is a hacker in the traditional sense of the
word. That’s someone who likes playing with code and working
out how things work, which is why he spends much of his life
working with beta software. Luckily, this coincides with writing
about new technologies, giving him an output for his poor English
and grammar. He lives in a small village in the Oxfordshire
countryside. Like many programmers everywhere, he has an expensive
hi-fi, a big TV, and no life. You can contact Dave through his own
company, ipona Limited: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alex Homer is a computer geek and Web developer with a
passion for ASP.NET. Although he has to spend some time doing real
work (a bit of consultancy and training, and the occasional
conference session), most of his days are absorbed in playing with
the latest Microsoft Web technology and then writing about it.
Living in the picturesque wilderness of the Derbyshire Dales in
England, he is well away from the demands of the real
world—with only an Internet connection to maintain some
distant representation of normality. But, hey, what else could you
want from life? You can contact Alex through his own software
company, Stonebroom Limited: email@example.com.