Hello, I'm Jim Bumgardner, a Los Angeles-based hacker, musician and all-purpose jack-of-some-trades.
I do software wizardry at Disney Interactive Labs, formerly DIMG Innovation / Digisynd. I created the Whitney Music Box, the Wheel of Stars, the Wheel of Lunch, other things involving wheels. Also The Palace, Cheese-Toast, and numerous other software creations. I co-wrote the book Flickr Hacks. I give away puzzles and blog infrequently at Krazydad.com. I make free puzzles, including sudoku, killer sudoku, kakuro, mazes, and thousands of other puzzles. I've worked for Time Warner, Yahoo, Topspin and others. I sometimes host open mics at Jones Coffee Roasters in Pasadena. I was briefly Mayor of the North Pole.
I have diverse interests which aren't always easily categorized. You can read about a few of them by clicking on the links below, or reading my blog.
I've had this website since the mid-90s. It is somewhat cluttered, poorly coded, and generally out-of-touch-with-the-times. Consider yourself warned!
|Computer-generated Art||Kaleidoscopes||Photo Mosaics|
|Computer-aided Magic||Computer Chess||Information Theory|
|Artificial Life||Tunguska & Shamanism||Lexicons and Language|
|Spinning Wheels||Flash and Actionscript||The Processing Language|
|Athanasius Kircher||Musical Mathematics||Search Engine Optimization|
|Bubbles||Unicorns||And a whole lot more...|