New York Systems

I'm David. I live in Astoria. During the day I work at a startup. Other times I visit bookstores.
This blog is my curio collection, sort of. I'll have a place of my own for essays... someday.
The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage is a 1989 book written by Clifford Stoll. It is his first-person account of the hunt for a computer hacker who broke into a computer at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL).

These events are referenced in Cory Doctorow’s speculative fiction short story “The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away”, as “(a) sysadmin who’d tracked a $0.75 billing anomaly back to foreign spy-ring that was using his systems to hack his military”.

The Cuckoo’s Egg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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This Must Be the Place (8-bit Nintendo Version)

Original track by Talking Heads

Remix by apmeehan

Oontz oontz oontz


A Softer World: 1090

(let’s turn those smiles upside-down)

buy this print

Flying Toasters / After Dark 2.0 Screensaver (by Michael Huth)


Wow, we’ve been dating for an entire quarter. Please fill out this self-evaluation. 

"Please rate your satisfaction with the following aspects of our relationship on a scale from 1 to 10, 1 being ‘very dissatisfied’ and 10 being ‘very satisfied’"

Holding a picture of myself holding a book.