Computer-based calendars are very useful, and the Google Calendar is probably one of the more widely used personal calendars other than scheduling programs such as MS Outlook and Groupwise (both of which are broken). But, webby gooey applications can be rather bothersome because they tend to take up a lot of screen real estate and other resources, and on smaller screens such as a laptop can be rendered virtually useless by all that added functionality built into the web browser itself as well as the calendar page. It is quite possible that on your laptop, your Google Calendar may look something like this:
Not very useful.
Continue reading Using Google Calendar from the Linux Command Line
By now I assume you’ve experimented with Alpine, as a character-based email client. Well, I have another tip for you.
Continue reading Running Alpine in Function Key Mode
By default, the text-based email client ‘alpine’ requests a password the first time, per session, that it is requested a password from any email services it checks. For the duration of that session, it remembers the password, but forgets it if you quit alpine so you have to enter it again later. From a security point of view, that is probably a good thing, but most people do like to have their email client remember the password between sessions.
Continue reading Do you want the alpine email client to remember your passwords?
For today’s Linux Hint: How to pick which browser will open when you pick a link while using apine in Ubuntu.
Continue reading alpine email software: the better way to opening links
If you are using alpine as your email client, you may find that hitting ctrl-T to invoke a spell checker does not work, in alpine 1.0 as installed in Ubuntu. It is easy to fix.
Continue reading How to get alpine to spell check your email