About the Penguin
If you're wondering about the penguin at the bottom of every page (and you must have, because you clicked on it), here's the deal. Penguins are kinda cool (although they are messy). The Linux penguin is kinda cute. And, don't forget about Opus, the penguin from Bloom County.
I'm not obsessed with penguins, but, a long time ago, at a company where I used to work, we "adopted" a life-size inflatible emperor penguin named "Tip" (The Inflatible Penguin) . Tip became a mascot for a project that we were working on, and I became the "keeper" of Tip. The president of the company donated the bow tie and cumberbund, seen in the picture of my office at the time, below..
Since I was Tip's keeper for so long, the penguin at the bottom of my web page sort of became a tradition for me. By the way, the emperor penguin is the largest of the penguin family. They stand about 4 feet tall, and weigh up to 90 pounds. The current population of emperor penguins is about 350,000. The female lays a single egg after a 63-day gestation period. Interestingly, the male keeps the egg warm during the following two-month incubation period.Here are some places where you can learn more about penguins: Tux on the Run, a fun arcade-style game on my site.
For those of you curious about Tip, he was orignially sold as a product in a retail chain called The Nature Company. Tip came in a box marked "25x46 Giant Inflatable Emperor Penguin", SKU - 879338. Several people have asked me where they can find one, and as far as I know, The Nature Company is no longer shipping new ones, but there are still some available for sale in certain store locations.
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This site last updated 5/24/2010.