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General Software Discussion / UXP Mail&News client
« on: September 14, 2018, 02:44 AM »
From PaleMoon forum:

Since we've got a solid platform to build on now and people have started using it to create their own alternative clients based on it, I'd like to draw the attention to a donation collection effort that is currently on-going to develop and launch a fully-capable e-mail, usenet news and feed client building on UXP and being based on Thunderbird prior to their descent into the limited realm of WebExtensions and "modern Mozilla".

If the Thunderbird Council will not listen to what its users need, then we will!

Please see here for details about this effort and how to chip in/donate. Tobin, our Communicator specialist and prior contributor to the SeaMonkey project will be spearheading this effort. Of course everything will be Open Source under the MPL, as usual.

This effort will directly replace FossaMail for the gap it has filled in the past. Despite pleas to revive it, I simply don't have the time to do so. Instead, please support this new client!

Thanks for your attention.

I supported the project.

Apologies if I posted this in the wrong area - please move as see fit.

General Software Discussion / Re: Mozilla Thunderbird Cheatsheet
« on: July 30, 2018, 08:47 AM »
For the last few months I've been receiving questions about updating the cheatsheet.

New update changes two lines of text, namely:

For Mozilla Thunderbird 52.
Compiled on July 30, 2018.

The reason I haven't updated it for the last 2 years is that there is nothing to update. The same keyboard shortcuts still apply.


Is it possible to make a hotkey for this option? I looked through preferences, but couldn't find it.

I use this feature quite often, and quarduple click is getting boring.

Anybody found a good way?

Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: November 20, 2017, 02:25 AM »


Is it possible to make a hotkey for this option? I looked through preferences, but couldn't find it.

I use this feature quite often, and quarduple click is getting boring.

I never said anything about Agile boards looking at that statement.  I talked about backlogs. 

True, it was in another that I haven't quoted. This one:

... The purpose of an agile board (and trello) is not in the implementation, but the backlog. ...

Anyway, it sounds like organisation you are in is more involved in pretending to be agile rather than trying to become more agile and your team is adapting. Just make sure you don't carry-over any bad practices once you switch organisations. :)

I'd recommend joining local meetups, if you haven' already. Those can be good places for intellectual sparring and building competence outside your organisation.


I think there's a problem intrinsic to trying to make OnTask digital.  Some things need to be touched, and felt, and simple in order to succeed. What I've found using OnTask is that I'm bad at prioritizing large amounts of anything, and estimating how long something does take or should take, and easily distracted.  Backlogs, after working with Agile for 4+ years don't really work, as you're never really trying to clear them, so they become built up with a lot of detritus that distract.  There's a whole lot of that on our backlog at work, and we're never going to prioritize them, even if we have nothing to do.  They just don't matter.  And so the stack rank becomes meaningless. 

Don't get me wrong, but it seems that your team needs some help with getting their scrum or kanban game to next level.

Your backlog piling up is not necessarily a bad sign. That is, if you stop to reflect on it and dig into the root cause of it.

There are no agile boards. There is a scrum board (or sprint board) and kanban board. I prefer kanban approach.

The OnTask thingy you mention is very minimal kanban system - prioritize 3 tasks, limit WIP to 1.

General Software Discussion / Re: Microsoft and Skype atrocity
« on: July 13, 2017, 07:15 AM »
I actually use Skype for calling landlines. There is a very cheap subscription (cca 10 EUR per month) with which you can call most of the landlines in the world for free.

Now, you might wonder, who the f**k uses landlines these days?! Governments, governments use them. Banks as well. As an expat and a frequent business traveler I often have to call various departments to sort this or that paperwork.

Believe me, that is quite costly with regular mobile phone subscriptions. For me, Skype was a good solution - being present on almost all devices and having good subscriptions.

I know there are plenty of alternatives for various Skype aspects like audio and video calls, but there aren't any direct alternatives with same set of features. At least I don't know of any.

Living Room / Re: DayAgainstDRM
« on: July 12, 2017, 03:33 PM »
Interesting. I do most of my book shopping at BookDepository. They have some O'Reilly books, but not all. If I was in USA I'd probably use Amazon a lot more.

General Software Discussion / Microsoft and Skype atrocity
« on: July 12, 2017, 05:40 AM »
I am at loss of words.

First this:

Then this:

And then, few days ago Skype stopped working for me on my devices using their own god damn OS, namely Nokia Lumia 920 and Surface RT. The only reason I got those in the first place was that I thought Microsoft's products and services would work better. And they did, until they started messing around. Oh boy. Oh boy, not entertained when something I paid for stops working and I am told that "huh, tough luck?".

Doesn't really put a lot of trust in Microsoft and its new direction. Great, great.

Living Room / Re: DayAgainstDRM
« on: July 12, 2017, 05:36 AM »
I just logged into my account at and downloaded PDFs, haven't seen any DRM.

Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and Windows 10
« on: June 24, 2017, 03:25 PM »
2. Windows app such as Calculator or Edge cannot be located

I used this workaround for the time being: http://www.donationc....msg396580#msg396580

DC Gamer Club / Re: Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop
« on: April 27, 2017, 12:52 PM »
Finally, an update.

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: December 06, 2016, 12:12 PM »
They are just one of many startups that you'll be seeing coming from Norway in coming years. If I'm not wrong they "graduated" from StartupLab Oslo and moved to their offices fairly recently. They are going after both hardware and software. It'll be an interesting one to follow.

I like it. It provides good overview, reminds me of some good discussions, and points out if there was an interesting discussion I missed.

And people surely read it, since downloads for my Thunderbird cheasheet skyrocketed after the newsletter was posted.

Sounds great.

Could you show parsed RSS examples?

General Software Discussion / Re: Mozilla Thunderbird Cheatsheet
« on: October 31, 2016, 11:24 AM »
Thank you. There have been a lot of clicks and downloads, hope people find it useful.

In that case you are better off with something like Autodesk Inventor: http://www.autodesk....nventor-professional

You can get it for free with non-commercial educational licence. Pick your country and either IT admin or mentor and you are good to go.

Besides being easy to use you'll also get the benefit of huge toolbox (be sure to check ANSI, ISO and DIN standards), and a suite in which you can make 3D model and then easily translate it into 2D technical drawing.

There are good 2D CAD packages, as I've mentioned before, but I haven't found really good, user friendly, and free 3D CAD package.

The problem with 3D CAD is that it is basically the same set of features regardless of what are you designing. All big 3D CAD software packages haven't really improved on that, but rather by adding new features, fancier GUIs, etc.

Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: August 12, 2016, 05:29 AM »
Wow, that's even good depiction of Zagreb main square, with the statue of governor Josip Jelačić in the background. I'll have to pick it up just to see what is it about.

DraftSight is 2D CAD.

@Renegade You also have the option of extracting the parts you need from the toolbox, by creating them as parts and exporting to STEP or IGES format. Both of those should be readable by any 3D CAD software. Then you could use them in your 3D CAD software of choice to assemble what you wish. But this is just a crude work-around, and by no means should be used as long-term solution.

Autodesk Inventor has free educational licence. Last time I checked it worked with any e-mail. It has great toolbox, which is IMHO better than SolidWorks.

It doesn't have a steep learning curve. You open an assembly model and start throwing in parts from the toolbox and/or the ones you made. You will need to study mating procedure, but I'm sure you'll get it fast.

But I've been working with 3D CAD and CAE software for a little bit over 10 years, so my assessment may be a bit off.

Educational licence will have "Educational licence" written over your drawings, but that shouldn't matter if you are doing it just for yourself.


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General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 - The gloves come off!
« on: August 01, 2016, 05:01 AM »
Well, fuck.

Living Room / Re: Email Naming Convention for Personal Website
« on: July 23, 2016, 03:05 PM »
Thank you for sharing your ideas. Got some food for thought.

I guess my point is, unless your domain name is already set, try something outside the norm in order to make it memorable.  Because I can tell you, I get a good reaction every time I tell people my e-mail.  And they remember it.

If you are stuck on your domain name, however, I'd suggest a form of alliteration, i.e. first letter of first name full surname at first letter of first name full surname .com  That would also make it memorable.

While I understand the value of creative and unconventional e-mail addresses, I'm not really operating in industries where crazy e-mails are welcomed. Or maybe I am, but I am just too stuck up to experiment.

But I do like your alliteration proposal. It is not without its risks though - I imagine I could sound like a retarded parrot when giving out my e-mail verbally.

[email protected] - that is the most formal/professional, even though your domain has the name it has.

I agree, and that's how my corporate e-mail addressees looked like when I worked, at well, big corporates.

In this specific case I just feel that firstname.lastname would be too long and redundant when there is my first name initial and my full surname in the domain.

Which is a good reason to not use your first/last name (or any combination thereof) in a domain name (that you plan to expose to the interwebz) in the first place.

Using your initials...while that might sound good to you, after all, you know and your direct family & friends know these. If you plan to use that account for professional communication, expect errors because your professional contact might know your name, but not your initials. Besides that, most people only have 2 or 3 initials, so those short names are easily guessable for spammers.

While I understand security and privacy concerns, I am selling myself, and part of that is being easily available. I made my e-mail, Skype, and telephone numbers publicly available. I have to rely on anti-spam and filtering solutions. Hadn't had problems so far.

Contact forms are useless, and only hurt both sides interested in doing proper business together (unless it is corporate website). I made best deals and work with people who put out their contact available and easy to get. Actually, if I find it hard to find their e-mail and/or phone (and I'll always manage to find it somewhere) when I am looking for business partners it is a good signal that they aren't really interested in partnerships. Even if they say so (contact me via my contact form, yay).

How many mail accounts are provided by your ISP (the hoster of your domain)? Even the cheaper ones in the Netherlands give you unlimited mail addresses. With my very reliable host (25 euro/year including taxes and domain renewal) I get a main domain name (.nl), 5 sub-domains, 75GB/month traffic, 5 MySQL databases and unlimited mail addresses on the main and sub domains. All their servers are Linux based and you are able to manage everything for your domain through a CPanel interface.

All I want to say is that it doesn't take that much effort for your ISP to provide you with lots of mail addresses at virtually no (storage/maintenance) cost to them. Especially for a personal domain where traffic will be low (it might seem impressive to you, for your hoster it will be just a drip in a bucket). 25 euro/year translates to about 3 USD/month. That shouldn't break the bank. Even in Croatia you should be able to get similar service for a similar fee.

I have unlimited e-mail addresses and CPanel interface as well, but I don't understand the connection with the above? Are you suggesting that I get a corporate sounding domain, put it on my existing hosting plan, and slap [email protected]? Or were you just making a general comment?

I mean I can generate as many e-mail addresses as I want, but from my understanding I cannot change what is after @, only before.

I do plan to use that, so I will have other use-specific addressees like [email protected] and [email protected]

My domain is first letter of my name followed by my full surname and then .com.

Use your first name, backwards, minus the first letter. :D So if your name were Steven Thompson, your address would be [email protected] :P

Or if your first name happens to begin and end with the same letter, such as Kirk, then just do, (e.g.,) [email protected]

That sounds just about right. Gave it a try and got very Turkish sounding e-mail address. Since I am living and doing business in Norway that doesn't really help. :D

Living Room / Email Naming Convention for Personal Website
« on: July 23, 2016, 10:32 AM »
I've been contemplating a personal domain for some years now, but until now it wasn't justified by the volume of work I did. Since it did significantly increase this year, I finally bought it a week or two ago.

Besides learning WordPress by doing all kinds of silly mistakes, I got stuck on ridiculous, but important thing - how should I name my e-mail?

I do a lot of e-mailing, back-and-forth, and on different professional levels. Start-ups don't really care, but corporate clients do.

Did some research, and I definitely don't like naming it like:

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

I kind of liked:

[email protected] (favourite)
[email protected]
[email protected]

My domain is first letter of my name followed by my full surname and then .com.

I'd like to hear your experiences. What did you use, or encountered, that you've found professional and thought it sounds good?

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