It turns out that that link has never explained anything and I asked him to remove me from his diss-list, but I just kept getting them.
So back in June, I decided to take matters into my own hands to resolve the issue and came up with a method that works quite nicely. So I thought would share my experiences here with others who may suffer from the same problem.
For a good way to manage your email with Gary V., just create a filter in your mail program to let Gary know how you would feel about getting his auto emails to auto respond, everytime you get one (I say “would” as in past-tense because soon you wont be seeing them any more).
Below, you can see I have used Apple Mail to set up a complex filter that engages in a series of consecutive causal events. First and foremost the email must be clearly distinguished from other emails that may cary the same identity. I immediately noticed a pattern in the subject line: “Thanks for the email click the link”.
Once the offensive, cold and brute email was identified, I called up another action to get the email immediately into the trash before considering another step. If all else fails, at least I have the piece of mind to know that the terrible and brash circumstance is now over.
While most people would probably not prefer this next step, I chose to hear the sound of a blow for peace of mind.
Then I set up my mail filter to return an email back to Gary which I consider to be somewhat of a good samaritan type of measure so that Gary can truely understand the significance of his email auto-responder.
So I’m moving to Virginia to join Strands. Seems like I blogged about it just yesterday, seems like we’ve been working on working together for years. And here we are.
My mom and Rachel are going to help me dig into the new joint, and I’m stoked. I start on Monday in the DC office of Strands and I have a lot to pick up and absorb but I will. The team is solid, the company is beyond exciting, and I am raring to go. Anyone who knows me, knows that this is much more than a job to me. It’s a new beginning in a familiar space.
An evangelist can only evangelize a few things in their lifetime effectively. Over evangelization leads to dilution of passion and trustability. I knew this going in. I am passionate about Strands’ offering, passionate about the vision and the people involved.
More than that, I’m dedicated to bringing you a better discovery experience on the internet.
“Software should be treated like a baby and not a wobbly toddler. If you put it out as a toddler, it will try to walk and fall. And then 10 million people will laugh at the video of it on Youtube.”—Me. (from a readburner convo with adam ostrow)
I remember we used to sit out back and drink until the morning light Always bummin’ smokes and talking trash about the pleasure we had Summers come and gone And the winter needs a song And I guess I keep movin’ along in a rhyme that I have in my head Rhyme that I have in my head
Oh we used to drop some pills and sing til we lose our voice Chasing our dreams, we tried to put em’ in a bag and save em’ for another day yeah Oh I feel,these memories are real Times you can’t steal For the love that I have for my friends Love that I have for my friends
(i love lyrics found on the interwebs, they’re never accurate)
I just can pretend I need you You aint’ no other love I never had Soon you will find my log Its a beat that will never stop Its the loneliest time apart
Love that I have for my friends Love that I have for my friends Love that I have for my friends Love that I have for my friends
So I’m hanging in one of my favorite places in the world, New York City.
Favorite because of the people. New York City didn’t jive with me as a place to live but that’s ok. I can see why my friends love this city.
I got to hang out at the Rocketboom office yesterday with some of the coolest, most talented people on the planet yesterday and really enjoyed myself. Then I got to hang out with my buddy Sandra, which is always a treat.
I have great friends. I’m blessed.
So today? I’m going to stop by the Blip.tv HQ and stir up some trouble, maybe fling a monkey or two, and then I’m going to see my new friends in the NYC Strands office.
Things don’t get much better.
So what else will I do today? Not sure. It’s up to you New York……New Yorkkk!
I have joined Strands as the Community Manager / Evangelist, starting July 28th, 2008. I will be HQ’d in the Washington, DC office but rest assured I’ll be in ur cityz hangin in ur habitatz.
In all seriousness, this is something I’m very proud to talk about and announce and to discuss with all of you.
Last year, Marshall Kirkpatrick hooked me up with Gabi from Strands (at that time, MyStrands) who focused solely on recommending music, which is awesome…I love music. Bigger and more amazing things are coming down the pike, and I get to be on board for them.
It’s a long time coming, and it all starts now. I’ll be hitting conferences, talking to all of you, listening to our community, and making our sites and services better with our team, which you can meet here:
FAWQ (Frequently Asked Whenever Questions)
Why Strands? - Simple, I like where they are headed, love the team and the concept, and I love the internet and people. I get all of that wrapped up into one.
Will you miss Philly? - I’m only a few hours away, and I’ll get to see all of my homies.
Will you try to change the Strands logo to an orangey color? - Of course, but sekretly, don’t tell anyone!
Does this affect ReadBurner? - Absolutely, 100% not.
Will you still write for DownloadSquad.com? - Yes, but not about Strands (or ReadBurner as always)
Paper or plastic? - Neither, be green, bring your own.
Tuna or Egg salad? - Egg all the way.
Can I have a Strands T-shirt or something? - Sure.
I have 5 invites to the Strands Beta site if you’d like to check it out. Drop me a comment with your email and I’ll hook ya up. Or gimme a ring! (number is on the right hand side). No worries, I’ll hax0r a way to get ya more.
Please join me on my new adventure, and thank you to everyone who has supported me through the process, I’m very happy.
I do not understand the utility of adding the SMS messages to a public webpage or making messages from my network public. I would have to pass on that type of offering. The ability to make messages private should be added asap.”