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Anyway, back to the OP - if you're running Firefox:

  • Menu->Options->Content
  • Check Load images automatically
  • Click Exceptions and add

Missed this the first time. I didn't realize you could block images per domain.

Since I have the Stylish add-on installed, this bit seemed to do the trick as far as hiding the attachment previews:

@namespace url(;

@-moz-document domain("") {

.hv {display:none}


I don't know if the .hv class is used only for attachments or what. Haven't found any bad side effects yet, so it looks like a keeper.

You know what's really freaky? Gmail itself  is marking these as important. If I mouse over the important icon, it says "marked important mainly because of the people in this message."

About half of these spams have "Creston, OH" or "amateurmatch" in them. The filtered ones I will also mark them as Spam for Gmail too before I delete them.

Developer's Corner / Re: Online Python Tutor
« on: July 10, 2012, 11:31 AM »
I missed this until I saw it in the newsletter..clever.

Probable quickest solution: If you just ensure that you flag each new spam item as spam, Gmail "learns" what is spam, and will pick things up from there and you should progressively find that these spam emails no longer appear in your inbox.
Try it and see.

Yeah, I have been doing that, but it seems each email is slightly different, so it might be hard even for Google to find a common pattern. Most of them seem to say something like "saw your profile" though, so maybe if I create a filter, that will help.

Not completely golden, but you don't see too many attempts to explain mobile screen technologies to the layperson (or at least smartphone illiterate person) such as myself. The user comments on the article will be useful, too.

Even if your screen has high pixel density and great color reproduction, a highly reflective screen can mess up your view. Instead of reading your article, movie, or e-mail clearly, you may be dodging overhead lights, sun rays, and your own reflection to strain to see what's on the screen.

As I mentioned above, the quality of the physical display materials can play a role in "reflectance." But manufacturers can also do something about it. In the Lumia 900, Nokia applies its ClearBlack filter above the touch layer on its (non-PenTile) AMOLED screen, but below the cover glass. ClearBlack works on LCDs, too

Screenshot - 7_9_2012 , 7_40_42 AM.png

from CNET

In the past week, I've started getting a lot of spam that doesn't get sent to my Spam box, and it comes with photo attachments that I don't want to see. Gmail filters out images automatically if they are inline HTML img tags but since these are attachments, it always shows them. I can't find a setting within Gmail (web version) to have it not show the previews. Maybe there is a user script or add-on for this?

Addendum: For a list of 25 free audio mixing apps look here. I've personally used Audacity, Ardour, Jokosher, and Wavosaur.

-wow; I've never even heard of Ardour or Jokosher. Will go and test! (Linux / Mac, not Win)

Thanks also for the directions on cross-fading.  :up:

Jokosher does seem to have a Windows version, in case you missed it.

Is pace the same as tempo?

Do you mean to change the tempo of the second part to match the tempo of the first part, without changing the pitch?

I don
Tried audacity?

Seconded. I don't think it's going to get any easier than Audacity. Just select the middle part, hit Delete, then go to File > Export.  Or have I misunderstood what you want?

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: InfoRecall - $5.99?!?!
« on: July 06, 2012, 05:08 PM »
RightNote now allows Evernote sync of notes that you set to the "Evernote" type.

I haven't tested it yet to see how well it works, but it is there.

You can see it in the last two entries on their revision history http://www.bauerapps...ightNoteHistory.html

As an Evernote user who has also registered RightNote, I saw that, and I did test the new Evernote type very briefly, so take this as the kneejerk reaction it is.

I haven't figured out what value there is in using RightNote as a middleman, especially since you can only tag one note at a time in RightNote.  However it could indicate bigger plans ahead. Bear in mind that I use Evernote for a few different things, but I do a lot of web clipping probably more than anything else, something that RightNote does as well (Presumably you would not use the new Evernote feature for that case, since those notes are not Evernote notes.)

If you use Evernote, do you need RightNote? And vice versa?

It's easy enough to get notes into Evernote from the various Evernote add-ins and bookmarklets, with better formatting than I saw doing it from RightNote, and you can also use Simplify formatting in the Evernote software to clean up the format as well. Evernote has also realized you can use it as a Read it Later replacement, so now they have the Clearly add-on as another way to get notes into Evernote, except you have the option of selecting part of the page instead of having Read it Later tell you it can't save it because it is not an article. (Read it Later is now something else so I am not sure if this is still the case.) Evernote doesn't have a tree structure, but then again you can create a tree of tags in the Evernote client.

In RightNote, unless they've changed something, you have to find the branch of the tree and click on it before saving a note for the note to land in the right place: if clipping a note, it neither prompts for tags or for where in the tree it should go.

It would be cool if instead of a new Evernote type in RightNote, you could for example make a source code formatted note sync to Evernote.

Again this was my quick kneejerk reaction with limited testing (which means I probably shouldn't say anything. but oh well).

UPDATE (7/8): (sorry for steering the thread off topic)
For balance, a note from the author of RightNote about the new Evernote note type
Dear RightNote user,

I am writing this letter, to let you know about the latest release of RightNote, the new feature that it includes, and the Evernote Devcup.

As an introduction, let me tell you a little bit about Evernote. If you haven't heard of Evernote, well then it's about time that you did!

At it's core, Evernote is a note taking application similar to RightNote. You store notes in notebooks and can group them together with tags. What is unique and very attractive about Evernote is that you can access your notes from nearly any device or browser. Yes, that's right. Evernote work on Windows. It works on Mac. It works on iPhone and works on Android. It also works in any browser. Moreover your notes are stored in "the cloud", so you don't need to worry about backing up your notes. Evernote also has a very advanced search engine that allows you to search for text in any images in your notes. And then lastly, Evernote comes in a free version that gives you all of these features. (There is a premium version with additional features aswell.)

You can found out more about Evernote here: <>

Ok.. so as a RightNote user, why am I telling you about all of this? Well, firstly because the latest version of RightNote now includes an Evernote note type and integration with Evernote. This means you can now create "Evernote" notes (i.e. notes of the "Evernote" note type) and then sync them up with your Evernote account (pro version) - and you can then access them from anywhere. (Not done yet, but on the to-do list is the ability to import notes from your Evernote account into a RightNote notebook. We also hope to add the ability to search for text in images of Evernote notes.)

One of the down sides of Evernote is that you are limited as to how much structure you can give to your notes. You are limited to group your notes by tag and notebook, and as you add new notes, your notes keep on moving around. As a RightNote user, I'm sure you'll appreciate the value and importance of being able to structure your notes in a logical and well organised tree structure (among the other features included in RightNote).

So with the new Evernote integration, you can have the best of both worlds: Access (selected) notes from anywhere via Evernote, and at the same time keep Evernote notes in a well organised tree structure.

Ok, but there is more to this. You see Evernote is not just a note taking application. It is actually a platform. What "platform" means, is that Evernote invites other developers to add Evernote capabilites to their own applications - just like RightNote has done. So by using Evernote, you are not only availing yourself to the features offered by Evernote itself, but to a whole host of other applications that integrate with Evernote aswell (some of them free, some of them with a free version, and some paid).

In fact, right now Evernote is running a competition (called Devcup) for developers the world over to add Evernote integration to their apps. In this way they will be able to offer added functionality to all of their users, with all the different application integrations.

You can find out more about the Evernote Devcup here: <>

I encourage you to take a look at some of the applications. There is quite a broad range of different applications available. Some of them you may find to be useful for your own purposes aswell.

So lastly, we have entered RightNote into this competition as well. During the period of the competition (until the 23rd July) people can vote for their favorite submission. (At the end of the competition, the entry with the most votes will win the "People's Choice Prize".) In fact, every day during this period you have a chance to vote. Every day you can place another vote, and you can vote for more than one submission on the same day. (The only thing you can't do, is vote for the same submission more than once on the same day).

You can be sure, that if RightNote would be fortunate enough to win a prize, part of that would be invested into improving and further developing RightNote.

So I'm hoping you will take a look at this competition, see the great array of applications available, and also give RightNote your support. This will be very much appreciated indeed.

The RightNote submission can be found at:

Thank you for reading this long letter, and thank you for your support.

Best Regards
Rael Bauer

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: InfoRecall - $5.99?!?!
« on: July 06, 2012, 06:29 AM »
I think all these PIM type applications that are not handling syncing with mobile devices well, are probably dying a slow death.

I agree. If you have a mobile device, then electronic notes are a replacement for paper notes. No point in not being able to take them with you.

When I agreed with Jibz's comment, I was about to say something to the effect that the demise of those applications can't happen soon enough, but I was afraid that sounded too harsh to the developers who have worked hard on these things. So this is more of a wish that more developers would consider this.

Well, then which PIM/Outliner is compatible with Windows and iOS/Android (or maybe Windows Phone if that's your flavor?) I have OneNote 2010 - had to put it in SkyDrive in order to sync with the Android OneNote app, which is OK but doesn’t sync all the time as it should; I have to manually sync it most of the time. And OneNote on the iPad/iPhone is terrible. I have an iPad and gave up on it for now. And I also have Evernote on all devices. But both OneNote and Evernote are great for notes, not so great as PIMs or outliners. Not like Ultra Recall was or InfoSelect. I don’t know of any serious PIMs that work across all those devices.

Thank you.


Nothing all that satisfactory.

For note-takers, I just know of the ones you mentioned: OneNote and EverNote.

A note-taker to me is one-fourth of a PIM. The 4 Pillars of PIM are notes, tasks, contacts, and calendar. I was trying to get all four in one program and sync to mobile. But then all you have is Outlook, and that was probably an unrealistic expectation anyway. And I need multiple types of notes. My next device will be an Android, but I don't expect things to be any better than it was on my iPod Touch.

UrlSnooper / Finally got this to work
« on: July 05, 2012, 07:05 PM »
I am not sure I have a use for this software, but it always annoyed me that I couldn't get it to work (I use Windows 7 64 bit). Some time ago I had tried it and was getting the No Network Adapter, just now I tried it on the two Microsoft adapters that came up and I couldn't get it to pick up anything on either one. I couldn't tell which was which, even looking at the adapters in WinDump (see screenshot). So I just disabled the one I didn't think I needed ("Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi Miniport Adapter", I am not sure what its purpose is) and when I restarted URLSnooper2 and hit sniff again, right away it started working and is showing C-SPAN, radio feeds, anything. Of course this won't help anyone whose adapters aren't being detected at all.

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: InfoRecall - $5.99?!?!
« on: July 05, 2012, 05:51 PM »
I think all these PIM type applications that are not handling syncing with mobile devices well, are probably dying a slow death.

I agree. If you have a mobile device, then electronic notes are a replacement for paper notes. No point in not being able to take them with you.

Living Room / Re: Help me pick a midrange Android phone?
« on: July 05, 2012, 07:09 AM »
J-Mac, I think we were all assuming that Apple was the only company backward enough to go to the Palm OS days of non-removable batteries, and it is rarely listed in the specs. When I found out some Android devices are doing the same, I started doing Google searches for the device + "replacement battery."

Currently the only way to get ICS on the Photon will disable 4G. However I would not have 4G anyway under either the Virgin Mobile plan (unless I get the Evo V 4g) or the PlatinumTel one. Supposedly the Photon is slated to get ICS from Motorola in 4Q 2012.

Living Room / Re: Help me pick a midrange Android phone?
« on: July 03, 2012, 06:03 AM »
Another option: Motorola Photon (BYOP) + ACRS Wireless + PlatinumTel
Then I would have a world phone with above average battery life.

Living Room / Re: Photo Taggng (n00b) question
« on: July 02, 2012, 07:16 AM »
My workaround: Instead rely on the data you can store within the image file.

Hmm..I was naively assuming Windows 7 was doing just that. I'll need to check

What I found is that I have to add a folder to the Pictures library to get a proper "Arrange by Tag" option.

And thanks for the warning!!

Living Room / Photo Taggng (n00b) question
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:34 AM »
Never mind, I think I found it.

I finally am getting around to organizing my digital photos, I have everything sorted by folders named according to the yyyy-mm and photos named yyyy-mm-dd.extension and intend, and have already started, tagging photos based on occasion, where I used folders for that purpose earlier. I was able to tag multiple photos easily within the Windows 7 Explorer. The thing is, I haven't tagged photos in a while, and I don't see any obvious way to view by tag in Explorer or Google drive. In Picasa and probably in Windows I can do a search by tag and find photos, leading me to think tagging is only good for searches. Is there a basic photo organizer that just lists tags on the side like folders so anyone can just browse the tags? It seems like I just made everything harder to find for everyone.

Living Room / Re: Help me pick a midrange Android phone?
« on: June 30, 2012, 08:38 PM »
Btw are there any screen types that are viewable in direct sunlight other than ones with AMOLED in their name?
FWIW, I told my husband what you had said about AMOLED and 10 hr. battery life.  He replied that his Optimus V is very good in direct sunlight.  It apparently has several different levels you can set it to.  As for battery life, he has his phone on all the time and often uses it many hours a day as a reader, as well as to read his email, check traffic conditions, read the web, etc., and with that kind of usage he gets FAR MORE than 10 hours of battery life.  But he's not downloading huge amounts of data, watching movies, etc.  And, of course, Optimus V does not run ICS.  But he's very pleased with his phone, and I thought I'd pass along what he said.

Thanks to you and your husband for the info! I could see myself going down that route then. I also will not be a huge user of data.

NOTE: That particular model only has a 3.2" screen, I am looking at VM's Motorola Triumph though.

Living Room / Re: Help me pick a midrange Android phone?
« on: June 30, 2012, 05:05 PM »
[.. nevermind..]

Living Room / Re: Help me pick a midrange Android phone?
« on: June 30, 2012, 04:04 PM »
Quite a few H2O horror stories in the comments here.

Living Room / Re: Help me pick a midrange Android phone?
« on: June 30, 2012, 02:48 PM »
Of course, I may not be able to get everything I want...but I am going to give it a good run.

Living Room / Re: Help me pick a midrange Android phone?
« on: June 30, 2012, 02:45 PM »
Btw are there any screen types that are viewable in direct sunlight other than ones with AMOLED in their name?

Living Room / Re: Help me pick a midrange Android phone?
« on: June 30, 2012, 02:22 PM »
He didn't buy it from Virgin Mobile, but it's one they carry
I checked on their web site, but none of the ones they carry seem to meet my requirements, which is par for the course. I don't want to give up on AMOLED screen or 10 hour battery life or replaceable battery just yet. By "Bring your own phone," I mean I want to bring a phone they don't carry but would still be compatible with their network.

So far I am leaning toward the $30/month Straight Talk deal (can't do with SIM only plan)  or the $25/month H20 deal, (too many H2O horror stories) if those deals are available for their SIM card only customers, if I can find a decent phone compatible with either of their networks. I don't even care too much now if it is 3G.

Keep the suggestions coming, everyone, and thanks, I will keep you posted.

Living Room / Re: Help me pick a midrange Android phone?
« on: June 30, 2012, 10:17 AM »
In the US, you can't get away from the fact that you have to choose a carrier before you choose the phone.

My monthly limit is $40 (I am currently paying $15 month on a Net10 dumb phone, I don't plan on using a whole lot of minutes or data).
"Bring your own phone" (BYOP) has emerged as an important new requirement because the phones the prepaid carriers will sell you never meet my requirements. (Ting used to sell a Motorola Photon which met most of the requirements including long battery life but no more, and they can't make one bought elsewhere work.) As far as band requirements, I would like to simplify them as being 3G or 4G capable in the U.S, but will settle for 2G and quad band GSM elsewhere (did I phrase that right?) I don't know what I am talking about, the cheap data is probably 2G.

My notes so far based on carrier plans and BYOP or lack thereof (and links to plans for those that allow BYOP):

*Big 4*
AT&T: Too expensive
Verizon: Too expensive
Sprint: Too expensive
T-Mobile: BYOP 3G 1700 Mhz /

*Others (MVNOs)*
Boost: No BYOP
Cricket: No BYOP
H2O: BYOP  GSM 850/900/1900 (is that 3G or not?) https://www.h2owirel...ntrol.php?page=plans
Metro PCS: BYOP maybe if CDMA and flashable. They seem to have their own network, but I haven't really heard of anyone who uses them.
Net10: No BYOP
PagePlus: No BYOP
PlatinumTel: No BYOP
Red Pocket Mobile: BYOP GSM 850mhz/1900mhz (is that 3G or not?)
Simple Mobile: BYOP http://www.mysimplem...ple-Mobile-Plan.aspx
Straight Talk: BYOP
Ting: No BYOP
Virgin Mobile: No BYOP

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