[linux-elitists] Update on Getting Shlomi Fish's Emails Unbanned from vger.kernel.org (for submitting a kernel patch and getting help with git on the Better-SCM site)

Shlomi Fish shlomif at shlomifish.org
Tue Apr 3 01:59:24 PDT 2012


On Mon, 2 Apr 2012 22:49:26 -0700
Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:

> Quoting Marc MERLIN (marc at merlins.org):
> 
> > My recommendation for that possibility stands then. Sorry to be blunt,
> > but the name does sound fake and childish to people not knowledgeable
> > with Jewish culture and knowledge other many factoids that Rick beats
> > many of us on.
> 
> Eh, I just happen to know a lot of little things in a lot of areas of
> life, most of them utterly useless.  However, if you ever need to know
> where to get incredibly good Hungarian blintzes just off Rehov Dizengoff
> in Tel Aviv, call me.  ;->
> 
> > I really would help to put a small signature "this is my real name,
> > please see http://.. ".
> 
> Marc, I don't know about you, but I can imagine the experience of having
> a name that some refuse to believe is real might get your stubborn up,
> and become something of a badge of pride.  Nicknames and middle names
> can be a useful sideways step (though middle names exist only in some
> cultures and not others[1]).  
> 
> Alternatively, one might aspire to a level of fame and influence at
> which an odd name doesn't matter.  When my mother worked at 
> Rockefeller Foundation headquarters, the office was sometimes visited by
> several members of the very important, philanthropically inclined family
> of Governor Jim Hogg of Texas, including his very famous and very rich
> adult daughter, Ima Hogg.  Nobody laughed.  Not ever.
> 
> [1] Fascinating Wikipedia article:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_name
> ObSoftware:  Even more fascinating Web rant about programmer
> cluelessness concerning names:
> http://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names/
> 

Wow, this list is scary. Thanks for sharing it. I also ran into this (which I
have yet to read):

http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-personal-names

The wikipedia "Middle name" article also seems interesting.

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

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