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Tony Northrup, a Boston-area network security consultant, developed his interest in home automation after renting an apartment where every light was controlled by pulling a string. Tony turned to home automation products to add light switches without needing to hire an electrician or cut into the drywall. Tony later bought a house and now uses computers to control and monitor virtually every system in his home: electrical, home theater, security, even plumbing. Tony's wife, Erica, ensures that his home hacking projects are user-friendly and reliable, while his cat, Sammy, mangles every project within paw's reach.

Eric Faulkner's love affair with technology began as a child with his first electronics project kits from Radio Shack. In his early teens, a friend's Texas Instruments TI99/4A introduced him to computers and programming, thus sealing his fate as a lifelong geek.

Professionally, Eric's experience is diverse. He worked for a voice messaging pioneer in the 1980s. He spent three years in the Army working with nerve agents. He designed fully automated manufacturing facilities for the precast concrete industry. Then he went to college.

These days Eric makes a living as a technology consultant and systems engineer. He also finds time for writing, teaching, and editing. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Alyssa, their daughters, Amanda and Lily, and the girls' grandparents, Will and Jean.

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