As a result of some emails my wife and I have received trying to run a scam against us while we try to sell Sammy’s car, I started thinking how someone less tech-savvy may fall for the scam, and came up with an idea that might help reduce the likelihood of the scam succeeding – we’ve all heard if SPAM filters, how ’bout adding a SCAM filter to our email?
As a geek, I very rarely leave things the way they come … my Windows Mobile phone was heavily modified, I’ve altered just about every plugin for this wordpress journal, my old xbox runs XBMC, and all of my computers run customised software. I’m a geek. I don’t settle for things as they are out-of-the-box. Out-of-the-box is configured for the masses. I try to set myself apart from the masses. So I tweak, customise, hack, and modify until I am left with something unique. Or, in the case of my windows mobile phone, a paper weight.
Sent out the invitations today – rather than custom-make each one and send it in a manually written email I created a PHP script to add each person’s name to the invitation image, and personalize an email message, and then send it. I created the invitations using a stock illustration I purchased from iStockPhoto, and the script was all my own work.
Well, after 4 months and 16 days together, Sammy and I are engaged! It wasn’t an elaborate proposal, Sammy had previously expressed she just wanted something special, so I prepared breakfast for Sammy this...
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