Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Five things you may not know about me...

Paul tagged me, so here goes:

  1. I wrote a successful program to stop the Code Red worm. Unlike anti-worm worms, it only affected infected computers. As a result, I appeared on TechTV's The Screen Savers. Do I really sound like that? I was pretty nervous. They asked if they could film me chained up acting like a mad man for a commercial break promo, but I declined.
  2. Back in high school, I wrote a real time, free-directional 3D rendering engine in Turbo Pascal with inline assembly language. I wrote one demo of a rotating spaceship (it looked kind of like the ship on Stealth) and another with a giant room you could walk around in and look all directions; the room looked like a sewer and even had an animated stream of slime running through the middle. Shortly thereafter, 3D graphics cards debuted and invalidated all of my hard work. Maybe I'll see if I can track down the 3 1/2" floppy when I'm back home for the holidays.
  3. There's a mountain named after my family in Missouri. Kind of like The Waltons.
  4. I'm a polydactyl. I was cripplingly self conscious of my scars when I was a kid but don't care too much nowadays. I wonder if I could type faster if I still had my extra fingers. Weird, huh?
  5. I played Tommy Cliffert in my university's production of The Cover of Life. We practiced hours every night for six weeks. I dressed as a sailor. I held the only male role, and I practiced the kissing scene with every woman in the cast.

Enough about me. I hereby tag Sam, Keith, Cedric, Mike, and my mom.


Blogger josh said...

now those are some interesting facts.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Floyd said...

You coulda been a contenda!

"MIAMI—Florida Marlins pitcher Antonio Alfonseca dominated the MLB in appendages for the ninth straight year, finishing the 2005 season with a league-leading 12 fingers."

(Sorry. Having a cold and being up at night makes me weird.)

4:50 AM  
Blogger Rob said...


these are several things that I didn't know about you.

5:25 AM  

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