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Archive for June, 2009

Test your regular expressions online

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Speaking of regular expressions, I found out you can test them online at regexpal.com. Neat.

Emacs regular expressions: match at least n occurrences of character class

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Aside: I just discovered the very useful Emacs regex builder tool. Type M-x regexp-builder. I wanted a regular expression to match the pattern of mutt mail edit buffers, to apply mail-mode, but I did not want to match the muttrc and mutt.hooks files I have. Mail edit buffers get a pattern that starts with “mutt”, […]

Why Gmail sucks

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Not that anyone cares, but it helps to vent. This post is continually updated whenever I feel like it. Why do I use Gmail if it sucks? I use it only as a storage container for mailing lists that I don’t read daily, and I read that mail using mutt via IMAP (more precisely, I […]

Disable pop-up system notification messages in Ubuntu

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

I found the little pop-ups really annoying that show up when I get an icon in the system tray anyway, such as for available software updates. sudo chmod -x /usr/lib/notification-daemon/notification-daemon

Maintaining a whitelist of e-mail senders with local mutt and procmail on a server

Monday, June 8th, 2009

I run mutt locally on several different computers. OfflineIMAP automatically synchronizes the mailboxes, and that is a huge benefit. But I still had to set up a system that synchronizes my address books and mail settings. I’ve forgotten what exactly I am doing to accomplish this, and I now think there’s a small mistake somewhere […]