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Came across this post. The gmail notifier did not work on my girlfriends exceptionally old computer….

This fixed it.

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Tip of the day

Gmail supports plus-addressing of e-mails. Messages can be sent to addresses in the format username+extratext@gmail.com, where extratext can be any string, and will arrive in the inbox of username@gmail.com. This allows users to sign up for different services with different aliases and then easily filter all e-mails from those services. In addition, should users start to receive spam messages that are directed to their e-mail address with the extra text, they will know what services have leaked out their e-mail address to others.(ref) However, some websites do not accept email addresses containing plus signs, despite the ‘+’ symbol being part of the mail address specification. (wikipedia)

I have personally noticed an increase of about 50% spam in my gmail account. I have registered my email so many different places, so I have no idea who the sinner is. I still regret the day I posten ONE post on a usenet group – in good faith because it was googlegroups. But my email was exposed. Never again!

Google Chrome – or Chromium – is now available to run under Wine.

Read more here.

Be aware – this is just a Proof-of-Concept. This is what CodeWeavers do – port Win appz to Linux and Mac using proprietary technology. Read more on their site.

Google Gadget is out. For Linux – apparently it has for some time now, but I recently picked it up. I have never had the urge for desktop gadgets, but I suspect many find them useful.

Came across this article at debianhelp today. And I think the author pretty much nails it! For everyone concerned about security – have a read ( if you’re using or thinking about installing google gadgets ).

Article at debianhelp.

I got a little laugh when I first read this – of course, Chrome is still Beta – but so is gmail 🙂 However, I do believe Google will fix this support-problem in the future 🙂 I did not get this message on my Debian-based computer. I had to turn on my girlfriends computer – in my Debian world it only stated that only Windows-browsers was supported… almost true… Google Chrome is not supported neither !