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N Reasons why You Should Send Me Scotch

You should send me a bottle of scotch (I like single-malts) because...

  1. I recently fixed a bug that you reported.
  2. It'll take the sting out of paying three bucks a gallon for gas.
  3. Your last upgrade to BBEdit was free.
  4. I got out of the way smartly, unlike that dope in the blue Expedition talking on his cell phone.
  5. Several very good friends of mine failed to win the lottery tonight.
  6. Scotch makes it easier for me to accept that the milled flaxseed on my cereal isn't brown sugar.
  7. It'll make it easier for me to explain why 4273390 really ought to be fixed.
  8. It would make my girlfriend happy. And when you think about it, there really is no higher purpose.


For what it's worth, 4273390 is apparently waiting for your reply.

For what it's worth, 4273390 is apparently waiting for your reply.

I know. That's why I need the scotch. :-)

>>Your last upgrade to BBEdit was free.

No scotch for you. After being happy BBEdit user for ever (I seriously remember using it in 1993), I didn't buy the upgrade to 8.0.

I bought BBEdit 5.X back in the late 1990s when I was trying to learn Perl (imagine trying to learn Perl on a Mac). I upgraded faithfully over the years and was very happy. I still think BBEdit 7 was the best text editor on any platform.

When 8.0 came out, I was in the middle of learning Vim (I needed to learn one crossplatform editor). I said to myself "I'll ask for a free upgrade and if I don't get it, I'll redouble my efforts to learn Vim."

Anyhow, I had a very nice email exchange with someone who basically said "Sorry, no".

On the plus side, my Vim skills have improved. On the minus side, Vim has no "gruber" Easter Egg.

Anyhow, I came across your site because of the "Yahoo Statue Fiasco" article. I'll have to add you to my blogroll.

Regards, Sean O

When the next version of Mailsmith comes out, in addition to getting the upgrade, I'll send you a bottle of scotch in thanks.

It's on my todo list even.

_Ryan Wilcox