Auto Email Replies

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Jul 102008

I generally find those automated out of office emails a bit annoying, but I guess they have their place. Ron Crumbaker at has a list of favorite auto reply messages.

  1. I am currently out of the office at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. Please be prepared for my mood.
  2. You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn’t have received anything at all.
  3. Sorry to have missed you, But I’m at the doctor’s having my brain and heart removed so I can be promoted to our management team.
  4. I will be unable to delete all the emails you send me until I return from vacation. Please be patient, and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.
  5. Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first 10 words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.
  6. The email server is unable to verify your server connection. Your message has not been delivered. Please restart your computer and try sending again.
  7. Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.
  8. Hi, I’m thinking about what you’ve just sent me. Please wait by your PC for my response.
  9. I’ve run away to join a different circus.
  10. I will be out of the office for the next two weeks for medical reasons. When I return, please refer to me as “Kate” instead of Dave.

More Deep Features-Mobile Computing

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Aug 082006

Along with the recently added “ratings” feature, we’ve now made the jump to mobile technologies.

Recently I was on the road for a few days and experiencing a hardware problem with the laptop, causing me to be unable to access email. So, I’ve made the jump to a mobile PC device. (I’ll write more about that after I’ve used the device a little longer.)?As part of that jump, we’ve added functionality to Deep Sand to make it display appropriately on Mobile PC devices. You can see how it looks by clicking here.

I’ve also added functionality so that I can post updates to the site using nothing more than email. I still have a few minor bugs to work out in that, but overall, it’s a pretty solid system. The talent of some of these people that develop plugins and hacks for WordPress continues to amaze me.

Email Notification Problems Resolved

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Jun 062006

OK, I’ll admit the problem was caused by me tinkering around with the code that sends out the email notifications on new posts to the Deep Sand blog.

This stuff fascinates me, and I know just enough to get myself in trouble…as you obviously noticed. Hence the basically blank messages.

The link to “unsubscribe” to the mailing list was at the top of the message, and made it kind of seem like the link one should click on to visit the site. Well that wasn’t the case, and the email notification subscription system does not give you an alert box to confirm your unsubscribe. Clicking on that link just does it.

So, I have moved that link to the bottom of the message, so hopefully it is less obvious and won’t cause the same mistake. To get to the article referenced in the email, just click on the title of post, and you’ll go right to Deep Sand. Also, I try to add a couple of tidbits each day, but I know you don’t want to be getting two or more notification emails each day, so I don’t send them with each post. However, hopefully you will find something new and interesting each day if you visit, even without the notification.

And, I hope you’ll visit to read the post “Important Events in the World Yesterday ? Nero Fiddles“, which was what the original message was about.