is a large and diverse site created and maintained by John Walker, co-creator of AutoCAD and founder of Autodesk, Inc. A few sub-sites have been mentioned here over the years, but there is plenty to explore -- ranging from free computing utilities, science tools, a diet plan, original fiction and educational texts, to a page on RetroPsychoKinesis
: influencing the past with your mind.
posted by ewagoner
on Aug 8, 2003 -
The Ballad of "John Walker's Blues"
Not long after Lindh pleaded guilty to aiding the former Afghan regime, maverick country-blues musician Steve Earle
released a controversial ballad, "John Walker's Blues," that has infuriated the American heartland with lyrics like:
We came to fight the jihad, our hearts were pure and strong/We filled the air with our prayers and we prayed for our martyrdom/Allah has some other plans, a secret not revealed/Now they're dragging me back with my head in the sack to the land of the infidel.
posted by laz-e-boy
on Jul 22, 2002 -
The Hacker's Diet
has been around for a while (since 1991), created by John Walker
, one of the founders of Autodesk. There's no major gimmick, just eat less than you burn. What it does offer, though, is a handy way of keeping track of your true weight using a weighted moving average, that helps dampen the oscillations of your daily water input & output. The author made Excel charts at first, but now he offers a version for the Palm
. Happily, it works on even my ancient, wussy little Palm Pilot Personal edition (512K memory). I've been using it for about a month, and lost about ten pounds so far. Your mileage will almost undoubtedly vary.
posted by beth
on Jul 17, 2000 -