May 23, 2009 (3 of 4)

May 23, 2009

“I am going to wrestle that iPhone out of your hands and shove it down your throat.”

May 23, 2009 (4 of 4)

May 23, 2009

But, see, it wasn't at all about what Keith was wearing. These were just innocent pictures taken after commencement...

Strange how these were the only four pictures I took.

May 23, 2009 (1 of 4)

May 23, 2009

In celebration of the Class of 2009, enjoy four final pictures to discover what Keith wore to commencement.

May 23, 2009 (2 of 4)

May 23, 2009

I don't think he realized I took the first picture. He obviously knew I was taking this picture but was too far away to strangle me.

April 13, 2009

This is the end.

I had thought about posting this last week, but then I feared some might see it as a practical joke based around death and resurrection.

It's unfortunate (yet understandable) that Keith does not like having his picture taken. It's very unfortunate that Keith sees blogs (and Twitter) as wastes of time. It's also unfortunate that the alternatives to daily pictures of Keith have taken me more time than I'd like.

Plus, this blog was always going to die in May anyway. (It's unlikely that one of the replacement faculty will want to take this over.)

All of the pictures (plus a few extras) are available as a "What is Keith wearing today?" photo set at Flickr.

April 8, 2009

April 8, 2009

One particular alumnus asked Keith if he would please consent to having his picture taken a few more times. Keith agreed to one more picture. Enjoy.

April 7, 2009

Keith has agreed to have his picture taken one more time. (Yesterday's photo does not count since he was "accidentally" in it.) This is due to the request of one alumnus who asked for more photos, and Keith "graciously" agreed to have one more photo taken.

So there's no photo today. I just wanted everyone to know how "gracious" Keith is.

April 6, 2009

April 6, 2009

Fire alarm means we all leave the building. And yes, this happened today.

April 3, 2009

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This was at the retirement reception for Larry Nyhoff in May 2004. There's also a back-side shot:

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April 2, 2009

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This is from the 2005 Software Engineering final presentations.

April 1, 2009

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This was at the first CS Picnic in 2007.

March 31, 2009

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This was at the 2002 MATH/CS Picnic. (Bonus points for identifying the other people in the photo.) Here's what Keith ate that day:

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March 30, 2009

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This is a picture taken in September 2001. I wonder what one learns by looking at the first picture taken for this blog.

March 20, 2009

March 20, 2009

Now he's quadfurcated! I believe I've reached the limit of this recursion using this approach.

March 19, 2009

March 19, 2009

Feel free to copy-and-paste this into a comment:


Dear Mr Frens,

Just who do you think you are trying to pass off this photo as being the WKWT photo for March 19? I read this blog every day, and I know for a fact that this was not posted on that day. In fact, the data in the photo (as revealed on Flickr) says that it was taken on the 20th. Just because you claim to have a "serious cough" is no reason to take a day off. Obviously you took this picture on your own MacBook, and don't you dare try to claim that you didn't use your MacBook all day.


My apologies in advance of these complaints.

March 13, 2009

March 13, 2009

We've gone way off charter now. This is now "What will Gary be installing over spring break?" (Answer: a larger, faster RAID array.)

Next week we'll get back to Keith himself.

March 12, 2009

March 12, 2009

March 12, 2009

The blog has morphed from "What is Gary wearing today?" into "What is Gary driving today?".

March 11, 2009

March 11, 2009

Gary dresses up to add students to csforge.

March 10, 2009

March 10, 2009

Gary is amused that I get an "action shot" just before a department meeting.

March 9, 2009

March 9, 2009

Our guest star this week is our sysadmin Gary "no Novell for us" Draving.

March 6, 2009

I call this "fun with Picnik".

Here's what Keith's jacket would look like olde tyme:

March 6, 2009

An infrared scan reveals that the jacket is very, very cool:

March 6, 2009

Finally, this is Michigan, and so it's good to know what it'd look like in a snow storm:

March 6, 2009

March 5, 2009

March 5, 2009

When I see this contribution from Kyle Adams, I imagine: "Vander Linden. Keith Vander Linden." honk! honk!

March 4, 2009

March 4, 2009

John Van Enk has been reading too much xkcd.

March 3, 2009

March 3, 2009

Courtesy of Peter Kraker comes a world where Keith wears vests.

March 2, 2009

Keith Obamicon 1

A question we ask each morning. But more succinctly:

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The acronym is courtesy of Kyle Adams: What is Keith Wearing Today?

The Obamicons courtesy of webicon.me, a service provided by Paste Magazine.

February 27, 2009

As I predicted, Keith wearing his suit jacket. See previous pictures to imagine what it must be like today.

Remember: send Keith a kind email today to let someone (it doesn't have to be me) take his picture so that we can all know what he's wearing each day. If there's little response to this email call, Keith's heart will harden that much more.

Next week: fan art.

February 26, 2009

Keith is wearing a blue collared shirt today with gray, pleated pants.

Prediction: he will wear his suit jacket tomorrow.

He is unimpressed with our response so far. But, tomorrow is the day we speak up. Prepare a kind email this evening that asks him politely to reconsider his decision. Then send it tomorrow afternoon.

February 25, 2009

Keith is clothed today. He is wearing brown boat shoes with dark socks. His pants are a black denim, and his collared shirt is a light red. (I want to say a dark salmon or fuchsia, but others tell me it is more red than that.)

If only you could see it for yourself in a photograph.

Idea: on Friday we send Keith kind emails explaining what this blog has already meant to us all for these few short weeks. Perhaps he will reconsider over the weekend.

February 24, 2009

I assert that Keith is wearing nothing today. He is teaching all of his classes today naked. He will attend a department meeting this afternoon nude. He rode his bike in the buff.

I can assert all of this because he will not let me take his picture today, and until you have photographic proof, how will you know the truth of my assertions?

Adding to our tragedy, Keith has forbidden me from taking a picture on any day in the future unless there is an outcry from the Keith-wearing community which sufficiently moves him. Rudeness will only strengthen his resolve. Snide comments will be met with equally snide rejoinders. Even complements and well intentioned pleas will only raise his expectations of outcry.

When the goalposts can be moved by an opponent, who can expect to win? Answer: those who play a different game.

February 23, 2009

Resistance has greatly increased. Difficult to find this afternoon. Settling for picture of jacket.



February 23, 2009