Month: December 2011

2011 Recap

Hi guys!

The year is rapidly ending. Whenever I reach a new milestone, I like to take a look back and see what I have been up to. Here’s a little recap of the stuff I did in 2011, according to me.

In January, I went through yet another identity crisis, and I thought about changing my tagline. Luckily, the wisdom of the Internet told me otherwise.

To compensate, I decided in February to be nice to 10 people a day for a week. It worked out well, and I wonder why I’m not doing this again (still?). Maybe I will start being nice again. 😉

In March, a tsunami pretty much destroyed Japan, I got an iPad2 and composed an ode to Becky’s Butt.

A couple of days late for April’s Fool’s day, I found my dad in a chatroulette video. ::shudders::

And then May arrived, and I finally went to Scotland! Of course, I before I left I debated bringing a tripod or not, and that produced a rather funny exchange at work…

In June, I recapped Scotland. To make sure I didn’t ride the Scotland high too long, my son got shot in the park on Father’s day.

Then July rolled around, and other than flipping about the price of gas, I didn’t do much.

August saw me do crazy things that didn’t work too well, and I discovered the “unfriend” button on Facebook, both for me and my Daughter’s account.

I only blogged four times in September. It was a pretty crazy month. I managed to produce five whole posts in October, but this one is probably my favo(u)rite post of the last year.

In November I acquired the items I needed to start my very own clone army, but got a surprise in the process. Also, I celebrated 20 years (16 married) with the same LovelyWife.

And that brings us to December, where I poked fun at some email issues I had and some funny stuff happened at work – Thanks to bossman.

And that’s all there is to it.

Goodbye 2011.

Protip: Use BCC when emailing 473 people

My son’s school decided to go green and stop sending us paper notifications through the kids’ backpacks.

That’s awesome, unless you put all 473 email adresses in the CC field. Sure, it’s not that bad when you read the email on GMail through a regular browser:

Notice how 469 of those email addresses are somewhat hidden from you? Meaning that with just one click, I could have access to 472 new friends. Friends that I can send funny LOLCATS or motivational 7Mb PowerPoint files. Worst, there’s now potentially 472 friends that can send me funny LOLCATS and motivational 7Mb PowerPoint files.

Luckily, I didn’t use my main GMail address. Unfortunately, I first opened this email on my iPhone. Can you guess what it looks like when you open an email addressed to 473 people? It looks like this:

Actual emails, blurred because I’m a nice man. 
Fun Facts: It took me 3 minutes to do the 49 screen captures needed, and about 25 minutes to Photoshop all the pictures in one giant 16397px long strip. Even at the lowest quality setting, this image still weighs 600K.

So to summarize:

  1. Avoid the CC Field when emailing to more than 10 people.
  2. Scrolling on an iPhone is a pain in the ass.
  3. The pain that I’ll go through to prove a point is just ridiculous.
  4. This is by far the longest post I’ve ever written, although this one came pretty close.
  5. This is not the dumbest post I’ve ever written. Not even close. 😉