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journalWelcome to my online journal. I'm Alex Mead. For many years people called me AMPro --so much so that it seemed like my name. More recently, a lot of people on the internet have come to know me as green.earth.al and in show biz...My Rap Name is Alex. Whatever name I'm known by, I still seem to have the same opinions and convictions, I still like to write and make public my introspection and try to say something that will provoke some thoughts and help people see the world in new and helpful ways.
988 Back where it Belongs
this journal entry posted on April.22.2005

        In 1991 I decided to become a software designer for real. For me this meant buying a P.O. Box and then cranking out some shareware video games and waiting for the checks to start rolling in at the P.O. Box. The P.O. Box that I bought was #988 at my local post office. I was very proud of it. Over the years I had t-shirts printed with the P.O. Box address on it, I named the Letter column of my newsletter "988" in honor of the P.O. Box and over the years I actually did get quite a few letters and even some checks (though not enough to make me rich or famous).

        So in the early 2000s I became really busy with a lot of other stuff. AMProSoft sorta fell by the wayside. The web page didn't get updated much. One day to my horror I went to the post office and found out that I had failed to pay for my P.O. Box for quite a while (I was pretty sure I had paid but I guess I was mistaken) and THEN they sold my P.O. box -- the P.O. Box that had been AMProSoft's physical home for more than 12 years-- to someone else.

        Yesterday I was at the post office mailing out a job application and mailing stuff to the beautiful and talented Heather K, and on a whim I decided to ask them to check to see if P.O. Box 988 was available. The clerk didn't exactly want to. He didn't think there was a good chance that any specific P.O. Box would be available and he felt like he was a very busy man apparently. But I had him check anyway and low and behold... P.O. Box 988 belongs to AMProSoft once more!! Mu-hu-ha-ha-ha!

P.O. Box 988
Buffalo, NY 14213
in case you want to write me some fan mail or send me some checks or anything like that.


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