E D Skinner

Edward Draper Skinner’s career took him around the world writing and teaching software for embedded computers. (Those are the ones that land airplanes, stop your car, and keep a patient alive during surgery.)

He retired from that at the end of 2014 and began working his way through an accumulated list of Things I Always Wanted To Do But Couldn’t. Some were completed in short order and a couple were struck off as impractical or no longer of interest.

But a handful have engaged him ever since. Ed now writes, reads, plays with the family labradoodle, watches classic film noir, and wrestles with the world-wide-web.


EDSkinner.net is Ed’s writing website. It describes his fictional works.

FYI: It is a static page website. It uses Hugo not Wordpress.

Several domains–flat5.net, ed-skinner.net, and ed-skinner.com–redirect here. (I’d like to have “edskinner.com” as well, but someone beat me to the punch and they’re now squatting on it hoping I’ll fork over a bunch of money to buy it from them. But that ain’t happening, Bucko!)

Flat5.net was Ed’s first website. It used hand-coded HTML content on four pages in 2001, added blogs in 2004 with Wordpress, and in 2023 most of its content was transferred to EDSkinner.net.

Look Around

Use the menu (far above), the links in the footer (below), and the ones you’ll find on most pages to explore the website.

Thank you for visiting, and Ed looks forward to hearing from you via the Contact page.


EDSkinner.net debuted in 2023, and includes content from the author’s previous website (flat5.net redirects here).
Comments and suggestions are welcome where enabled and via the Contact page.

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