Code, nerd culture and humor from Greg Knauss.

Observation #1: Toddlers like to push buttons.

Observation #2: Most electronic equipment is not designed with random button pusing in mind.

If you double-punch the little power nub on the front of a newish HP computer, it shuts down. I didn't know this until Tom -- one and a half years old, and as uninterested in reading manuals as I am -- discovered it while playing at my feet one day.

Hi there! My name's GREG KNAUSS and I like to make things.

Some of those things are software (like Romantimatic and Buzz Clock), Web sites (like the Webby-nominated Metababy and The American People) and stories (for Web sites like Suck and Fray, print magazines like Worth and Macworld, and books like "Things I Learned About My Dad" and "Rainy Day Fun and Games for Toddler and Total Bastard").

My e-mail address is I'd love to hear from you!

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