With Thunderbird, if you highlight any text before replying, only that
text will be quoted in the message. If you inadvertently highlight just
one letter (or just a period), just that letter will be carried over
into the quote when you reply.
When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away!
I've been getting more of that stuff ever since upgrading to TB 5.0 and
FireFox 5.0. Not sure if it's comcast (doubt it) or TB (good chance) or
windows just being itself. Probably a sick combination of all 3, and I
just don't give f*ck anymore...
I only wish more programs were modular, so we could do without a 487MB
program load with 63 gazillion functions. I want a dozen functions
and a 10MB load, OK? Modularize the progs!
Worry is a misuse of imagination.
-- Dan Zadra
Know what you mean ... at one time, in my college days, I was so infatuated
by things "computer", and awed by software, that I trembled the first few
times I logged on. Now I just want both to get outta my way and let me get
on with things.
That is why I do many thing in TextEdit. Just a simple word
processor..sortakinda like MacWrite in its day.
The spreadsheet in Appleworks is all I will ever need, especially
considering that I am not planning to launch a moon-shot anytime soon.
Adobe Illustrator 10 is all I ever needed, but due to a small handful of
newer features, I have gone to CS5..coitenly (nyuk) don't need all the
rest of as I have NO plans to start a printing/publishing/advertising
My favorite text editor and ascii manipulator is NoteTab Pro.
I use OpenOffice for everything documentlike or spreadsheetlike. (It
opens the sexy .pps files, too. Did you get the Hooters 25th? Wow!)
I have CS and Corel X5, but I don't do desktop publishing or
platemaking any more. (My trusty HP5P spit out polyester plates, 4
color separations, for a friend's Multigraphics 1250 Litho a decade
We are always the same age inside.
-- Gertrude Stein
Yep - when on Dec stuff - VT100 - the coolest thing I did was
log onto a customer site - onto a competitor machine - move over
to two other machines of ours on site - and found out why only one
at a time was on the net - same net node definitions. The work cell
assigns those numbers to a machine - and the two were special and took
along their numbers. The installing tech had no idea what the frick...
The cool thing - enable screen logging - so a log file of the whole
process - a play back log file - was made. The work cell started using
numbers off a sheet. And a white paper was made for tech support.
On 8/6/2011 10:16 PM, Dave Balderstone wrote:
I was referring to the Varityper VT100 printer. One of the first
production-ready laser printers.
But yeah, I did a fair bit on the command line too. Kids today... They
probably don't even know how to tie an onion to their belt loop
Yes, as long as they (and the programs that load them) were coded to be loaded
on demand, otherwise they are just dragged in along with the rest of the
program code. Same concept applies to shared libraries on the various flavors
Free bad advice available here.
To reply, eat the taco.
I discovered the feature by doing exactly what I described above:-(
I always edit messages and occasionally would highlight text before
hitting the reply button. Then, realizing I was not in the reply mode,
would hit reply, and poof, the text was gone. I said "hey, that's a neat
feature" but, I never use it, old habits and such...
Yeah, me too.
You Can't Fix Stupid, but You Can Vote it Out!
The book, "Systemantics" postulates a number of "laws" by which to judge
systems. One of them, in fact the F.I.T. (Functional Indeterminacy Theorem),
"In complex systems, malfunction and even total non-function may not be
detectable for long periods, if ever. (Such systems may, however, persist
indefinitely or even expand.)"
Other applicable laws:
"The mode of failure of a complex system cannot ordinarily be predicted from
"When a fail-safe system fails, it fails by failing to fail safe."
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