Keith Douglas' Web Page

About me Find out who I am and what I do.
My resumé A copy of my resumé and other documentation about my education and work experience for employers and the curious.
Reviews, theses, articles, presentations A collection of papers from my work, categorized and annotated.
Current research projects What I am currently working on, including some non-research material.
Interesting people People professionally "connected" to me in some way.
Interesting organizations Organizations I am "connected" to. (Some rather loosely.)
Intellectual/professional influences Influences on my work, including an organization chart. Here you can also buy many good books on philosophy and other subjects via amazon.com. I have included brief reviews of hundreds of books.
Professional resources Research sources, amazon.com associates programs, etc.
What is the philosophy of computing? A brief introduction to my primary professional interest.
My intellectual heroes A partial list of important people. Limited to the dead.
My educational philosophy As a sometime teacher I've developed one. Includes book resources.

Book Influences - Computer Applications

Title
Author
Purchase / Enjoy Cover
Comment
Canadian Internet Handbook Carroll I keep this ridiculously out of date volume because historical documents are sometimes useful.
Computers as Theatre Laurel Interesting ideas, insufficient elaboration. See also my papers page for more discussion.
Flash 8: The Missing Manual Vander Veer I am not a Flash guy, or much of an artist. But it was useful to have at least something around when evaluating authoring Flash content for a potential project I worked on a few years ago. No doubt this volume is out of date.
Interface Culture Johnson Journalistic, though this is both a good thing and a bad thing.
Microsoft IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant Stanek This is a superficial (though very comprehensive in scope) guide to the various options and configuration parameters of IIS 6.0. Unfortunately, some options are only very briefly described, and warnings like "don't do too much of this, because performance might suffer" are pretty common. On the other hand, there are quite a few good tips if one looks hard enough, and the explanation of the "virtual directory" approach IIS uses is quite helpful.
Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality Packer and Jordan (eds.) See my papers page for discussion and critical analysis.
Running a Perfect Web Site with Apache Behlendorf I keep this out of date volume because historical documents are sometimes useful. Moreover, some of the material is still relevant.

 

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