Below is a collection of tutorials I have put together and my notes on projects that interest me and am working on time to time:
Although shorter that i would like for now, I welcome offers to lengthen this, below is a list to links of reviews of books I have been asked to do:
Contacting me, Alexander Clouter, by email at email@example.com is probably the best way however you need to be aware that I am really bad at replying to emails.
XMPP (aka Jabber) is another way to get intouch with me via Instant Messaging. Find me lurking behind
firstname.lastname@example.org too. For those MSN/Yahoo/AOL/whatever folk, “I laugh in your general direction, muh ha ha”. When you plan on joining the rest of us in the 21st century, do get in touch.
For those curious about XMPP (aka Jabber) you have a large choice of clients ('Psi' is a sensible choice for beginners) to pick from and find a local public Jabber server for you to use on their server list. You might or might not be aware that Google Talk uses Jabber in the background so you can add me to your roster, or if you only have a GMail account that can also be used as it has a built in web based Jabber client. For you Mac OS X weenies you can use Chat with GTalk or of course any Jabber account you have with one of the many open public servers.
I personally would recommend you go for a 'real' Jabber account rather than the Google one as the server you pick (if you pick wisely) can do all your MSN/Yahoo/AIM/ICQ/etc on your behalf. Plus you will get conferencing support and file transfers.
Oh, did I mention it is all free?