I am a recent doctoral graduate of the Carnegie Mellon University
Computer Science Department. I have finally replaced my lame picture with a
half-way decent one. It is from June of 2004 and was taken when my wife and
I were on vacation in Great Britain. This particular picture is from Bath.
In May of 2003, I was graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a
PhD in Computer Science. My dissertation is A
Programmer-Oriented Approach to Safe Concurrency.
In May of 1996, I was graduated from Brandeis University and awarded a
BA in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics.
More information on my research can be found on my academic web page
and on the Fluid Project home
My first contribution of original material on the World Wide Web was
HyperText Version of The Poems of the Day. The structure of
this particular section of my pages is very outdated. One of these days
I’ll fix it to be HTML 4.01 compliant and to use cascading style sheets.
In any case, it evolved out of a in-joke among my friends during our
time at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland It is
basically a bunch of really silly and badly written poems that we blamed
on a fellow named Rev. Xmos. (Fortunately, he didn’t mind.)
The rest of my original contributions come from the fact that I take
my television viewing very seriously—maybe too seriously.
But, hey, someone has to take an interest in these things. Or maybe
they don’t; I don’t worry about it too much, it is just
something that I do, and other people seem to think it is useful. In
any case, I have compiled loads of information about the
“little” three US television broadcast networks: Fox, UPN, and The WB. This includes episode guides
for the UPN programs Platypus Man and Pig
Sty, the WB program Unhappily Ever
After, and the Fox program Pauly.
Okay, let’s face it, you probably only care about whether I have
links to cool stuff. I’m not offended by this: I don’t usually look at
what personal web pages say either. If I can’t find anything
interesting to click on, I usually find a different page to
look at. So here are some interesting things that you might want to
Documents that prescribe the governance of the jurisdiction in which I live:
Here are some other interesting political documents:
- Constitution of the
Confederate States of America
- Interested historical document. It's very similar to that of the USA, but has a few
interesting deviations and innovations. (From US Constitution.net)
Articles of Confederation
- The original constitution of the USA. It does not get a lot of attention these days. I was
14 before I had ever heard of them, and did not actually find a copy of them until I was an
undergraduate. (From Majority Whip Tom DeLay)
- The Constitution Resource Center
- More information and links about the Constitution of the United States of America.
- The Electoral College (PDF)
- Interesting overview of the operation of the Electoral College.
- A New Bill of No Rights
- Basically, you do not have the right to make me pay for your stuff.
I like to listen to music when I'm at home relaxing. My collection
includes mostly speed metal, death metal, punk rock, and hardcore.
Unfortunately, there aren't that many speed metal bands around anymore,
although Century Media seems
to have a lot of good metal bands, and a butt-load of free MP3s.
- Drink the Blood
- The official home page of late-’80s death metal band Blood Feast.
- GWAR/Slavepit Enterprises
- The offical web site of those Scumdogs of the Universe.
- The official web site of ALL and The Descendents.
- Twisted Sister
- The official web site for those SMFs from New York. These guys were my favorite
band for a long time. I don’t listen to them very much anymore, but I still have a
soft spot for them.
More TV-Related Stuff
- The Lurker’s Guide to Babylon 5
- The name pretty much says it all. Just about everything you ever wanted to know
about the PTEN/TNT series Babylon 5, its TV movies, and spin-offs.
- The Farnsworth Chronicles
- Read about the inventor of television. I think it is appropriate to have this here to
complement my other TV-related pages.
Comics and Other Wackiness
- Comic about engineer and cubical dweller, Dilbert. Seems like everyone
has a link to this these days.
- Dr. Fun
- The home page of Dr. Fun, an Internet cartoon much like The Far Side. Started
way, way back in 1993.
- The Church of the SubGenius
- Smoke some frop with Bob, and maybe he’ll let you into his excrameditation chamber.
- Fun with Grapes
- I’ve always intended to try this myself, but I’ve never gotten around to it.
Also check out Strawberry Pop-Tart Blow-Torches.
- The T.W.I.N.K.I.E. Project
- If you liked the above, you’ll love what these bored graduate students did.
Institute of Standards and Technology FAQ: When does daylight savings
- I can never remember when daylight savings time begins or ends, so
every March and October I’m constantly checking this site. Yes, I
know it is regulated by the Department of Transportation, and the
official time is kept by a clock controlled by the Navy, but the FAQ
entry is at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. I
interned there for five summers starting after my Junior year of high
school. It is ten minutes from where I grew up. I’ve seen the
thingy that measures the output of the doodad that generates the
- U.S. English
- Organization that promotes the adoption of English as the official language of the U.S.A.