I’ve been attempting to write to people again lately. As in, proper letters on paper and in envelopes and stuck through holes in walls and doors. It doesn’t work though. Ten years ago I wrote to people, and it was reasonably easy although one had to ignore the anachronistic self-consciousness. Now, it feels like writing […]
When backing up Thunderbird, the only files I worry about are the actual mbox files that store the ‘Local Folders’ (archived) email, and the *.mab addresbook files. Everything else is operational cruft. This might seem a bit extreme—after all, why not backup the account configurations and user preferences etc.—but I jump from machine to machine […]
Own your identity by Marco Arment: If you care about your online presence, you must own it. I do, and that’s why my email address has always been at my own domain, not the domain of any employer or webmail service. … Sadly, most people don’t care about giving control of their online identity to […]
I’ve just submitted a patch for Squirrelmail’s Variable Sent Folder plugin, fixing that plugin’s lack of respect for the user’s choice of folder-select-box display. It’s been annoying me for a while. Here’s the patched version (0.4sw).
The speed at which one is required to respond in various forms of a) long-distance communication, and b) woodworking. I have been thinking about the various forms of long-distance communication that are in common use, such as email, telephone, and snail mail, and in particular the length of time each gives one to respond to […]