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Five Things

When I saw Jim was bitten by the Five Things tag (see The Curse of Being Demonstrative) I had a sinking feeling. I read his post slowly to stave off what I felt certain: he tagged me.

I could be a curmudgeon and ignore it, but I’ll go with it.

Five Things You May Not Have Known About Me:

  1. I sing around the house almost constantly. The louder the better. My kids ask me to stop. Unless they’re both around, in which case one asks me to stop and the other asks me to continue.
  2. Perhaps the most incredible sites I’ve seen is the tomb of Nefartari in the Valley of the Queens. The beauty of it moved me deeply — more so than any other art (visual, aural, etc.) that I have experienced.
  3. My first published writing was in 1985 for 80 Micro on how to produce tones from a TRS-80 speaker using a mix of BASIC and assembly with poked machine code. They paid me $125!
  4. I lived in the co-ops at Berkeley. My buddy David says that it was basically a fraternity for hippies, but he was a bit off. One of the worst things you could say about someone in the house was that he or she was being “uncooperative.” That word was not used lightly.
  5. I used to have quite long hair — down to the middle of my back.

And now to share the curse: John T. Powers, Steve Gillmor, Cori Schlegel, Chad Williams, Savas Parastatidis.

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    Jim Benson wrote @ December 29th, 2006 at 1:09 pm

Okay, I already knew three of these things. And there was no nudity.

I am, however, glad that at last someone has tagged Nefartari.

    Robert W. Anderson wrote @ December 29th, 2006 at 1:56 pm

I told you that the first things that came to mind wouldn’t go on the blog.

Anyway, you may know these things, but most people don’t. Also true that most people don’t care to know these things about me.


    Jim Benson wrote @ January 5th, 2007 at 10:01 pm

In late 2007, I’ll launch the 25 things meme.

    chad wrote @ January 9th, 2007 at 5:52 pm

those berkeley co-ops are humorous, in soooo many ways.

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