Tuesday December 22, 2015

Happy Holidays (or What's in a Name?)

hol·i·day noun - a day of festivity or recreation when no work is done.
characteristic of a holiday; festive.

etymology - Old English hāligdæg ‘holy day.’

Happy holiday tree

A group I'm in has been planning a holiday message to send to our members. After several iterations, one member commented that she thought the design was "still too religious". The member is Jewish.

I wasn't going to argue, but personally, I don't see religion here. What I do see is an assumption... an assumption that irks me. ** ...
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Saturday December 5, 2015

OMG My IMAP Mailboxes are Gone!

I have never cared for the "store mail on the server" model of IMAP. Disliking this from an academic standpoint, I had avoided using IMAP as much as possible. However, I recently decided that I wanted to use email on both my desktop and my laptop.

Thanks to recommendations from knowledgeable friends and acquaintances who insisted that IMAP was really the only way to keep my mail clients in synch on multiple computers, I grudgingly converted to IMAP a few weeks ago. And it was working.

Mail was being delivered to ~/Maildir and I was getting it on both machines. I set up server-based mailboxes and moved all of my "On my Mac" messages to the server. Filed messages were now accessible in both locations. All was fine.

But then, I decided to improve things.

[...Pause while the reader considers the ramifications of that statement and either gasps, sighs, or chortles...] ...
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