I am starting a new series today called Pet Peeves. Each post will be a short rant on something that really irks me, usually something technology-related.
I have been bothered countless times by the number of people who don’t know how to use their search box in their email clients. I can’t name a single client today that doesn’t have one. I’m even willing to bet, that the ones that don’t have died out for obvious reasons.
You know what I mean by search bar? THIS:
I’m using Gmail as an example, but most email clients have a search box.
There’s a good reason that box is there, to search for your old emails!
You may have noticed that this blog just all of a sudden went… well.. dead.
And that’s because it did, sort of.
You see, it was about a month ago when my blog all of a sudden got massive PHP errors. Everything in the wordpress admin back-end stopped working, which means I couldn’t post at all to this blog. It was very sad.
I talked to my good friend and techie @onekopaka to try to fix it, and we determined the cause of the problem was that this free webhost absolutely SUCKS at auto-updating (which I will NOT be doing anymore!)
I tried manually updating WordPress through FTP, but it gave me another equally perplexing PHP error.
Today, though, I finally defeated the PHP errors. And I didn’t have to delete my blog, yay!
What’s even better, this resurrection is happening just in time, as my blog’s fourth anniversary is next week.
In the meantime, I’ve got a LOT of post-writing to catch up on.
Is it really possible? Yes it is.
Now of course, you’re probably sitting at your computer or tablet dumbfounded or simply in disbelief, but it’s possible. Let me explain.
Before we start, I do have to tell you this: you can’t write text in an email, send it, and change it 5 minutes later. Thats for sure. Even though Gmail has a Labs feature where you can “undo sending” of an email, it’s not actually like that (the plugin works by delaying sending by 5 seconds while showing an Undo Send link).
Then I’m just joking about this whole email thing right?
The changing of sent emails involves absolutely no hacking, no time travel, and no cunning email sending delay ruses. No, it’s all about creativity.
Apparently, my webhost had issues with a DDos attack that was somehow directed ONLY at /wp-admin pages, which is why I couldn’t post.
I’ll be blogging as soon as my time allows.
Ever visit a website where for some reason, you just can’t download their images? Maybe the right click is disabled, or clicking “View Image” shows an annoying blank image (usually known as spacer.gif).
Now you can work around virtually any website, and download the images you want. I’ll show you how to do it in Firefox, the browser that I use most, and the browser that makes this task the most simple.