revised May 16, 2012
The following email address is a picture to make it difficult for Internet
bots seeking email addresses to spam. For my UAB students, note that my
UAB Blazer email is forwarded to my gmail account. Emails to my Bellsouth
home email account are forwarded to my gmail account. So no matter what
address you use I will receive it in my gmail account which is the only one I
Note: Be sure to include the 'a' as in
kennethakuhn -- it is different from the web site
address. Otherwise, someone else will receive the email as the email
address without the 'a' was already taken.
This is an ad free site. I do not post ads period.
Please do not email requesting that an ad be placed in exchange for some
fee. I do quite well without miniscule fee
The gmail spam filter is excellent at sorting
real from trash email but sometimes it is in error and a legit email goes to
spam. So it is important that the subject line be
obvious to me -- this has happened a couple of times and a good subject
line enabled me to rescue the email from spam. I browse the
spam folder daily for real emails prior to dumping it. The following are
some examples to help.
For Hewlett-Packard subjects, include
Hewlett-Packard or a model number of interest such as HP428A.
subjects, include the title of the piece of interest or the name of the
For students, include the course number such as EE351, EE431
or something obvious about a lab, homework, or test, etc.
The key is to make
sure the subject is obvious so I can easily separate it from
Subjects such as: question, inquiry, offer, etc. without any
obvious topic look too much like spam even if they are in the main folder and
would typically be deleted without opening. Always make the subject
clear. Emails with no subject are often spam and are usually deleted
without reading -- however, gmail previews the first few dozen
characters of text so if you have something obvious there then I will see
it. If you have emailed me before then I will probably recognize your name
in the From column.
Feel free to include attachments such as
pictures, etc. -- the gmail account has plenty of space.
I always respond
to email unless there is just no reason to. So if you do not hear
from me then try again as sometimes there is a lot going on and I get
behind. Some weird emails fall into the category of being non-credible or luring
-- trying to play me for a fool to respond in some way, not necessarily via
email -- obviously those are ignored. Sometimes during peak periods when there is a lot
going on I can forget about a response -- particularly if I had to research
something first. I receive a lot of inquires from around the world from
people who need information. I am always glad to comply but sometimes
there is a cluster of requests that take a while to process. So please
understand. However, I am never offended by a second request or