(My hair's longer than hers.)
Families, when a child is born /
Want it to be intelligent.
I, through intelligence, /
Having wrecked my whole life,
Only hope the baby will prove /
Ignorant and stupid.
Then he will crown a tranquil life /
By becoming a Cabinet Minister
-- Su Tung-p'o, K. Rexroth, trans.
I am currently CTO and a Founder of the blekko search engine startup.
I was Chief Scientist of the System Interconnect Group of
QLogic Corporation. QLogic purchased
PathScale, a startup at which
I was a Founder and Distinguished Engineer. At PathScale, I was the system
architect of the InfiniPath InfiniBand HCA. (The Nth generation descendent of InfiniPath, renamed TrueScale, is now owned
by Intel, and is in the process of being added to Xeon cpus.)
Before that, I was CTO of Conservative Computer, Inc.
Before that, I worked as a Technical Director for
High Performance Technologies Inc.
In 1999, I was the tech lead at HPTi for
this supercomputing cluster,
which was the first time a Linux cluster won a conventional supercomputing procurement.
I've even been interviewed by Slashdot about it.
Before that I was a Research Scientist (and head of the applications group)
at the Legion Project,
and designed and built the Centurion cluster.
Before that I was `Technical Staff' in the systems department at D. E. Shaw & Co. in New York.
You gotta love those industry job titles, eh?
Occasionally, I am like this.
I was once a gradual student in
researching general relativistic
Part of my master's research was helping develop the
numerical hydrodynamics program.
I'm a real programmer at heart.
I have used machines at
My hobbies include
Society for Creative Anachronism
(in which I am known as Gregory Blount of Isenfir),
the Trayned Bandes of London,
and Scottish Country Dancing.
I used to play early music with the University of Virginia
Early Music Ensembles -- I currently play hurdy-gurdy, recorder, viola da gamba, (hammer) dulcimer,
double reeds, (plucked) psaltry, and pipe and tabor... next up: bagpipes! I like
play-by-mail (PBM/PBEM) wargames,
I am a proud member of
I am an ovo-lacto
which could be either a hobby or a religion, depending upon how one
looks at it. Here are some pictures
in my photo gallery. If you think you want to be
an apprentice, Master Del has a scary introduction
you should consider. If you think I'm cute, read this
I call myself a
but don't be confused by the media definition of the word.
I deny any knowledge of IRC, or the game Wumpus.
I think that on-line books are cool. Two good places to look are
the Online Books page,
and Project Gutenberg.
On-line magazines aren't quite as cool as on-line books, but there's a good
for them nonetheless.
Tuva is Really Cool.
Finally, everything you say can and will be used against you in
the court of public opinion. See, here's my Google Groups profile.
Credits: Device drawn by Bryan Morgan and Fionn Ban. You see, I asked Fionn to get me some arms, anything
that was a single charge... and he delivered...
I've written or host a bunch of pages not mentioned yet, most of which
are SCA-related. They are:
To aid the cause of free speech, here's a link to
Operation Clambake - The Inner Secrets Of Scientology.
And one to my HP Pavilion dv6110us (dv6000) laptop with Linux webpage.
And, because Google is a bit dim-witted, images of Greg Lindahl.
You wouldn't think I would have to be so persistent, but...
dns-torture. stuff to crawl.
- Books and images:
- The SCA Books Webpages, which includes a list of ~ 1,700 pre-1650 books on the Internet,
- Fighting manuals, including George Silver's Paradoxes of Defense (1599) and Brief Instructions Upon My Paradoxes of Defense (c. 1599),
- Dance manuals, including Caroso's 1581 dance manual,
the 1600 second edition,
Negri's 1602 dance manual,
and The books of John Weaver, Dancing-Master.
- Dictionaries, including Florio's 1611 Italian/English dictionary,
Cotgrave's 1611 French/English dictionary,
the French/English Proverbs within Cotgrave,
and A Concise Dictionary of Middle English
- Music, including
The Music of Thomas Ravenscroft (1609, 1611, 1614),
Thomas Deloney's Works (died 1599),
The ap Huw Manuscript,
and The Cantigas de Santa Maria.
- Cookbooks, including Forme of Cury (1780 transcription of 1390 cooking ms.),
Liber Cure Cocorum (a middle english cooking ms.), and
- The London Country Brewer (1736)
- Les Singvliers Et Novveaux Povrtraicts (lace and needlework patterns, 1606/1587)
- SCA Arts and Sciences Homepage,
- SCA-related publications,
- Index of miscellaneous articles,
- SCA Archery Homepage,
- SCA Juried Merchants List,
And, just for Blekko: Palo Alto, CA, 94301.
Greg Lindahl (firstname.lastname@example.org)