I am back in the London, hammering out beautifully crafted HTML and CSS for freelance cash at a glossy, high-end agency. Vaingloriously glamorous though freelance contract work is, ultimately it is not sustainable unless you live in the lunny bin or near a railway station with direct links.
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On Saturday, around 20 Vodafone stores around the UK were forced to close due to protests over the company's tax affairs.The protests, which took place in London, Brighton, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hastings, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and York and led to some arrests, centred on tax owed from Vodafone's €180bn purchase of the German engineering firm Mannesmann ten years ago.
Google has retired its HTML 5-based messaging and collaboration service, which never caught on as a way to reinvent email
Natali Del Conte covers the Future of Web Apps conference in London. The next generation of the Web will be built on HTML 5 and micropayments.
Ask designers which mail program is the bane of their existence, and you'll find that Outlook tops the list. The reason why the most popular email reader is also the most painful is simple: it uses Word to render HTML emails.
I just received an email from Transport for London, making me aware of its new online departure boards service for the Tube.I have to say, it may work well but I can't see the point, unless you're hanging around outside a Tube station having a cigarette, wondering when you can steal that last puff.
Open-Xchange Express is an excellent substitute for Microsoft Exchange for small or medium-sized businesses that don't need a big-company feature set.
This tip was shared with me over IM from Eric Nix:I had a pleasant surprise after returning from a trip to London. I forgot to turn the email autocheck off on my iPhone while traveling.
Network security increased to "Infocon 4," meaning there is an increased risk of attack. HTML email and Outlook Web Access are seen as especially susceptible to attack.
Going back to the debate of whether HTML-enabled e-mails with traceable graphics in them should qualify as spyware, as an observer of how HP used HTML-email to trick CNET News.com reporter Dawn Kawamoto into opening and then forwarding a traceable e-mail (what I've been calling PattyMail these days), that's a tough question that I could argue both ways.
The Zimbra Gang is at it again. After making waves with its mashed up, open source email/calendar collaboration suite and Zimlets, the company is adding new Web applications (what might as well be called Zimbra Calc and Zimbra Write) and ALE (AJAX Linking Embedding), a compound HTML document framework for embedding and linking AJAX components.
Concerned emailers asking 'are you OK?'
The latest mass mailing virus called Wallon is spreading via HTML email and can destroy the Windows Media Player
COMMENTARY--It is a midwinter Sunday evening on the M4 motorway and I’m heading west from London to Bristol. The headlights of the oncoming cars, and tail-lights of those in front, snake across the countryside far over the horizon.
Current Opera users should definitely upgrade. Everyone else: evaluate this browser using the ad-free download period.
A new survey has suggested that missent e-mails cause embarrassment more frequently than might be imagined, with one in three workers saying they've sent e-mails to the wrong recipient. The survey, carried out by consumer data company Experian in conjunction with the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), asked men and women at all levels across U.K. businesses about their e-mail habits. Among its findings: One in six bosses have fired or threatened an employee with disciplinary action because of inappropriate e-mails sent at work; 60 percent of employees surveyed admitted to reading personal e-mails while at work; and 60 percent of employees admitted to sending e-mails to someone sitting next to them to ask a question. ZDNet U.K.'s Andrew Swinton reported from London. To read the full story, visit http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2111536,00.html.
SuSE eMail Server III is an open-source e-mail application featuring integrated installation and Web-based configuration. The suite, which now includes SKYRiX Web Groupware for scheduling and Web-based e-mail, supports SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, LDAP, TLS and HTML-based mail access.
SuSE eMail Server II is an open-source e-mail application that features simple, integrated installation and Web-based configuration. It supports SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, LDAP, as well as HTML access to mailboxes and public folders.
A Trojan horse that uses ActiveX is lurking on the Internet. "Offensive", so named because it makes offensive references within the Windows registry, could arrive via email as a link to a Web page ending in .html.
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