12.0168 apologies

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 17 Aug 1998 08:43:57 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 168.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 08:40:50 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: mea maxima culpa!

Dear colleagues,

A few times in the past year or so all current messages to Humanist have
during my processing of them suddenly vanished. The great fault which I
confess is not to have acted on my suspicion of what the cause might be.
When it happened again just a few moments ago I finally did, so you may rest
assured that the problem will not recur -- at least not in its present
form.... It seems that a small script that I use in the digesting wipes out
all messages when the "sentmail" folder reaches a certain size. Very odd,
and very vexing, most of all to those of you whose messages have been wiped

Hence, again, but I very much hope not after this time, I must ask those
whose messages were destroyed to send them again. My apologies fall like rain.

I also apologise for obvious signs on Humanist of my neglect, several days
going by without a single message despite your faithful attention and
interesting contributions stockpiling here. I can only plead a late summer's
sudden, astonishing efflorescence in my garden, as surprising as poetry
was to Neruda and as disruptive to the duties, however otherwise pleasant,
of an ordinary life.

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Dr. Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer, King's College London
voice: +44 (0)171 873 2784 fax: +44 (0)171 873 5801
<Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> <http://ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/wlm/>
maui gratia

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