Monday, May 3, 2010

Officially a Non-Issue in 2010: "Gays in the Military"

The title from Yahoo! News says it all: "Afghanistan Troops Go Gaga With Their Own 'Telephone' Remake."

OK, we have two choices here:
  1. The US military is full of gay guys.
  2. The US military is full of straight guys who love Lady Gaga.
Either way, the issue of whether openly gay men would be accepted in the military is officially over. 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Managing GMail

I'd like to hear what methods and tools folks use to manage their GMail accounts. I just don't feel like I'm using it's potential. Out of habit I treat my GMail accounts just like any other IMAP accounts—I just let them feed into the mail reader on my computer because all of my email organization habits center around sorting things into folders. I don't use the web interface at all. That's totally backwards, I realize, as "kids these days" generally have their non-Google mail forwarded into GMail, where they can tag and sort everything. What frustrates me about the web-based interface is that GMail doesn't have a built-in way to manage multiple accounts (I have one for this blog, one for work, and a fairly new one for Google Voice), and Google's official advice is to log in/out of the different accounts... not particularly helpful. I know there are a few ways to work around this, and I would be interested to hear what people like best.