Russell J.T. Dyer

Writer & Editor

the works and musings of a writer in new orleans and milan, italy • Updated: Oct 11, 2013 • hits: 3121 for site today; 1 for page this week

Reader & Bookseller

On Kindle

Last December I bought an Amazon Kindle to begin to understand how one uses electronic books and the like. It took me awhile to get around to dealing with the software to format one of my books for Kindle, but I’ve finally done it. To start, I’ve added a Kindle version of my novel, In Search of Kafka to Amazon. If you’re prone to reading books in electronic format and have a Kindle, please consider purchasing my novel. It’s a fun read. If you do buy it, please let me know if you discover anything off with the formatting: it’s my first e-book.

posted: jun 13, 2011

Writing a MySQL Tutorial

A few weeks ago, I began writing a tutorial on MySQL. It’s coming together quickly. I’m already up to two-hundred twenty-five pages. Give me another few weekends and I’ll be finished and ready for tech. review. Since MySQL Replication has been going so well, I’ll self-publish this new book when it’s done. So watch for it in a few months.

For now, I’ve put together a mock up for the book cover. I used a photograph of a kingfisher chick and altered it in Adobe PhotoShop to make it look like a colored pencil drawing. Please let me know how you it looks to you.

posted: feb 26, 2011

My Books

Below are a few of my books that have been published and are still in print. Click on the book cover image to go to a site where you can buy each book.

In Search of Kafka

This is my first novel. It’s what I call a hi-tech comical thriller. It’s not about Kafka, incidentally. It’s about a computer programmer who inadvertently breaks into a Starbucks’ computer server and gets into trouble as a result. Throughout the novel he’s being hunted by Homeland Security.

MySQL in a Nutshell

This is a reference book (the second edition) which I wrote on the computer database software, MySQL. It’s not an interesting read, but it’s useful if you’re a MySQL software developer. If you’re interested in this topic, you should also check out my web site on MySQL Resources.

MySQL Replication

This particular book on MySQL Replication is a tutorial and a reference book which I wrote on the subject.