Subject: Re: newbie question
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 04:29:54 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Paul D. Lathrop
| For reference I would like to say that that line was misread.  The
| connotation I intended (and obviously failed to project) was: I, unlike the
| other people you have been dealing with, who piss you off in exactly the way
| I have done, can admit when I am wrong and learn from that mistake.

  Well, that is in fact a fairly likely interpretation which I overlooked due
  to my frustration with being blamed for wrong-doing no matter what I do -- I
  get a lot more pissed off by people who attack me for things I have not done
  than for what I have done, which is can at least see coming.  Thanks for
  clarifying and making your apologies come out honest.  Your apologies are, of
  course, accepted.

  Now, I only wish I knew how to discourage those who attack me preventively
  because they think I am going to attack them, anyway: defending themselves
  before anyone attacks them, they can still scream that it is all my fault.
  That _really_ bugs me.  If you have any ideas, I'm all ears.
  Guide to non-spammers: If you want to send me a business proposal, please be
  specific and do not put "business proposal" in the Subject header.  If it is
  urgent, do not use the word "urgent".  If you need an immediate answer, give
  me a reason, do not shout "for your immediate attention".  Thank you.