and so it goes . . . . today i found out after many months of suffering, that my incessant Thunderbird crashes stem from not ‘compacting’ my mailboxes . . . especially the empty ones. Apparently the great open source hope for the masses, doesn’t actually delete things when it says it does. Who knew? after posting and whining a few times on the Mozilla Help forum I finally got an answer from a Moderator who was annoyed enough at me to tell me this most precious secret. Hey – I love Firefox – and I am a HUGE believer in the Open Source concept, but frankly If I can’t find an obvious answer to a huge problem I get pretty peeved pretty fast. so much for that. . . . compacting my mailboxes has not stopped thunderbird from crashing – and all i have managed to do is piss off the moderator at Mozilla. hey – you know me…if i ain’t pissing someone off, i’m not really happy.

cocktale • see the results of Esquire Magazine’s Napkin Fiction Project “We put 250 napkins in the mail to writers from all over the country–some with a half dozen books to their name, others just finishing their first. In return, we got nearly a hundred stories.”

pigeon fodder • from Bloomberg.com – “Almost four years after his death, George Plimpton — Paris Review editor, thrower of boozy late- night parties with literary cachet, raconteur, fireworks connoisseur and Paper Lion‘ author — has inspired a movement to erect a statue of him, preferably in Central Park.” [via critical mass]

cookies • a UK survery to mark World Book Day yields the top 10 books the nation can’t live without: # 1 Pride and Prejudice, #2 Lord of the Rings, #3 Jane Eyre.

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