The character of Lazlo Hollyfeld in the film Real Genius may have been loosely based on a real person: Chuck claims to be a fairly normal inventor at a large audio equipment manufacturer. But in 1972, Chuck lived in the tunnels beneath Caltech’s student dormitories. Soon thereafter, he moved into the misty realm of Caltech… Continue reading Caught in the net, “Real Genius” edition.
Sometimes I get reminded that being in a fraternity in college was not just about having a supportive bunch of guys around to look after me when I was drinking, and a nice spot to crash on the couch and watch a very large TV set. Sometimes, like Peter’s wedding, it involves genuinely being reminded… Continue reading “Lawyers behaving badly.”
As of Friday, February 10th, I am no longer working at my old position at USF. I was am actively looking for a new position – preferably in the San Francisco Bay Area – and appreciate any leads. My resume is available as a pdf document or as html. There are more versions available here,… Continue reading I’m looking for a job.
Sounds like a bad comic book, right? But via BoingBoing.net, we find that they’re stars of the NSA children’s outreach site. They have comments on changes to the site, but in general, I’m just baffled and astounded(*); that they HAVE a ridiculous comicky children’s site to begin with. (* I was going to say “hornswoggled”… Continue reading It’s Crypto Cat and the Crypto Kids!
…and 51% of this country really voted to let this guy be second in line to the (metaphorical) big red button? Cheney Accidentally Shoots Fellow Hunter WASHINGTON – Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and injured a man during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, his spokeswoman said Sunday.
FROM:PRNCSS. L ORGANA DEAR friend. I AM PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA ONLY SURVIVOR OF THE ROYALFAMILY OF ALDERAN (ALDRN). I AM MOVED TO WRITE YOU THIS LETTER, THIS WAS IN CONFIDENCE CONSIDERING MY PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCE AND SITUATION. I WAS FALSLEY IMPRISONED UPON THE IMPERIAL BATTLESTATION (“DEATH STAR”) WHEN MY PLANET WAS HIDEOUSLY DESTROYED AND ENDED BY… Continue reading One for the Star Wars fans…
Kos on the SOTU address: Bush had two BIG initiatives yesterday, it seems — a blue ribbon presidential commission everyone will ignore to produce a report no one will read, and, more dramatically, the banning of that scourge of Western civilization — the human/animal hybrid. Why he didn’t propose the banning of giant mutant spiders… Continue reading “Why he didn’t propose the banning of giant mutant spiders…”