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 run 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. I love playing heavy board games.

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 current favorite board games

  1. Troyes
  2. Concordia
  3. Pax Pamir 2e
  4. 1846
  5. Brass: Birmingham
  6. Hansa Teutonica
  7. 1889
  8. City of the Big Shoulders
  9. Great Western Trail
  10. Yokohama

Seamus, cat Gamer

Seamus planning his Vineyard


Bigwig, cat Gamer

Bigwig considering his next move in Gaia Project

Favorite Crime Drama/Mystery Series

  1. Twin Peaks
  2. Prime Suspect with Helen Mirren
  3. Father Brown
  4. Inspector Morse
  5. Shetland
  6. River
  7. Fortitude
  8. Wallander
  9. Trapped (Iceland)
  10. Mindhunter
  11. Broadchurch

Seamus, cat Detective

Detective Chief Inspector Seamus McGraw

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
  12. The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks (must stop…)

Favorite Albums

  1. Five Leaves Left, Nick Drake
  2. Rain Dogs, Tom Waits
  3. Complete Studio Recordings, Mississippi John Hurt
  4. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis
  5. La Pistola y El Corazon, Los Lobos
  6. Getz/Gilberto (feat. Antonio Carlos Jobim), Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto
  7. Blue, Joni Mitchell
  8. Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend
  9. Pink Moon, Nick Drake
  10. The Hottest New Group in Jazz, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross
  11. The Life Pursuit, Belle & Sebastian
  12. The Best Best of Fela Kuti, Fela Kuti
  13. Blood on the Tracks, Bob Dylan

Favorite Paintings at the Met

  1. Wheat Field with Cypresses, Vincent van Gogh
  2. Mont Sainte-Victoire and the Viaduct of the Arc River Valley, Paul Cezanne
  3. The Forest in Winter at Sunset, Theodore Rousseau
  4. Haystacks (Effect of Snow and Sun), Claude Monet
  5. Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses, Paul Cezanne
  6. Oleanders, Vincent van Gogh
  7. Rocks in the Forest, Paul Cezanne
  8. Autumn Landscape with a Flock of Turkeys, Jean-Francois Millet
  9. Island of the Dead, Arnold Bocklin
  10. Still Life with a Ginger Jar and Eggplants, Paul Cezanne
  11. Autumn Haystacks, Jean-Francois Millet

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. Ruby
  2. Elixir
  3. Clojure
  4. Scheme
  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.