Here are examples of Chris’s writing over the years
- Windows to Linux roadmap for IBM
In 2003 Chris wrote a multi-part series for IBM’s developerWorks. The series drew a lot of readers and even garnered positive comments from open-source icon, Richard Stallman. The articles are still published on IBM’s web site. Each one is also provided here as a PDF.
Step 1. Thinking in Linux
Step 2. Console crash course
Step 3. Introduction to Webmin
Step 4. User administration
Step 5. Linux logging
Step 6. Working with file systems
Step 7. Networking
Step 8. Backup and recovery
Step 9. Installing software
- Personal technology blog
Chris continues to share technology ideas as time permits
- Museum of the Weird
- Chris provides edited “news of the weird” posts museumoftheweird.com/news. Later the strategy moved to focusing on social media.
- Chris produces a regular stream of social media posts on the Museum of the Weird’s Facebook Page.
- On Thursdays and Fridays Chris designs and publishes weekend announcements about the museums.
- Heroes Night Out article for The Linking Ring
Chris wrote an article for a magician’s industry magazine about the collaboration between the Austin Chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and a support organization for veterans called Heroes Night Out. The magazine is distributed to thousands of members worldwide.
Linking Ring, August 2015, excerpt
- Radio Drama: HeadHunter
This 15-minute radio drama was written specially for the live Cross Time Cabaret program in Austin, Texas, produced in October of 2015.
- Short Story (unpublished)
Chris says “This story was inspired by visiting a historic cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts where the Hawthornes are buried. The big sign warning not to trespass stuck clearly in my head and I had to record my imaginings.”
You Always Remember Your First
- Austin Magic Magazine Preview
To promote the 2010 Texas Association of Magicians Convention the organizers wanted to create a mini magazine to highlight Austin magicians and culture.
Austin Magic Magazin Preview – FINAL
- Magic at the Capitol program, 2014
This program was distributed to audience members for the 2014 program at the Scottish Rite Theater in Austin.
MATC Program 2014 – FINAL
- Austin Magic Auction Infographic Flyer
This was designed as an eye-catching way to explain to sellers how to participate in the auction. It was produced as a flier and a poster.
AMA Infographic – FINAL
- Intro Logo for IBM PartnerWorld
This brief animation was used as an opening “bumper” for a series of videos aimed toward IBM partners. It was created from the original logo artwork and animated in the open-source Blender application.
- Diamond Texas
An advertising postcard needed something that suggested diamonds and Texas. Nothing was available for use so this was manufactured using pictures of real diamonds made to look as though they had been arranged in the shape of Texas. It was all done with the open-source GIMP tool.