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Graduating Guy was president of the Students Against Sweatshops organization at NYU. A strong voice for equal rights, he spoke at many gay rights rallies and almost any other social reform event. Newly graduated, he now works at Andersen Consulting and plans to vote Republican in t...
In case you haven't heard of him, Wopr is a military computer that was prominently featured in the movie Wargames. He was tied into all of the world's major networks, which caused problems since his primary purpose (for some reason) was to wage nuclear war on himself. The brat pack def...
The Transforming Robot is a 20-ft-tall humanoid machine that can turn into an airplane. He used this talent to become a film and television star in the 1980s, but he soon found himself without a job in the '90s. He was excited to hear about XSLT, remarking at the code, 'There's more he...
No one can beat my kung fu style! I don't care if you're a Java programmer, Orc, or both. I'll defeat you either way. The rest of the office is in fear of my l33t programming skills, and my constant Nerf dart gun fights in the office. But I think most of the fear is from the former.
Kris Kringle's history is kind of a mystery. He didn't seem too interested in giving us much information on his technical experience. We know that he started working in Russia, so maybe he knows Cobol or something. Regardless, unlike normal celebrities he is a wise and innocent sage. W...
That's right. I always knew my talent for making unorthodox spiderwebs would come in handy someday. And this past year it really has. I used my talents to save a friend from the ax. And I can do the same for you. Let me explain.
Have you created me just to destroy me? Do your Malthusian curiosities know no bounds? Will your overnight torture sessions, using me mercilessly in your infantile games, ever be brought to justice? I have a good alternate activity for you: do your freakin' job. In fact, I'll help you,...
Hel-LO there! I've started using XML recently, and let me tell you, I CAN'T live without it now! LOL! XML can really help you keep track of your computer files, IMHO. That is, if your computer needs as much organizing as mine does, anyway ;-). If you don't think you need that, ...
Listen up! This is your security chief talking about XML encryption. I better not catch any of you dozing during my speech, because my Laser Pointer is set to stun! I have found that our online databases contain some unencrypted XML information. This is unacceptable!