Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2005.

It might not have aged well for any number of reasons, so keep that in mind when reading (or clicking outgoing links!).

Tricksy

Posted 9 July 2005

I just got a call on my dorm phone...someone asking for Alex Somebody. I said there wasn't an Alex Somebody living here, and wouldn't you like to tell me what number you called? They repeated the number to me (suckers!), and I informed them that there isn't an Alex Somebody at this number, so they said they'd update their database.

I now know the crucial last four digits of my phone number -- it's 5954. Thank you, telemarketers!