Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.


  1. Holy sh*t ! Does this mean you’re o-fficial now? It’s about time.

    But I’m also completely confused. All these years I have been assuming your avatars were you.

    • They’ve been the Giants’ closers: first Brian Wilson, now Sergio Romo. I couldn’t grow beards that full if my life depended on it.

      • Ohhhhh……. shows you how much I watch baseball. Good to see you ‘in person’.

      • When I first saw you and Jaybird both, my assumption was that Jaybird had somehow stolen your beard (and several others, by the looks of things).

        In fact, I am starting to suspect that Jaybird has some sort of Highlander Beard, vanquishing other beards on its quest to become the One Beard To Rule Them All.

        • My beard sleeps with one eye open just knowing that Jaybird’s beard is out here somewhere.

          • If you wake one morning, and fire up your browser to see a recent photo of Chuck Norris with his beard missing, be afraid. Be very afraid. At that point there will be no stopping it.

          • You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want my beard on that wall, you need my beard on that wall.

        • I admit to visiting Floyd’s barbershop a couple of months ago.

          “A little off the sides, clean up the edges.”

          I had no idea how much I missed going to a barbershop and saying something like that.

          • The size of my beard is directly proportional to when I have a face-to-face meeting with one of my managers (who all live out of town). I was on a 3-month run until last week and now I’m back to neat and tidy. So upsetting…

  2. I think this qualifies as a “shaggy moose” story.

    A moose once bit my sister…

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