Friday May 24, 2013
"There once was an old man who said, 'Damn!"
begins a limerick dated to the year after the first motorized and permanently enclosed omnibus assumed its service in London's streets carrying passengers between Oxford Circus and Cricklewood,
"It is borne in upon me" (the poem continues) "that I am
An engine that moves
In determinate grooves.
I'm not even a bus, I'm a tram.'"
With these, Maurice Evan Hare's lines in mind, how about veering out a bit and laying a track from Outlook.com to Sparrow for Mac?
Would that, well, groove?
›› Want Sparrow on your Mac's desktop to download from and send through Outlook.com? Here's how to add a Outlook.com account to Sparrow for Mac.
Tuesday May 21, 2013
In November 1904, omnibuses started driving from Oxford Circus in London out to Cricklewood and back again. The 12-seaters were not the first motorized buses in the city; they were, it seems, the first, though, that came with a motor and but a single, permanently enclosed, deck.
About that time a limerick appeared that... oh, what's that I see over there? A bus full of emails by the dozen from Yahoo! Mail to Gmail?
›› Use your Yahoo! Mail in Gmail. With a Yahoo! Mail Plus account, here's how to set up Gmail to download new messages and let you send new mail (and replies) using the Yahoo! Mail address.
Monday May 20, 2013
Monarch butterflies look at their watch and at the sun.
As you can do with an analog watch on a sunny day, they deduce north and south from the sun's position — and the (general) direction in which to fly for migration. They seem not to care much for a map.
Now, the sun is but one star, of course; in this email background, you get a few more, and a butterfly (not a monarch, as far as I can fathom) as well:
›› A beautiful butterfly and many sparkling stars make wonderful email stationery. (Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Outlook, Outlook Express)
Sunday May 19, 2013
Weights made ancient Greek long-jumpers leap farther, but what about the flutes?
Apollo's Pythian flute-song was apparently piped while athletes competed — or warmed up, at least. The rhythmic song, reasoning goes, helped coordinate and divide the three or possibly five (the long jump was part of the pentathlon after all) successive yet individual jumps.
Now, if you want to divide and coordinate emails, here's a tune to make Windows Live Mail jump in the right direction:
›› If your Inbox is full of mail in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express, set up folders to organize mail, get rid of stress. Here's how to do it.