"This apparatus," wrote John Monks in the patent application he submitted to the U.S. patent office on December 3, 1877, "is intended forshaving the beard, but it may be employed for trimming the hair, or removing the same from the skin of any animal." Consequently, the patented razor, an L-shaped design that was easy to manufacture from a single piece of sheet metal, also went by the name "pig scraper". Now, for Father's Day, how about sending a young specimen and one slightly older, both scraped peachy clean? On father's day, everybody wants to be dad. (Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Outlook, Outlook Express)
"Hey! Do you know this song?" You see me doing sparse, nondescript dance moves. I'm careful not to move my feet, of course. Except for the air whisking by my arms and body, there's no sound. "Now, do you know this song?" Already mostly muted, I'm still annoying a bit, right? Annoying like an email thread that keeps coming back though you never read past the subject? That latter nuisance Outlook can mute for good: If you wade through too many messages in too many conversations that are irrelevant to you, Outlook can help: here's how to delete an entire conversation and have Outlook remove future emails in the same thread automatically, too.
"Oh, somebody's spilling sugar from their shopping cart..." Victor follows the sweet white sticky trace. Somebody ought to let the spiller know about their spilling, after all! Victor follows the trace, going faster and faster to catch up. Victor follows the trace, which gets thicker and thicker. Victor follows the trace, going round and round the supermarket until something dawns on him. "Oh, I'm the one spilling sugar from their shopping cart," Victor thinks, and there's no way to think or say that, says John Perry, without using I. Now, let's have iPhone Mail follow another sweet trace — that of emails' threads leading to other messages in the same conversation and, sometimes, quoted parts of themselves: Don't go hunting for other messages in a conversation: iPhone Mail can group emails to the same subject for convenient reading and fast filing, for example.
In 1887, Ambrose Bierce improved punctuation with the "snigger point", '⏝', "to be appended [...] to every jocular or ironical sentence." It worked ⏝. Today, you can add all kinds of iconic punctuation to your emails, of course, and you can have snigger points with eyes on yellow faces flying through them: Send smileys, and send many! (Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Outlook, Outlook Express)
In Germany and Austria, 3:45 p.m. is "three quarters four" or "quarter to four"; 3:15 p.m. is "quarter past three" or "quarter four" — all depending on where you grew up. Depending on where you end up, you may do so confused and appointments missed. Now, iPhone Mail does not get confused. It recognizes none of these "quarter" times; it does understand "3:45 p.m.", though, "May 18" and, say, "tomorrow at 5" for appointments to be made: The invitation is in the mail. With iPhone Mail, it's easy to get it out, too, turning date and time mentioned in an email into calendar events with verve and swift finger.
Sort, set and shine: if you haven't used something in the past month, sort it out; set up the workplace so that the remaining items are easily at hand; clean often, and shine every day before you leave. Sort, set and shine. Outlook is pretty good at these first three of the five 'S's of 5S (a program — originating in Japan — for achieving an organized work environment), sorting out redundant emails, setting up the rest in order and shining conversations all around: Why tolerate email folders and your mind littered with oodles of messages that are quoted elsewhere anyway? Here's how to have Outlook clean up automatically and move or delete redundant emails.
Rather than preventing electrons and matter from collapsing upon themselves, Pauli's 2nd exclusion principle, legend has it, was concerned more with Prof. Pauli himself: following this principle, the famous physicist, notorious for his two left hands, and a successful experiment could not be in the same laboratory room at the same time. Now, what Gmail lab experiments are with you in the same room — and successful, too? Some of Gmail's best and quirky features come from in its labs. Which Gmail labs experiments do you have enabled? Which are your favorites, and which would you recommend? What new labs features would you love to see in Gmail?
You see rocks lush with moss. You see a fallen tree, overgrown and brightly green. You see, between the rocks, turquoise water. You see white gushes sprinkling the moss. You see all this with your eyes closed, of course, and your ears open to Bedřich Smetana's Vltava part of Má vlast, when the Cold and Warm Vltava begin as small springs. If you listen closely, you can also see two butterflies dancing about the rocks and water, one blue and one red, right? (Speaking of it, what other curious connection does Smetana have to butterflies?) Butterflies full of color and beauty. (IncrediMail)
If you've fancied an email program to turn links, addresses, text and more into QR codes to be scanned with mobile phones (to start composing an email, for instance), you can give the latest version of The Bat! a try. Next to a QR code generator, The Bat! 5.0 comes with news for those who've fancied better IMAP support in the venerable email program: a refined protocol implementation now lets you use "color groups" (which make marked messages stand out in the message list) with IMAP accounts, for example, and search using regular expressions. New "smart hints" let you preview messages just by pointing to them and add people to your address book or save attachments with less clicks. The "smart hints" possibly have too many options in The Bat!'s configuration for most; image blocking possibly had too few for some. Now, you can block remote images not only by server but also by sender, folder and myriads of other options (including regular expressions). The Bat! is a highly sophisticated and efficient email client. It makes handling even large volumes of mail a pleasant and secure experience. (Windows)
In the field of Fungi by the city of Coventry the witch of Warwick schemed against the master of Mercia: Leofric should be convinced to "repeal all taxes." He agreed, famously, if his wife, Lady Godiva, would ride naked through the streets of the city; which, of course, she did. The highlight when Peeping Tom of Coventry was put on the Covent Garden stage in 1837 was — the light. First used in a theater, limelight could be focussed on a single actor, say the production's star, William Charles Macready. Now, you don't have to ride horses or heat calcium even to direct the focus in emails you compose — in Outlook of Office: Want to highlight key text with style and, perhaps, subtlety? Here's how to emphasize with a colorful marker pen in Outlook.