[conspire] I get mail

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Wed Oct 8 14:00:08 PDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 01:08:22PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Shallow end of the gene pool.

Obviously you know you can automate this response message with procmail.


> ----- Forwarded message from Karah Johnson <johnson_karah at yahoo.com> -----
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> Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 12:32:39 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Karah Johnson <johnson_karah at yahoo.com>
> To: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
> Subject: Re: bitpim
> i dont understand what you are asking me to do. 
> i downloaded bitpim
> started it, and it won't detect my phone. 
> is there a certain setting it should be on?
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
> To: johnson_karah at yahoo.com
> Sent: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 3:09:40 PM
> Subject: bitpim
> Karah Johnson <johnson_karah at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > when i plug in my phone and open up bitpim
> > it says that it doens't recognize it. 
> > i have the lg vu. 
> > and the model isn't on their. 
> > and other users online said to use the model number lg-vx8700
> I've now seen enough misdirected help requests from BitPim users that, 
> at least, I now know what BitPim _is_ and why strangers occasionally ask
> me about it.
> You were on http://www.bitpim.org/#contacts .  You followed this link:
>   Help, Support, Contacts and Mailing Lists
>   Before posting anywhere, please take the time to read this article on
>   "How to ask questions the smart way" [link]  (Note they do NOT provide 
>   support, just guidelines on how to ask questions/get support and get 
>   the best responses).
> You didn't heed the second sentence, followed the link to "How to Ask
> Questions the Smart Way" (which has nothing specifically to do with
> BitPim, just as *I* have nothing to do with it), and lobbed your help 
> request directly to me, co-author of "How to Ask Questions the Smart
> Way".
> You need to go back to http://www.bitpim.org/#contacts and try again.
> Some day, you also might want to read my essay.
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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