Today I learned that the New Zealand postal system sends physical ping packets to test their network.

I received a "tracked letter" which says "we send 2,500 of these letters every week to random addresses all around New Zealand to help us check the performance of our network."

I am the lucky winner of a functioning national postal system, which considering the alternative in other countries, makes me feel pretty darn lucky.

@wolf480pl

Apparently not! The text of the letter says to just put it in the recycling... it's just a test of their track and trace system.

Never ever had one of these before.

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