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E-mailFor tonight’s post I thought I’d share with you a strange e-mail that I received the other night. What made it strange was that it was sent to one of the many e-mail addresses I’ve associated with this blog, but since I’ve been finally able to get an e-mail address with my domain, I haven’t used that address and as far as I know it’s not even mentioned anywhere. Go figure.

So who am I to disappoint, right? If it’s an answer you want, it’s an answer Dave will give you.

The e-mail came from Susan, who asked the following:

Hi,
What happens if you dont eat for a month? I don`t know if you are the right person to ask, but any advice/pointers you might have would be very much appreciated. Please point me in the right direction.

Thankyou,
Susan

Well, Susan, thanks for the e-mail. But I think that the answer to your question is simple: you’d die. I mean, unless you’re Gandhi, is there a reason not to eat for a month? He did it for peace (or something) and I doubt you’re that devoted to the ideal of world peace through fasting or starvation. You simply wouldn’t have the intestinal fortitude to do it, methinks. And it would just be stupid anyhow.

Hope that helped.

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Not Yours

A few posts ago I bad mentioned that I was going to soon be getting dave_at_this domain_dot_com for my e-mail address.

Well, at least I tried to.

I signed up through Google Apps in the hopes I would make this little nicety become a reality. Turns out that despite everything I did to make it come true, nothing worked.

Apparently there is some sort of conflict with Google Apps and Yahoo! Small Business that prevents things from being configured properly. I didn’t learn this until after my first try when I was told to wait at least 48 hours until things were worked out.

Two days later I get a notice that no, it’s not working because I didn’t configure things right on my end. So I tried again—and waited another 48 hours. (Note: each time you make a change/configure things, it’ll take 48 hours to find out if things worked as they should. Nice!)

Once again, I got nothing. I even tried to configure it using AOL’s free e-mail service and, you guessed it, nothing worked that time as well.

My last glimmer of hope was to create the address as an alias through Yahoo! Small Business (which hosts my domain). Any messages sent to dave_at_this domain_dot_com would be forwarded to my Yahoo! Mail account.

I have sent three, the first of which was over 30 minutes ago. And as of this post, I have yet to receive one of them.

So, much like the LightScribe dilemma I say fuck it to this one, too. I am keeping my current e-mail address as listed on my Contact page.

(Special note to tech geeks out there: please don’t bother explaining how to resolve this issue in the comments. I’m done with it—seriously, I don’t care!)

Coming Soon…

I have signed-up with Google Apps and as such, I will soon have an e-mail address with my own domain! Yeah, big deal I know. But at least now I can look and sound like I know what I’m doing.

Pending Google and Yahoo! verification, my new address will be dave_at_(this domain)_dot_com and chances are that will be the only address for that domain since, you know, this is a one-man show here.

I will update this post when it is finally active (which, according to Google, could take up to 48 hours). In the meantime, don’t eat a Costco muffin 🙂