that's my colleague greg, aka hand. he and smut grew up together along with a half dozen of other clowns around san luis obispo. they all have nicknames that came from humiliating if not incriminating stories. of the bunch, i'm most familar with smut, weasel*, and hand.
* i met weas during my half dome yosemite adventure way back in
2000. someday i will tell you that story.
hand is a neat character. he's brilliant at what he does but never lets it on. a couple of years ago he came very close to quitting his day job in attempt to become a concert pianist. anyway, you may or may not be able to tell that i love being humored. of all the people i know, hand does it the best. he once came with me to a knit group!