a 'mooh' point

clearly an IBM drone

Mummy, Tom from school is an idiot

Back in the day when I started blogging, I showed a friend of mine a blog post I had written. He noticed the large number of links to other bloggers in the piece, and he asked me (tongue-in-cheek) if those links were some kind of geeky way of saying "I love you" to the people I linked to.

Well, to some extend, he was correct. But that is not the only way people communicate varm feelings to each other - without saying it directly. If you look at kids in (pre)school, when they start to have feelings for the opposite sex, the message to everyone else is typically "No, I don't like Tom at all ... he's a total idiot!". So parents (I presume) quickly learn that sometimes name-calling is a token of love and affection.

So ... Alex and I have made a little game. As you might now, name-calling is quite the way to do stuff - at least if you are in some way opposed to this whole "oh oh xml thingy". Classics are "drone" and "$hill" and more exotic examples are "nazi" or "saboteur". The current score is listed in the table at the right of this page.

The rules are quite simple:

  • Each mention of either of us with a special name scores one point
  • If one of us are mentioned with name in the title of the article/post, each score for each mention in the article is doubled

The prize is beer in Paris for the next WG4-meeting in the beginning of December.

This is all fine ... except for one thing ... I am loosing miserably. I had a good thing going for a few months (and I even was so cockey to suggest a wager on beer, because I "knew" I was winning"). But somehow Mr. Fox has gained momentum and with the latest bashing of Alex, we are now tied.

So Roy, Pam ... give me a hand here ... think about all the frustration I might have caused you (and you families) and put it down in writing ... otherwise I'll be the one buying beer in Paris and Alex will be winning ... and none of us want that to happen, do we?

PS: Roy, I love you too ...