December 31st, 2006

  • evan

post office nearest matching

I just got a letter in the mail that was addressed to (addresses obfuscated, but with the same patterns as in the real one):
Andrea Evans
22609 20th St.
San Francisco ...
It has a "Notify sender of new address" sticker on it, with my address:
Evan Martin
2496 20th St.
San Francisco ...
The post office must have done some sort of weird nearest-matching algorithm, because our names and addresses are vaguely similar...