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Gmail users have an extra email address

July 12, 2014 Leave a comment

TIL that if you have a Gmail address (e.g., then you also have a address. Give it a try. Send something to your address, and it will be delivered to you inbox.

This tip is from here.

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Youtube audio player

November 20, 2012 Leave a comment

At I found a nice trick to embed just a part of the Youtube Flash player, thus the player looks like an audio player. All you need is a little CSS trick:

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Locate big emails in Gmail

November 16, 2012 2 comments

Gmail supports an undocumented ‘size’ search operator that will let you quickly find all the big emails in the mailbox whose size exceeds a particular threshold. The search syntax is:

size:[size in bytes]

To give a real example, a Gmail search query like ‘size:5242880′ will list all big emails whose size is 5 MB or greater while ‘size:10485760′ list messages that are bigger than 10 MB.

From here.

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Check Why your Email was Delivered Late

October 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Amit Agarwal wrote a great post on how to analyze why your email was delivered late.

In short:

  • get the original email message (“show original”)
  • copy the whole header and insert it in this application: MessageHeader Google Apps Toolbox
  • it will analyze and show you where the delay occurred
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Google search on Apache-generated directory lists


intitle:"index of" +"last modified" 
+"parent directory" +description +.mp3

This will look for MP3 files. Try here.

Update (20140615)
Finding books on Python:

python pdf +"index of /"
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Audio pronunciation of words from Google

March 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Amit Agarwal has a nice post entitled “Download the Audio Pronunciation of Words from Google“.

In short
Take the following template URL:

And replace WORD with the word you want to hear pronounced. With mplayer and vlc I couldn’t play them directly, first I had to download them with wget.


This is implemented in my jabbapylib library, see here.

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Plotting with

December 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Try the following with

sqrt(cos(x))*cos(200 x)+sqrt(abs(x))-.07)*(4-x*x)^0.01, sqrt(9-x^2),-sqrt(9-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5

More info here.

Thanks Füli for the tip.

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C++ style guide

November 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Google C++ Style Guide

C++ is the main development language used by many of Google’s open-source projects. As every C++ programmer knows, the language has many powerful features, but this power brings with it complexity, which in turn can make code more bug-prone and harder to read and maintain.

The goal of this guide is to manage this complexity by describing in detail the dos and don’ts of writing C++ code. These rules exist to keep the code base manageable while still allowing coders to use C++ language features productively.

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Hide “about the new look | send feedback” in Gmail

November 3, 2011 10 comments

Update #2: Check out this post too for an easier solution.

Update #1: This post is deprecated. That damned widget is not shown anymore.

I upgraded to the new look of Gmail but since then I always get a notification in the bottom right corner with “about the new look | send feedback”. Closing it doesn’t help, upon a new log in it’s there again.

Install Adblock Plus and add the following filter:[class="GcwpPb-MEmzyf GcwpPb-bEO5kc"]

Something else
Does anybody know how to list the current filters in the new look? I can’t find it anywhere.

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