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Hello, I'm Jim Bumgardner, a Los Angeles-based hacker, musician and charter member of the Society of Dilettantes.

I current make software at Disney. 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 semi-annually at Krazydad.com. I make free puzzles, including sudoku, killer sudoku, kakuro, and mazes which are enjoyed by inmates of correctional institutions, bored ladies, the idle poor, and retirees the world over. I've worked for Time Warner, Yahoo, Topspin and others. I play Gymnopedies and other piano music every other Saturday morning at Jones Coffee in Pasadena. I studied music composition years ago at CalArts. I was briefly Mayor of the North Pole.

In short, 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.

This website has been around since 1997, and I haven't maintained it actively in years. Much of the content herein, therefore, is out-of-date. Consider yourself warned!

Computer-generated Art Kaleidoscopes Photo Mosaics
Music Computer Chess Information Theory
Magic Tunguska & Shamanism Lexicons and Language
Artificial Life Birds Books
Spinning Wheels Flash & Actionscript Processing (The Language)
Puzzles Sudoku Mazes
Athanasius Kircher Musical Mathematics
Bubbles Unicorns And a whole lot more...

If you would like to send me an email, address it to jbumnull@nulljbum.nullcom. If you are trying to sell me something, I will probably ignore your email. If you do not know me personally, and you call my phone, I will be unsympathetic.