In a Nutshell

Free range troublemaker, tinkerer, axe-grinder, pedestrian, and holder of many email addresses.


Owner and operator of Actual Consulting, specializing in Macintosh and Internet tools, scripting, consulting, testing & QA, Internet services, and Web development.

Musician, composer, & recording artist. Currently playing with a handful of Seattle projects; also commercials, television, film, albums, online media, and demos.

Freelance writer & editor; news and current events, technical materials, documentation, fiction, screenplays, and general interest articles.

Regular contributor to Digital Trends. Editor at Large for TidBITS, the long-running free online Macintosh newsletter.

From whence

I live in Seattle, Washington. Traffic is awful, parking is worse, the housing market is horrid, and, yes, it rains all the time and in the winter it gets dark early. So you don't want to move here.

I went to school in Ohio; I was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, where kitsch meets asphalt.

I Am Not…

…but I'm sure these folks are delighted so many people searching for their name on the Internet find me first.