I must say, as I’ve said again and again, most recently but not in so many words, over here… Dude! It’s a small frickin’ world, man.
It turns out that I know the guy who runs Electoral-Vote.com. I met him in Amsterdam, while living my past life as a Rock-Star. He was in my ex’s Computer Science department. Check out what he wrote for his Electoral-Vote.com coming-out:
“My name is Andrew Tanenbaum. I am one of the 7 million U.S. citizens living abroad. I am a professor of computer science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Most of you have never heard of me but in an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny corner of the universe I have done enough stuff that Google has somehow managed to dig up 10,000 pages referring to me…”
It must be about 9 or 10 years since I met Andrew. I wonder if he remembers me. I think we got into a rather deep discussion about whether there ever was such a thing as absolute right and wrong, i.e. the proverbial ‘Good and Evil’…
Update: Looks like I was wrong, and in fact I don’t know Andrew. I talked with my ex on the phone this afternoon, and she told me I had him confused with someone else that she studied with. Oh well — it sounded nice. Too bad it’s not true. Kind of like WMD in Iraq, or Osama being buddy-buddy with Saddam, only not so brazenly contrary to actual reality.