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Re: [trinity-users] Re: One more question for the TDE guru's

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:05:50 -0500
On Friday 12 February 2016 08:24:25 Nick Leverton wrote:

> In article <201602102119.32759.gheskett@...>,
> Gene Heskett  <trinity-users@...> wrote:
> >On Wednesday 10 February 2016 18:18:33 Nick Leverton wrote:
> >> In the distant past, relying on logout to save session didn't
> >> always work for me, or else would restore session once but then not
> >> again. But that was way back in KDE3 days, and I've just stuck with
> >> the easy option.
> >>
> >> Nick
> >
> >Well, unless froggy's magic twanger has been plucked, most of the
> >r14.0.0.3 code base is still kde3.5.  So unless someone has addressed
> > it since the fork, that particular speed bump is probably still
> > there.
> I should apologise, I didn't mean to suggest that there is a bug there
> nowadays.  Like many of us I just established a way of working many
> years ago and have been reluctant to change something that works !
> Nick

We are ALL creatures of habit. And at 81, I've had about as long as 
anyone on the 'net to "develop" them. :)  But we now have 3 generations 
that have no clue what "froggies magic twanger" even was. That tv 
program for kids dates back to about '48 or '49, and I was already 
fixing those first tv's for smoke money by then. Its been quite a ride. 

In '50, seeing what we do today reminds of an Art Clark saying, That any 
sufficiently advanced technology is indestinguishable from magic.

But now we write bash scripts and make our own magic spells.  They do the 
repetitive, boring stuff in the background here, so all I have left to 
is tap the + key to read the next message, reply if I can help, and hit 
the + key till there are no more messages to read. ALL the time killers 
that freeze up kmail while one is in the middle of typing a reply have 
been offloaded to background utilities, some of which I wrote. 
Fetchmail/procmail/clamd/spamd take care of pulling the mail and 
filtering it, but they don't have a mechanism to tell kmail there is new 
mail in  /var/spool/mail when they are done, so I wrote a bash thing 
that uses inotifywait to detect that, and it sends kmail the "get the 
mail" command when a new messsage has arrived, tying it all together.

Such convenience is making me lazy in my dotage. ;-)

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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