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"- all the gnus that have fits to Prince -"
Q: What the hell?
A: Just read 'em. You'll get the idea.
Q: Did you really think that this was funny? Some of it's pretty cheesy, and some of the responses aren't really very interesting.
A: You gotta take the good with the bad. There's some genuinely funny stuff here.
Q: What's with the weird email addresses?
A: Most of the subscribers were on the VAXen in the University of Alaska computer system. The notation in the original in-house email system (UACN Mail) was HOST::email-address. This was just internally. Back in the late '80s and early '90s at UAA, you had to get special permission for your account to be able to send email out to other systems.
The host systems were:
ACAD1 Juneau ACAD2 / ORION Anchorage ACAD3 / AURORA Fairbanks
E-mail prefixes were assigned as follows:
First character: location A - Anchorage F - Fairbanks I - Soldotna J - Juneau P - Palmer? R - ? V - Valdez Second character: status S - Student T - Graduate Student X - "Nodie" - lab assistants, sysadmins, etc. F - Faculty (no subscribers that I remember) N - Non-faculty staff Remaining alphabetic characters : initials Suffix digits: to make it unique when there were collisions
I believe that accounts at the University are still issued in this way.
There were a couple of people that occasionally answered from the Math Department's Unix box (saturn).
There were actually a couple of subscribers from outside the UA system, but I didn't know them very well.
Q: Who are these people?
A: I've lost track of many of them. If you were one of the original subscribers, drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org - I'd love to hear from you, and even crank out another issue, just for kicks.
This is pretty much the entire list - all the names that I could remember, I've added. If you know any of the others, let me know.
The ones with question marks are either guesses on my part or names dug up from an older, unrelated list. Since most usernames didn't get recycled much back then, this data is, perhaps, 50% reliable.
AFALS Marlys M. Sears, using a relative's account (also ASMMS) ASANM Angela N Mendez? ASBAC Bradley A. Colver ASBAM Bryan A. Medsker ASBEW Brian E. Walsh ASBSJ Brian S. Johnson ASBWC Brady W. Clark (also BRADY@SATURN.UAAMATH.ALASKA.EDU) ASCJB1 Carrie J. Blevins ASCLH ? ASCLK Christopher L. Kester ASCNG ? ASCRS1 ? ASCRS2 Christopher R. Stroud ASCSJ Curtis S. Jewell ASCWE Christopher W. Eddings ? ASDAO David ? ASDJR David J. Rolston ASDMF Donald M. Fanning ASDMP ? ASDRT Dana R. Thompson ASDYP David Y. Prentice ASFJP Frederick J. Polsky email@example.com ASGAM Glenys A. Mee (now Burdick) ASGAN Greg A. Nelson ASGDS Geoff D. Stewart ASHLL ? ASJAC James A. Crippen firstname.lastname@example.org ASJAS ? ASJDL3 ? ASJLH John L. "Jack" Horner ? ASJMF ? ASJRB Josh R. Buesseler ASJWK2 ? ASLAM2 Laurie A. McCoy ASLJL Linda J. Lockwood ASMBS ? ASMDH Michael D. "Woody" Hanscom ASMDP Michael D. Pennington ASMEC Matt ? ASMFC Michael F. Chernikoff ASMFP Mara F. Place ASMMS Marlys M. Sears (also AFALS) ASMRP1 ? ASPAJ Paul A. Jacobsen ASPWC Patrick W. Clark (also FSPWC) ASRBB Rick ? ACAD2A::ASRDR Rodney D. Remily ACAD3A::ASRDR Michael D. "Woody" Hanscom (also ASMDH) ASRDW1 Royce D. Williams ASRSF Robert S. "Bob" Ferguson ASRMR Robert M. Rumble ? ASRS ASRST "Weird" R. Sam Travis (also FSRST) ASSAF Shane A. Forth ASSBC Scott B. Carnahan (also AXSBC) ASSLI Sevilla L. Ingersoll (now Travis) (also FSSLT3) ASSLK Shane L. Kingry (also AXSLK) ASSPC Sean P. Cardinal ? ASSPK Sean P. Kane email@example.com ASSPR Sean P. Ryan ASSRD ? ASTCR Torgeir G. Robertson ASTGM Thomas G. McCarty ASTJM Thomas J. McQuitty ASTJM1 Todd J. McCarty ASWDP William D. Palmer AXLAS Leif A. Sawyer firstname.lastname@example.org (aka ASLAS) AXSBC Scott B. Carnahan (also ASSBC) AXSLK Shane L. Kingry (also ASSLK) FSAJD1 Asa J. Dowdy FSBEL Brian E. Lyons FSBSH Billy Shane Hurd email@example.com FSCJM3 Chuck ? FSCLH Christine L. Hageman (Chris Lynn) FSCSS1 Christine S. Stahl FSEAA FSEMC Eric M. Cribbs ? FSJDS1 FSJJH Jason J. Hill ? FSJJP James ? FSJSD Jeremiah S. Drage ? FSJTA ? FSKEW2 Kenneth E. Winkleman ? FSKJT Keith J. Thayer ? FSLAO1 Linda ? FSMCS1 Michael C. "Milo" Sharp (also FXMCS) FSMJB5 ? ("Mar-bear") FSMLG5 Michelle H. Geiger ? FSMLM2 Melody L. McKay FSMP Matthew Plumlee ? FSPWC Patrick W. Clark (also ASPWC) FSRJD Robin J. D? (from Bethel) FSRKG1 Robynn K. Gille (also ISRKG) FSRSG Richard S. Guse firstname.lastname@example.org FSRST "Weird" R. Sam Travis (also ASRST) FSSFW ? FSSLT3 Sevilla L. Travis (also ASSLI) FSSPC1 Stephen P. Crawford FSSPR Sean P. Ryan (also ASSPR) FSSRS2 Sheldon R. Shaw ? FSTGM ? FSTJF Terry J. Fike FTLAO ? FTWFL William F. Leslie ? FXMCS Michael C. "Milo" Sharp (also FSMCS1) ISDPO ? ISJAS Justin A. Starkweather ? ISJFG James F. Gentry? ISKAW Kellie A. Wannamaker ? ISKKM Karrie K. Moeglein ISPDS ? ISRKG Robynn K. Gille (also FSRKG1) ISTJL Toby ? JSCST Christina S. Teninty ? JSPDK ? LSMAA Martha ? PSALP Albert L. "Perry" Perrien PSCAC Christopher A. Culbertson PSCRC ? (possibly Carl R. Clark?) PSEMG Elizabeth M. Green (also Lisa M. Green) AKA Murphy Horner PSHW ? PSJMR ? PSLMG Lisa M. Green (Also PSEMG) PSSIB ? PSSLA S. Lorraine Ax RSJFG James F. Gentry ? RXHELP ? VNNBJ ? VNSMP Sheldon M. Phillips VSSMP ? (probably the same as VNSMP) BRADY@SATURN.UAAMATH.ALASKA.EDU Brady W. Clark (also ASBWC) ARIEL@DUCKMAIL.UOREGON.EDU ENDER@ECST.CSUCHICO.EDU JFALCON@NYX10.CS.DU.EDU KINGRYS@UCS.ORST.EDU MITTEN@DUCKMAIL.UOREGON.EDU email@example.com
Q: What's missing?
A: There are a couple of "Mental Health Updates" that I sent out between issues that I'm still scrounging around for.
Q: What's IRN stand for?
A: The "Informal Resource Network". It sounded suitably important
without actually meaning anything.
This was &!%* hilarious at the time, for reasons that escape me at the moment.
Q: Are you nuts?
A: Yeah, pretty much.
(formerly ACAD2::ASRDW1 and ASRDW1@orion.alaska.edu)
last updated: 2017-05-03