Gender confusion again

From someone whom I shall keep anonymous (pfft!):

From: "***** *. *****" <*****@*******.***>
Subject: RE: Linux Expo
To: "'Sacha Chua'" 

sacha, are you girl or gay?

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 5:26 PM
To: ***** *. *****
Subject: Re: Linux Expo

"***** *. *****" <*****@*******.***> writes:

> ic... actually im interested in linux expo and i wanna learn some tips in
> administiring linux server. right now im maintening company web server

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Sacha Chua  - Ateneo CS faculty geekette
interests: emacs, gnu/linux, wearables, teaching compsci

Apparently, gender still matters to some people – at least enough to
ask a semi-embarrassing question… ;) Reminds me of a story Patrick
told me. Some people at APC were apparently talking about people
they’d met online, and there was some confusion as to the gender of a
‘sachac’. They thought ‘sachac’ was gay because of the way sachac
typed. Patrick had to… ahh… straighten them out.