I went to an informal gathering of bloggers last night at the Crossroads.  Met a number of cool people.  Caught up with Joshua Allen, an old friend from my consulting days at Microsoft. 

I only had a side view of one person, and from what I could read, his shirt had the letters “OT  IL”.  I thought it was a geek takeoff of the “Got Milk?” ad campaign, this one for cool people who use .NET and compile to MSIL (Microsoft Intermediate Language).

When the “OT  IL” fellow stood up a bit later, I could read the entire message.  It was a statement, not a question: “NOT EVIL”. 

Heh.  I think “GOT MSIL?” is much cooler.

Comments (4)
  1. Sam Gentile says:

    That was Joe Bork. You were there? I wish I had known….

  2. jim blizzard says:

    Thanks Sam. I got sidetracked in catching up with Joshua and didn’t have a chance to make the rounds to meet everyone. — bliz

  3. This sounded like a really cool shirt idea so I created one on They are $13.99 which is the base price for shirts. Hope you like it.

  4. David Scott says:

    Oops…I screwed that post up. The url for the shirt is

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