Jacques Barzun: the Cheerful Pessimist



BlaiseP is the pseudonym of a peripatetic software contractor whose worldly goods can fit into an elderly Isuzu Rodeo. Bitter and recondite, he favors the long view of life, the chords of Steely Dan and Umphrey's McGee, the writings of William Vollman and Thomas Pynchon, the taste of red ale and his own gumbo. Having escaped after serving seven years of a lifetime sentence to confinement in hotel rooms, he currently resides in the wilds of Eau Claire County and contemplates the intersection of mixed SRID geometries in PostGIS.

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  1. Avatar Michelle says:

    I had no idea Jacques Barzun was still alive. He was a brilliant scholar and historian. May he rest in peace.Report

  2. Avatar BlaiseP says:

    Apropos to nothing: It’s moving day chez BlaiseP. Finally found an apartment I like.Report