Pleased to meet you.

I'm Jonathan Burns, resident of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; born 1949, having a various career in software and tutoring, and now set on returning to the workforce after a period of leisure and study.

My major interests are physics, mathematics and programming languages. In particular, I am interested in computer graphics and geometric software.

On this site I will be exhibiting some of my writing and software projects, especially exercises in desktop publishing from the Linux platform. Free software DTP tools for Linux are now on a level of power and usability with their Mac and Windows equivalents.

As portfolio pieces, I will be taking my projects and essays from my recent M.Sc. in Astronomy, and resetting them as DTP exercises, using especially Inkscape SVG drawing, and Scribus layout.

I also keep a LiveJournal where I will be uploading some essays, mostly on science fiction and comics.

Expect to see a slow and steady development of the content here, with a growing series of helpful examples.

Fluid 960 Grid System, created by Stephen Bau, based on the 960 Grid System by Nathan Smith. Released under the GPL / MIT Licenses.