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Duncan Ellis (Dunx)
Works at Elemental Technologies, Inc.
Attended University of Liverpool
Lives in Portland, OR, USA
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blogging again today about estimation in science fiction. It's mostly just basic trig... 
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blogging today about details in character and setting description.

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today's blog post is about why I haven't been blogging much of late.
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goals update post for Ostara
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today's blog post is about character motivation and what makes a character worth telling a story about.
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Saying goodbye to our cat. She was a good cat.
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R.I.P. Feline friend
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I spy a wild blog post - estimating plausibility in plots.

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this is a journey I have to make with distressing frequency.
 
You can't keep a good runner down! Here's how to get back into the habit after suffering an injury;
Running injuries can be unfortunately abundant, but it's hard to keep a runner down for very long. Unsurprisingly, one of the most common questions I hear is, "How do I return to running after an injury?"
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Every new injury is a learning experience.
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writing today about an unexpected change since our cat passed on
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Reviewing +Chuck Wendig 's book The Cormorant today.
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Work
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Software developer
Employment
  • Elemental Technologies, Inc.
    Senior Software Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Flashlight Engineering and Consulting
    Principal Software Engineer, 2010 - 2012
  • NVIDIA
    Infrastructure Architect, 2008 - 2010
  • Ambric
    Senior Software Engineer, 2008 - 2008
  • uXcomm
    Senior Software Engineer, 2006 - 2008
  • IBM
    Advisory Software Engineer, 2003 - 2005
  • Rational Software
    Staff Software Engineer, 2001 - 2003
  • Oracle Corporation
    Senior Software Engineer, 1995 - 2000
  • Admiral Computing Limited
    Software Engineer, 1993 - 1995
  • GPT Ltd
    Software Engineer, 1988 - 1993
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Currently
Portland, OR, USA
Previously
Frimley, Surrey, UK - Nottingham, UK - Liverpool, UK - Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK
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British ex-pat, runner, writer, and gamer.
Introduction
A British ex-pat living in the Pacific northwest. Works in software which is at least a way of getting paid to write, even if the genre is not fiction. Currently working on a novel, a science fiction story which is the first in a trilogy.
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Cycled up and down many French Alpine passes (1991). Hiked to the top of Mount St Helens (2001). Completed one marathon (Portland, 2004).
Education
  • University of Liverpool
    Computer Science, 1985 - 1988
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