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Freelance Writer/Editor - Available for Your Project

Since the late 80s I've written and edited fiction and nonfiction, game rules, technical manuals, user guides, tech journalism, literary theory, game theory and entertainment reviews, with a focus on science fiction, games, and interactive media. I was Senior Editor of a nationally-distributed magazine called "PIX-Elation" in the 90s, and am currently curating and editing UbiquiCity; a science fiction anthology and system-agnostic GM's sourcebook. Looking for a freelance writer or editor? Contact me here and we'll discuss your project.


Your Own Custom Website

Get your customized website powered by AXIS CMS. You provide the logo and color scheme; I do the rest! Axis is a lightweight Content Management System designed for small businesses and shared hosting solutions that don't require (or allow) the big footprints of Drupal, Joomla, or Wordpress. It's small, simple, and themed to your specifications. Contact me and I'll get you set up!


Websites by As If Productions

Ever look back on your portfolio and think "Wow, that's a lot?"
I'm looking at all these thumbnails of websites I've built, all in one handy table...


Google Strongarms Mobile-Friendliness

It was bound to happen. Since mobile devices have been outselling desktops for two or three years now, it was only a matter of time before the search engines began penalizing websites that possess no mobile-friendly display method. And the first out of the gate, of course, is Google.

Starting Tuesday, Google's SE ranks will begin to favor mobile-friendly sites over non-mobile-friendly sites. If you don't have a responsive grid or alternate CSS handlers in place for smaller devices, you're gonna start dropping rank. Better get moving.


Remote Media Queries via Widen DAM

Last week I wrote a joint for the WorldFish Center which uses the REST protocol to interface with the WorldFish media repository at My responses are mixed, but hopeful.

The Widen API is just a bunch of remote functions for managing, querying and organizing media assets in many different ways. It can be seen as a transitional technology between what we web pros call "Web 2.0" (distributed services) and "Web 3.0" (semantic web).

The folks at WorldFish have a huge media repository including thousands of well-organized images from around the world, including metadata, and they wanted to give users searchable access to this repository via their website. But there's a complication: WorldFish is part of the nonprofit CGIAR consortium, and that entity has many other websites, all of which want searchable access to different subsets of these media collections.



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