A couple of week’s ago, my old boss from my days in the RenderMan group, Tony Apodaca stopped into my office with a bit of memorabilia from our shared past: a caricature of me drawn by Pixar artist Jeff Pidgeon that was used in the credits section of Pixar’s Typestry product that I worked on in the early nineties. 90% of the people that I know at Pixar have never seen me with the long hair, I remember getting rid of it in preparation for a job interview that I had on October 25th, 1994 at Silicon Graphics. How do I remember that day? After the interview, I had my very first date with Carmen, who would turn out to be my wife.
Gadzooks, I’m glad I don’t have to deal with all that hair anymore. The top photo is still in our company directory, I should really update it. 🙂
Addendum: SGI would go on almost a continuous skid after that. I stayed at Pixar, and we went on to make lots of cool films. It seems I navigated the nexus of decisions surrounding that day rather well.