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Credits About the Author Scott MacHaffie ( is a programmer. He learned to program in 1980 and has been getting paid for it since 1987. He has a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science, from the University of Washington and Portland State University, respectively. He has studied Human-Computer Interactions and User Interface design for many years. He specializes in GUIs for scientific, engineering, and math applications and is currently working on Maestro, a GUI for chemistry applications, at Schrödinger, Inc. ( Before that, he worked on geometry software at Saltire Software ( Scott writes games for Palm OS devices as a hobby. He and his wife are learning to speak Irish Gaelic. Scott also teaches aikido when he can get a break from his twin boys, and he is knowledgeable about early Celtic, Irish, and Scottish history. Contributors The following people contributed their hacks, writing, and inspiration to this book: · Jen Edwards, affectionately known as the "PocketGoddess, is the founder and Ed- itor-in-Chief of (, a web site devoted to handheld news and reviews of all kinds. Launched in 2001, the site covers Palm OS, Windows Mobile, smartphones, Apple iPod, and mobile gaming devices such as the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP. As a PalmSource Champion she has authored four Expert Guides to Palm OS software (Life/Time Management, Project Management, Religion: Christianity, and Education: Students) that can be found at She is also a member of the Palm OS User Council, where she acts as a "voice of the user" to Palm OS platform licensees. Jen is a Staff Writer for Brighthand ( and a freelance writer for a variety of print publications, including Laptop, Computer Power User, and CE Lifestyles magazines. · Jeff Ishaq ( is a software engineer and writer living in Santa Cruz, California. He is the author of Treo Fan Book for O'Reilly, and has been xv