Phillip Windley was the first professor I had that I really liked. Prior to his arrival at the University of Idaho the C.S. Department was mostly populated by folks who couldn't program their way out of a wet paper bag. I worked for him for a year doing research on HOL. Was fun.
Anyway, he was linked from Slashdot today. I'm name-dropping.
I think the only other time someone I knew was slashdotted before was Chris Toshok last year after he was raided by the government.