[ADMIN] Please welcome our latest addition, John Evdemon

From: Joseph S Barrera III (joe@barrera.org)
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 14:54:15 PDT

... and then once you've welcomed him, please start giving him
the abuse he so very much craves.

- Joe :-)

From: "John Evdemon" <jevdemon@acm.org>
To: fork-request@xent.com
Subject: request
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 17:22:12 -0400
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Hello all,

I have read a vast majority of the FoRK FAQ and am interested in signing on for some real abuse.

I am a true geek at heart, awake at ungodly hours hacking java, perl or python code, usually with XML. I am in the
process of discovering the joys of SVG - this stuff rocks (I only wish I had a use for it in my "real" job).

I am the CTO of a small XML company that was recently acquired by a large EAI company. I have been working
with XML and Java in one format or another since 1997 - I have been working in the IT industry for over 15 years (my
real interest is in theoretical application of automated systems).

<rant type="brief" category="flamebait">
I am a bit surprised at the apparent excitement that many people express over SOAP (the protocol, not the stuff
you use in the tub). SOAP is a simplistic RPC that is, in some ways, a step backwards in systems integration.

I am a stereotypical geek in that:
        1) I am a big fan of British humor (Python, Red Dwarf, et al)
        2) I am a big fan of SF on TV (especially Babylon 5, Star Trek, Dr. Who, etc) and print (Ellison, Asimov, etc)
        3) I am a big fan of "cult" films (including really low/no budget b-movies)
        4) I read W3C Drafts and TRs for fun
        5) I read IETF RFCs for fun
        6) I read ACM and IEEE journals for fun
        7) I like to take things apart to see how they work
        8) I write code for fun

John Evdemon

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