aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Saturday, November 18, 2006
I hope I never get there, but if I do, here’s one man’s tale of how to free up space in GMail:
You’d think almost 3 gigabytes would be more than enough space to store your email, but for the last two weeks my Gmail account has hovered ominously above 95% of the allowed storage quota. When it finally peaked at 98% (2725 MB of 2780 MB), I had to do something.
However, forwarding all those messages by hand or downloading 2.7 gigabytes of mail were out of the question. I simply had to start hitting that delete button. Using a few effective filters that helped determine what I could safely delete, I took my Gmail account from 98% of quota down to 67% of quota without losing one important message. Here’s how I did it. READ ON
LATER: Bob Cringley builds a video server for his minivan, and comments on Zune, “THIS Zune is a placeholder meant to start the clock ticking at best. Two Zunes from now is when the game really begins.”
An Ambridge Area School Board member’s derogatory remark, made during a public meeting last week and in reference to a new gay and lesbian extracurricular club, had several residents calling for his resignation Wednesday night.
Mary Jo Kehoe of Economy told the board Wednesday she couldn’t believe her ears so she jotted down what Ambridge School Board Vice President William Scherfel said when he referred to the high school’s new Gay-Straight Alliance group as a “sex club” during a Nov. 8 work session. She said when two board members tried to correct Scherfel’s politically-incorrect blunder by telling him the club’s formal name, Scherfel replied, “OK, the faggots.” [...]
Scherfel didn’t deny he used “the F-word,” but blamed the controversy on politics.
After Jim Best of Economy told Scherfel he was “damaged goods” and that he should no longer sit on the board, Scherfel said he would not resign. He would have to be voted off the board.