Re:A few tidbits from JavaOne

Ron Resnick (
Sun, 6 Apr 1997 17:41:46 -0400 (EDT)

At 03:32 PM 4/5/97 PST, Adam Rifkin wrote:

>What I'm trying to say is, hype is nothing, Beans could have been a
>really good SHIPPING technology by now if they had someone like Ron at
>the helm...

Umm, Adam, you don't know me very well :-)). My association with SHIPPING
technologies hasn't been exactly stellar in the last couple of years :-).
That's one
of the reasons I decided I needed to do penance by banishing myself to some
lowly role in an obscure IBM research lab to get my basic software development
skills back in shape - 'nuff of this 'architecture of the future' crap (at
as a day job).

Still, thanks for the accolades - they _do_ make me feel better, you know ;-).



.sig fun time :-)

Johnnie Walker Blue Label

JWBL is blended to recreate the authentic taste and character
of some of the earliest whisky blends created in the 19th century,
giving it a rich, peaty taste combined with a smooth, distinctly malty
flavour that will appeal to the most expert palate.

The Blue Label blend echoes those early pioneering days, when Johnnie
Walker would select a small number of whiskies in his own local shop,
in order to create an outstanding blend for the specific taste of a highly
valued customer. Specially selected from the finest and rarest of the
Walker reserves. Each individual whisky used in the creation of the
Blue Label blend has been chosen to be at the peak of perfection -
some having aged in oak for up to 60 years. Few whiskies are allowed
the time to acquire such depth and complexity of taste.
This is why Johnnie Walker Blue Label has been hailed as a masterpiece
of the blender's art.
[...more jw history deleted...]

To celebrate its origins, Blue Label is packaged in the traditional blue-green
Walker bottle - a recast of the original - and with the now famous slanting
label. In addition, the original design of cork stopper with seal has been
used for this distinctive whisky which echoes the distinguished heritage
of Johnnie Walker. Supplies are strictly limited and so each bottle is
individually numbered.

Bottle No. Y49416. half gone. sob :-( . But still half full. :-) !

>In other words: there's an Orb-like thingie in just about everything,
>supporting a queryable BO that can do meaningful things ?
> -- Sandor Spruit
>In other words, there's a HTTP server in every device with a processor
>and a port which can use PEP and HTML to offer a meaningful, composable
>interface to any other HTTP client?
> -- Rohit Khare

You do realize, of course, that the 2 quotes above say _exactly_ the same
thing, provided you substitute the correct isomporhisms in
'Orb', 'BO', 'HTTP', 'HTML'?

I do mean to get back to our Mt. Clue discussion - it's been awful fun with -
oh, what's the current count - Adam, Rohit, Ernie, even Mark on the Goliath
side, and lil'ol'me on the David side - sounds like my kind of odds :-).
Unfortunately, the reality of "life outside of FoRK" (yes there is such a
thing for those of us with young mouths to feed) prevents the full blown
response I have planned. Stay tuned though. Get ready for my smashing
comeback to Dr. E's strong volley - "chemistry indeed, scoffed he indignantly.
I'm no chemist - I'm an alchemist, renowned for making whisky from water!"

On to my psycho-profile:

Given FoRK = f(FoG)
Then dist-obj = FoRR = f'(FoRK) = f'(f(FoG)) != FoG
Which is why, of course, the universe *needs* an FoAR list, to reconcile
these otherwise irreconcilible differences... But I digress. Ron is
well-studied in the affairs of Wizards, but he dares not meddle in their
affairs, for he is crunchy and tastes good with ketchup. :)

FoG, I take it, is Friends of God? I mean, who else would Rohit
pattern himself off?

As to FoAR, go ahead and set it up, I'll join!! I can always use more karma.

Finally: crunchy da, ketchup nyet. My wife swears I taste better all
slicked up in peanut oil, ... but I'm sure you really didn't want to know that.