Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Virtual Inbox in Thunderbird

Right - I've finally figured out how to set up a virtual inbox in ThunderBird3 that centralizes messages from multiple accounts and folders into a single location.
  1. Select an exsting folder on an existing IMAP account
  2. From the menu select File > New > Saved Search
  3. Decide where you want to keep the Virtual Inbox. It can't be top-level, so I choose Local Folders as the parent.
  4. Name the folder, such as Virtual Inbox.
  5. Use the Choose button to select the source folders of your messages
  6. Select "Match all messages"
  7. Done

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hack OTA installation of BlackBerry applications

Finally found a way to install BB apps when the data plan doesn't allow the BB browser to work properly.

I wrote a little bash script to do the dirty work for me. Works a treat for me :) But I can't guarantee it won't hose your phone :p

The script can be retreived from github at

Monday, January 4, 2010

Hard disk upgrade quick reference

Howto copy entire system to a new disk

echo cp -a `/bin/ls -1Ab | egrep -v '^(new|dev|proc|vols|sys)$'` /new/