on our conversion of the Shipboard Inventory Control System (SICS) from the HP1000 computer running the Image hierarchy database to a DEC MicroVax 3100 computer running […]