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Huh? This is terrible.

I use same names with different styles to denote scope. I will be hosed then.

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> lack of automatic dependency resolution

I never really felt this to be a problem. Slackware has everything you need in the installer you hardly ever have to install new stuff for most of the standard things.

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Ha. As someone who had written synchronization applications against Outlook and Exchange, I can totally relate.

Programmatically rescheduling an instance of a recurring meeting that has users on different timezones and daylight savings time adjustments. That's pain that I will never forget.

For bonus points be that guy who had to implement such things on Lotus Domino.

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I will never again in my life write code that deals with timezones. It was far and away the most wtf-dense thinking and coding I have ever done.

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We should do a support group... I haven't done recurring meetings yet, but that timezone stuff is bad enough on it's own.

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Yep :-) Working between Windows and OSX all with different application behaviour can be quite taxing on the muscle memory. Esp. for heavy users of emacs and I suppose of vi.

Countless times I have wished that there was an operating system level option to choose keymapping (emacs, vi, cua, whatever) and _all_ applications will respect that.

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I'm mostly ok with variety. Helps keep me thinking about what I'm doing. Well, as long as the shortcuts they use actually make sense. As I said in a sibling, why is C-d bookmark?! At least C-f for "forward" makes sense.

It is surprising how "discoverable" many of the keyboard choices are/were in older editors. In emacs? C-c C-(first letter of what you want to do) probably works if you are in a minor mode. If not, try C-h b to see the bindings.

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Yep. This pains me no end. At least to search the inbox there is always a search box in the upper right. I could never figure out how to search the text in an opened email.

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F4 for simple search & ctrl+shift+F for advanced search.

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>bit on the paranoid side Not at all. Probably saves battery too.

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Why would you type word for word? You are better off using a recorder no?

Being able to draw pictures, mind maps etc is a huge plus with paper based note taking.

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I remember RIM was nearly brought down with patent litigation. I expected some backlash since a lot of people in US government were affected by the potential outage.

Sadly nothing happened. Rim paid up I believe.

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Spraying out food particles and spit all over the keyboard and monitor is ok then! :)

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>Would you like to use a linux-like console on a Windows host without a lot of fuzz?

s/fuzz/fuss ?

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