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Sunday, March 19, 2006

gmail feature suggestions - 3

Today I suggested the following feature to gmail at

Whenever I search for a word or a phrase in my gmail account, only 20 results are displayed per page. This is very inconvenient when there are lots of results. I think it would be cool if there are options to display 20 results per page, 50 results per page, 100 results per page, all the search results in one page.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

reporting emails from petsupermarket as spam to gmail

Whenever I post an email to , I get a spam email from AntiSpam UOL . This email looks something similar to

I cannot just mark this message with "report spam", since that will delete the whole thread. I wanted to save the whole thread for later reference, but at the same time I wanted to report this stupid email as spam. To do this, I discovered a work around which might work, if enough gmail users train their spam filter.

In this antispam UOL email, select the "More options" link (towards your right), then click on "Delete this message". The mail will still be there under the Trash label. Now go to the Trash, select this antispam UOL email, choose "Report as spam" under "More actions" menu. That's it.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Captions for the photo please!

For convenience, you can refer to the male as M, female as F. Leave your captions in the comments!

1) Even the 'King of the Jungle" has to go through it - every day!

2) A wife is a wife!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

bugs reported today

I reported the following bug on Texmacs today. I requested to make the pdf version of the user manual available on the texmacs documentation website . Currently only ps version is available there.

More details can be found at

Sunday, March 12, 2006

gmail feature suggestions - 2

Today I suggested the following feature to gmail at

Currently gmail either shows all the labels or does not show any labels. But there is no way to tell gmail to display 'only the labels with unread emails in them'. If there are lot of labels in one's gmail account, it becomes difficult to see where the unread messages are. In such case, I think this feature would be very handy.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

gmail feature suggestions - 1

Today I suggested the following feature to gmail at

Currently it is not possible to search for emails across different labels. This would be a cool feature to have.

Let me explain it more clearly.

Say I have 10 labels in my email account. Let these be named as label1, label2, label3, ... label10. Now I would like to search for emails which are under label4, label7, label9. Currently this is not possible. But IMHO is a very useful feature to have.

Monday, March 06, 2006

How to generate thumbnails

To create thumbnails use the -thumbnail option of the convert command. This option preserves the aspect ratio of the picture. So you need to specify just the width or height of your thumbnail.

Sample commands look like

convert -thumbnail 160 original.jpg thumbnail.jpg
convert -thumbnail x160 original.jpg thumbnail.jpg

The first one creates the thumbnail whose width is 160 pixels. The second one creates a thumbnail whose height is 160 pixels.

Ref :- Linux Multimedia Hacks - Tips & Tools for taming images, audio, and video by Kyle Rankin

On Debian GNU/Linux machines, convert command is part of imagemagick package. You can install the imagemagick package using apt-get

apt-get install imagemagick

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