I have assisted in Ted's classes on 3D Studio Viz and Visualization at Autodesk University. This is one of the most respected masters of 3ds Max and Viz and visualization as well as overall wisdom. Ted also authors some great books and articles for various magazines and online resources. I am sure his blog will be full of great tips and humor.
Here is a photo of Ted from AU 2004. He frequently gets confused with one of the ZZTop band members.