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Cloudscout's Avatar Picture Cloudscout – December 16, 2007 03:14PM Reply Quote
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Does a fast token put a twist in your pair? Suffering from Connectile Dysfunction? Here's a place to pimp your packets and rev your router.

rino – December 12, 2008 12:42PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
I frequently am no longer found on IM for the very reason that it jacks my time.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – December 12, 2008 01:57PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
Text IM is fine, as long as the other side understands that I might take a while to reply. It's the ones who sign off after a minute and I haven't replied yet that drive me nuts. Or the ones who insist on voice ichat instead. The video ones I never answer unless it's someone I want to sleep with....

John Willoughby – December 12, 2008 03:41PM Reply Quote
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...launching iChat now...

El Jeffe – December 12, 2008 04:35PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Got my trendnet router today. Just what I feared...windows installer. Not really needed for me, but I had heard they had a 'port your old router settings' program. Hours later, no they don't...

I won't go into the mess I had using VMWare to do this.

Still need to manually copy/move my old router settings to the new one. But this new one is nice. $51 is a nice deal, too. Now that Indiana has a LARGE Amazon.com tranship/warehouse here (Indiana is a great location for Logistics/OTR trucking), it got here in no time even with crappy shipping options. Mom got her Piggy-shaped bacon presses that I ordered for her to give to some people, too. Man, Amazon has about 40 listings for bacon presses. I always use a glass pie plate, and put the flour container on top of it for weight. (MacGRU-BERRRR!!!!!!)

I wonder what kind of tattoo I can put over my neck scar? (sorry, offtopic)

So, tomorrow I can finish all the setup and I'm sure I'll find a handful of things that are worse than before, being set in my ways and all. But the reliability and SPEEEEEED will hopefully offset that.

Cloudscout – June 29, 2010 10:17PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I have been hosting my own email services on my own servers since 1995. After 15 years, I'm tired of having to deal with things like power-outages, bad hardware, flaky internet, etc. This is especially annoying because I have several family members who rely on it as well. I am now using Google Apps to host email/calendar/contacts for my sparby.com domain.

I only have two complaints.

First, why can't Google find any decent web UI designers? Even when compared to the original HoTMaiL, USA.net, etc., Gmail is the most abysmal piece of crap I've ever seen. The venerable PINE has a more refined UI than Gmail.

I also don't like their "Label" concept. It really messes with the IMAP access model. Luckily, this can be fixed somewhat by using one of the Google Labs add-ons.

Other than that, it's great. They have native apps for Blackberry and (obviously) Android. For iPhone and Windows Mobile devices, they actually support Microsoft ActiveSync. Address Book in Mac OS X has native Google Sync support. They also have a 7.2GB quota per user and each domain you set up in Google Apps can have up to 50 users under their free "Standard" plan. If you are willing to pay $50 per year for each user, you can upgrade to their "Premium" plan which gives each user 25GB and adds advanced message security, remote device wipe options and an Outlook plug-in that lets you have native access to your mail, contacts and calendars inside of Outlook.

It sounds like they're in the process of designing a new Gmail interface with lots of HTML 5 goodies. I can only hope they hire someone who understands the importance of a good UI.

Simon – June 29, 2010 10:31PM Reply Quote
I am sure they will. As soon as they decide which of those 41 shades of blue is the best.

El Jeffe – June 30, 2010 01:01AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
funny. I just went to hotpop.com to check one of my old email accounts. Talk about user interface blecccch.

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