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Sam Jacoby
Sam Jacoby committed Oct 20, 2013
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title: Computer Sciencist Professors Websites Suck
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Yep.
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title: Computer Scientists Websites are Terrible
summary: And they don't give a damn.
date: 2012-10-17 23:25:44
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I've always taken pleasure in the fact that the websites of most computer scientists are abysmal. This is because they write them themselves and they don't give a damn what you think.
A growing selection:
[David Brooks]( http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~dbrooks/ )
[Tim Berners-Lee]( http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/ )
[Brian Kernighan](http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~bwk/)
[Donald Knuth]( http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~uno/ )
[Guido van Russum]( http://www.python.org/~guido/ )
[Dennis Ritchie]( http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/dmr/) *in memorium*
[Richard Stallman]( http://stallman.org/ )
[Ken Thompson](http://www.cs.bell-labs.com/who/ken/)
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summary: A brief survey of those that are important, and a compendium thereof.
date: 2013-03-30 14:53:44
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title: Motorcycles: Bikes for Nice People
summary: In which the respective cultures of bicycling and motorcycling are examined.
title: Motorcycles.
summary: Bikes for nice people.
date: 2013-09-16 07:37:22
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In a fit of consumptive vigor, I picked up an old Honda motorocycle this summer. A classic, a Honda CB500. I can't quite say why, except that I've been an enthusiastic bicyclist for many years, and this seemed a natural progression. A motorcycle is just a big bike. With a motor. That goes 100 mph.
## Bicycle Shops
Does anyone like them? I consider myself in their core demographic, at least, mostly: I'm white, bearded, some would say scrawny, I say pleasingly lithe (*swoon*). Walk into a bike shop anywhere across our fine nation, you'll see people who look like me, the carless, the vaguely eco-conscious, the righteous, the pseudo-vegetarian. And the bizarre thing--more often than not, these guys are assholes. That's certainly not always the case -- there are some fine stand-outs: Quad Bikes, administered by a fair crew at Yon Harvard. And I once spent a pleasant half-hour at Gurkin's in New Orleans.
Does anyone like them? I consider myself in their core demographic, at least, mostly: I'm white, bearded, some would say scrawny, I say pleasingly lithe (*swoon*). Walk into a bike shop anywhere across our fine nation, you'll see people who look like me, the carless, the vaguely eco-conscious, the righteous, the pseudo-vegetarian. And the bizarre thing--more often than not, these guys are assholes. That's certainly not always the case -- there are some fine stand-outs: Quad Bikes, administered by a fair and erudite crew at Harvard. And I once spent a pleasant half-hour at Gurkin's in New Orleans.
A devestating memory from my childhood, or at least, from my adoloscense, was going into a "professional" bike store with my father. He, the consumate biker (or so I thought), was so dismissed, so...blah blash.
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date: 2013-03-23 23:06:49
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It's difficult to write this without confessing some personal detail that most people would be better off without.
I love wool, that naturous (I mean that) fiber, thick with the sweat of animal longing. I first learned of wool in the annals of the Rivindell Reader--now, I believe, defunct in the printed editions. Ostensibly a catalogue, it was more an almanac. Grant Peterson compiled a compendium of aphorisms, as expressed through an artfully curated selection of bicycle-related products.
They were expensive, but I ended up with a fine wool undershirt. It was made in New Zealand or Australia, or some home of handsome long-limbed people. Though it was an awkaward blue-purple, I never took it off. And what a marvel it was.
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The first time I read Delmore Schwartz's classic, "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities," I felt like I'd been clubbed in the head. So simple, so lucid, so precise. It's an antidote to a kind of foggy-minded adolescent angst that a lot of short stories (especially by young people) trends towards--certainly any of my own efforts. He's got some other great ones too, "America, America!" I maybe should've printed that one--actually, definitely.
The first time I read Delmore Schwartz's classic, "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities," I felt like I'd been clubbed in the head. So simple, so lucid, so precise. It's an antidote to a kind of foggy-minded adolescent angst that a lot of short stories (especially by young people) trend towards--certainly any of my own efforts. He's got some other great ones in the collection of the same title, too, "America, America!" I maybe should've printed that one--actually, definitely should've. Anyhow, read it.
This project took a while to get going. For one, the story is still under copyright. [New Directions][0] graciously gave me permission to reprint it. Such permission isn't always forthcoming. (I tried getting in touch with Bruno Schulz's estate at some point to see about printing some of his work, but I didn't have much luck.)
I worked with [Linn Meyers][3], who furnished the fantastic images, and [Morris Dickstein][morris], who wrote a thoughtful afterword about Schwartz. Dickstein published his [afterword in Tablet][1], if you'd like to take a look. Admittedly, I also got in touch with Lou Reed (or at least, his agency), but I didn't make a whole lot of progress. Then I saw the new [New Directions][2] edition of the [collected stories][0], pretty sweet! I give myself partial credit.
I worked with [Linn Meyers][3], who furnished the fantastic images, and [Morris Dickstein][morris], who wrote a thoughtful afterword about Schwartz. Dickstein published his [afterword in Tablet][1], if you'd like to take a look there. Initially, I also got in touch with Lou Reed (or at least, his agency), but I didn't make a whole lot of progress. Then I saw the new [New Directions][2] edition of the [collected stories][0], pretty sweet, with *his* foreword. I give myself partial credit.
Titling in 20th Century cast by the [Swamp Press][], and text set in Bembo at [The Press and Letterfoundry of Michael & Winifred Bixler][foundry]. Printing on Mohawk Superfine. Bound by the ever-immaculate [Sarah Creighton][4].

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