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Am I the only one that finds it hilarious that one of our ~tips~ on how to increase productivity when we start working from home is "have Jerry Springer on in the background"?



(need shiny for contest~)
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Outlook Express (what I normally use to view email) has been pissing me off, not sending/receiving mails. Plus, I can't check my mail when I'm on my laptop. So, I'm going to be using Gmail from now on.

gandolforf@gmail.com

I should still get emails on the old one, if anyone misses this/forgets, but it won't be immediate because I won't have the programme open all the time any more.

Since I've not really used gmail before (I've had this email awhlie, just...never used it), I was wondering if anyone knew of a way I can...make it go HEY HEY YOU'VE GOT MAIL, LOOK, THERE'S A NEW EMAIL, STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND SEE WHAT IT IS. I mean...well, Outlook Express sends a little envelope icon to my task bar, so even when I've got everything minimized, I can still tell when I've got new email. Is the only way to know at once if you've got new gmail is to keep the tab open, and continually look for the not-very-obvious (#) saying there's something unread? I guess...I can do this, especially if I'm able to have all of my email on both computers...even something like Yahoo! Mail's pop-up in the the middle of the screen all "HEY THERE'S SOMETHING, DO YOU WANT TO SEE IT NOW OR LATER" would be a little more attention-getting. I couldn't find anything in the settings or labs, is there...anything to download? Idk...? I'd just like...some sort of more obvious notification than the text on the tab changing, since I have Firefox minimized/background a lot of the time :\


edit: So I just found this "Notifier" thing? I'm going to try that, see how it works! HOPEFULLY WELL.

edit 2: YES AWESOME IT WORKS. New email system all set up :D


also, because I want these to hatch:

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Gah, dammit. I need these to hatch as fast as possible.



Just the views are fine, keep a'scrollin'.

Cats are doing well. I have pictures of them, and Emmy, and a bunch of meme answers I'll get to later.

My piece of Dove chocolate has just directed me to "Build a bridge and get over it!"
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Oh yeah, and I also had a dream that [livejournal.com profile] subluxate and I were driving around San Francisco when we saw half of a building collapse.

Not like, fall over, but it seemed to just...sink down. We parked and watched, and like ten seconds later emergency personnel were arriving and trying to get people out. Next door was an old pawn shop, though, so we decided to go in and see what we could find. (Because going into a building connected to one that sunk down into the ground is always a great idea.) Kelly found two white sandals that she liked and was looking at beads to possibly make necklaces/bracelets out of, and asked the guy how much they were. He said something like $27 dollars...each. I looked at the sandals she was holding, which had a $1.50 sticker each, and told her to make sure if it was $1.50 for the PAIR or EACH. She said she didn't want them either way, and went to wait for me by the door, I guess pretty irritated at the owner guy. I went to look at a pile of books and records...I flipped one over and was like "oh lol, that guy looks like Mark", and it was Dave Mustaine. (Which is dumb, because while Mark's favourite band is Megadeth, he looks nothing like Dave Mustaine. Except for the blond hairs and guitars, I guess?) I put that one down and looked at another, which turned out to be this REALLY RARE M*A*S*H book. The price tag was $40. I was like "Man...I don't even like MASH that much any more" (which is untrue--I like it just as much, I'm just obsessed with it almost not at all) but flipped through it anyway. I found some sort of article on how Loretta Swit was REALLY involved with Alan Alda, and the whole two-part episode with Hotlips and Hawkeye trapped and thinking it was clearly SEXYTIMES was NOT PRETEND. I was just like WTFever and tossed it back down. Kelly didn't want it either, not for forty fucking dollars.

Then there was a bunch of stuff about kids fighting, a huge elevator that liked to make people think it was going to fall and crash, and a maze in which we could always see windows to the outside, but never actually made it there.

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