Renaissance Man

=n. A man who has broad intellectual interests and is accomplished in areas of both the arts and the sciences.

My Recent Books

Digital Video Surveillance and Security

Second Edition of the ultimate guide to digital video security, Digital Video Surveillance and Security (Butterworth-Heinemann), provides a blueprint for the IP-based electronic security system clients need, allowing security professionals to protect their client’s place of business or home. The author gives detailed plans on the best camera position, areas of coverage, hardware and software to select in order to maximize the effectiveness of newer lower cost networked technologies.


If you are in the CCTV and Video Surveillance System industry either as a student, installer, engineer, designer, integrator, sales or consulting – then this book should be within arms-reach and once it is, you are likely to keep it very close to you for your next CCTV and Video Surveillance Project.  Australian Security Magazine

Best Video Surveillance Book Ever! — Davide Schiavon

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Build Your Own Server

Build Your Own Server (McGraw-Hill/Osborne) Build Your Own Server is a thoroughly illustrated how-to build a server book. Explains in detail how to share resources within any office environment–or between two or more computers–by building and maintaining your own server. Maximize the same server functionality large corporations use for better security, improved workflow, enhanced cohesiveness, and data and resource sharing. Give customers or employees secured access to data from their own Web browsers, administer your server remotely, turn your server into a wireless access point for secure, shared wireless networking, and much more. Build Your Own Server is a complete, illustrated step-by-step guide to the skills, tools, and accessories you’ll need to build a server with 99.9 percent uptime for a fraction of the cost.



The author is very detailed in explaining hardware, software and configuration issues. An absolute MUST-HAVE even if you have built computers before, because of the thousand new issues that are explained in the book and you never thought of! Very detailed, and a truly simple and basic explanation of all one needs to know. Highly recommend this book to anyone building, or even thinking of putting a computer together. The hardware buying options in the book are sure to save money. –Ramesh Rajagopalan

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Visual Storytelling: The Art and Technique

This is the complete, unedited version of Visual Storytelling: The Art & Technique, originally published by Watson-Guptill/Random House. This book cross-pollinates film, animation, interactive games and comics to inspire artists when transcending the written word into visual media. The unedited version was double the published size, without the Harlan Ellison introduction and the special Jim Steranko section or cover..

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Chaosis is a horror, techno-thriller graphic novel that pits the darkness of technology, money, lust and power against the humanity of tragedy, love, and evolution. Two strangers, a police detective isolated by personal tragedy and the daily horror he sees while on the job; and a technology guru driven by his superior brilliance and a quest to immortalize himself as a celebrity, have their paths collide triggering a sequence of mysterious events under a storm of technological chaos that leads to a catastrophic conclusion changing the world forever..

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“Art is not about thinking something up. It is about the opposite – getting something down."
- Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way