Code, nerd culture and humor from Greg Knauss.

I'm driving through Westwood on my way to lunch and came across a Screen Actor's Guild picket line outside of some industry office. They're commercial actors, on strike for the past few months, and they look -- I dunno -- really, really fake. They're a prefect demographic mix of young and old, black and white, man and woman, all coated in with a heavy layer of television-like unreality. They look too good, like the hamburger in fast food spots or the old couple in heath insurance ads. It isn't so much a labor protest as a commercial for a labor protest.

What they need to do is hire some burly, sweaty Teamsters. That's the way to sell labor unrest.

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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