EppsNet Archive: Email

Jill Stein on Leaked DNC Emails

26 Jul 2016 /

The leaked DNC emails are the smoking gun that the Democratic establishment was rigging the game against Bernie the whole time. Instead of running the process impartially and letting the voters decide, top Democratic officials were doing all they could to ensure a Clinton victory, including collusion with journalists to present a pro-Clinton, anti-Sanders narrative.

You want to affirm a corrupt party that just dragged you across the coals? You expect your supporters, who have a vision and who voted for integrity, to follow you into this shithole? Is there no respect here for his campaign and for himself? Are they just going to pretend it didn’t happen?

I think it would be very hard for a self-respecting Sanders supporter, in light of these revelations, to take the beating and humiliate themselves and disrespect themselves, to go into the campaign and support the predator who destroyed them.

How is Hillary Clinton going to hold a candle to Donald Trump? Not only does this destroy the unification efforts within the Democrats, but this destroys Hillary’s ability to portray herself as trustworthy to the American public. They already don’t trust her.

George Orwell: “I Told You So”

25 Jun 2016 /

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or omitted the names of those she met.

Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said that Clinton “has always made an effort to be transparent since entering public life.”

In addition to the unrecorded meetings with donors, this effort at transparency includes setting up a private email server to use as Secretary of State, and giving speeches at $200,000 per to Wall Street banks and investment firms, foreign governments and other special interest groups under a contract that prevents anyone from releasing a transcript of what she said.

Merrill went on to say, “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”

Fun Fact of the Day

12 Mar 2016 /

If you try to send “Oh good” as an email reply but type “Oh god” by mistake, your spell checker will not flag that as an error.

You Already Know Who I Am

11 Mar 2016 /

I clicked an Unsubscribe link from an email and got a web page with this form:



The Most Transparent Liar in Modern Times?

8 Mar 2016 /

I’m the most transparent public official in modern times. — Hillary Clinton

“That’s why as Secretary of State I ran a shadow government from a private email server, sending and receiving communications regarding secret programs, anti-terrorist activities, drone strikes, etc., so that there would be no public record of my activities.

“I also give paid speeches to Wall Street firms under a contract that prohibits anyone from releasing a transcript of what I said.”

What a scream! Maybe she means she’s the most transparent liar in modern times . . .

Hillary Clinton

Always “Ass…”

23 Jun 2015 /

Have you ever noticed in your inbox or browser tabs how the word “Association” always gets truncated to “Ass…”? Never “As…” or “Asso…,” always “Ass…”


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Email From a Bird

29 Jun 2014 /

Angry bird

I meant to sign this email “Nest Regards” but I typed “Best Regards” by mistake — and the spell check didn’t catch it! I am one angry bird right now . . .

The Cure for Missing Attachments

10 Jan 2014 /

I wrote an email in Outlook 2013, concluded by saying “Details are in the attached doc,” then clicked Send without attaching the aforesaid document.

I must not be the only person who does this, because when I clicked Send, this dialog box appeared:

Attachment reminder

Obviously, Outlook is looking for words like “attached” or “attachment” in emails that don’t contain an actual attachment. It turns out that this behavior can be turned on or off in the Outlook Mail options:

 Mail options

I have to admit that I don’t remember if “warn me” is the default option, or if I turned it on at some point in the past and forgot about it.

3 Questions That Get All Women Excited

12 Aug 2013 /

I get a lot of spam lately with that topic: 3 Questions That Get All Women Excited.

Does anyone know what the questions are? Asking for a friend . . .


4 Apr 2013 /

I’ve noticed a new trend in spam is to put the word “Manager” in front of the sender’s name, e.g., Manager Joe Schmuck instead of just plain Joe Schmuck.

Are people really this stupid? Does anyone think to themselves, “I don’t know any Joe Schmuck, but if he’s come up through the ranks to the level of Manager, then I think I owe it to myself to see what he has to say”?

Intellectual Giftedness is Not Necessarily Hereditary

1 Apr 2013 /
Chess with champagne !

I get an email from the UCI-Gifted-Students mailing list. Shortly thereafter, a parent clicks Reply All to send out this response:

Please remove my name from your mailing list.

Wait, there’s more. A second parent then responds to the first parent, also via Reply All:

I'm one of receipents [sic] of the UCI-Gifted-Students emails, therefore not responsible and able to remove you. I wish I knew who to direct you to.

Good luck.

This Scam Still Needs a Little Work

13 Apr 2012 /
Dress form

I got this in my email today:

From: paypal@service.com
Subject: account information needs to be updated

Dear PayPal Costumer …

Fun with Spell Check

24 Nov 2010 /

I was writing an email this morning with the phrase “smart, motivated team players” but I misspelled it as “smart, moticated team players.”

Outlook’s spell check suggested three possible corrections: motivated, medicated and masticated.

We’re chewing ’em up and spitting ’em out!

A Day in the Internet

19 Oct 2010 /

A Day in the Internet

Created by Online Education

Twitter: 2009-07-01

1 Jul 2009 /
  • Office email: "Refrigerators being cleaned out tonight. Please take home anything you'd like to keep." OK. Going to stock up right now… #
  • At a s/w demo, a user asks: "What are inheritable user permissions? Does that mean if I die, my permissions go to someone else?" #

Need a Boost?

26 Apr 2009 /

We’re wordsmithing a confirmation email that we send out to new members of our association.

One problem I have with it is that we talk about our mission being to “enhance the quality of nursing care” and then in the next sentence we talk about members receiving “enhanced benefits.”

Do we need to use “enhance” in every sentence? What’s the difference between “benefits” and “enhanced benefits”? Maybe we could just say “benefits” and leave it at that.

No, our customer care analyst says we really do offer “enhanced benefits” above and beyond the usual benefits, so we need a synonym for “enhance” if we don’t want to use it twice.

I’m thinking we could say “improve the quality of nursing care” or we could say “boost the quality of nursing care.”

“Improve” is clearly better but I just love the sound of the word “boost.”

They’re not booing, they’re saying “boooooooooost the quality of nursing care.”

Sometimes I Am Too Fast

12 Mar 2009 /

Just fired off a quick email reply: “oh good.” But mistyped it: “oh god.”


Added Comments Feed

31 Jan 2009 /

Someone asked me last week if the EppsNet RSS feed includes comments. It doesn’t.

So — I just added a comments feed and a Subscribe by Email option, both available in the right sidebar . . .

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Goofus on Software

18 Sep 2008 /

When Gallant has a question for someone, he walks down the hall and asks it.

Goofus keeps fruitless email threads going for weeks.

Here’s an excerpt from the comment thread on a trouble ticket regarding a database record with an incorrect status code.


comment 7563 posted by goofus on 2008-09-10 8:53 AM
I did change the status code in test and this did fix the problem. However, we need to speak with JS regarding this issue as to how this will be affected in production.

comment 7611 posted by me on 2008-09-12 9:15 AM
Let's get JS's response so we can close this.

comment 7621 posted by goofus on 2008-09-12 9:52 AM
Emailed JS regarding this issue. Waiting on a response.

comment 7637 posted by goofus on 2008-09-12 2:49 PM
JS is out of the office until Tuesday, 9/16.

comment 7773 posted by goofus on 2008-09-18 2:05 PM
Sent another email to JS regarding this issue.

comment 7794 posted by me on 2008-09-18 3:30 PM
You may want to consider walking over and talking to her.

comment 7800 posted by goofus on 2008-09-18 3:47 PM
Received a return email from JS and now will be working with MS on this issue. Sent her an email for her input.

Lotus Notes Sucks

23 Feb 2008 /

I’m working with a company that uses Lotus Notes. It’s been more than 10 years since I’ve had to use Notes and it’s as bad as ever. It’s probably the worst piece of software ever released by a major company.

The worst feature — well, it’s hard to pick a worst feature, but one of the worst features — because I have to deal with it dozens of times a day — is the way Notes makes me reply to email. I can’t just click Reply and start typing. When I click Reply, I get a dropdown list of options and have to select one:

– Reply
– Reply with History
– Reply without Attachment(s)
– Reply with Internet-Style History

The godawful thing about this is that default options for email work 100 percent of the time. I always want to reply with history and without attachments, so why give me a bunch of options that I don’t want and make me explicitly select one every time?

Why would I not want to reply with history? If I’m sending replies without including the original email for context, most people send and get way too much email to remember what the heck I’m responding to.

And why would I send an attachment back to someone with my reply? They already have the document. They sent it to me. They don’t need another copy of it. But every day I see emails going back and forth across the network with multi-megabyte attachments because people have to explicitly select an option to remove it.

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