Daft emails

Just for a laugh, over the past week or so, I’ve saved a few sentences from spam emails that I’ve received, some to my work account and some to my personal one. Ready? Here’s the first:

Looks like Developer Express is actively using .Net, Julian.

No shit, Sherlock. Onto the next:

Congrats on your success as CTO, you should write a book!

Been there, done that. You can get Tomes of Delphi: Algorithms and Data Structures from Amazon Kindle, iTunes, or Lulu (as a printed book). Next!

Dear Owner, I just spent some time on your website Boyet.Com (Yes, I do random site analyses for a living)

Sooooo, you spent some time on this website, but couldn’t work out what my name is? Not very good at doing site analyses, are you? Last one for now:

Think I can help your Who Is This Julian? cut its telecom bill by up to 30%, would a quick call (of no more than 120 seconds) be worthwhile?

Dude, it’s just a single static page that I use as a quick set of work links and personal links for social sites like Facebook and Twitter (er, X). It’s not a website for a company or anything like that. It’s hosted on AWS, together with 8 other static websites, and I’m charged roughly $5 per month for them all. So, you’re saying you could save me about 17 cents a month for that one site? Deal!

Total Incredulity

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#1 Luiz Marques said...
08-May-24 4:54 PM

I still have my paper copy of "Tomes of Delphi: Algorithms and Data Structures" in my bookshelf! (Even though I switched to C# a while ago)

According to Amazon, I bought it on October 22, 2002.

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#2 julian m bucknall said...
08-May-24 6:33 PM

Luiz: Awesome! You must've got one of the last ones published by Wordware, because in mid-2003 the copyright reverted to me since they no longer wanted to print Delphi books.

Cheers, Julian

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