Archive for September 21, 2003

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On This Day

Erik Barzeski’s blog has some discussion of how to use the calendar tool to print out timely holidays and historical events.

AppleScript Whose

John Gruber writes about the AppleScript whose clause, which add a kind of declarative filtering to AppleScript. whose is great in simple situations, but it doesn’t scale. The more interesting point: why do so many languages force you to use temporary lists and loops just to filter a list? It’s sad, really.

IMAP Backups

From time to time I hear that IMAP is great because you can rely on whoever’s running the server to do the backups. But as Lee Bennett shows, there’s no substitute for backing up your own data.

My host’s e-mail database rebuilt itself (as it has sometimes done in the past), but this time, it completely reset the contents of my mail space!