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I’ve been busy since yesterday trying to find ways and means of accessing my gmail. It is my primary account and I download it via Apple Mail to my desktop. I use the browsers for checking my mail online. Currently both Safari 1.3.2 and Firefox 2.01a are crashing and mail has not downloaded any mail since yesterday. And it has been pretty erratic for a few days before that.

I can open my account in the browser but as i click on the link the browser crashes. The only thing that i can think of is using Google Calendar but i’m not sure why that should stop the mail from downloading to my desktop. I havent made any changes to Apple Mail and nor to Safari and until a week ago I was getting my mail regularly. I switched off old and new extensions in FireFox thinking that that might help but with no luck.
I’m now waiting to hear from gmail support. 😦

Update: May 24 – I heard from gmail support soon after and they told me that my problem was unique but i wasnt so sure of it until I had the same problem with a couple of links in wordpress.com. Clicking on options in the dashboard of my new blog was also crashing my browsers. When support on wordpress suggested that it may be related to my computer and browsers i had to agree.

I now view my gmail account in “html only” mode. and am hoping and praying that the problem will go away! The wordpress problem is not affecting me anymore as I opened a new blog from a wintel computer and can now access it from my powerbook. If there any suggestion re removing some plist file or some such do leave me a comment. thank you.

Update: Dec 19, 2006: I had forgotten that I had made this post. It was soooo long ago. A month ago I put up the same question in the Apple Support Forum along with the crash report. There are a lot of experts who frequent the forums and help newbies out.  Within a day a solution was found.

Apparently there is a problem with corrupt fonts and I removed the culprit from the Fonts folder and voila! my gmail is back in action and I’m thrilled. I’m back to emailing friends. previously i had to remember their ids!! Hoping this helps someone else with a similar problem.


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Along with wanting to try just about everything that's new on the web lately, I'm a bit absent minded, forget things like appoinments 😛

When online calendars became available, I went and checked them out and settled for 30boxes and was quite pleased with them. 3 weeks after which Google Calendar was out and i've moved to trying that out too because of the promised inter-connectivity with gmail. I am also hoping that somewhere in the near future all the things i'm dabbling in can all be linked and synchronised! On a shorter time frame, it would be nice to be able to differentiate between events and tasks.

While account synchronisation is what made me try Google Calendar, it seems that 30boxes will be providing it too soon.  And as for Google, I'm still waiting for them to add that bit of code to my gmail page.  
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Found this chat box today and took it for a test drive. First the web version where you add your website address to the Gabbly one ie. http://gabbly.com/www.yoursite.com and you're off – opens your web page up with a chat box allowing anyone visiting you to have a chat. pretty neat i thought.

one of the new things with Gabbly was that it lists all the current people online and it also allows you to position it on the side, below and stretch or shorten the length of the floating box. And I especially love the idea of the RSS feed.

having enjoyed the experience so far, i then decided to try the embedded version and i've put it here to chat with some of my friends.

For me it was definitely worth the effort and chatting with it has been better than a couple of others that i've tried.

Shall put in an update after a few days of use.


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testing a mix between oddiophile, lorelle and ted ernsts bookmarklets for tagging. i wanted technorati to pick up the tags – ted ernst, not go away from wp – lorelle and the original script – oddiophile

so here goes.  Update :  it works just fine 😀


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This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.