Results for tag: people

Death Metal Grandma

Death Metal Grandma follows the story of 96 year old Holocaust survivor, former WW2 spy and famous songwriter Inge Ginsberg as she decides to pursue a new career: Death Metal.

Published on the 31st of October, 2018 Read full post

Slomo: The man who skated right off the grid

Dr. John Kitchin quit a medical career to pursue his passion: skating along the boardwalk of San Diego’s Pacific Beach. He calls himself “Slomo.”

Published on the 13th of February, 2017 Read full post

Hunter S. Thompson links

A couple of Hunter S. Thompson links featuring Johnny Depp and Ralph Steadman.

Published on the 22nd of February, 2005 Read full post

Amazon DevCon - Rael Dornfest.

Several well-known technologists and software developers were invited to an internal conference for the development staff at headquarters this week. Most corporations would close an event like this to outsiders, which is what Amazon has done also. The major difference being that they’ve been blogging highlights of the talks to the rest of the world via the Amazon Web Services Blog.

Published on the 21st of January, 2005 Read full post

Monkey Methods: Bill Gates Strikes a Pose for Teen Beat Photospread, 1983.

Bill Gates probably cringes significantly when he remembers this photo spread [archive link] where he nonchalantly flips his floppies at the camera for a 1983 edition of Teen Beat magazine.

update: Snopes identifies these photos as publicity shots from 1985. That makes it even worse.

Linked on the 20th of January, 2005 Details

Shaun Ryder: The Agony and the Ecstasy

I just watched this fly-on-the-wall documentary about Shaun Ryder. I didn’t realise he’d fallen that low. As this article puts it, by all rights he should be dead now.

Linked on the 23rd of February, 2004 Details