January 23rd, 2006

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Random Encounters

How many other people have strange, random online encounters like I do? Here's a quick rundown:

Today a person in my city IM'd my ICQ account.

Last night a guy on IRC had me review his code in exchanged for payment. I took a rain check on a beer or two and an attribution.

A week or two ago somebody from Turkey IM'd me. They're going to be a teacher like their parents. They also said I should study Islam.

Some time ago (over a year) a Ukranian student emailed me for help with the grammar on a paper for one of their classes.

Years ago I would get chat bots that wanted to cyber with me. They were never very good, though and always wanted me to go to websites.