Since today is a Friday, I typically shy away from technical blog posts, So here is something intended to be humorous. I was searching for a relative I have not been in contact so I typed in her name on Facebook. I found a few people with the same name but not her. I was amused at how many people had the same name. So I decided to try my own name. Here's what I found on the other Scott Sheppards:
National Scott Sheppard Day is November 8
This is a tribute to a sophomore at Eisenhower High School from years gone by. Apparently current students dress like this Scott Sheppard on this day every year. Attire includes khaki pants. By pure coincidence my wife, Sheryl, and I celebrate this day as our first date was on 11/08/1975.
The Scott Sheppard Appreciation Society
Here's a guy who makes unhappy people feel better. He has a fan club of 50 members.
Dr. Scott Sheppard
In the 80's when I was working on my masters thesis in computer science, I would run across these publications by an astronomer named Scott Sheppard. He has made some great discoveries. Oh to be an astronomer.
The night is clear.
When the stars appear,
I recite their names.
The farthest lights
Only now arrive
Wonder how they've changed
Freedy Johnston, "Farthest Lights," Blue Days Black Nights.
So then I tried Autodesk Labs Software Architect Ben Cochran. Here's what I found on other Ben Cochrans:
Elect Ben Cochran mayor of Worthington
This group has 104 members that would like to see this Ben Cochran become mayor of a city in Ohio.
I like the IDEA of ben cochran
This is a very exclusive group of 11 members who "were there that faithful night when I say things without thinking, and ben cochran finds them funny."
Ben Cochran and Abby Kitchener are the Best Parents Ever!
"This is for all the cool kids of family 11 who think that Ben and Abby are the best parents!" Though this is a different Ben Cochran, this one might actually apply to our own Ben.
You should try this with your own name. You might be surprised.
Keeping the topic light on a Friday is alive in the lab.