MLH


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Contact Information


I am reachable via IRC on the Openprojects Network- the most wholly remarkable of IRC networks. I usually lurk on the LUG channel (#lug) as 'larva'. The 'larva' nickname is a relic from younger days.

Here is a phonetically encoded electronic mail address (encoded because I loathe spam): emm aitch ee ell ess ell ee why at linux dot ucla dot edu. If you have trouble reading that, you can blame my grasp of english phonetic representation, and contact me via IRC.

My mailing address and telephone numbers are classified information.


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Pictures



Here I am, in all my geekish glory:

Me hacking away in the UCLA LUG Lounge

Note the distinguished beard I am currently sporting. I'm sure to win many fashion awards at UCLA for it. Unfortunately, spending most of your time in front of a computer doesn't give me much face time with the admiring public.


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Media Preferences


I like several flavors in my media- cheese, noir, science fiction, and some action. Here's specific stuff I like.
  • Computer Games
    Myth I and II
    Marathon I,II, and Infinity
    Quake 3 Arena
    Urban Terror (A Q3 Mod)
    Maelstrom
    Eric's Ultimate Solitaire
    Civilization: Call to Power
    Black and White
    Chiral
    Giants: Citizen Kabuto
    Myst, Riven, Myst III: Exile
    Galapagos
    Tribes 2
    Robosport
    Scott Adams Adventures
    Sim City 2000
    Neverwinter Nights
    Half Life 1&2
    Halo
    Freeciv
    Freeciv
    Nethack
  • Movies
    Brazil
    Memento
    Lord of the Rings
    Resevoir Dogs
    Akira
    Princess Mononoke (nearly anything by Hayao Miyazaki)
    Shrek
    End of Evangelion
    Ghost World
    Wallace and Gromit (Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave)
    Chicken Run
    Evangelion: Death and Rebirth
    Blade Runner
    The Matrix
    Pi
    The Dune Miniseries
    Dune
    Blue Velvet
    Lost Highway
    Planet of the Apes
    Soylent Green
    Fight Club
    Blue, White (foreign)
    Ghost in the Shell
    Gladiator
    Starship Troopers
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    Saving Private Ryan
    Dr. Strangelove
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Requiem for a Dream
    Trainspotting
    Bowling for Columbine


  • Books
    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and JRR Tolkien in general
    Dune (series)
    Rama (series)
    Goedel, Escher, Bach
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Schroedinger's Cat
    The Illuminati Trilogy
    Both of Orson Scott Card's "Ender" series Neal Stephenson's:
    • The Diamond Age
    • Snow Crash
    • Cryptonomicon
    • In the Beginning There Was the Commandline
    • Zodiac
    The Stainless Steel Rat The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Music
  • Television
    Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Twin Peaks
    The Simpsons
    Futurama
    The Prisoner
    The Twilight Zone
    Star Trek (except Voyager)
    The X Files
    News Radio
I also generally enjoy watching foreign films, anime, documentaries, and (in sports) the Olympics.


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School


I recently finished attending school at UCLA. Somehow, along with acquiring many classes good towards one Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and Engineering, I have managed to acquire significant experience with computers in general and Linux in particular.


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Humor


Here is some humorous stuff I keep online:
Poo Pets - the best source of scatlogical humor money can buy
A silly ode to graph paper. Funny Process Listings (ok, they weren't funny at the time...