Thanks so much for letting me join in the ranching, Dirk! I'm on the "trailhead" this week - in Sydney, Australia - so there might be a little delay in my replies.
To answer Jan's question, we are one and the same. Amazon's site likes to put two author names on a book, so they've put me in twice. Of course, once their site has an entry, it's very difficult to get it changed... it took almost 3 months to convince them that the book title was "Robust Java" rather than "Applied Java Platform Exception Handling". Such are the challenges of working with the publishing industry...
Best wishes, Steve
P.S. Thank you for the warm welcome, Ernest and Horatio. And thanks very much for the drink... the latte is great!