Who is Mike Lynn?
Do you remember the "James Baldwin" I mentioned earlier? James appeared to have information about the Ciscogate saga that no one else had. I believe I know why: James Baldwin is Mike Lynn! And so is one other person.
I found Mike's MemeStreams site, which shows his home page as antinode.net. Who registered that site?
18 Great Wood
San Antonio, TX 78232
Created on 11-24-2000
Expires on 11-25-2007
An antinode.net archive shows firstname.lastname@example.org as the contact email. Antinode.net is actually rasterburn.org/~eddy/antinode/, but hardly any of the content appears archived.
I did find one Antinode page that listed an email@example.com as the title for the page. Searching for that email address led me to a post about cars in Atlanta, where ISS is located. Member information for user eddy showed his home page as Antinode.net, his birthday as January 4, 1981 (Mike is 24) and his AIM account as "eophten".
Queries for eophten brought me back another MemeStreams blog that has been -- guess what -- posting stories on Ciscogate! I also found a Sun support forum for a "jbaldwin" using AIM account eophten. Looking back at MemeStreams, the eophten profile listed the real name as "Edward Dertouzas" with homepage http://rasterburn.org/~eddy -- the same site hosting Antinode.net.
So who is Edward Dertouzas? He's a character in a Bruce Sterling book. And James Baldwin? He's probably the author of Go Tell It on the Mountain.
So there you have it. Mike Lynn == James Baldwin == Edward Dertouzas (eddy).!
This guy worked so hard, yet is so wrong. I feel bad for him. As some most Memestreamers (and se2600 hackers) know, Mike Lynn is Abaddon on Memestreams. He grew up in Texas where he met James Baldwin (who is ophten on Memestreams). Mike is currently unemployed while James works for a large ISP as an admin. If Mike and James were the same person, I'm sure Mike's girlfriend Marie would be in for quite a shock!
Oh course, James found this blog entry and decided to make his otherwise boring day more fun by replying to it, as the dual persona of Mike/James.
# posted by Anonymous : 12:37 PM
If you search for me (eddy) you'll also find that I speak regularly in #c on efnet. Mike Lynn is a self described C god... this is probably furthered by the superiority I feel in being present in programming interest channel.
Morever, the current topic in #c is "C Programming & Discussion (key is 'c'): Mike Lynn's, #c op abaddon, Legal Fund, paypal firstname.lastname@example.org". I am incognito and gathering funds and support for my cause. Nevermind that "abaddon" portion, I'm "eddy" remember?
If you're lucky enough to know where I (Mike) live, you might see my VW (which is a cool GTI, thank you very much) in the driveway, but you'll also see a white 240sx tucked away and rusting under the car port. Who said I wasn't interested in cars?
Feel free to contact me by aim or email if you care for more details, those, at least, are correct.
# posted by James Baldwin : 4:55 PM
Of course, my man Kobi (yet another se2600 hacker) stumbled upon this and had to kick James publically in the nuts:
# posted by Anonymous : 5:01 PM
Nice description James, but don't forget to mention the words "James eats it." written (in dust) on the hood of your rusting ass 240sx. Never forget that.
# posted by baudburn : 5:06 PM
I wonder if Marie knows Mike is the same person as James!