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Shareware has always seemed weird to me

Any­one ac­tu­al­ly buy­ing Tree?

Be­cause I just have to won­der: I am pret­ty sure I could clone it in a week­end.

It's very ba­sic, on­ly for Mac...

And yet the au­thor asks for $40 for the full ver­sion. Tell you what, read­er­s, pledge me $400 (amer­i­can dol­lars, that is ;-) and I prom­ise I can de­liv­er:

  • An app of sim­i­lar fea­­tures

  • Open Source

  • Mul­ti­­plat­­form (Mac/Win/Lin­ux at least)

In one week. While do­ing my job and tak­ing care of my boy.

In fac­t, I don't ex­pect it to take more than one full day of cod­ing, and 400 bucks is more than my usu­al rate any­way.

If I don't re­lease it, don't give me the mon­ey and keep the code any­way, which would be in a pub­lic re­po for progress mon­i­tor­ing.

Outlook, IMAP and Exchange

Ok, I will post this just in case some poor soul needs to try do­ing it. You tell me if it makes any sense.

  • When in­­stalling Out­­look 2000, you can choose sup­­port for "Group­ware on­­ly", "In­ter­net on­­ly" or "both­­".

  • In­­ter­net On­­ly lets you cre­ate IMAP or POP3 ac­­counts, but no Ex­change ac­­counts.

  • Group­ware On­­ly lets you use Ex­change, but no IMAP or POP3.

  • Both gives you on­­ly Ex­change and POP3, but no IMAP.

Here is how you can have Ex­change and IMAP at the same time:

  1. Close Out­­look.

  2. Go to con­trol pan­el.

  3. There you have a "Mail" icon that was in­­stalled by Of­­fice.

  4. Use that icon to cre­ate the IMAP ac­­coun­t.

And some peo­ple dare say win­dows is easy to man­age :-P

Yes, I know, old soft­ware, what­ev­er. It's not my fault if up­grad­ing the freak­ing mail client costs so much mon­ey they won't do it be­caue they have to up­grade the whole pud­dle­jump­ing of­fice suit­e.

PS: Thanks to the guy that told me how it's done ;-)

PS2: How to make Out­look show more than 100 re­sults from LDAP: http://­sup­port­.mi­cro­soft­.­com/k­b/262848

My kid and xkcd

xkcd 0xF­F:

See this strip at xkcd, the gretest com­ic... ev­er!

Re­al life (he is not even 2 years old yet):

I need to find a re­al­ly tall one in the next 4 years.

Session 5 is slightly delayed

I planned to have it ready for to­day, but my cur­rent con­sult­ing job (mi­grat­ing a firm from Ex­change to FLOSS) is get­ting a bit gnarly (most­ly be­cause of Out­look 2000) (Yes, I know).

It may be done this sat­ur­day, maybe next tues­day, I just don't know yet.

PyQt by Example (Session 1) available in spanish, and other updates

Thanks to Se­bastián Bassi, there is now a span­ish trans­la­tion of the first part of the se­ries. You can read it here.

Al­so, be­cause of a mis­take I made, to­ has lacked mean­ing­ful com­ments for a while. That's fixed now.

Al­so, there is a new RSS feed specif­i­cal­ly for this tu­to­ri­al se­ries.

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