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If you don’t know that much about Chuck, here’s some things you should know about him:

  • He is married to the amazing writer, Colleen Toporek
  • He has two cats, so you’ll probably see pictures of them here at some point
  • He grew up in Michigan and left for the high seas after joining the U.S. Navy
  • He was the lead instigator of the great Admin Pukes Rebellion of 1985
  • He was a Senior Editor with O’Reilly Media for a bunch of years
  • He was a Senior Acquisitions Editor with Addison-Wesley/Pearson Technology Group for a few years
  • He was an Executive Editor at Adobe Press for a few months
  • He was a Lead Editor in Apple’s Developer Publications group for 495 days
  • He is currently a Documentation Wrangler at The Omni Group in Seattle
  • He has lived in the following cities, in this order: Trenton (MI), San Diego, Trenton (MI), North Vancouver (BC), Bellingham (WA), Santa Rosa (CA), Boston, Portland (OR), Boston, Alameda, Boston, Sunnyvale, and Seattle
  • He knows how to pack a box
  • He has written a few books
  • He has edited many books
  • He believes in the power of EPUB
  • He only uses a Mac, but has also used Linux and Windows (and only when really, really necessary
  • He’s a fan of Web Standards, and enjoys HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, jQuery, and a bunch of other webby things
  • He bats and throws right, and plays left or center field
  • He enjoys long walks off of short piers, sunsets over the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and chasing hermit crabs by the light of the moon

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