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Sean M. Burke

Hi and stuff!  I am Sean, a high-speed amalgam of meat and skin!  My superpowers include programming, sleeping, and not answering the telephone

I write programs -- some modules, some utilities, some RSS generators (site-summarizers, always either breaking or broken), some webby things, and some dynamic web sites.

I've also written some books and articles, including:

  1. Perl & LWP  (or to buy the touchable feelable paper edition:  Powell's · Amazon · isbn.nu)
  2. RTF Pocket Guide
  3. About a dozen articles for The Perl Journal, which are mostly collected in Best of The Perl Journal: Games, Diversions & Perl Culture, but which you can see in here, in roughly the form they appeared as in print.
  4. My master's thesis, The Design of Online Lexicons, which also appears, abridged, as a chapter in A Practical Guide to Lexicography.
  5. Higher-Order JavaScript, notes on how some higher-order (metafunctional) features of Perl and Lisp have straightforward applications in JavaScript.

I've also been a programmer and/or consultant on a bunch of different Native North American dictionary projects.  And I've been a tech-editor and/or consulting editor on about a dozen technical books.  I have been occasionally sighted at tech conferences, giving talks about this, that, and the other.

And now and then I also take pictures.


The Web is a great big place full of porn and scams. But it's amusing in other ways too, as shown below:

Busy Box
  1. The JavaScript specification (ECMAScript spec, browseable as HTML)
  2. Bookslut
  3. The Substitute
  4. Weebl
  5. Springheel Jack
  6. David Rees (and Get Your War On)
  7. The Viridian Design Movement
  8. Kniwt
  9. RISKs Digest
  10. Gordonzola

Hm, you're apparently using a browser that doesn't support stylesheets properly, or at all. You should really think about using Firefox instead.

2012-04-13   sburke