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Geekness in the first degree

By Ed Woychowsky ·
I am guilty of geekness in the first degree.

It all started a little over a year ago when Eric Garulay of Prentice Hall contacted me. Eric was interested in me doing a review on a book on the .Net Framework, at the time AJAX was the latest and greatest buzzword so I made a suggestion for a new book. One thing lead to another and, well, let?s just say that there is going to be an AJAX book ( for the Bruce Perens Open Source Series.

With the exception of feeling slightly scorched around the edges writing a book isn?t really very different from writing a couple of dozen articles. Although now I do really feel like more of a geek than any of the articles ever made me feel. On the plus side, my typing has improved!

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Congratulations, Ed!

by Tig2 In reply to Geekness in the first deg ...

I strongly admire anyone who has the focus to not only write well enough to be published but write well enough to speak to the subject matter and engage their audience.

Don't know about you, but I am proud to be a geek. (Gee, and she looked so normal...)

Congratulations on a fine achievement!

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by Shellbot In reply to Congratulations, Ed!

nice one Ed!
Thats a fantastic acheivement. You must be very proud, I know i would be.

Embrace your inner is we who make the world go round!

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Thank you

by Ed Woychowsky In reply to Congratulations, Ed!

Most of the time it's fun to be a geek! The only exception is when relatives get creative with their computers.

By the way; you're still a good person.

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Ed- you make my heart smile!

by Tig2 In reply to Thank you

I think I need to send you a tee-shirt. I have one too. I think EVERY geek needs one.

It says, "No, I will not fix your computer"

It helps some...

You DO realise that I will make you autograph my copy???

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Not a problem

by Ed Woychowsky In reply to Ed- you make my heart smi ...

Sure I'll autograph it. Thank you.

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by j.lupo In reply to Geekness in the first deg ...

writing a book - shoot writing anything - is very difficult. I am sure you are going to do well with it and be asked to speak and write and write and write and write. Now look at the can of worms you opened.

Seriously though. Congradulations. It is a huge accomplishment.

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by Ed Woychowsky In reply to Congradulations

Speak in front of people?

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Well it could happen

by j.lupo In reply to Argh!

that is one of the drawbacks to a successful book. Everyone now will want you to come speak to them. :)

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by onbliss In reply to Geekness in the first deg ...


So what are you going to do with all those dollars now :-)

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All what $$$?

by Ed Woychowsky In reply to $$$

Alas, I've already wasted the up-front on things like the mortgage. But if it sells, I'm thinking a new laptop and a three-pound Lobster...

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