OK, so I’m blogging this a week late, but last weekend, I managed to get my email inbox down from over 1200 to 7! The main upshot of this was that I was able to ditch Outlook Express and switch over to Mozilla Thunderbird, which also allows me to have all my news/blog feeds in the same programme as my email. which is nice. One more step away from Microsoft stuff.
On the subject of groovy free software, I mentioned a few days ago about Picasa, the free photo management thingie from Google. Well, I’ve been toying with it, and it’s even better than I first realised. It’ll generate webpages with your photos in, movie files of your photos as a slideshow, and all the edits are non-destructive, so you can do as much editing as you like, and then save a copy later… It’s great. Seriously, I’d have happily paid £100 for a piece of software this logical and useful. I’ve hardly opened photoshop since I started using this.
Soundtrack – Bill Frisell and Elvis Costello, ‘Deep Dead Blue'; David Torn, ‘Tripping Over God'; Jonatha Brooke, ’10 Cent Wings’ and ‘Back In The Circus'; Renaud Garcia Fons, ‘Entremundo'; Kaki King, ‘Legs To Make Us Longer’.by