Monday December 9, 2013
George Stibitz sat down at the kitchen table and began tinkering with his recipe. He had assembled batteries and flashlight bulbs to go with them, relay switches and a couple of wires, of course.
Now, in late 1936 or '37 perhaps, he put all these together to form a digital circuit that would add up binary numbers: the "Model K" adder. The "K" is, of course, for "kitchen table".
At the kitchen table or elsewhere, you may want to add up an email's text or image and a link. Mozilla Thunderbird has the circuitry:
›› Link to anywhere on the net freely and easily with Mozilla Thunderbird.
Sunday December 8, 2013
Do not water roots and soil. Drizzle the air and leaves instead with water (soft) out of a spraying bottle.
That's the rule, of course, for keeping the amazing tillandsia happy, healthy and—clean. Want to keep your inbox amazing, too, and clean? Outlook.com can help you by using rules to sprinkle categories on messages with precision:
›› If you add a category to all messages with "pepper" in the subject, why not have Outlook.com do it for you? Rules can apply categories to incoming emails automatically (for other criteria, too, including the sender's name and "Cc:" recipients).
Thursday December 5, 2013
He had a mechanical device from the 1900s sound like a computer game crashing in the early 1990s and said: "Ever since I'd been writing music, I was dreaming of getting rid of the performers."
Composing music largely unplayable by human hand and engaging the player piano instead, Conlon Nancarrow achieved that goal and a form of counterpoint not easily heard elsewhere with different tempi heard side by side. (That, of course, was not all he wrote.)
Now, you can engage an automatic player for your emails, too, and have Zoho Mail orchestrate archiving of messages to the tunes of their size and count, for example, — or different age limits side by side:
›› Do Zoho Mail a favor and let it archive old mail automatically to optimize your mail's storage. You can define specific archiving policies — based on message age, number, size, read and flagged status — for folders and define a default.
Monday December 2, 2013
Bigarade orange seeds were cooked for what I'm eating now.
They went into a big pot together with the oranges' pulp and rind. An hour's cooking later, the seeds (in a small bag) came out and sugar was added to complete bitter orange marmalade from the shores of Italy's lake Garda.
The seeds help the marmalade jelly. In the finished product, they are unseen.
If categories help your emails coagulate into useful chunks in Outlook.com, should they, too, be largely unseen? If you don't think so, you can put them right in the bags:
›› See emails' categories instantly in Outlook.com by adding a column to the message list.