Tom, Lisa and I met at 8:30 to finalize the message. Lisa and I met at 10 to gather the email distribution list programmatically. I had the list finalized and in SQL Server by 11:00
I used Ben Forta's Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 Web Application Construction Kit as a reference and was able to use the cfmailparam tag to set the email priority to high:
I bcc'd my own email address.
Lit it off at about 11:00 a.m. ... almost instantly I had 147 new emails in my inbox.
Then the squealing began:
- Some emailed me to say they had removed XMLSpy
- Others called or emailed me about acquiring a license (even though the email was crystal clear about how to acquire ... and it is not through me!
- One guy emailed me three times to complain
- Another group bought 10 licenses ... cost of approx. $ 5000. They felt they needed to tell me
I think I will use this little tool again and again. After my little project I cleared the table out (delete from maillist) so that I cannot inadvertantly email this list again
Lunch with two Christian friends. Discussion was creation. I am the only one who holds to 6 day literal creation.
Dinner with brother-in-law and sister-in-law at the Macaroni Grill on the way home from work
Scripture reading: Zechariah 5-6