Author Archives: J.S. Harbour

About J.S. Harbour

Author of books on programming and game development.


  The Kickstarter  experience was a good one. It showed me that there was a lot of interest in this story without any reasonable advertising on my part. I have since continued to work on the novel, almost daily, and have made serious progress on it for completion in a few months. Then, I will […]

An Hour of Code

I support the Hour of Code initiative launched by President Obama and backed by Bill Gates and hundreds of other people. It’s a great idea to inspire the next generation of computer science students! Teaching programming to beginners is what I have devoted over 10 years to by writing programming books for beginners. With titles […]

A Little Gaming Nostalgia

I bought an album by the catchy but now-defunct 10,000 Maniacs with Natalie Merchant. Blind Man’s Zoo took me back to the 1988 World Series game. The Los Angeles Dodgers were led to victory against Oakland by Orel Hershiser. It was an extraordinary game for Hershiser who did his best to keep Oakland from even […]

Forum is back up

I’m looking into the problem with the database. It began as a DOS-like attack about two weeks ago with escalating bandwidth usage and doesn’t seem to have affected any other services running on this account, just the forum. Hope to have it back up soon but I’m still not sure what’s wrong and won’t know […]

Batman Versus Hollywood

(Michael Keaton with Bob Kane, the creator of Batman) Do you know the feeling when something is nagging at the back of your mind for a long time (maybe even for years) and you just can’t quite get a handle on it? That’s how I’ve felt about live action Batman movies dating back to my […]

Kindle Fire HD 7″ Tablet

While waiting on my pre-ordre of the new Kindle Paperwhite e-book reader, I decided to browse the Kindle Fire HD series of tablets. In retrospect, that might have been a mistake, because I promptly cancelled my pre-order of the Paperwhite and bought a Fire HD 7″ tablet instead. These are my impressions after using the […]