About

Me and Amelia

You can probably guess from the domain name who I am, so I’ll skip an introduction.

Opinions expressed on this site are, by nature, my own. I’m not an “employee of” anyone since leaving CNIB back in 2010, and don’t speak for anyone. What was anticipated to be a short time doing some freelance work — finishing up the Z39.98 spec — has since turned into four years and counting working on various specifications for different people, primarily the IDPF and DAISY.

I certainly can’t knock a life that’s afforded me the chance to be on the cutting edge of ebook development. While working in publishing turned me into a lover of structured data, nothing satisfies intellectual curiosity quite like working on the technology. I’ve had a good run, that’s for sure.

Of course, the other passion in my life these days is Amelia. By six months she’d realized that daddy spends a lot of time banging away at the laptop keyboard, so now gets upset if she doesn’t get equal time. She’s hacked and hacked at the lock screen, but so far my password has held up strong. I can’t say the same for the screen after her sticky fingers are done with it.

But to make a long story short, this blog/site is primarily focused on the technology of ebooks, with almost all focus on EPUB at this point. What can I say, but I like what I do…

 

(The swirling header image at the top of each page is graciously adapted from the original image by xymonau available at rgbstock.com.)