May Contain Blueberries

the sometimes journal of Jeremy Beker


Yesterday I received an email forwarded to me from a student who seemed to take issue with the system I ran. They responded to an email that was sent to all of the student body indicating the system would be down for some maintenance on monday. Read on for the letter.

Date sent:      	Thu, 31 Jul 2003 15:03:10 -0400
From:           	[name removed]@wm.edu
Subject:        	Re: myWM Unavailable Early on Monday
To:             	itadmin@wm.edu

Wait, my.wm is going to be unavailable on Monday? Really? 
Like it was unavailable for a good portion of today, and the 
day before, and several days before that? 

my.wm is the most faulty system everyone I know has every 
encountered. my.wm is the devil. my.wm NEVER works. I have 
no idea why you bother sending out these emails explaining 
that my.wm is going to be out of commission on a particular 
day. We all expect, at this point, that my.wm is going to 
work very sporadically, and we know, without question, that 
when it DOES work, the layout will still suck, it will be 
difficult to navigate, the little System Alert button will 
pop up when we're in the bathroom and the middle of an 
email, and even its name is still going to be obnoxiously 
cutesy.

Every professor I've visited in their office has complained 
about the perpetual annoyance that is my.wm. webmail worked 
splendidly. It was efficient and easy-to-use. I never had 
any problems getting into it. Its name was kind of slick and 
futuresque and I would marry it if I could.

Please bring it back and/or make my.wm stop being quite so 
hideous and painful.

Thank you,
-[name removed]