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User since: May 29, 2000 at 10:28 UTC (20 years ago)
Last here: Oct 26, 2000 at 22:52 UTC (19 years ago)
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Email me here.

I have had the username Ozymandias for nine years now. In that time, people have assumed that it comes from a comic strip; from the Egyptian pharoah Ramses II; and others assume my real name must be Ozzy and I simply picked a variation on it.

A few get it correct; I selected the name from the poem "Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley. The full text of the poem is at the end of the node.

I can almost always be found hanging out in #perlmonks on Slashnet; drop by and let me hit you with a trout. <G>

I am a systems administrator/IT manager by profession. Email me for my resume if you might possibly need one in the Seattle area.


I may be a sysadmin by day, but by math class (at least for redmist) I'm a world-saving Space Monkey, apparently. What's a space monkey? Ask redmist. At least I get a cool spaceship shaped like an egg. neshura got a pair of pseudogloves... which are kinda cool, really, but, um... what's a pseudoglove? And how is it different from a regular glove?

Am I also a monkey? Will redmist draw in landing gear in time to land? Will the Space Monkeys defeat the dastardly J Crench before his fiendish ham radio plot succeeds? What the heck is a pseudoglove, anyway?

Beats me. Why don't you ask redmist?

Space Monkeys


Ozymandias

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear --
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.'

-- Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1819


Geek Code Block

I'm not sure WHY this is here, other than that someone actually wanted to know why I didn't have one, so I fiddled with it for a while.

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