Here I rank some of my friends in approximate order of how much I
like their web pages. If they don't have web pages, well, forget it!
Brian Potetz -
Brian's web page is great because it's filled with these
incomprehensible animations that he made in Matlab. Don't miss Eigendance,
which is related to my lambdadance page, I
Sophia's web page
has the best background images of any web page.
Laing Taylor's web page will only work in Internet Exploder. Her web
page is mysterious, honest, and unfinished—just the way I like it.
Ryan Kelly has a
pretty much totally rad page especially wrt sax solos.
has a pretty cool page. The most important part to visit is Adam's
Haircut Page where you can put different styles and colors of
hair on his head.
Adam Goode knows
a lot of stuff about things. You'd expect his page to reflect that but it's
mostly about his work, except at the bottom where it just says, Please
enjoy this message.
Mike Murphy is my
brother, whose web page is filled with programs that I wrote, so that's
Heather's page has
lots of good drawings.
allows you to go "Down to Smagill Rock," primarily to see his puzzles
page. The Legend-of-Zelda icon for "Links" is a good one, too.
thinks being in grad school is about standing in fields or farming or
something, but he gets extra web points for the Twelf wiki.
Braunstein has one of those sites with lots of .
Mark Albert has a pretty
boring web page. But his old one I dug up on geocities.com is more
Twigg would have you believe that someone in 1883 wrote a
newspaper dedicated to his existence. But be careful not to
cut your fingers on any broken links.
Kliger has a pretty good web page, especially since he has
See especially the illustration of the Curry-Howard
Isomorphism. You can rest assured that each and every one of
his pages is XHTML 1.0 compliant.
Deanna Rubin is quite
notorious. And good at Boggle.
McMahan would have a better page if his photo gallery included
P. Brighten Godfrey
has a web page as part of the "Big W Consortium".
Creed used to have a pretty cool site called functor.org. I guess he's grown out
of that, so the only cool thing on his web page now is the output of
which I guess records whatever he plays on his keyboard and puts it on
the internet. I need one of those for my guitar. (Actually now Jason's
page has lots of cool stuff if you dig a little bit and avoid the
says I won't want to link to her web page because it is way boring.
But it is far from being the least interesting here... (Note: this
ellipsis is not intended to indicate that the following page or pages
are the least interesting here. These pages are listed in
approximate order of favoriteness. If I wanted to indicate that the
following page or pages are the least interesting, I would use a more
ad hoc ordering whereby the least interesting pages are for some
reason right in the middle of the list, and then also I would use a
colon, not an elipsis.)
web page is devoted to photographs of the three primary elements of
nature: snow, water, and grass.
Moira's page gets
bonus points for having reviewed my novel. But that sticky double-d in
the URL always trips me up!
Neel's web page
is tree automata 24/7.
this close to having a rotating animation of pictures on her
page, which would have been killer.
Neal Martin once had a
really smashing web page, but now it's just a sad memory. Good sk8r
picture, though, and I'm not just saying that because I took it!
has a fun game called Guess Which Indie Rocker Has Sung These Words
and Then Reload And Try Another on his web page.
Artigas chose a really funny picture for his web page, but
that's about the only reason to go there.
page looks suspiciously like his undergrad advisors'...
My new officemate William Lovas's web
page is totally bog standard now, and has corresponding plummeted in
the rankings. You can however see his vastly superior old internet
Holy crap, Charlie
Smart's new page is even boringer!
Also noteworthy for their minimality are pages owned by Sabrina Haskell
TILT hackers Derek
Leaf Petersen, and
Dave Swasey have
pretty utilitarian web pages. Joe Vanderwaart's is
more exciting because he has a Java Towers-of-Hanoi count-up to the
faux beginning of the 22nd century and a bunch of pictures of penguins.
I know Kevin
Bierhof is German and everything, but I almost just fell
asleep while looking at his page.
Amit K. Manjhi,
and Kaustuv Chaudhuri
and Chris Casinghino
all have totally boring web pages.
Zessa Birbaslo is way into computational
Now, some cool faculty members at CMU whom I've interacted with
to various degrees:
Bob Harper is the
most persuasive teacher I've ever had, and Karl Crary is a Type
Theory wizard. Frank
Pfenning always makes logic seem so simple, and Dave Touretzky usually
tries to keep me out of jail.
(now at Stanford) is extremely cheerful, and makes armies of cheerful
robots. Jim Morris
invented lazy evaluation and is the Morris in Knuth-Morris-Pratt.
Manuel Blum is the
coolest absent-minded genius at CMU. Andrew Moore makes me care
about stuff I never thought I'd enjoy, like Bayes nets.
Here are some causes I support: American Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Software Foundation, Creative Commons, Wikipedia (I am an administrator!).
A good way to procrastinate but feel productive is Project Gutenberg Distributed
Here are some tools that rule: mlton, firefox, emacs, putty.
Here are some good TV shows: Space Ghost: Coast to
2021 , Pokémon, Mission Hill, Iron Chef.
Here are some good confusing websites: wwwwwwwww.jodi.org , seizure robots, world's smallest website, Super Bad.
Here are some non-links to things that suck: perl, C++, xfig, comcast, LaTeX, starbucks,
monotype, ITC, Actionscript, vomit.