Welcome to the Class of '98

Rohit Khare (rohit@bordeaux.ICS.uci.edu)
Tue, 13 Jan 1998 12:05:38 -0800

Hey, it's a new year, it's time for some new blood on the dance floor.
Welcome to a few new faces on FoRK. Now, if only someone would join
because I met them in person, handed them my card, and fell madly in
love with my ego... instead, we have the miracle of AltaVista to
blam^H^H^H^H thank for our new guests...

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Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 16:14:44 +0100
From: Michele MICHELOTTO <Michelotto@cern.ch>
Reply-To: Michele.Michelotto@cern.ch
Organization: CERN
X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.04 [en] (WinNT; I)
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To: fork-request@xent.ics.uci.edu
Subject: subscribe

Hello I would like to
to FoRK
I'm 34 years old, physicist but computed addicted
and play volleyball.

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Michele, welcome aboard. You wouldn't happen to have a bootleg CD of the
CERNettes, would you? [It's a CERN band, including some of the physicists'
wives on the tracks and, ahem, cover art -- Tim Berners-Lee had a copy, but
just one]. Any tips on really offbeat stuff to see in Zurich or Basel for
our trip this weekend?

PS. As for volleyball, the buff in the extended-family
is Dan Connolly, who I'm sure is still dying to release a <SMASH> tag...
come to think of it, Wayne, can you think of a few particle physicists who
might co-sponsor this bill?

PPS. Mega-apologies for the delay in processing. I maintain this list manually,
and as you can see from the archives, I haven't been in LA much these last six


True, we already welcomed Dave from commWerks, but I want to know, what's up
with shortbus.com ? We need to add to the bad habit database, dude...

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subscribe daniel.brickley@bris.ac.uk

unless you're _not_ a mailbot, in which case... um... could you subscribe
me please? I've been reading the archives on and off for a while, so know
what I'm letting myself in for.



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Dan, though my social life would indeed be outclassed by a Majordomo,
I can't claim the reliability and unfailing need to please of a true
digital servant. Apologies for the delay, und welkom...

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From: Kris Ganjam <cckris@gazoo.atc.missouri.edu>
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 1998 19:16:37 -0600
To: fork-request@xent.ics.uci.edu

subscribe fork

Kris Ganjam Advanced Technology Center
cckris@showme.missouri.edu http://www.atc.missouri.edu


Kris, you can join the skeptics at the line to the right. Lots of folks
on this list *claim* to be from the show-me state, doubting munchkins,
kudos, cellular computing, even the very desirability of Selma Hayek in
a ball gown of whipped cream (cover of Los Angeles magazine last year),
but I'm glad we have a live one on board.

Besides, we all want to hear more about your toys:

The mission of the Advanced Technology Center
(ATC) is: To research and develop virtual reality,
scientific visualization, and multimedia for
education; to promote widespread awareness and
use of advanced computing technology; and to
provide support to MU for creative educational


Just in case you're wondering, we DO have standards here at FoRK HQ. For
example, we require all our applicants to be exactly two meters tall.

Nah, not really, but we don't have much patience for some of this dreck:
(although, we could use some true psychics on this list. Perhaps a seance
could wake Megan Coughlin's subscription from the dead...)

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From: PSYCHIC101@aol.com
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 1998 00:26:42 -0500 (EST)
To: khare@w3.org
Subject: visual basic 5.0

Hello. I looking for microsofts Visual basic v5.0. For PC Freeware.
I somhow found you on yahoo netfind. Can you help me. THanks in advance.
Peace... psychic101@aol.com


BUT, we are still letting some people through without any sort of
pre-immigration delousing check at all... though I hope you'll offer some sort
of introduction, Mark:

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Date: Fri, 09 Jan 1998 16:29:24 -0800
From: Mark Kuharich <markk@pswtech.com>
To: rohit@ics.uci.edu
Subject: pls subscribe me to FoRK

subscribe FoRK


Joe Feis, In-n-Out burgomeister (assistant, first class), shows how it's done:

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Date: Fri, 09 Jan 1998 16:40:44 -0800
From: Joachim Feise <jfeise@ics.uci.edu>
To: fork-request@xent.ics.uci.edu
Subject: subscribe

A description of myself you want... well, you caught me:
I guess my mission in life is to tell Americans that the first
computer was built in Germany (see Zuse: The Computer - My Life).
More serious: I am German, and became interested in the early
history of CS, and noticed that the American public got it all wrong.
Anyway, I'm a grad student at UCI, where I met Rohit...
He pointed me to this list. I read some of the archived messages, and
found them interesting, so I just decided to join.


Joachim Feise                  Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
mailto:jfeise@acm.org                 http://www.ics.uci.edu/~jfeise/
mailto:jfeise@ics.uci.edu                       mailto:jfeise@ecs.com


We also bid some sort of farewell to our dearly departed class of 97. Duck, who moved out to the 'burbs of SPoRK, and Ron Resnick, who is searching for higher bandwidth (obPlug: check out dist-obj, nee FoRR. But please don't come to me without doing your homework, Brian: dist-obj-request@cs.caltech.edu).

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From: Brian_Miller@cyborg.com To: fork-request@xent.ics.uci.edu Date: Wed, 7 Jan 1998 14:31:59 -0700 Subject: How do I subscribe to the dist-obj mailing list?


And I don't know quite what to make of Joe Barrera's escape from the evil-empire.com to acm.org.

Well, that's it for the new year, open bar is to the left and down the hall...

Rohit Khare