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Comment I had been doing this with labels (Score 2) 303

I had painstakingly created labels and filters such as "social junk" that marked mail read upon arrival and were easy to delete.

I like this it's a good idea the inbox can fill with crud shockingly quickly.

This sort of incremental innovation shows that even email can still be improved and that people are looking at ways of doing improving it.

Comment fantastic Idea Congrats on the balls :-) (Score 1) 273

Hi, WiFi is fairly ubiquitous across Europe, as are reasonably priced 3g data plans. Data and Laptop security would be my two concerns for you. Encrypt everything and backup all important project files as frequently as bandwidth allows. Use SSH or RDP and work on a remote server altogether if that's viable. Laptops will fall and go missing, it's a fact of life, plan for it in advance. Somebody mentioned a guest account for other users/beggars which is probably a good idea. Libraries are your best for peace and will probably have some internet access available. Don't expect everybody to think you're great because you're American, expect the opposite from some quarters. Expect to need to be able to cobble together some local languages, it's a courtesy if nothing else. Record everything you do and release it with a time delay to a blog or wait until end and write the how and why in to a book. Have a great trip I am rightly jealous.

Comment Facebook and Google plus games (Score 1) 550

IMHO,games on those two platforms are very heavily geared towards females Start of slow with some cooperative farmville or bubble witch saga and move towards Sim City (online coming) and WOW. Violent confrontational games are feasibly going to cause you a headache if you push them too fast or strongly on your good lady wife. Actually what ever happened to chess and snakes & ladders...?

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