Gmail invite for loyal reader

In: Blogging

22 Jun 2004

Update: I’ve invited Anthony Eden – Anthony used to offer FreeRoller (a site that offers free blog hosting) for free, but has since moved on and FreeRoller is now JRoller (still free). I used to have a FreeRoller account myself.

Note: If you haven’t been a reader for awhile, I’ll know, so don’t try and fake it.

I’m giving out 1 Gmail invite to a reader who has been with me for awhile. If you could show yourselves, by commenting and telling me a bit about yourself, I’ll send you an invite. No, I’m not whoring out my invites (at least I don’t think so) – I just thought this would help me to get to know my readers a bit better. redemption in a blog has been steadily growing with about 2,000 visits a day, but I’m not seeing many of my readers commenting. I sometimes wonder if anybody actually reads what I write or there’s some bot out there periodically requesting my webpages at an approximately linearly increasing rate.

I’m not giving it out based on who posts first, but rather genuine readers (I’d have make educated guesses, unless I know of you from the “before time”).

Initially I’d wanted to give out 2 invites, but that has quickly whittled away to just 1. Oh well, I’ll get more invites soon I guess.

34 Responses to Gmail invite for loyal reader

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Anthony Eden

June 22nd, 2004 at 12am

I was going to avoid the GMail hype but alas I can’t help myself. So if you still have that one I’d be happy to take it off your hands.

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dainkes

June 22nd, 2004 at 12am

Hi Chu Yeow,

I have only been reading your blog for about 6 months or so. Can’t really remember how I got to yours site, but I have been coming back since…

I’m a PeopleSoft freelancer (HR ERP application) living near Brussels, Belgium and working in the Netherlands. I usually read your entries from bloglines, but I often find myself clicking through to read more.

I especially like the fun and blogging sections!

Keep up the excellent blog!

Dainkes

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Oscar Wilde

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Joshua

June 22nd, 2004 at 1am

Hi Chu Yeow,

Um.. I don’t know if you see me reading this or what, but I’m the guy who uses Firefox builds by bangbang023, and only recently switched around to see what’s new. I don’t remember when I started reading your blog, but I remember coming to this place via VanTan.org.

BTW, I’m seeing Creative Commons 88×31 GIFS beside your archive links, but it could just be me.

I’m a 2nd-year design student in Temasek Polytechnic, studying towards a Diploma in Visual Communications. I’m probably the only person in my batch that knows about Web Standards and whatnot, strangely enough.

Take care,
Josh

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glyn t

June 22nd, 2004 at 1am

You can rest assured that your comments are widely read – I do not visit the site often but read virtually all of your output via RSS – SharpReader – and have been doing so for some time now – I cannot recall when I added your feed – I do not make a note of these things.

I do the It for a small ( very small group of companies and am self taught – I use blogs to keep up to date and use Firefox as the browser although I regret updating as the no of extensions is still rather limited

Keep up the good work

Glyn

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Dennis Pallett

June 22nd, 2004 at 1am

I read all the entries in your blog, but don’t comment very often. Only when I feel the need to comment (like now). I think this is the same for most blogs out there. People only comment when they want to say something, and that’s for the better as well.

I’d rather have 3 on-topic comments than 10 rather off-topic comments on my blog. But that’s just me :-)

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Dennis Pallett

June 22nd, 2004 at 1am

(Oh, and don’t send me a GMail invite, I’ve already got an account :))

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Aaron Gurwitz

June 22nd, 2004 at 2am

I need a gmail invite desperately! Please help!! Thank you in advance!

AH

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matt

June 22nd, 2004 at 7am

not looking for for a gmail, just to let you know i do read, got here via Genetic Algorithms and read on mozilla and your general coding comments etc, i guess that part of the sydicated blog is that you are a silent part of the process. i don’t know if you know how many people are reading, but i’m theres one of me who does not comment there will be others

as a dance tech researcher i’m coming out of left feild, but at least it shows your thoughts have wide appeal!

thanks..

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Dave

June 22nd, 2004 at 8pm

This is just a reminder that I still read every post, I just don’t have time to comment much, and you know I don’t need an invite, just wanted to reassure you, I’m always here.

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Cheah Chu Yeow

June 22nd, 2004 at 11pm

Thanks for delurking! (Well, those of you that were “lurkers”.) :)

Dainkes: Thanks for your compliments. How does one freelance in PeopleSoft? I’ve never really used ERP software before, but I always thought you’d usually need someone in-house to manage the confidential stuff.

Joshua: Yo! A fellow Singaporean. And one who’s into Web Standards (and Firefox) as well. You should write Jaime (a designer as well) who’s spearheading a Singaporean interest group in Web Standards. We’ve under 10 people at the moment and waiting for the size to build up before we work up any real momentum in our efforts.

Strange about the Creative Commons images showing though – I can’t figure out why. Let me know if it’s still showing please.

Glyn: I agree as well, about upgrading to Firefox 0.9, because I really miss Tabbrowser Extensions. I can barely function without it it seems.

Dennis Pallett: Yup that’s true. I’m not very big on commenting myself and only speak when I’ve something to contribute (usually).

matt: Nice! Dance tech researcher – what is that, really? I’m just glad I got genetic algorithms out of my life.

Dave: :)

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caiuschen

June 23rd, 2004 at 1am

I’ve already got a gmail account, but how often do I get the invitation to talk about myself? ; )

I first arrived when you posted your PHP referrers script. As a bit of a side note, I always meant to say thank you for your suggestion on how to modify it to block self-traffic; I didn’t want to block all FallenEarth traffic though, just that from my own IP. I’ve made the appropriate changes.

I’m a student at the University of Washington, majoring in computer engineering. I play viola and piano, and now that my little brothers have sucked me into it, some Gunbound, heh.

Your Firefox posts have been very useful in highlighting new features.

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Si

June 23rd, 2004 at 7am

Hey! I’m not after a Gmail invite, I just thought I’d delurk :) I read your blog all the time – your Mozilla stuff rocks! Haha, just thought I’d say hi.

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Si

June 23rd, 2004 at 7am

One more thing, you can use the tabbrowser extensions straight off of the texturiser.net site. It works fine with 0.9 (as well as all the others I tried like IE View, Sage and DownloadWith). It’s annoying that it doesn’t appear on the new site, but I’ve had no problems with the functionality so far.

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Cheah Chu Yeow

June 23rd, 2004 at 9am

Cauis: You were one of the first few people to have me on their blogroll – I’ll remember you heh. Computer engineering is the same as what I did. “Did” should be a nice word in that contect, but really, I’d rather be back in school again.

Si: I think you redesigned your blog right? Missed it since I last saw it. And thanks for pointing out that the old TBE works – I sort of knew that, but was really hoping a 0.9-compatible version came soon. IE View and Sage are on update.mozilla.org too.

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matt

June 24th, 2004 at 5am

dance tech researcher- well I look at how various technologies can be used to extend and be embodied in dance performance, there is a big dance and technology field out there and I’m a small part of it. the GA’s are a part of a real-time movement simulation / synthesis system i’m working on. but the bulk of my work at the moment in human and machine readable notation for avatar animation

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Bart N.

June 25th, 2004 at 1pm

Hey Cheah Chu Yeow,

I don’t read all your blogposts but I certainly visit on a regular basis. I’ve been active at SPF for a few years so that’s where I found out about your blog.

I’m bad at writing constructive/usefull blog comments so that’s why I don’t comment much.

Oh and I already have a Gmail account :)

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Murali Ravipudi

June 30th, 2004 at 8pm

I do read all your entries – using an RSS reader though. Came across your blog when searching for something looong back – I think I was looking for something related to Mozilla Firebird/fox.

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jaswinder

July 3rd, 2004 at 10pm

love to have an gmail accoount
jmarwhara@yahoo.co.uk

many thanks

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jaswinder

July 3rd, 2004 at 10pm

love to have an gmail accoount
jmarwhara@yahoo.co.uk

many thanks

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jaswinder

July 3rd, 2004 at 10pm

love to have an gmail accoount
jmarwhara@yahoo.co.uk

many thanks

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kadddy

July 15th, 2004 at 6pm

Hi,
Please send me a gmail invite. i have been searching for it for 2 months now.
Cheers,
kadddy

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Rubens

July 20th, 2004 at 9am

I want a gmail, thank tou

black_lince@hotmail.com

Thank you

Rubens

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rishad

July 22nd, 2004 at 5am

hi…

I really really REALLY want a gmail account. Can somebody be so kind to send me an invite.

thx a bunch in advance.

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rishad

July 22nd, 2004 at 5am

ok sorry.. my email addy is

deeper_color@yahoo.com

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Faizan

July 24th, 2004 at 11pm

Hey,
I wont go blabbering and contesting the time i’ve been reading your blog. but i have been doing so regularly.
Plus i really need a gmail id…

so if you have any invites left… plz send me one…
im at baseline09@yahoo.com

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Faizan

July 24th, 2004 at 11pm

Hey,
I wont go blabbering and contesting the time i’ve been reading your blog. but i have been doing so regularly.
Plus i really need a gmail id…

so if you have any invites left… plz send me one…
im at baseline09@yahoo.com

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Chrystamtomo

August 4th, 2004 at 11am

I really interested about gmail account pls invite me thanks to all.

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Max

August 7th, 2004 at 7am

Not after a gmail account [you will see i have one ;-) ]- just a suggestion to use a sensible password [sure you are already] as a gmail exploit is making the rounds:

“Software designed to exploit the much lauded Gmail service has just been released this week. Aptly named “Gmail Hack” the software performs Dictionary and Brute Force Attacks against a GMail email account.”

full article:
http://www.bonar.co.uk/bonarmedia/html/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=13

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Terpfen

August 9th, 2004 at 9am

This seems like a good place to ask this.

I’ve got a friend with a G-Mail account, though he never uses it. I’m trying to get him to give me an invite, though he has none to give (and he’s never given any out). How exactly does one accrue G-mail invites? We’re both guessing you gain invites by using the service normally; say, if you send and receive X amount of emails, then you get 1 invite. Is this true?

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Terpfen

August 9th, 2004 at 9am

This seems like a good place to ask this.

I’ve got a friend with a G-Mail account, though he never uses it. I’m trying to get him to give me an invite, though he has none to give (and he’s never given any out). How exactly does one accrue G-mail invites? We’re both guessing you gain invites by using the service normally; say, if you send and receive X amount of emails, then you get 1 invite. Is this true?

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Jayakumar

August 20th, 2004 at 11am

Dude,
Let me be very honest.I am not a reader of your blog.I dont want to brag about how long i have been reading your blog or using the RSS reader to read the blogs.

But I need the Gmail account.

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bryan c

August 21st, 2004 at 7pm

IM JUST AS BAD AS THE REST OF THEM!!!

Ive been searching for a gmail account could u please send me one. my emil is funni64@yahoo.com. And i noticed ur a kerry fan good for you!! What do u think about farenheit 9/11 (i still havent seen it)

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All Things

June 22nd, 2004 at 9pm

I Gave In
I was trying to avoid jumping on the GMail bandwagon. I have an IMAP account with pretty much unlimited space. I’m happy with how my email works and I don’t think I need another email account. And then Cheah Chu…

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cliffin lin

August 25th, 2004 at 4pm

I want a gmail, thank tou

cliffinlin@hotmail.com