In addition to his primary profession as a writer and technical consultant, Michael is the founder of Stalefish Labs, an entertainment company specializing in games, toys, and interactive media. When not glued to his computer, skateboarding, playing hockey, or watching movies with his wife, Masheed, Michael enjoys hanging out by his koi pond.
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--Michael Pastore, ePublishers Weekly
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--Bob Reselman, Amazon.com
--James Pyles, Linux Pro Magazine
--JR Peck, Slashdot.org
--Jacques Surveyer, Keep an Open Eye