I found Mike's MemeStreams site, which shows his home page as antinode.net. Who registered that site?
18 Great Wood
San Antonio, TX 78232
Created on 11-24-2000
Expires on 11-25-2007
An antinode.net archive shows email@example.com as the contact email. Antinode.net is actually rasterburn.org/~eddy/antinode/, but hardly any of the content appears archived.
I did find one Antinode page that listed an firstname.lastname@example.org as the title for the page. Searching for that email address led me to a post about cars in Atlanta, where ISS is located. Member information for user eddy showed his home page as Antinode.net, his birthday as January 4, 1981 (Mike is 24) and his AIM account as "eophten".
Queries for eophten brought me back another MemeStreams blog that has been -- guess what -- posting stories on Ciscogate! I also found a Sun support forum for a "jbaldwin" using AIM account eophten. Looking back at MemeStreams, the eophten profile listed the real name as "Edward Dertouzas" with homepage http://rasterburn.org/~eddy -- the same site hosting Antinode.net.
So who is Edward Dertouzas? He's a character in a Bruce Sterling book. And James Baldwin? He's probably the author of Go Tell It on the Mountain.
So there you have it. Mike Lynn == James Baldwin == Edward Dertouzas (eddy).
Incidentally, if this discovery had any effect at all on the state of Ciscogate, I would have kept my research to myself. I could be wrong about it all anyway.
Update: Ok, I have heard enough from everyone that James Baldwin != Mike Lynn. I said "I could be wrong about it all anyway." and I was. I should not have made the leap based on the registration of the Antinode.net domain. Anyway, my investigation took between 15 and 30 minutes, so I didn't waste a major portion of my life on it. Until next time...