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Beatnik (493)

Beatnik
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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

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In his superhero time (8.30 AM to 5.30 PM), he works on world peace.

Journal of Beatnik (493)

Monday July 10, 2006
06:41 AM

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I work in an IT company.. a fairly big, international IT company. You know IT, right? It's computers and shit. I'm still baffled each and every time someone does a reply to all trick. Especially if you notice that the sender specified dozens of recipients manually.. That alone should raise some flags. I tested it to make sure it wasn't accidental. Someone actually went out of it's way to reply to all. It's like they want you to laugh at them in public! Corporate policy doesn't allow me to post a picture or a name but I would if I could! :)
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  • We have been having what I call "mail storms," lately. Somebody within the company (1000+ employees) sets up some kind of a mailing list that includes apparently everyone in the company, somehow somebody gets a message from it (often a message letting them know they've subscribed -- thanks!) and replies saying, "What's this?" And then mail goes down for a day.

    The time before last that this happened I hunted down the URL of the mailing list (it was mailman), found out how to unsubscribe, and told everybo

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers