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PHP script to download files from GMail

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

While my wife was getting a valuable two hours of sleep before she was woken with contractions signaling the birth of our first born child 19 hours later, I was not quite tired enough to sleep. UnknowingIy missing out on my last chance to sleep for a while, I was typing away at a PHP… Continue Reading PHP script to download files from GMail

Building the Baby’s Room

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

After a lot of planning, sawing, hammering and a little bit of screwing [up] it is finally ready. I think I had a good plan and I benefited from [grand]dad’s experience. In the interest of practicing what I teach I modeled two walls worth of wainscotting in the tiny room via Google SketchUp. It helped… Continue Reading Building the Baby’s Room

Acura CSX Short/DIY Air Intake

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

I’ve been looking for a modification for my new-to-me car to help make it my own. I searched around the forums that deal with the Acura CSX and the Honda Civic and quickly realized that the simple “bolt-on” modifications available for the Honda Civic don’t work with the CSX as it has a slightly larger… Continue Reading Acura CSX Short/DIY Air Intake

Switching your domain to Google Apps

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Running a mail server is hard work. This is largely because it puts you on the front line of the battle with the internet’s biggest scourge: spam. My recommendation: don’t do it. When I setup a new web site and domain, or when I am helping another organization setup their Email etcetera my preference is… Continue Reading Switching your domain to Google Apps

Work Smart: Conquering Your Email Inbox

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Gina Trapani of / now has a new series of weekly videos and blog posts at called “Work Smart”. If you’re STILL one of those people who feel positively overwhelmed by your E-Mail inbox, or you feel that your iPhone/BlackBerry has made you worse at acting on E-Mails, not better, Gina has… Continue Reading Work Smart: Conquering Your Email Inbox