About the Site

Burningbird and its earlier incarnations (YASD, Dynamic Earth, etc.) have 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) 

Puppies at Burningbird

Practical RDF and one of my more favorite semantic web writings, Cheap Eats at the Semantic Web Cafe

Dynamic Earth (only years 1998 through 2004)

P2P Smoke (up through 2004)

Burningbird RealTech


About the Network

I now maintain only two domains: Burningbird, and Shelley’s Toy Box , which is All tech, all the time

Simple. Technology at Shelley’s Toy Box, everything else here.

About the Author

Writer. Plain.

I’m a software engineer/developer/architect/data geek with thirty years of experience. I have degrees 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, HP, and Multnomah County in Oregon.

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

In the last few years I finished a small book about web technologies for the absolute newbie and the second edition of “JavaScript Cookbook”. I also finished the second edition of “Learning Node”, featuring Node.js version 6. I’ve since updated the examples and writing for Learning Node 2nd edition for Node version 10. Find the updated examples and writing at GitHub.

Find example code for JavaScript Cookbook, 2nd edition, also at GitHub. I’m currently working on something new for JavaScript/Node.

My Twitter account is @shelleypowers or access my Facebook Page.

Or you can just Email me.

Shelley Powers

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