Archive for August, 2007

Where Emails Go to Die

Friday, August 31st, 2007

My wife got me an iPhone for my birthday. I don't think I really appreciated how incredibly awesome it was until now. I'm a Gmail user and for a day or two I was having issues with using it on the phone because it would try to download thousands of archived messages and cc myself creating lots of duplicates. But after deleting the account setup on the phone, setting Gmail to only allow emails from today on be available through POP, and turning off 'Recent mode' things are working out pretty well. I have it setup so that whenever I check my email on the phone Gmail archives the messages so that they don't show up in the inbox. Then, I can either reply to them on the phone or if I want to process them on a computer I can just go get the archived message. Emails sent from the phone magically show up as sent from my Gmail account, so everything's gravy.

Update: Nope, the mail app on the iPhone is horrible. It loves to grab messages that I've archived. is the way to go.

I Declare a Weewar

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

The next time you're bored check out It's pretty similar to Advance Wars: Dual Strike on the DS but with multiplayer which is key. Games can take days and you can have a few of them going at once. The interface isn't incredibly responsive and it was down all of today because they ran out of memory, but overall it's fun.