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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Name Dropping

Detroit Steve sent me a copy of a stupid little book called Iterating Grace by Koons Crooks, a pseudonym. It's written in an entertaining style, and it's short, it probably won't take more than five minutes to read it. It drops a bunch of names, some of which pertain to stuff that might actually be interesting. Herewith are those names in the order I came across them.

Luca Albanese. There is a person with that name on IMDB.

Uturuncu, a volcano in Bolivia

Pixelon, a dot-con. Famous for their extravagant launch party. Not to be confused with the Spanish digital animation company.
Silicon valley startups in the late 1990's:

Smoot, a Bernese mountain dog

Waffle House, Inc., is a restaurant chain with more than 2,100 locations in 25 states in the United States. Most of the locations are in the South, where the chain remains as a regional cultural icon.
There do not appear to be any on the West Coast or in New England.
Waffle House Interactive Map
These states do not have any:
  1. Alaska 
  2. Hawaii 
  3. Washington 
  4. Oregon 
  5. California 
  6. Idaho 
  7. Nevada 
  8. Montana 
  9. Wyoming 
  10. Utah 
  11. North Dakota 
  12. South Dakota 
  13. Nebraska 
  14. Minnesota 
  15. Wisconsin 
  16. Iowa 
  17. Michigan 
  18. Maine 
  19. Vermont 
  20. New Hampshire 
  21. Connecticut 
  22. Rhode Island 
  23. New York 
Kansas & Illinois only have a few. The ones in Kansas are all near Kansas City. The ones in Illinois are all near St. Louis.

Truckee & Denver
Nellie Bowles - Re/code reporter

Chris Sacca, Silicon Valley venture capitalist.

Pearl Jam - Even Flow - 1991

Vannevar Bush
Head of US military R & D during WW2.
Deep by James Nestor

Chez Panisse Vegetables by Alice Waters
Steve Jobs is mentioned. He get's no picture here. He is already too famous.

Twice the Llama (Llama Song by Burton Earny)

Vicunas are not Llamas, but I thought this stupid exercise needed a little leavening.

The book includes a bunch of (images of) idiotic, handwritten quotes, purported to come from these people. They are all either venture capitalists or they live in that world:
Update February 2018 replaced missing Llama video.

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