Welcome to Chris and Janet's rockin' retro home page.

Why 'indri'?

The indri is the world's largest lemur, and is found in Madagascar. Some European explorer went to Madagascar, where a local citizen pointed at an animal and said "Look! Look!". Only they said it in Malagasy, of course, so the explorer heard "Indri! Indri!" and thought that was the animal's name.
These elements, an exhortation to look and miscommunication, seem altogether fitting for the web. Thus www.indri.org was born.

We can't tell you much more about these animals, but you can find factsheets with photos from the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center. Here is also a very old list of lemur links.
There is more info, and a page of links, at the Duke University Lemur Center.


Jesse drew an indri for us. You can visit his website at www.slowwave.com. Tell your local paper to publish his strip!

us

Chris works at The University of Pennsylvania as a software developer. He is currently working with Java, including the Struts framework. From May 1996 to September 2003 he was a database administrator at CuraGen Corp. Before that he did sales support for cell phones and pagers, soldered circuit boards, sorted mail, banged his head against the Axiom of choice, and dabbled occasionally in theater.
These days, he does most of his theater dabbling at The Stagecrafters, in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Janet, on the other hand, gets her fill of technical work as an editor of biology and medical papers. She is former webmaster for the Connecticut Botanical Society, and is active in several Philadelphia-area botanical groups, including the Philadelphia Botanical Club, the North American Rock Garden Society, and others.

pictures

In ancient days past, I set up a few series of pictures. The pages are set up to load one picture at a time. I tried to crop the photos and minimize file size for those of you with slower connections. If you are friend or family, I can send you a link to my account at Flickr for more recent photos.
If you want a copy of the original digital photos, or if you have photos you would like me to post, just send an email to Chris (pictures AT indri dot org).
Don't email the photos! I'll get in touch with you.

Here are some pictures of Chris's family in Wisconsin,
and here are not so recent anymore pictures of Janet's family.

Here are trivia pictures from the 36th annual trivia contest (2001) at Lawrence University. Our team, Jabberwocky, has played in the contest for over 25 years. In 2001 we were one of two teams to answer the 'super garruda', the 100 point question at the end of the contest. We finished in 4th place (out of 65 or so).
There are a few Thanksgiving 2000 pictures mixed in with these trivia pictures.

Here are trivia pictures from 2000. I played the 2002 contest over the web, and have no photos of me sitting by my computer surrounded by junk food. I still have the AIM transcript of my chats with Jon, but it's probably not worth posting. I have a few photos from 2003-4, but I'm too lazy to post them. We look older than we did in 2001 (but we're aging gracefully).

This is an example of the effects of trivia.

Just for the heck of it, I've still got the pictures of our house in New Haven here. We now live in the Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia.

There aren't really more pictures here. But go ahead and click anyway.

Chris's stuff

Some thoughts about the void,
and some thoughts about sound (revised Jan 15, 2001 - make your own aleatoric music!).

links

No homepage would be complete without links. We have found these sites interesting or amusing. Enjoy!


The content of this site, such as it is, is copyright 2000-2009 by Chris Sarnowski, unless otherwise noted. If you find a way to make money from it, I'll hunt you down.

I am perpetually reorganizing the site at an agonizingly glacial pace, so you may find that some old links or bookmarks break. Sorry.

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