My First Hate Mail

Wow! After almost 4 long years on the web, I finally received my first hate-mail today...

From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Date: Monday, March 03, 2003 10:31 PM
Subject: Square 1

your square one formula is messed up and you have been pissing me off for hours now i follow your notation and i end up messed up somehow. Also when you start off some of the moves they are impossible to do.

Kind of strange I thought, especially since Mathematica and Cooking is nothing but a lowly nerd site with minimal hits. So how exactly do I respond to something like this? The answer is that I don't. For example, when someone calls me on the telephone and starts droning on about something I don't care about, I quietly put down the headpiece, grab a cigarette and a can of beer, head towards the living room and watch TV. Every few minutes I'll check the phone to hear if there's any more static oozing out, but I never really listen.

In the case of hate-mail, I simply delete the file, maybe block the messenger, and continue to play video games on the computer for another hour; pretty much the same way I handle SPAM. Because I ignore hate-mail completely, I'll probably get more irate mail in the future; but thanks to the DELETE key I'm only one push-button away to serenity and tranquility.


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