is classic geek nerd. Computer Science degree, interest in operating
system, overuse of the words "open source" and "linux".
And though there is no proof, it is believed he also owns a skateboard
and a camoflagued laptop.
hours he battles the evil that is Fisher Stevens, he resides at
hack the planet,
a minimilist weblog that represents geek nerd perfectly, right down
to the blue links. When fighting evil, he enters every combat situation
reciting his mantra, the Hack
the Planet Manifesto.
is the man who coined the phrase "The 3' to 5' degradation
of yeast mRNAs is a general mechanism for turnover that requires
the SKI2 DEVH box protein and 3' to 5' exonucleases of the exosome
complex.". Which says it all, really.
When not boring
the hell out of his collegues at the Department of Molecular and
Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona, he bores the hell
out of people on his weblog.
Just how boring can he be? Just take a look at his wishlist
on Amazon. Though there is potential there; leatherman, cats, gimp.
Is there something John's not giving away?
is a woman trapped in the sordid world of programming. And loving
it. With the classic geek nerd design in full swing, Dinah makes
her readers dazed and confused by employing red links, showing off
the grrrrrrl the dwells within.
distraction is Inkspot Books, an online bookstore that died and
then was revived. Dinah made a pact with the
devil to resurrect it, selling her soul in the process. But
she doesn't care, because she knows she can just as easily pick
up a new one on eBay.
You could easily
argue the best thing about metascene
is the way it automatically closes the Tripod
popup box. And you'd be right, of course. Another geek nerd site
with a geek nerd design. Which means when Fred Pyen moves domain
his one cool feature will be gone. Unless he includes a popup box
that automatically closes itself down on the new site as well.
other great passion is Charles
Bukowski. Afterall, they're so similiar. Charles Bukowski is
a combination of Edward Dahlberg, Henry Miller and Jack Kerouac,
while Fred Pyen is classic geek nerd. Jesus, they could be twins.
is responsible for keeping two ideas alive: the yellow-on-black
Web site design, and the memepool
karma idea. John wrote every piece of code on metajohn
himself, which is explains the yellow on black design. He's such
a k00l h@k@.
You had better
not mess with John's karma system. For John has mysterious powers
over the forces of nature, and if you fuck with him, you can bet
your sweet arse he'll fuck with you. Remember that, as the irresistable
urge to click that karma button twice niggles your trigger finger.
You have been warned.
tagline is "we hack fast". Which makes little sense. There's
only one fasthacker, Nelson Tai, and there are no hacks, fast or
otherwise. So the tagline should probably read "I don't hack",
and the site name should be "nohack". But that wouldn't
be nearly as geek chic.
Nelson's portrait, he
hasn't moved from computer screen for about four months, which was
when the leporasy set in. His latest challenge should be to hack
himself a new nose. In ASCII.