[sf-lug] Whitfield Diffie to speak at SF State...

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Mon Feb 2 22:58:44 PST 2009

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 3:52 PM, Bill Kendrick <nbs at sonic.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 02, 2009 at 01:39:16PM -0800, Sameer Verma wrote:
>> FYI: From the SFSU Computer Science Graduate Seminar series. This is
>> open to non-SFSU folks as well.
> Wow.  I met Dr. Diffie for a few moments at the birthday party of
> one of my professors this past weekend.
> Now, this is a small world, because Diffie's name is not one I knew
> off the top of my head, and suddenly I'm hearing/seeing it twice in
> 3 days.
> Let's take this a bit further.  The birthday party of my professor
> was held over in Novato at his daughter's.  Novato was my home town.
> Of all the houses in Novato, this party JUST happened to be in the
> house that one of my best friends from high school[*] grew up in.
> 15 years ago, I would not have believed you if you said
> "Bill, 10 years after graduating from college, you will attend
> your CS professor's birthday party in this house."
> Worse yet, after returning from Novato, I swung by Burgers & Brew
> in Davis to pick up a late dinner for my wife.  As I sit there
> waiting for my order, one of my Davis friends walks up.
> She had ALSO just returned from Davis and was ALSO picking up
> an order for HER significant other.
> Anyone ever see that episode of Star Trek TNG where Dr. Crusher
> was stuck in a collapsing universe bubble? :)  I'm getting that
> same feeling this week. ;)
> -bill!
> [*] Best friend, as in: She and her wife performed
>    my wedding ceremony :)
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You just know too many people :-)

By the way, I just talked about you an hour ago when I was introducing
you to my class as the maintainer of Tuxpaint, and how only in FOSS
can one say, "Hey, that guy in the credits list is a friend of mine!".

Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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