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Re: Cruel portal to Another World



On Fri, 2006-03-10 at 16:21 -0800, jdow wrote:
> From: "Craig White" <craigwhite azapple com>
> 
> > On Fri, 2006-03-10 at 15:45 -0800, jdow wrote:
> >> From: "Craig White" <craigwhite azapple com>
> >> 
> >> > On Fri, 2006-03-10 at 15:15 -0800, jdow wrote:
> >> >> From: "Jason L Tibbitts III" <tibbs math uh edu>
> >> >> 
> >> >> > And I thought I was special.  But no, Ravi did not hand select me as a
> >> >> > righteous specimen of syadmin godliness.  It was merely spam.
> >> >> 
> >> >> Did anybody check to see if Ravi's email really checked back to a real
> >> >> Google machine?
> >> >> 
> >> >> {o.o}   Just wondering....
> >> >>     If it seems too good to be true, it probably IS too good to be true.
> >> > ----
> >> > if one believes that the headers weren't forged...
> >> 
> >> Looks real to me. I "presume" everybody checked before sending email
> >> back to the fellow.
> > ----
> > I didn't reply back at all, but merely forwarded it on to clients as
> > implied extortion, saying...I'm wanted by the big guns  ;-)
> > 
> > thus I didn't check until you asked...but then I didn't care.
> > 
> > heck, the guy obviously combed the list and harvested addresses. There
> > surely was no way to ascertain the selection criteria he used and it may
> > very well have been little more than is still capable of fogging a
> > mirror.
> > 
> > Certainly wasn't enough to give me dreams of sipping cocktails in
> > Zurich  ;-)  but then, I didn't need the thought of Google to get me
> > there.
> 
> If it meant writing web software I'd pass without a second thought.
> If I absolutely had to choose between writing web software and database
> software I'd know I've landed in "that bad place" and simply flip a
> coin to let random chance pick my torture.
----
you obviously haven't seen ruby on rails yet then...you get both sides
of your coin at once. The funny thing is...I am loving it.

;-)

Craig

ps...as I have found out in the last month and half, this isn't your
grandma's html anymore...html 4.0x with css is an entirely new beast.


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