I just wanted to say hello, is all. I’ve been lurking since the mid '90s, though I can also skulk, and occasionally sulk.
I’m really jazzed that my first question was answered by Gabriela! Just as good as Cecil if you ask me.
So a little about myself. I have exactly 2 kids, and I’m also a Mormon living in Texas. So that has to be some kind of minority, I think. Not enough for government assistance, I suppose. Happily married. I also like chocolate, but I doubt that helps my enrollment into any kind of minority special interest group. It’s probably just as well, judging by the size of my gut.
Oh, and I feel that all the proof of God’s existence you need can be seen in the design of a springform pan. I mean, come on: airplanes and and Legos and the internet are really good designs, but obviously marred by the flaws of mankind; lobsters and antelope and 7-banded armadillos are beautiful to behold but there’s plenty evidence to suggest they have evolved that way. But a springform pan, oh-ho! A springform pan is freaking brilliant. Look at how well its shape holds the most divine of desserts: the Oreo-crusted strawberry fudge cheesecake.
But, if I were to get onto some kind of socio-political soapbox, I would suggest that, in a world where we can’t seem to keep from beating up on each other, trying to get evolution out of our schools should be the least of anyone’s concerns, I don’t care how literally you take the Bible, it still says don’t beat up on each other. I would, actually, suggest that very thing, but politics bore…oooh! Shiny things over there!
So let’s see… Music: Billy Joel rocks, but now that he’s retired I need someone to fill the piano rock void in my life. Computers: Python rules, PHP sucks, and nothing scales in an enterprise better than Legos. Food: this is weird, diet Dr. Pepper actually does taste more like regular Dr. Pepper. Recreation: I’m ashamed to admit it, but Grand Theft Auto is a pretty fun game. Travel: anyone been to Kwajalein? Art: a more talented singer than Paul, but Paul composes music like a man posessed. Lame obscure references: sure, I like them, but…ooooh! Shiny things over there!
And someone really needs to put up a website describing Vernor Vinge’s Zones of Thought in lurid detail. I’d do it, but I have to be at work in half an hour.
I also have a killer Weird Al quote for my signature block, but it appears I can’t automatically put one in. Oh well. :smack: