I spent an enjoyable day with my customer, learning a lot about oil exploration, sedimentation drift, and modern Norwegian history. The capstone was a home-cooked meal and occasional juvenile snickering while we all agreed that modeling TFD is an important, though funny problem.
I liked Susan H Dennis’ bulk email rules and thought I’d expand them slightly, because this travel stuff wears me down. Not only do I have work to do here, I also have my un-stopped work at home and, paradoxically, I need to write about stuff. I’m getting further behind email…
- If I requested to be included on your list, send me whatever you want. I’ll read it but, because it’s bulk, won’t respond personally.
- If I ask to be excluded, assume this extends to all future bulk mailing lists. My programming skills are already suspect. If I have to write a filter, it will be brute-force and overly aggressive… especially I’m punchy because my body clock is on Seychelles time.
- If something says “forward this to all your friends” pretend you don’t know me. It’s either a chain letter or an urban legend. (Please, please, please check snopes.com.) Either way, I don’t want it.
- An unsolicited bulk emailing conveying change in contact information is fine… in moderation. If there’s some other major personal change, e.g. “George and [you] are [getting a divorce | having a romantic spat ], and [you] need a place to stay,” you probably ought to consider a better method, like telephone. Just saying.
- If you send me something that’s inappropriate for perusal in a conservative work environment, please label it as “not safe for work” (“NSFW” in the subject line is okay).