David Gerard is a Unix system administrator by day. His job includes keeping track of exciting new technologies and advising against the bad ones. He was previously an award-winning music journalist, and has blogged about music at Rocknerd since 2001. He is a volunteer spokesman for Wikipedia, and is on the board of the RationalMedia Foundation, host of skeptical wiki RationalWiki. Originally from Australia, he lives in east London with his spouse Arkady and their daughter. Until he reinstalled the laptop they were on, he was the proud owner of six Dogecoins.
Phone: +44 7733 223 584 (please also email)
Cover artist: Alli Kirkham is a South California artist, illustrator and writer. Her current project is a comic, PunkPuns.
- Author photo (credit: Pauline Martindale) (JPEG, 2400×1800)
- Paperback front cover (JPEG, 2550×1640)
- Paperback front and back covers (JPEG, 2550×3400)
- e-book front cover (JPEG, 2560×1600)
- Book line art (credit: Alli Kirkham; PNG, black and white, 1 bit per pixel): Tippybot (1179×2140), Blockbot (1519×1852), Scared Business Guy (883×1323), tulip (952×1866), tulip border (4149×1233)