- Oi: Object-integer mapping for Synergy/DE — Chip’s Tips for Developers
Too bad "integer" doesn't begin with a "y".
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Elizabeth Taylor died today.
I met her once, a long time ago. She visited a small group of students in Danville, Virginia, and the superintendent of our district made sure I got to go. I was a part-time actor with the local Community Players Association, and I had written a play and starred in its production at the High School I attended.
Ms. Taylor was then married to Senator John Warner of Virginia, and he accompanied her to the event. They sat on stage and took questions from the audience of about a hundred students. She was a little overweight then, and he seemed not to know what to do with himself. I think I may have asked a question, but I don’t remember what it was — probably something inane.
Afterwards, Ms. Taylor shook hands with each of us. I remember gazing into those beautiful eyes, and what I saw was… panic? She seemed to barely cover her fear of being swarmed to death. I wondered how she couldn’t have gotten used to that sort of attention by now.
That was about 33 years ago, and we haven’t spoken since. I should have gotten her number, I guess.