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From: Jim Blandy <jimb@red-bean.com>

  0. How (that is, by whom) did you join Red Bean, and approximately
     when?  Who in Red Bean knows you in real life, so we could ask
     them if you suddenly appear to disappear?

I'm... I'm... primal.  Ancestral.  Idempotent and Eigenpotent.  A
root.  A pillar of the community.  A rock of the ages.  If I went
away, why...  well, I'm sure someone would notice. 

  1. Do you use Red Bean as your primary email address and/or primary
     Web server (i.e., is your home page here)?

Yes, and yes.

  2. Do you know anything about Unix system administration?
     Programming?  Tell everything about you and computers... :-)

No.  I'm scared of them, and find them mildly distasteful.  Remove me
from cooks this instant.

  3. Anything else about yourself you'd like made known?  Put it here,
     anything goes.

I've devoted my life to the study of Noel Coward lyrics and John Wayne
movies, with a concentration on the ethical systems espoused there,
and the dialectic between absence and presence inherent in their
chosen media, enhanced and brought to culmination by the digital

  4. Optional information: what's your snail address and phone, in
     case something goes down and we need to reach you that way?
     (This information will not be published on the Web unless you
     specifically grant permission.)

[not public]

  5. Do you play bagpipes?

No.  They play me.