· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · December
· · · · 15 (2 entries)

Changing The Present · Heard about it via Bruce Tate who’s ap­par­ent­ly build­ing it, and at first glance I’m very very im­pressed. Chang­ingThePre­sent is try­ing to bring web-commerce tech­niques to phi­lan­thropy, and off the top I can’t see why it won’t work. When it’s this easy to pick a cause, pick a ve­hi­cle, and throw a few bucks in­to the pot, why wouldn’t you do so ev­ery time you read a par­tic­u­lar­ly grim head­line or see a par­tic­u­lar­ly hor­ri­fy­ing pic­ture? And lord knows there are enough lame presents ex­changed this time of year. If they suc­ceed in get­ting a feedback-heavy com­mu­ni­ty built up around this, it could re­al­ly be a new thing in the world. The jury’s out, ob­vi­ous­ly; but I’ll be watch­ing.
On Email Clients · As I wrote re­cent­ly, Mac Mail lost some of its mem­o­ry in a crash and, when I re­stored things, stopped work­ing. I was keep­ing it run­ning so I could go search for things, and then one day I ac­ci­den­tal­ly clicked “Get new mail” and it did, so I guess it’d worked through its is­sues, what­ev­er they were. Now that all my non-IMAP mail is on GMail, I can switch clients back and forth a bit; so here­with, com­par­a­tive re­marks on GMail, Thun­der­bird, and Mail.ap­p ...
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