Tuesday March 11, 2014
It's Hans or Hänschen (or Haenschen; or Hanschen) or Henne and Gensfleisch or Ginsfleisch (or Gänsfleisch?): to find a name, especially from before printing helped fix written language,—"Johannes Gutenberg" (or "Guttenberg") in this case—, one may need to employ many a search operator.
Fortunately, Outlook.com knows OR and AND and other operators more (now that the emails in it are rarely printed).
›› Concoct precise searches in Outlook.com with search operators that let you combine searches in subject, sender, folder, date and more with some boolean operators.
Monday March 10, 2014
By the river Garavogue in Yeats country lies an abbey in ruins rebuilt. Some five minutes from it, on Sligo's Harmony Hill, wool and yarn are stacked in a shop called the Gingham Duck. Its icon: a duck decked out with a scarf knit to sport a beautiful green gingham tile pattern.
In this IncrediMail letter, too, green gingham tile and Ireland go well together:
›› Write your letters on beautiful fabric. (IncrediMail)
Sunday March 9, 2014
Malum vas non frangitur, says the Roman: the bad vase doesn't break.
That does not mean, of course, that the good vase will break. It could, though — like that good old email amphora, Outlook 2003, without fresh security updates:
›› Want to know how long Microsoft will keep your Outlook 2003 protected with security updates, and whether you can still get phone support?
Saturday March 8, 2014
A poet with a librarian's job in Alexandria; one of antiquity's most widely read authors and an important influence on Ovid; a native of Cyrene and quintessential Hellenist, Callimachus may have written as many as 800 (shorter) works.
Not much has survived of that plenitude except six hymns to gods, an epic poem (short, of course), an elegy on the origins of religious rituals, a few poems—and a handful of titles. Among these is "On Changes in the Names of Fishes". With that in mind, how about changing not the label or folder but tab for those some 800 (shorter) works in your Gmail inbox?
›› If Gmail put a message on a tab where it does not belong (say, a newsletter on your "Primary" tab), it's easy to move it to another one—and set up a rule, optionally, for future emails from the same sender.