About the Site

Burningbird and it’s earlier incarnations (YASD, Dynamic Earth, etc.) has been online since 1996. The site features writings about politics, the environment, agriculture, government, open document systems, data, and technology.

I no longer maintain a static copy of all my past websites, since the Internet Archive does such a splendid job at the Wayback Machine. Instead, I give the Internet Archive an annual donation and strongly recommend you do so, also.

Wayback Machine Archives for weblog.burningbird.net

YASD (only years 1996 through 2004) 

Dynamic Earth (only years 1998 through 2004)

P2P Smoke (up through 2004)

Burningbird RealTech


About the Author

Writer. Plain.

I was a software engineer for 25 years, though I have a degree in psychology as well as computer science. I was pre-law before switching to computers, hence my interest in legal cases. I worked for organizations as diverse as Boeing, Nike, Intel, John Hancock, Weyerhauser, Sierra Geophysics, and Multnomah County in Oregon.

Now, I’m a writer. I’m interested in a variety of subjects—the environment and climate, animal welfare, sustainable agriculture and food safety, open documents, politics and the government, and, of course, technology.

In 2016 I finished a small book about web technologies for the absolute newbie and the second edition of “JavaScript Cookbook”. Since woman doesn’t live by tech, alone, I’m also working on a book about the innards of the US federal government.

My Twitter account is @shelleypowers and my Facebook page is at Shelley.Just.

Or you can just Email me.

Shelley Powers

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