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
- "Writing Aliens", or, "Duchamp, Markov, Queneau: A Mostly Delightful Quilt" (Foolscap, 2014)
- "LCODC$SSU and the coming automated web" (RESTFest, 2013)
- "How to Follow Instructions" (QCon and RESTFest, 2012)
- "How To Recognize Different Types Of Web Services From Quite A Long Way Away" (TriZPUG, 2010)
- "Developers Like Hypermedia, But They Don't Like Web Browsers" (preprint) (WS-REST, 2010)
- "Justice Will Take us
Millions of Intricate Moves" (QCon, 2008)
- "The Ultra
Gleeper: A Recommendation Engine for Web Pages" (CodeCon, 2005)
- "Beyond the Config File: User-Friendly Configuration For Web Apps": (Pycon and EuroPython, 2003)
"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