Let's face it : I badly want a Gmail account. Not that I really need it, to be honest : I dislike web-based emails, 1 Gb limited or not. But… But I am curious, and I want to try it. But I love Google as already proven. But this is just too
cool geek must-have l33t. Plus, if I happen to really use it once it's launched for everyone, I'd rather have an early account when "ozh" is still available than get a "the_real_ozh" because my nick is already taken :)
So, in my desperate need for a Gmail account, I've looked a bit at GMail Swap, a list where Gmail invitation owners can trade something with a wannabe like me. Actually, trade something… or anything, and most of the time quite nothing. A bunch of offers there are just fun, but there are also plenty of nice offers : help to install a linux distro, postcards from a foreign country, and other things more valuable by their kindness than the money they'd actually cost.
I've myself concluded a nice deal with a nice Gmail user who has been kind enough to invite me. My part of the deal is my sending a few postcards from France this summer, which will be a nice occasion to make this virtual pal discover some beautiful places :)
Update: it worked, start the spamming at firstname.lastname@example.org ! (Jesus, login must be 6 letters at least…) Thanks a lot Tori ! :)
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