Welcome, George Torres & the motley new crew

Rohit Khare (rohit@bordeaux.ICS.uci.edu)
Wed, 29 Oct 1997 10:40:21 -0800

Welcome to some new FoRK arrivistes: George, a former CRPC summer student
(right?), Joseph Reagle and Philip DesAutels (W3C), and Roy Fielding and
Peyman Oreizy (UCI grad turkeys). The reality distortion field is now at

Now, as for George in particular: how the hell did we not meet? I was even
back in Boston three weeks ago... and did you catch the Sussmention in the
New Yorker piece on imagineering?

My own Sussman story is that he was doing his decennial sabbatical at CIT
when I was a freshman. He and Jack Wisdom had come out there, ostensibly
following up on the Digital Orrery results wherein they first simulated the
chaotic nature of Pluto's orbit. I got mildly entangled in proposing a
student satellite to accurately measure Big G. Along the way, though, the
hacker sensibility rubbed off, and led me back to 545 tech square, by crook
as it turned out.

Actually, it was Gerry who swung the deal for me. I was weighing job offers and
dropped by his office to ask, "well, I think the most important thing for me
is to be well-managed: to be led by someone who bring out the best in me." He
unreservedly recommended Jim Miller for the job, so I joined W3C expecting
(and in time, receiving in full measure) the vision and guidance of his

Anyway, you must be having loads of fun. There's another ex-sussmanite on this
list -- you'll have to smoke him out yourself :-)

And George, if that's what he calls *you*, what'll he do when when I cross him?
(masswise, that is?)


To: fork-request@xent.ics.uci.edu
Subject: subscribe
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 23:58:17 EST
From: George X Torres <the_rack@mit.edu>

I am George.
I have seen the Pleasure Palace (Jorgensen 68) and lived there for a summer,
deemed it good.
I know Adam.
He refers to me as "Big Beyond Belief" even though he probably still outweighs
me by 50 pounds.
My advisor here at MIT is Sussman.
Doesn't at all imply that I have a cluon.
I want my inbox flooded with useless junk so I can get the occasion diamond
Rohit and Adam, and I don't want to have to go to the web for it, and because
isn't sex that makes me feel loved, it's e-mail. :)

George, "subscribe me!"

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