A Googley e-mail issue
firstname.lastname@example.org - cole.cooper@ gmail.com and email@example.com Once upon a time - October 6, 2004 to be exact - I was one of the first users of Google email beta after getting an invite for the Beta. At the time - I had a Hotmail address for Obandrinker@homtail.com, plus a Shaw @ home address. So after a few minutes in the old system,
I ended up with my name in gmail as firstname.lastname@example.org. Using that account, I set up this blog and my Google+ services, and my Google Plus page.
And there the fun begins. Back in 2004 there were not many Cole Coopers on the internet. It was a fairly uncommon name. There are a lot more now. There is a football player Cole Cooper on Twitter at @coopball, There is even a Marvel Cole Cooper character at the Daily Bugle. Facebook pages, and a colecooper.com Which is fine - I don't mind, they seem to have the right guy on their email addresses and I'm not vain enough to think my name is exclusive.
What I do mind i…
Well, I just looked at the blog log. This is post number 1,003. A Thousand postings. And here is the old issue coming up again. This time from a church of all things.
So here's the note I sent to the pastor of the church who emailed me.
Dear Pastor XXXX; Please, could you contact the Cole Cooper who is your in the parish? He has given you the address of email@example.com for his email address - which is my address, the story of it is below:
A Googley e-mail issue Sending to firstname.lastname@example.org - cole.cooper@ gmail.com and email@example.com will all come to my address.
Once upon a time - October 6, 2004, to be exact - I was one of the first users of Google email beta after getting an invite for the Beta. At the time - I had a Hotmail address for Obandrinker@hotmail.com, plus a Shaw @ home address. So after a few minutes in the old system, I ended up with my name in Gmail firstname.lastname@example.org. Using that account, I set up this blog and my Google+ services, and my Google…
So, there I was cleaning up my computers and organising my office, when I had a chance to look at my Cole's Notes blog postings. There where five in draft form, and the last time I had published was September of 2016! Wow, I hadn't realised how much time had passed since I'd last posted there.
Then I started to remember what had been going on for the last year. At the end of 2016, frustrated with credit cards, and too much debt, I decided to cash out from my studio and find something to retire to. Well, I did sell my house and studio, and moved into a house sitting situation, and picked up two part-time jobs. At the same time, shutting down the library and studio meant that I didn't have much in the way of computer resources to keep up my writing and photography, so my editing work has been mainly on Facebook and Twitter, monitoring Social Media.
I've been using the iPad for email and and twittering - but the keyboards are terrible, and trying to do Blog entr…