FYI: How not to do customer support….

by oneafrikan on February 26, 2009

I’m no expert, I’m a zoologist earning a crust on the web, but when this came into my Inbox today via a MyHeritage group mail, it made me happy as Larry as a competitor, but also made me wonder how (…)

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A Brilliant Primer on Sustainable Design

by oneafrikan on February 25, 2009

A heads up to great thinking from Fast Company: _ A Brilliant Primer on Sustainable Design | Green Day | Fast Company The presentation clearly visualizes and relates a spectrum of conceptual frameworks for talking about sustainable design–what we at (…)

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Gmail outage yesterday

by oneafrikan on February 25, 2009

Just in case you didn’t know…. _ Official Google Blog: Current Gmail outage If you’ve tried to access your Gmail account today, you are probably aware by now that we’re having some problems. Shortly after 10 9:30am GMT our monitoring (…)

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Mad hockey skills on YouTube

by oneafrikan on February 24, 2009

This is what happens when you don’t go to school kids… check it out: Hat tip to Sevs

Using IMAP for GMail with Evolution, and working offline

by oneafrikan on February 23, 2009

Update: Evolution seems to show some mails and not others…. am finding that txt emails, or small emails, are viewable offline, but other not…. The search continues…. ~~~ Frequently of late, I’m finding I’m not online, so getting through email (…)

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VirtualBox hack for accessing USB / external drives

by oneafrikan on February 19, 2009

If you want to access an external drive or device in VirtualBox, and you’re either not using USB in VirtualBox, or don’t have it working yet (as I don’t – in time tho’…), then simply create a symlink in your (…)

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VirtualBox 2.1 Install Error – Conflict with Earlier Versions

by oneafrikan on February 19, 2009

When I need windoze then I use VirtualBox, which does a great job of makig virtualisation easy… … except for installing the newest version…. So here’s something that might help if you’re in the same baot: _ virtualbox.org :: View (…)

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