This page lists items they told me not to put on my résumé because, and I quote, "taxpayers would not be amused".
One of the most irritating programs I wrote is the gomoku package for Emacs. Try it with M-x gomoku (under GNU Emacs) and see for yourself how annoying it is.
More relaxing puzzles are available under M-x mpuz. Both packages are meant to smoothen your programming productivity and keep it within sensible bounds.
I am even prouder of Popeye, one of the most versatile programs for checking fairy and heterodox chess problems. I wrote the first version of Popeye in 1983, and it is still in use today by chess problemists.
What is a "Schnoebelen Promotion"? It is a theme in chess problems. Rather than describe it and spoil all the fun, I'll let you solve the following puzzle:
By the way, chess puzzles like the one above are reachability problems in some large but finite-state combinatorial system. I believe that bounded model-checking could be a good approach to solve them automatically. Where can I apply for a research grant?
While American scientists fight evil sects, like creationists, who want to have their funding cut (before cutting off even more sensitive stuff), French scientists have their own cults to fight off: see the crap we have to put up with!
Better than bird watching: parrotology! What is parrotology? The science of parrot jokes. Find out here.
Some nauseating web sites really make me sick ...