January 2006 Blog Posts
I'll be giving my well received presentation "Hacking web sites for fun and profit" at a VBUG meeting in Reading on the 17 May. One of my colleagues is presenting Code Access Security at April's meeting.
This was obviously some junior ringing to go through a script confirming CVs, but the script sucked. It started off with not pronouncing my name or my current employer's name correctly then went downhill, where I basically had to repeat everything that was on my CV (and it was a old CV), then came the fun part;
"Ok and who is your boss at your current firm?"
"The head of technical consulting"
"And that is?"
"To take a reference"
"But you haven't placed me anywhere, so until you do I won't name them" (not that it's hard to ring up reception and ask)
"But it's our...
I've just had 3 invitations to join goowy.com, from the same person. So, yet another service that will run through your address book and email all your contacts. The marketing drive for this sort of behaviour is suicidal but typical, I can remember arguing with EMI that the default for "Sign me up to the mailing list" should always be false, but the relentless drive for numbers always beat my desire to play nice and gather quality subscribers.
Poor Adriana is already apologising to her contacts for the unwanted spam. She's in good company though; Joi Ito had the same problem...