Seamus, Jedi Knight Hello, I’m Bart Lantz, I’m a programmer/geek living in Denvercityville, Colorado. I live here with my accordionist husband and our two cats. I ride bike everywhere. Colorado is great for that: you can commute by bike 11 months out of the year! I enjoy creating free open source software. I run Ubuntu Linux on my personal computers. My editors of choice are Emacs and Vim, yes, both! I love reading and occasionally writing: I’ve completed National Novel Writing Month twice now.

My Red Bike

This website is part blog, part grimoire of various computer incantations.

Here are some top 10 lists and, more importantly, a few cat pics.

my favorite board games

Bigwig, cat Gamer

Bigwig considering his next move in Gaia Project

  1. Concordia
  2. Hansa Teutonica
  3. Brass: Birmingham
  4. Heaven & Ale
  5. Troyes
  6. Gaia Project
  7. Great Western Trail
  8. Yokohama
  9. Clans of Caledonia
  10. Root

my favorite novels

  1. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  2. Ubik by PK Dick
  3. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  4. Snowcrash by Neal Stephenson
  5. Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet
  6. Emma by Jane Austen
  7. Watership Down
  8. the Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks
  9. At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill
  10. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  11. The City & the City by China Miéville (must stop…)

And now: moar cat!!

Seamus, cat Detective

Detective Chief Inspector Seamus McGraw

Favorite Paintings

Favorite Movies

  1. 7 Samurai
  2. the 7th Seal
  3. the 3rd Man
  4. wizard of Oz
  5. Breathless
  6. Waking Life
  7. T2
  8. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  9. Blade Runner
  10. Aliens

Favorite Programming Languages

  1. Elixir
  2. Clojure
  3. Scheme
  4. Ruby
  5. Go

Elixir Logo Clojure


Bossy Girl, looking into distance and one last love...

Bossy Girl crossed the Rainbow Bridge a couple years ago, she is deeply missed.