Re: Lurk Mode Off for Selfish Reasons

Derek Strong (
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 03:17:06 -0700

Hey, Uncie Doug!

I don't know if you remember me, but I'll just reintroduce myself anyway -->
I'm Derek Strong, fka Derek Ryan, and we met at my old home in Phoenix (the
"Phoenexus," where I lived with Ralph Whelan and Tanya Jones at the time you
visited). We also hung out at Extro2 somewhat (and got kicked out of more
than one room together for partying too enthusiastically).

Anyway, if you don't remember me, I'm sure you remember Ralph and Tanya.
I'm the hyper, charismatic, generous, wealthy, suave, intelligent, funny,
short-but-nonetheless-large roommate of theirs (though I may have been
living with Rhonda while you were visiting us). I'm getting in touch just
because I saw your recent post to Extropians and thought it'd be good to
keep our fledgling tendrils of association alive and well.

In particular, I wanted to let you know that Ralph, Tanya, I, and our two
new housemates Matt Day and Kip Repscher have all moved to Silicon Valley
recently. (FINALLY!) Here's our new info, if you care to make a note of

833 Gary Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 737-8703

(This address puts us just a five minute walk away from the ExClave (Dave,
Geoff, and Romana's).)

Email for Ralph, Tanya, and Derek, respectively:

I don't know where you go and what your travel schedule is like this days,
but I'll just go ahead and make clear again that you are always welcome to
stay with us any time you're in our area, and of course everyone would love
to hear from you any other time, as well.

Hope you're having fun!


Derek Strong aka Derek Ryan
Webmaster, Extropy Institute