Incidentally, this xkcd was the inspiration for the last post, and for this one.
Hi. My name is Matt Parker. I am a 2nd year Master’s student.
All right, so I got cold feet and took my university’s name out. I got cold feet about getting dooced. On the one hand, I’d like to think that any university that would do this to me is a university I don’t want to work for. Conversely… I’m not sure I know of a university that wouldn’t do that to me.
I admit that this is an act of cowardice, but it greatly reduces my Google-ability. Here, let me compensate for it by issuing a hearty on-record “fuck you” to SMU, on behalf of both the Phantom Professor and every SMU alumnus, faculty and staff who will have to suffer the shame of being connected to the George W. Bush Presidential Library.