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Greg Black

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Worthy organisations

Amnesty International Australia — global defenders of human rights

global defenders of human rights

Médecins Sans Frontières — help us save lives around the world

Médecins Sans Frontières - help us save lives around the world

Electronic Frontiers Australia — protecting and promoting on-line civil liberties in Australia

Electronic Frontiers Australia


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Software resources

GNU Emacs


The FreeBSD Project

Fri, 08 Oct 2004

IMAP is such a crock

I’ve got this far in my life without needing IMAP. Today, I wasted most of the day discovering that it’s an utter crock and is not capable of performing the modest task I had in mind for it. I can’t believe that somebody actually designed this junk, especially after they got it completely wrong once before with POP. Now, when I get back from my trip north—for which I’m ill-prepared after losing so much time with bloody IMAP—I’m going to have to sit down and design and implement something that actually works. I had other stuff that I wanted to write about, but it will have to wait; I’m beat.