[conspire] problems connecting to internet

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Nov 21 01:46:39 PST 2008

Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):

> I had wondered about that in his past posts; however, in the several 
> CABALs that Michael attended, he proved not to be the current head of the 
> CA League of Women Voters. ;->

Googling on the e-mail address, one finds that hirohama at gmail.com is
Kenji Hirohama.[1]

Who's "Michael", by the way?

I cannot put my finger on exactly why (or, rather, on all the reasons
why), but I find that people who don't bother to set the "name" fields
in their e-mail clients problematic.  It's really nice to have an actual
name and not just an e-mail address -- and somewhow it's easier to
respect the author, and you get at least the illusion that there's a
person behind the words who's willing to stand behind what he or she

In saying that, I mean absolutely no offence to Kenji, of course.

[1] In Japanese, as with Hungarian and a number of other languages,
surnames come first, so Kenji would actually give his name in Japanese
as "Hirohama Kenji".  (Once, I was momentarily confused when I came
across references to a foundation for musical studies in Budapest called
"Institute Liszt Ferenc", until I remembered that Hungarians put
surnames first, and that given name "Ferenc" is often rendered for
foreigners' benefit as "Franz".)

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