OTHER SAIS CLASS SITES: BC89 | 89-90 | 90-91 | 91-92 | 92-93 | 93-94 || 95-96 | 96-97 | 97-98

GO TO: Forum | Home | Mailroom | Archives | Links Page | SAIS DC | Bologna Center | Contribute

NEWS: March 14
•John Gaffney sent in baby pics a while back. Here they are.

EARLIER NEWS:
•Jame DiBiasio and Andrew Stephens go on a roadtrip down under.
•Welcome back to sighs.com. Read about why we've been down so long.

Post your news and see it up on the site immediately.
Please check the Sighs mailroom for out-of-date email addresses.

SIGHS NEWS:
In the interests of getting this site back up and running as soon as possible, I haven't yet put up the many submissions many of you have sent over the past months. I still have them, though, so look out for them in the coming days. In the meantime, hit the forum and start the conversation.

I know you have to do the password thing twice--I'm working on a fix.

 


 

Early 2000: John Gaffney, San Diego

Our baby, Christina, was born on Sept 22 and weighed 8.5 lbs. She's now touching 16 lbs. after 5 and a half months, and she's gotten really big. She's got truly a delightful personality. Melinda and I had the pleasure of meeting Uta and Tom's baby Lotte, when Uta and Lotte came for a visit to San Diego in November. It was really great to see them, and I think Uta was relieved to get away from cold and slushy Frankfurt for a break at the beach.



 
   
 

Late 1999: Jame DiBiasio, Hong Kong

Business took me to Auckland, New Zealand last month, where I bumped into Andrew Stephens. He happened to be attending the same conference as I -- a trade ministers' gabfest under Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). New Zealand is far from everywhere and the last place I expected to meet a fellow SAISkateer. (I should have known better, having bumped into Marina at the annual meetings for the Asian Development Bank in Manila in April.) We both had a few days off following the meetings, so we rented a camper van and hit the highway.

Read about the roadtrip

 
   
 
 

March 7: Stefan Geens, New York

Admit it. You missed Sighs. And I need to take most of the blame for the site being down so long. But first the good news: We're back, and it's better than ever.

Remember way back in 1994 when email first hit SAIS in Washington? That was because Manuel Terranova had talked the administration into doing business with Digital Nation, a company that provided email to students until SAIS managed to get a place on the Johns Hopkins servers.

That relationship led to sighs.com sitting on a server in Maryland somewhere, where it sat until late last year. Our web hoster got bought, and bought again, until we were being served by a company whose two customers were basically the US government and I.

Flattering, but not ideal. We had some outages, and not the kind of support that other newer web hosters could give.

And in the meantime, I started doing much more web stuff at work, so I was not always looking forward to sitting in front of a screen at home.

Technology to the rescue: Now that we've switched web hosters, you can make sighs yourself, using forums. They get updated instantly, and you can use them for any conceivable purpose: For updates, for your favorite rant, to announce events to the group... And you can reply to anybody else's post.

And there is password protection. Rosa Emilia Moreno called me up 2 months ago, shocked, soon after she had typed her own name into yahoo.com and discovered anybody could look her up on sighs.com. To gain access to the forums (fora?) you'll need to pass a mini quiz on your SAIS knowledge (but you can always email me if you fail the test...:-). This way the employers of the world are safely held at bay from the more honest among you.

Keep on sending pictures to me--stefan@sighs.com and I'll keep on putting them up on special pages. Expect traditional updates in the coming days as I go through a substantial backlog of photos and posts from the past months.

Thanks for your visits and participation over the years--it makes this site meaningful. Keep it up.

 
   
 

March 7: Stefan Geens, New York

Rules? Not really. We've all done Rousseau, Locke and Jagdish Bhagwati, and their ideas apply here. Hence no plans for censorship, with the understanding everybody plays their part.

Before you go there:
Username: Cold Warrior Paul H. ...? (lowercase)
Password: Free trade is...? (lowercase)

Email me if you forgot what free trade is.

Enter the forum

Free tip: You don't have to type directly into the browser window when you post to the forum: Write your stuff somewhere else and then cut and paste it into the text field of your post.

 
   
 

March 7: Stefan Geens, New York

You may be here because of the email alert I sent you. But I suspect that some of those addresses I used are out of date.

Please check the mailroom to see if your email address listed there is current. Also please check for SAIS alumni you've been in touch with recently to see if theirs are current too. Then email me with any changes you may have noticed.

Soon, this page will be password-protected as well, to preserve our privacy.

 
   

OTHER SAIS CLASS SITES: BC89 | 89-90 | 90-91 | 91-92 | 92-93 | 93-94 || 95-96 | 96-97 | 97-98

GO TO: Forum | Home | Mailroom | Archives | Links Page | SAIS DC | Bologna Center | Contribute

NEWS: March 14
•John Gaffney sent in baby pics a while back. Here they are.

EARLIER NEWS:
•Jame DiBiasio and Andrew Stephens go on a roadtrip down under.
•Welcome back to sighs.com. Read about why we've been down so long.

Post your news and see it up on the site immediately.
Please check the Sighs mailroom for out-of-date email addresses.

SIGHS NEWS:
In the interests of getting this site back up and running as soon as possible, I haven't yet put up the many submissions many of you have sent over the past months. I still have them, though, so look out for them in the coming days. In the meantime, hit the forum and start the conversation.

March 8:
Thanks for the great response to the mass mailing--well over 50 replies. As a result I've updated the mailroom, and what's in there is pretty much the latest info I have. A number of addresses are no longer valid though, so please take a look to see if you can fill in the gaps.

I know you have to do the password thing twice--I'm working on a fix.