Re: IETF 92 in Dallas!

Ole Jacobsen <> Mon, 20 August 2012 17:12 UTC

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From: Ole Jacobsen <>
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We actually like to have a little fun with it. At the World IAOC 
Headquarters (WIAOCH) we have a huge world map and a set of darts.

After having some drinks to put us in the right mood, we start
tossing darts at the wall and rolling specially designed dice where 
each face has logos and names such as "Hilton," "Starwood," "Hyatt,"
"Marriott," "Fairmont," and "Low Rent." Our designated driver tries
to keep track of it all, and at the end of the meeting we dispatch
a randomly selected set of our friends to do "site visits." They are
expected to report back to us with useful information such as "the
in-room Internet sucked and was expensive," but in reality our 
selection relies more on the use of game theory and chance (hence
the dice). We tried once to pick a location with the longest train
ride, but the community didn't seem to like it...

We also sometimes write protocol specs, just to keep up with the rest
of you.



Ole J. Jacobsen
Editor and Publisher,  The Internet Protocol Journal
Cisco Systems
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On Mon, 20 Aug 2012, Worley, Dale R (Dale) wrote:

> We are paid well to design protocols because designing protocols that
> work well in practice is a tricky art that is best practiced by experts
> in the field.
> But negotiating all the arrangements for a complex technical conference
> is a straightforward matter of comparing the published room rates of
> various hotels and can be successfully accomplished by any literate
> person who takes an interest in doing it.
> Now I'm off to do my own dental work.  That left molar has been
> bothering me...
> Dale