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Oct. 31st, 2008 | 05:00 am

I thought it would be fun to share this:



Hi Brian,

We are cleaning up the old Cupertino phone system. You have an extension 408.213.6576 on this system.
I also see Rosalynd Aker has 408.213.6657 and this forwards to your email address brian@mysql.com

Do you still need these numbers? Thank You!

Jason



Rosalynd is my dog.

When MySQL first started up with VOIP I got a second line because I was playing with call forwarding at the time. We had to list something in the dial system though, so I used her name.

I had wondered when someone would remember and purge this from the system. Startups have a certain sense of fun to them :)

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inanna

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from: inanna
date: Oct. 30th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
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Groo says confusedly, "What do you mean 'slow of mind'?"

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awfief

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from: awfief
date: Oct. 30th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
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Next time, don't use your last name, and see if they can figure out who "Rosalynd Foobar" is or whatever. :)

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David Beroff

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from: d4b
date: Oct. 31st, 2008 10:12 am (UTC)
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I've known people who have used their pet names on phone lines because the phone company charged more money for unlisted numbers. It's great for telemarketers and junk mail when you pass the phone/mail over to your dog. :-)

Edited at 2008-10-31 10:12 am (UTC)

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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: Oct. 31st, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
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Well as long as she doesn't take the offer for the free credit cards...

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David Beroff

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from: d4b
date: Nov. 1st, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
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Funny you should mention that! ;-)

When my daughter was like 2, she had a passport, a bank account, and had flown a bit (with us), on her own frequent fliers account, and no debt. She did get regular solicitations for Gold and Platinum cards; I'd always wondered what would happen if she actually accepted them.

Banks were far less careful two decades ago.

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from: anonymous
date: Oct. 31st, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
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When the initial 100 number DID range ran out another one was purchased. DID's has a low cost relative the value added so there never really was a need to identify a couple of free DID's. Perhaps if the second 100 range would have been filled up.

/Ove

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