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Month: October 2020

[trinity-users] Re: [OT] Spam

From: William Morder via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 10:41:42 -0700

On Wednesday 28 October 2020 10:16:24 Gene Heskett via tde-users wrote:
> I personally hate forums. Why?  Because you HAVE to goto them, log in and
> in general mess around 4 or 5 minutes just to see the list, which on
> some forums like for the rpi's, several hundred screen fulls let alone
> search thru it to find something interesting, or even any reply's to
> your plea for help.
> Email just drops in at 2 minute intervals courtesy of takeing the email
> suckage away from kmail with fetchmail running as a background daemon,
> then a wrapper script I wrote years ago that uses inotify-wait to tell
> kmail to go get the mail that procmail just dumped into /var/mail/ and
> it uses dbus to tell kmail to go get it. And a quick glance determines
> whether I answer, or hit the + key for the next one. So other than this
> typeing, my email is a 2 click operation, once to select the type of
> reply, and once to send it when I've rattled the current cage
> sufficiently. Computers should DO work FOR you, not make work. Way too
> many think jumping thru all those hoops in how it works, to me the
> challenge is to just make it work FOR you.
> Cheers, Gene Heskett

Yeah, don't get me wrong. Without computers, I could never have collected and 
organized so much material, and probably would never have been able to make 
connections between seemingly unrelated subjects. So that's a good thing, I 
have to concede. 

On the other hand, if I had just kept all my materials in hard copy, then I 
would still have it somewhere; although I suppose it could have been 
destroyed in a fire or something. Also, I would need a warehouse in which to 
keep it all. It was just a strange bit of bad luck, that my hard drive and my 
flash drive both failed at the same time, and before I could make backups of 
this material (which I had saved for last, as I was redistributing this data, 
to keep like with like). 

Anyway, it is what it is. Now I need to figure out how to move forward with my 

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