Me griping

I was going to complain about how we went from highs in the sixties to highs in the thirties (Fahrenheit, of course) in the span of a day or two, but others have me beat in that department. […] I’m still cold, even if I’m nowhere near as cold as others are. Bah!

I know things have been quiet around here lately; that’s mostly because I’ve been hanging on the edge of illness for the last week. My folks have both fallen, and now sport absolutely horrid coughs; I occasionally get a cough or two, but so far haven’t kept pace with them. If I have any say in the matter, I never will.

The fact that I’m only slightly sick is really puzzling to me: I’m traditionally the first to go down when a new bug arrives on the scene. (I might suspect that I’m somehow immunocompromised, but my immune system always seems to win in the end—it’s just slow getting going.) Nevertheless, I’m a touch more spacey than normal, and getting anything done is a bit more difficult than it normally is.

Getting things done is normally difficult, though. Oy. I’ve forced myself to start maintaining a list of things that I need to get done, because otherwise those things never actually happen.

Eudora (my email client) has been pissing me off lately. I normally run in “sponsored” mode, which means I tolerate a small on-screen ad when Eudora is in the foreground in exchange for a full-blown (save for spam filtering) feature set. I’ve been using Eudora since I first connected to the internet—nine years ago, according to my archives—and it’s worked quite well for me: no lost email, no corruption. No pretty interface or HTML viewing, either, but I’m one of those types who prefers text-based email anyway.

What I can’t stand, though, is the friggin’ Eudora hasn’t been able to retrieve ads in quite some time and will now revert to Light mode dialog that I’ve recently been getting on a daily basis. I have a (non-hackerly) way to get back to sponsored mode, but it’s a PITA to do every day.

Worse yet is that I’m not doing a darn thing that would keep Eudora from getting ads. That’s the deal with sponsored mode, and I’m more than willing to live up to my end of it. If only Eudora felt the same way!

As it is, though, I’m pretty much set to move over to Thunderbird. It doesn’t quite act like a native Mac application (then again, I’m not so sure that Eudora does, these days), but it’s pretty much the only other email client out there that both has all the features I want and doesn’t seem to suck.


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