Nonfiction

Beyond the Smart Grid

Feature story about sensors to monitor energy consumption and other environmental data in residences. (Published in Communications of the ACM.)

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Cover of the issue in which the article appeared
Date of publication: 
Thu, 06/03/2010

ACM China Nearing Launch

News story about the Association for Computing Machinery's expansion into China. (Published in Communications of the ACM.)

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Cover of the issue in which the article appeared
Date of publication: 
Wed, 09/01/2010

Bsecure Online for Mac user manual

Adaptation of a previous manual, with all-new screenshots and some new writing.

Top of Bsecure Online for Mac's online manual
Date of publication: 
Sun, 08/15/2010

Panda Antivirus for Mac user manual

Adaptation of a previous manual, with all-new screenshots and some new writing.

Cover of Panda Antivirus for Mac user manual
Date of publication: 
Wed, 10/20/2010

Bisexuality: A Reader and Sourcebook

I edited this while in college. The collection comprises three parts: Personal writings, academic writings, and an annotated "sourcebook" of support and social groups.

Cover of the book, "Bisexuality: A Reader and Sourcebook"
Date of publication: 
Fri, 06/15/1990

Drupal 7: Visual QuickStart Guide

A how-to book for Drupal beginners.

I started writing it in 2009, then shelved it, then revised extensively in late 2010 as the pre-release software changed substantially. It was officially published about three weeks before Drupal 7's release.

Cover of Drupal 7: Visual QuickStart Guide book
Date of publication: 
Sat, 12/18/2010

Save My Home: 10 Steps to Avoiding Foreclosure

Commissioned book, completed in 30 days and published without revisions (beyond minor copyediting).

Cover of the book, "Save My Home"
Date of publication: 
Tue, 05/06/2008

Drupal 6 Essential Training

In almost seven hours of video instruction, Drupal 6 Essential Training (originally titled "Drupal Essential Training") covers all the important aspects of installing, configuring, customizing, and maintaining a Drupal-powered website. Instructor Tom Geller explores blogs, discussion forums, member profiles, and other features while demonstrating the steps required to make Drupal perform.

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Title card for Drupal 6 Essential Training
Date of publication: 
Mon, 09/01/2008

Drupal 6: Online Presentation of Data

Drupal's built-in data presentation tools offer several ways for web designers to clearly and attractively package their data. In over six hours of video training, Tom Geller explains how Drupal handles data so users can set up intelligent structures and implement them with Drupal's Content Construction Kit. Tom also shows how a data-driven web site can improve its interactivity by using geographic data to connect real-world addresses to maps. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:

Title card for Drupal 6: Online Presentation of Data
Date of publication: 
Wed, 07/01/2009

Drupal 7 New Features

Over two and a half hours of video that demonstrates changes to the Drupal 7 administrative interface and other enhancements that have come out of its three-year development period. This course covers its simplified installation process, new themes that will help kick-start design projects, the customizable shortcut bar that puts often-used commands in easy reach, update procedures that leverage its browser-based interface, and a new way of defining fields to create complex content types without additional modules.

Topics include:

Title card for Drupal 7 New Features
Image of Tom Geller teaching Drupal 7 New Features
Date of publication: 
Wed, 10/06/2010

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