Welcome to Michael's Pub. In these pages, you will find the more esoteric resources needed by the creative worker. Writers will find directories of agents and publishers that are accepting submissions. In addition, they will find some suggestions on polishing up their proposals to enhance their chances at success.


Photographers will find everything from recipes for developers to specifications for century-old lenses. There's a little something for everyone.


As a writer of computer text-books, the author of these pages couldn't leave that aspect out. Therefore, there will be much for the aspiring or professional IT person here as well. Learn to carve images from the slack space of a disk image, or learn to capture live memory from a running system. Technology can be fun, too!

Left-brainers are logical, detail-oriented and good at thinking things out. While not totally lacking in a sense of humor, don't expect a lot of standup comedians to be using the left hemisphere as much while they're on the job. On the other hand, the average programmer, digital investigator or database engineer will be well familiar with that side. Left-brainers write books, too. But those books tend to be on the technical side.

Photographers who shoot with the left side are usually fascinated by the technical side. Zone system controls and lens designs are their forte. Left-brained writers give us our technical manuals and detail-oriented fiction. And they truly make the best geeks.


Working with the right side of the brain isn't always easy. Then again, easy isn't a concept that the right-brained person fully understands, now is it? Creative people don't like to follow rules. They press out on their own, regardless of what the masses may say or think. Right-brained people are the ones who write our books, and create our art. Where would life be without them?

Right-brained photographers are more interested in results than in process. They're every bit as happy with a DSLR as a set of fingerpaints. RB Writers are story-oriented with a flair for the imaginative. The best geeks are quite familiar with this side of the brain as well.