TITLE Leonard's Writing
I write professionally and non-. If you'd rather do something than sit
around and read, check out Crummy Features or
Software Calculated to Drive you Mad.
And other ongoing concerns.
Technical papers and presentations
"Expect great things from Leonard Richardson." —Cory Doctorow
A lot of very short one-off fiction goes into News You
Can Bruise. Here's some of it.
Miscellaneous short-form stuff, some of it pretty old.
- In 2004 I co-wrote some one-off comics
and a storyline for Kris Straub's webcomic Checkerboard Nightmare. This one is surely the best.
- Some comics created under constraints from NYCB readers: "'Kangaroo' Jack Masters in Caution: Filling Is
Hot!". Constrained Cat and Girl fan comics: "In the Black", "The Best Strategy",
- Another travelogue, of my trip to PyCon 2003.
- Tonight's Episode:
Show titles for a long-running, pop-culture-obsessed police procedural. When it
jumped the shark, the shark jumped back. R.I.P.
- Doctor Virtual's Cyber-Couch
matches the Internet's collective unconscious with the Internet's
favorite psychiatrist. 3 episodes.
- Behind the Firewall, an essay on
having one's open source software being made proprietary. Written
while the pain was still fresh.
- Reddish Purple vs. Bluish Purple,
a superior visualization of the 2000 presidential race. Much more
sophisticated visualizations were available by
- Make Dan
Complain, a fun game to be played with my one-time roommate Dan Helfman.
- My less successful,
incomplete travelogue of my trip to a Linux World Expo in 1999. At
this point I stopped doing big complicated travelogues.
- My epic travelogue of a 1998
trip to Texas, with pictures. This piece marks a turning point for
my writing, where I began to rely less on obscure references and
wordplay and more on...whatever I rely on now.
- Do you dare uncover The Forbidden
Secrets of crummy.com?
- Jack in the Box and the
International Christian Conspiracy, from 1998 when Crummy still
had pretensions of being a general humor webzine. Despite my best
efforts this article has not started any kind of urban legend.
- The Deficient Adventures of Captain
Planet, a five-page collaborative comic book by me and
Kristofer Straub. 1997.
- The Race For The White House, a satirical
photoessay I did for my high school paper in April 1996. Still pretty funny.
The Work of Others
Finally, a few works by other people that I've put up for everyone to