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# encoding: UTF-8
Chris Pressey:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: Chris Pressey
  domain: Cat's Eye Technologies
  description: |
    Hi, I'm Chris Pressey, and I'm a programming language composer.
    
    You can *too* be a programming language composer!
    [[Frank Zappa]] [says so!](http://theshermanfoundation.blogspot.ca/2006/07/art-school-at-sherman-foundation-frank.html)
    
    In truth, I used to be a regular composer — that is, a composer of
    [[Musical Composition|music]] — but I decided that, if I was going to be unappreciated,
    I might as well be unappreciated by a much, much smaller audience.
    (Anyone can listen to music.  Not so many people can program.)
    
    When I'm not composing programming languages, sometimes I compose
    the occasional retrogame.
  old-homepage: |
    Hello! I'm Chris Pressey. [I design programming
    languages](retrospective.html). [Lots of 'em](lingography.html).
    Unfortunately, there's no money in that, so to support my
    three-times-a-day "food" habit I have a day job as a ~~computer
    programmer~~ ~~systems analyst~~ ~~software developer~~ ~~software
    engineer~~ ~~bit rassler~~ ~~cyborg babysitter~~ cable layer in a
    Tinkertoy warehouse.
    
    In addition to languages, I also [write the occasional computer
    game](games.html).
    
    I'm also active in [open-source](/about/opensource.html) development
    (time permitting, of course.) Apart from all the [BSD
    licensed](/projects/bsdl.html) projects at Cat's Eye Technologies, I've
    also contributed to [The BSD Installer](http://www.bsdinstaller.org/),
    [DragonFlyBSD](http://www.dragonflybsd.org/),
    [FreeBSD](http://www.freebsd.org/) (ports),
    [Perl](http://www.perl.com/), [Erlang](http://www.erlang.org/),
    [Ruby](http://www.ruby-lang.org/), and [VICE](http://www.viceteam.org/).
    
    Things I Like
    -------------
    
    -   programming languages (especially [esolangs](../about/esolang.html),
        continuations, [reflection](../projects/refl.html), and abstract
        interpretation)
    -   [theory of computation](../projects/theory.html) (computability,
        [universality](../about/universality.html), termination,
        [rewriting](/projects/rew.html))
    -   axiomatic mathematics (abstract algebra, topology, sometimes even
        (*gakk*) category theory)
    -   8-bit computers ([Commodore 64](../projects/cbm.html), Apple ][,
        Sinclair ZX81)
    -   arcade and video games (too many to list here, so they have [their
        own page](vids.html))
    -   [adventure games](adventure-games.html) (nowadays known as
        "interactive fiction")
    -   [electronics](../projects/elec.html)
    -   music composition
    -   hiking
    
    Things I Could Do Without
    -------------------------
    
    -   [C++](../about/cplusplus.html)
    -   headlong rushes to reduce language research to formal semantics and
        type theory
    -   humourless mathematicians, power-tripping academics, and other lost
        souls
    -   pedlars of profundity (Penrose, Wolfram, Hofstadter...)
    
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1FDWC4EXHC59
    
    7-zip (windows)
    bochs
    colordiff
    cutepdf (windows)
    cygwin (windows)
    dia
    dosbox
    drscheme/mzscheme
    erlang/otp
    filezilla (windows)
    frotz
    gimp
    ghc6
    hugs
    inform
    java6
    lnks
    nano
    nasm
    openoffice.org
    patch
    pidgin
    putty (windows)
    python
    ruby
    scite
    screen
    stella
    subversion
    tree
    vice
    winamp (windows)
    winscp (windows)
    zangband

  see-also:
  - Chris Pressey's Lingography
  - LoUIE
  - "Retrospective: Chris Pressey on Language Design"
  - Tools by Chris Pressey
  - Games by Chris Pressey
  - Chris Pressey's Favourite Video Games
  - Chris Pressey's Favourite Text Adventures
  - Chris Pressey's Favourite Other Computer Games
  - Music by What is this I don't even

# esolangers
John Colagioia:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: John Colagioia
Ben Olmstead:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: Ben Olmstead
  description: |
    Ben Olmstead co-authored [[Wierd]] with [[Chris Pressey]] and [[John Colagioia]],
    as well as advised on the implementation of [[Shelta]].
    Also, Chris met him in person once, in Seattle, WA.
zzo38:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: 'User:Zzo38'
  commentary: |
    zzo38 is actually a minor diety presently stuck on Earth
    due to a malfunctioning rainbow.
    
    Sources suggest that zzo38's Earth name is Aaron Black, and that his True Name was
    revealed to him by an
    [enchanted pillowcase](http://zzo38computer.org/chrono/zzo38/1193887877).
    
    I believe zzo38 is the only individual I know who has their own
    [entry in urbandictionary](http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=zzo38).
Marinus:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: 'User:Marinus'
Phantom Hoover:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: 'User:Phantom_Hoover'
Nikita Ayzikovsky:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: Nikita Ayzikovsky
  description: |
    Nikita designed [[Smallfuck]], which [[Cat's Eye Technologies]] has implemented.
    Also, [[Chris Pressey]] met him in person once, in Vancouver, BC.
ais523:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: User:Ais523
  commentary: |
    Sources suggest ais523's real name is Alex Smith, but that he prefers to go by
    ais523 because it is much easier to pronounce.
Matthew Westcott:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: Matthew Westcott
Niels Serup:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: 'User:Nqpz'
David Chipping:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: David Chipping
Urban Müller:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: Urban Müller
Wouter van Oortmerssen:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: Wouter van Oortmerssen
Jeffry Johnston:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: Jeffry Johnston
Ryan Kusnery:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: Ryan Kusnery
Frédéric van der Plancke:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: Frédéric_van_der_Plancke
Michael C. Martin:
  type: Individual
Gregor Richards:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: Gregor Richards
  description: |
    Gregor designed [[2L]], which [[Cat's Eye Technologies]] has implemented,
    and provided the loophole-finding impetus behind [[Eightebed]].
Alise:
  type: Individual
  description: |
    Alise mistyped "enlightened" as "eightebed" in chat, leading
    [[Cat's Eye Technologies]] to use it as the name of the
    [[Esolang|esoteric programming language]] [[Eightebed]].
Curtis Coleman:
  type: Individual
  description: |
    Curtis mistyped "before" as "befunge" in chat, leading
    [[Cat's Eye Technologies]] to use it as the name of the
    [[Esolang|esoteric programming language]] [[Befunge-93]].
Brian Connors:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: Brian Connors
Catatonic Porpoise:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: Catatonic Porpoise
Daniel Brockman:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: Daniel Brockman
Francis Rogers:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: Francis Rogers
Tslil Clingman:
  type: Individual
  esowiki: Tslil Clingman
Milo van Handel:
  type: Individual
Andrew Turley:
  type: Individual
Steven Goodwin:
  type: Individual

# other programming language designers
# (let's start from the beginning, I suppose)
Konrad Zuse:
  type: Individual

# game authors
Gregory Yob:
  type: Individual
  description: |
    Gregory Yob invented the classic game [[Hunt the Wumpus]], which
    [[Cat's Eye Technologies]] has implemented several times, and on which
    [[Super Wumpus Land]] was based.
John S. James:
  type: Individual
  description: |
    John S. James invented the classic game [[Flip]], which
    [[Cat's Eye Technologies]] has implemented.
Jeff Minter:
  type: Individual

# book authors
Andre Norton:
  type: Individual
Jenny Tyler:
  type: Individual
Les Howarth:
  type: Individual
Daniel Isaaman:
  type: Individual
Douglas Hofstadter:
  type: Individual
Stephen Wolfram:
  type: Individual
Alfred V. Aho:
  type: Individual
Ravi Sethi:
  type: Individual
Jeffrey D. Ullman:
  type: Individual
Thomas H. Cormen:
  type: Individual
Charles E. Leiserson:
  type: Individual
Ronald L. Rivest:
  type: Individual
Clifford Stein:
  type: Individual
Howard Levine:
  type: Individual
Howard Rheingold:
  type: Individual
Richard P. Gabriel:
  type: Individual
Lynn Arthur Steen:
  type: Individual
J. Arthur Seebach Jr.:
  type: Individual
Marvin Minsky:
  type: Individual
Frank Zappa:
  type: Individual
Peter Occhiogrosso:
  type: Individual
Neill Graham:
  type: Individual
Mark Sawusch:
  type: Individual
Tan Summers:
  type: Individual
Ambrose Bierce:
  type: Individual
  wikipedia: Ambrose Bierce
Walter Brainerd:
  type: Individual
Lawrence Landweber:
  type: Individual

# other notable people
Anonymous:
  type: Individual
Rube Goldberg:
  type: Individual
  wikipedia: Rube Goldberg
  see-also:
  - W. Heath Robinson
W. Heath Robinson:
  type: Individual
  wikipedia: W. Heath Robinson
  see-also:
  - Rube Goldberg