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User since: Apr 18, 2001 at 11:23 UTC (23 years ago)
Last here: Apr 17, 2024 at 00:48 UTC (6 hours ago)
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The new silly hat picture: Yes, I'm doing an impression of a garden gnome. It's a really warm hat, being made of wool, knit and then fulled. I need to find a picture of me in a blue tunic and the hat...

Caption from old picture: That's me in the middle (the fat guy in a Far Side T-shirt) between my wife (on the left) and a friend, Julie, whom we got together with in Tallinn, Estonia. That's the old city in the background. Oh, Julie is a tablet weaver, too... imagine that!

Caption from old picture^2:

That's me doing tablet weaving (the tablets are hiding in my hands), I don't dress that way in my day job (except for Halloween, where I wore pretty close to what I am wearing in that picture.).

Pursuant to the Unitarian Jihad, I am also known as The Spikey Mace of Quiet Reason. (see Unitarian Jihad Name Generator)

My Unitarian Jihad Name is: The Spikey Mace of Quiet Reason.

Get yours.

ObPerl: I have a Perl module that helps me design patterns...

Life is good at's nice to have a job that is fun.

See scratchpad for resume. Email for other details.

I use Perl for my hobbies (heraldry, gaming) as much as for work. I've got some proto-modules that chart tablet-weaving patterns, process heraldic information (SCA context), and work with Traveller based stuff.

Just for giggles and yuks: ravioli railguns

More giggles and yuks: Skippy's List - the 213 Things Skippy is No longer Allowed to do in the U.S. Army.

...on HTML (so-called) email:
email that says "click here" makes as much sense as pressing food against your forehead in the hopes you will gain sustenance thereby

Seen in the ChatterBox:
jZed: on the "right to throw a punch" theme, I like - "a non-smoking section in a restaurant is like a non-peeing section in a pool"

I'm gonna see about getting a button made with this on it...

XP changes

Just so Detonitejkva can say "I'm looking at your house" and not be just making stuff up:,+Bowie,+MD&t=k&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=38.963953,-76.762077&spn=0.001281,0.001888&z=19 edan keeps track of monks whose taste in Whisky runs to the Islay side of the force...I'm listed there, but his list only covers the Islays...

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