Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
2002.07.17 : Meta-Hypertext
"play of light
a photograph
the way I used to be
some half-forgotten stranger
doesn't mean that much to me"
        - Neil Peart & Rush, "Available Light"

    Spent a bit of time working on the site infrastructure, recently. While it's not quite precisely a full-blown content management system, it will take a lot of the burden off of me as I publish on the go – by dynamically generating formatting, navigation, code for popup text and images, etc. As regards the latter, this is a major new innovation for you, the valued reader: you will no longer have to deal with annoying pop-up browser windows for images, cluttering up your desktop. Under the new regime, clicking on hypertext links to images causes them to appear within the existing page. (Clicking again on the image will dismiss it.)

One of the things I'm really going to miss about this apartment is the way the light comes in during the evenings (3/4 of the walls are exterior). The bathroom – which is, depressingly, the best room in the house – puts on the best show. The other day, when it started, I decided to capture it to bits. While I was in there, however, I found myself in front of the mirror – and decided to additionally memorialize my hair, while I've got it. Once I started playing with the camera, mirrors, and angles, there was no looking back (so to speak). (Only egregious shirtlessness – and, erm, modesty – saves you from the whole series I gleefully, if entirely pointlessly, shot . . .)

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close photo of Michael Stephen Fuchs

Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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