From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jonathan Elgart)
Subject: What's on my bulletin board
To: email@example.com (The Dan & Eric Mailing List)
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 1995 15:10:21 -0700 (PDT)
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El Palacio's Blue Marlin. A flat, transparent blue plastic fish, about
4" long. It garnishes the margaritas (many excellent flavors!) sold at
El Palacio, a Mexican restaurant about three blocks from Andrew's place.
Carry-out menu from Mystic Pizza ("A Slice of Heaven"), 56 West Main
Street, Mystic, Connecticut 06355, 536-3737 or 536-3700. According to
clippings on the wall, the outdoor scenes were shot on location in
Mystic, but the joint was too small to film the indoor scenes there; they
used a bigger pizza joint a couple of towns over. I hear the movie is
pretty good. The food was mediocre.
Standard office-humor poster: Duck with a mallet, standing over a
computer. Caption, "Hit Any Key To Continue."
Picture of Paul Newman, in a still from _Cool Hand Luke_, with a
handcut cartoon balloon on white paper. Luke is saying, "I can eat 50
eggs." That's a fine film. I'm not smart enough to understand all the
Christ symbolism. Maybe someone could explain it to me.
Printout of a post from Drew to d&e on 11/17/94, on the topic of what
good user interface work is all about. It's about taking pride in
striving for perfection. I like to read the post in wry contrast to our
Alphabetical list of our 27 unlucky customers who are saddled with our
new, underfeatured, oversold, unreliable, Windows-based product.
Alphabetical list of our 5 holdout customers who are hanging on to our
ancient, ADDS Mentor-based product, until we pry it from their miserly
Scrap paper bearing the IP addresses of our in-house computers.
Name tag sticker. "HELLO my name is Jonathan Elgart."
EPROM chip with 28 leads, several of them bent. I found this on the
sidewalk. Printed on the chip is the following: "M27C256B, -12F1, B88BG,
94098, SINGAPORE". [Commas denote carriage returns.]
What is this? I've got the leads jammed directly into the cork.
A pair of ticket stubs from the last baseball game I went to: Seattle
Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, 7/23/94. It was a
doubleheader on my brother's birthday. Including rain delays and extra
innings, it took 10 hours.
Company phone extensions, as of 3/7/95.
Alphabetical list of our 12 customers to whose systems we can connect
using a SLIP connection.
Schedule of nightly overtime coverage for March and April, 1995. I'm
listed every Monday. I get $40 before taxes for two hours of sitting by
the phone. That beats a stick in the eye.
Black rubber O-ring I found on the sidewalk. Draw a solid circle in
the xy plane, with center (1,0,0) and radius 1/4, then remove the section
from -40 to +40 degrees. Now rotate it in the xz plane around the
origin. Units are in inches. That's what this O-ring looks like. I
kept it because it reminds me of Richard Feynman and the space shuttle
My brother's work phone and fax numbers, written on the back of a
random business card.
Two losing Virginia lottery tickets from August 1994. Numbers 130
Two slips of paper, half an inch wide by an inch tall, each laser-
printed with the number 4 in 72-point CG Times Bold. I have a full set
of these digits (3 each 0-2, 2 each 3-9) in my desk, and I'm using them
now to count down the days until I leave Washington, D.C.
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