Posts Tagged ‘Blogs’
I moved the blog back to servo3000.wordpress.com after hosting it with Yahoo for a month. If you’re thinking of doing that, I highly advise against it. I had intermittent down times with no explanation from Yahoo, and I certainly wasn’t the only one. I’ll leave the blog hosted here at WordPress for a while.
I’m moving the blog to its own domain, www.servo3000.com. Please look there for all future entries.
I love this blog, about a guy who has firstname.lastname@example.org and gets lots of misdirected email. For a long time, I had a an email that looked like this: email@example.com and someone else had firstname.lastname@example.org. I got his email all the time, which I would happily deal with as I felt a kinship with this mystery person who shared the same name as me. At firstl, I would send a polite reply and refer them on to his address. Over time, I started to only reply to important looking emails and then, after a while longer, I got sick of doing this and just deleted them as they arrived, with two notable exceptions.
Other Scott was some kind of counselor and I got sent someone’s complete case file from a psychiatrist. I wrote her back to let her know it had been sent to the wrong address, expecting her to point out that I had received private data by mistake and that I should delete it. Instead, the totality of her reply was: “Whoops”.
The Comcast address was a spam magnet, so I ignored any porn-related email that came my way in droves. But then I got an email from the man himself, the other Scott. He had subscribed to a porn site and had given them my email by mistake. He wrote me to ask if I could dig through my inbox and see if that had sent his login and password to my address. Sure enough, I had a brand new login and password to some unknown porn site and forwarded them on him. The other Scott never even thanked me.