On Tue, Jun 25, 2002 at 11:02:55PM +0100, Jeremy Smyth mentioned:
> > Quoting Rick Moen on 25 June 2002 22:38
> > I think I mentioned this before, but I have no idea how I offended John.
> I partially blame cultural differences, and partially other personality
> issues. An example from the same mail follows:
Mostly personality issues. For the record, I rarely remember why I
killfile people either.
Don't worry too much about it. Most likely, I'd killfile myself if I was
transported to another personality matrix for a few weeks. I come up with
some crazy ideas. Basically, if more than 50% of mails from a person turn
out to be stuff I don't want to read, over a periods of a few days, they
I've two good friends that seem to love sending large BMPs and great
virus ridden jokes to all their friends, on a daily basis. They've been
killfiled for years, and don't seem to mind.
And yes, the killfile gets deleted/lost every few months, though some
people get back on it quite quickly.
> > For the record, my surname has two syllables, with stress on the first
> > I try hard not to mangle other people's names, and my wife is even
>> Hmmm. Correcting Herr Kate's pronunciation "mistake" - which was clearly a
> pun - while claiming the moral high-ground. Not that there's anything wrong
> with this per se, just it's not the way of the group. We tend to be a
> self-deprecating bunch of alpha-males generally, if that's not a complete
Self deprecating eh ? Wow. First accurate non-techy use I've ever seen of
that word. Outside Olaf Stapleton or HG Wells, that is.
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