Where are the groupies?

So the Ziff Davis DevSource website has been doing interviews with “.NET Rock Stars” and an interview with yours truly went up today. In it you can find out all kinds of random esoterica about what I think about programming and other such things. I’ll also be hanging out in the forum this week, so feel free to drop by and say hello!

The whole “rock star” thing makes me think of my “if I was in a rock band, what would it’s name be?” name. When Andrea and I were on our honeymoon, we toured a good chunk of Southern Spain and we visited a lot of cathedrals. One thing that I noticed was that a large percentage of the “Madonna with child” statues (and, no, I’m not talking about Lourdes) had a common problem – somewhere along the line, the head of the baby Jesus had been lost. So after about the 10th or 11th baby-Jesus-with-missing-head statue, it occured to me that it might make a good rock band name: “Hello, Seattle, we’re Headless Baby Jesus and we’re here to rock!”

It’s got the right mix of offensiveness, irreligiousness and obscurity. But maybe it’s a good thing that I have absolutely no musical talent whatsoever…

One thought on “Where are the groupies?

  1. Karl

    we share a hobby 🙂

    I own an atari 2600 with 60+ games, a TRS80 and a sega master system (the original 8 bit). I sometimes have to beat on the sega to get it working. Dungeons and Daggorath was by far the best game (TRS80)..I’ve even recently played the windows remake (http://nitros9.stg.net/daggorath.html). I used to program basic on the TRS..but I was really young and didn’t know what I was doing. Examples came with the instruction manual and I’d just type them in and enjoy seeing them run.

    The other cool thing are my atari cassette games. I have about 10 games on tape (cassettes) which you put into a tape player, and it has a cartridge you put into your atari which plugs into the headphone jack of the tape player…and the games played.

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