Gary McGath

Filk and Other Music Design Notes
File Formats Blog Atlas Shrugged movie
The Book of M'Gath Notes of a "Retired" Consultant
The Evil Counsellor's advice list Book Reviews
Fanfic My articles in The Freeman
Good businesses Evil businesses


Atlas Shrugged

My review of the 2011 movie of Atlas Shrugged, Part I.

Filk and Other Music

Filk music is the folk music of science fiction fandom. It is often performed at science fiction conventions, and several conventions each year are dedicated exclusively to filk.

The Periodic Fan Table

A layout diagram of fan tables at a convention may resemble the usual diagram of the Periodic Table, and such a thought can only lead to trouble.


Two pun-filled Harry Potter spoofs, "HP and the Programmer's Printer" and "HP and the Eye of Tripoli," in which Hugh Packard learns the truth behind his Mundane upbringing, enters Bugwarts School of Computing and Programming, and faces the threat of Lord Petitmol. "Prolog in Heaven," in which God confers with his software development team of archangels on the biggest project ever.

File Formats Blog

A blog for data geeks. The permanent URL for this blog is

An unofficial website with information about the Ledgewood Hills Condominium Association.

The Freeman

All the articles which I've written for The Freeman are available online.

The good and the bad

Some favorite local businesses of mine and a few warnings about various sleazy operations you may encounter.

Notes of a "Retired" Consultant

Reflections on almost twenty years in my own business, and advice for those entering the field.

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Blasphemous cartoon

Notes, etc.

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