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.
Wednesday March 5, 2014
Le Palais Coiffeur first appeared in Paris and in 1912, legibly orange-red during the night illuminated by neon gas. Two years earlier, Georges Claude had presented his neon lamp to the world, also in Paris.
Neon signs since that first one at 14, Blvd. Montmartre have guided hustling passers-by into (e.g., barber) shops and establishments; now, guide emails to folders in The Bat! with all your keyboard's speed and hustle:
›› It's a short way from one folder to another for an email in The Bat!—on the keyboard (or, of course, a mouse}.
Monday March 3, 2014
For full focus and absorbed attention, Command-Control-F came conveniently, making Mail span Mac's screen.
When you open OS X Mail again, it starts in full screen-mode alright, but you have to open separate viewers (for searches or folders) again? To preserve these, you will, alas, have to take them all windowed before quitting Mail...
Full screen or windowed, you can give your and have OS X Mail give its full attention to one sender's messages:
›› Any messages from Andy? From Sue? Mac OS X Mail can show you mail from important senders immediately and easily.