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Novels, Short Stories, Essays

About Silicon Valley, dev vs. sqa, ISTJs, and man-hole covers

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Thirteen Discs

In 1992 Silicon Valley companies had no nap rooms and preferred to hire people with experience. Disruption meant to impede progress. Steve Lewis leaves a company before its IPO for what he hopes will be a more satisfying job. Instead he faces a hostile boss, a difficult projects and outside of work, a series of bad dates.




The Enormous Network and Other Stories

They write code and configure computers, design the UI and test software. A tech support department learns too well from the roles of Al Pacino; an engineering team breaks its own software; an interview candidate becomes an unexpected consultant. These are some of the twelve stories about life in Silicon Valley.


Maybe Marseille

The previous working title was Dog Shit Nation, but that might hurt sales in France.

I swore I would not write a book about France. Even before France was France, outsiders have been travelling here then writing about their experiences. My first exposure to the genre was Charles Joyce' seventh grade Latin I: our first text was from C. Iulius De Bello Gallico: