How to look stupid in public.

Tuesday, 6 December 2005

  1. Open Emacs & compose an email to public mailing list.
  2. Save to temporary file.
  3. Run spell-checker because you’re paranoid, and also slightly clumsy.
  4. Paste message into new mutt window.
  5. Give it a quick re-read to make sure it is legiable and relevent.
  6. Notice a couple of unclear sentences.
  7. Edit them on the fly inside the email program.
  8. Send the message.
    • Wait five minutes for the mail to arrive back from the list and cry at all the spelling mistakes due to the editing in step #7

Conclusion? Write the day off, and go to the pub …

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