[Someone] from Newark just sent an email to 1,447 Freemium Eagle CAD users offering them a discount on an upgrade. How do I know it was 1,447 users? She committed one of the worst marketing faux pas and included every one of the addresses in headers of the email.
I'm very curious to know how much a list of known Eagle CAD users would be worth to anyone marketing a competing product...
If you're at a party and you see Michael Phelps smoking a bong, and your first thought isn't: "wow, I get to party with Michael Phelps", and instead you take a picture and sell it to a tabloid, you should take a long look in the mirror because you're a dick.
I awoke somewhere around 3am to the barking of the neighbors dog. The wind was gusting to 30 mph or so and every time it'd blow hard the dog would let loose with another barrage of noise. Not troubled by anything resembling fatigue or boredom, "Snowball" as she's known to her family, settled into a perfect rhythm. Bark like hell till everyone is awake, be quiet just long enough for them to drift back to the edge of sleep and repeat.
I don't really blame the dog. She's a typical neglected suburban dog. Living life on a cable tie in the back yard. Her only attention coming from the scoldings of a couple of elementary school aged girls: "Bad Snowball, quiet", "Shut-up Snowball, bad dog", "You're a bad dog Snowball". I wonder where they learned to talk like that.
Somewhere past 4am I was fed up enough to drag my sorry ass out of bed. I got dressed and trecked over to the their house. Ding-dong. No sound, give them a full minute. Ding-dong. Finally a voice. I can't understand it, but I soon see a shadow cross the peep hole, then the door opening, slowly, cautiously. The neighbor is less than thrilled to see my grumpy face.
"Can you please shut your dog up, it has been barking outside my bedroom window for over an hour and everyone in my house is now awake. Thanks." I turn and walk away, too angry to stay and chat. He mumbles something that sounds like compliance but I don't really hear what he said.
I hope he had as much trouble getting back to sleep as I did.