Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

11 Jun 2003, 13:31 p.m.

From e-mail: a Canadian referred to "north of the boarder." A…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

From e-mail: a Canadian referred to "north of the boarder."

A spam subject line advertised "Geneaology Helper," which I imagine resembling Hamburger Helper.

A phone question, in three parts: What's my username and password? When will my subscription expire? And where does your mind-blowing last name originate?

The non-mean "please cancel my subscription" e-mails come from people who say, "I don't have time to read all the great stuff you guys do." Those are nice.