Michael A Stoodt

Blue Ribbon

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: "The CDA, casting a far darker shadow over free speech, threatens to torch a large segment of the Internet community." -- Supreme Court unanimously rejects Communications Decency Act!

The net isn't the only place where They want to restrict free speech: Support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

And yet another example of government anatomical inversion: Cryptography policy. Use your spare CPU cycles to help show Them that 56 bit encryption is an oxymoron:

Crack RC5 today!

Death to animated gifs on the web!

Do I really need to say that this page is perpetually under construction?

AKA "MaS", "your friendly neighborhood system administrator", etc.

SysAdmin for the Computer and Information Science Dept. Unix DECstations Sun stations; campus news administrator; do-er of numerous random things on Macintoshes. I don't do Windows, and I consider Intel Inside to be a warning label (unless it's running something decent like Linux).

Office: Dion 301; Phone: (508)999-8298.

It's pronounced with a long "o" and a silent "d", one syllable which rhymes with "boat".

No, I am not going to include a picture of myself.

Some random quotes I've accumulated, that I've used in my .signature files or that I've found in others'...

Your browser may be able to send mail to me at mstoodt@umassd.edu...

When All the Laughter Dies in Sorrow

When all the laughter dies in sorrow
And the tears have risen to a flood
When all the wars have found a cause
In human wisdom and in blood
Do you think they'll cry in sadness
Do you think the eye will blink
Do you think they'll curse the madness
Do you even think they'll think

When all the great galactic systems
Sigh to a frozen halt in space
Do you think there will be some remnant
Of beauty of the human race
Do you think there will be a vestage
Or a sniffle or a cosmic tear
Do you think a greater thinking thing
Will give a damn that man was here

--- Kendrew Lascelles
--- © 1970 Mediarts Music, Inc
--- used in the album Chicago III

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