What is a Mentat? You need to brush up on your Frank Herbert then. Mentats were human computers that served the great Houses of the Lansdraad.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Can I just say...
...that I hate those Vytorin ads that show pictures of food and then people dressed up to look like the food? They creep me out like those Anne Geddes photos where she dresses up babies to look like flowers.
I used to be a Technical Specialist on a U.S. Department of State contract. That meant that I got paid to travel to far-off, exotic locations and work on the computers in US embassies and consulates worldwide. Now I have transitioned to a much more challenging one. I am a biometrics system administrator working for Northrop Grumman (you know, the folks that bring you the B-2 bomber and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers) in Iraq. The base where I am deployed used to be an Iraqi Air Force base. Just before the war started, the Iraqis buried most of the planes in the sand. That's me in front of an Iraqi MiG-29 Fulcrum! (Click on the pic for a larger version.)