GMail address suffix

Do you know that you can use any suffix with your GMail address as long as it’s preceded with “+” sign? So if your address is johnsmith@gmail.com, you can tell people to send emails to johnsmith+friends@gmail.com and it would still reach your mailbox. Now you can create several filters using “To:” field and your mails would be in order. When you’ll be signing to some online service, for instance a forum, you can use johnsmith+forum@gmail.

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[Spoiler?] Sherlock Holmes

I was really prejudiced to this movie. I love Sherlock Holmes and his adventures, but after watching the trailer (find it below) I’ve had a feeling that they would make a stupid action movie from it. Fortunately I was wrong. Well, it’s not the old Sherlock from times when it was about sharp mind rather than strong hand to solve the mystery. But it’s really entertaining. If you will set your attitude to watch it as combination of Die Hard, some comedy and criminal, then you will not be disappointed.

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Localization: Greek alphabet (text)

As I’ve spent quite a time searching for Greek alphabet on Internet which would be usable to my needs (so just list of letter which I can copy to for instance Excel spreadsheet). All the hits directed me to such list, but letters were graphics not normal chars, so no copy as text:( I’ve finally gave up, took the list from Wikipedia (which was a bit messy table), work a bit with regular expressions, and voila:) I have my list of all Greek letters as a text, with tabulators added to be easy copied to separate cells in Excel.

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Spoiler Alert: Whiteout

I was waiting to watch this movie and when I’ve finally did, I’m a little disappointed. I wanted to give it 5⁄10, but I can’t as even though it not completely was what I’ve expected, still I’ve spent nice time with this picture. Maybe it was because of the trailer (find it below) which has this feel of mystery, thrill and surprise. And movie doesn’t have it, at all. I can’t say it’s bad, but it doesn’t have this deep, a catch which would make you really feel it.

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Magic Mouse

Today finally, after three weeks of waiting, I’ve received my Magic Mouse. Christmas gift from my lovely wife. I must say that I’m impressed. It takes a while to switch from MacBook’s touch pad, but it’s worth it. It’s pretty accurate, but it’s not surprise as it’s laser based. At last I have a mouse which is wireless, blue-tooth. My previous mice were wireless, but always radio based, so they got often jammed by other media.

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Problems with focusing?

As new Mac user I’m reading a lot of stuff about it. And I’ve realized that apps helping you to focus on some subject are becoming more and more popular. Just to name two there are: Concentrate and Think. They have only one purpose to isolate apps you need to work with at the moment and let you concentrate on your work, so you’re not being distracted by incoming mails, IM messages and so on.

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