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Karen Sandler – Keynote (Linux Australia conference)

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This year, at the Linux Australia conference, Karen Sandler (Executive Director of Gnome Foundation) gave an inspiring talk about why libre software is so important. Karen has a heart condition that requires the use of  an artificial pacemaker; when the doctor told her to use it, Karen came with a really simple question: what does it run?

The video resumes her adventure describing the type of software that was in charge of her life. Worth of every minute.


If you prefer to watch the talk in a better quality, you can download it from here (Theora Video codec / .ogv).

Written by Adrián Yanes

julio 2nd, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Sending emails with 72 characters wide in Thunderbird/Icedove

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Perhaps you are one of those that still liking to read the emails like in the old times, i.e. plain text and 72 characters wide.

For  Mozilla’s lovers, it is quite simple to enable such thing, just go to:

Preferences -> General -> Config Editor, and configure the following values:

mailnews.display.disable_format_flowed_support boolean true

mailnews.send_plaintext_flowed boolean true

And of course make sure that mailnews.wraplenght is 72 (default)

Voilá, now you have your email client configured according with the old RFC-196 (in terms of characters wide)

Just don’t forget to have enabled in send options “Convert the message to plain text”.

Written by Adrián Yanes

junio 18th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

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