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I Will Never Donate

I made the mistake of visiting the Stanford Alumni web site. (Although the reason wasn’t important, it was basically Ian’s fault.)

First, I forgot I had a Stanford Alumni web email account. This didn’t stop email from coming to it. Although, I figure if I have already inadvertently ignored an email for two and half months, it’s probably best to just ignore it forever.

And I ignored it for a day then woke up the next morning and was pissed.

Second, I decided to check out the Stanford Alumni Career Network thing. This is basically a little database of alumni who list themselves as possible contacts in industry, formalizing the network of connections that is supposed to make my $100,000+ education worthwhile. I looked for computer science types in Austin, got maybe a dozen results, nothing all that interesting, but one name looked familiar.

Then I remembered who it was.

And I was pissed.

These incidents led me to believe that my reaction to seeing anything about any Stanford alumni will be one of the following:

  1. “Don’t know this person” “Can’t remember “Don’t care”
  2. Rage
  3. “Oh cool, look, it’s Evan!”

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