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Tip of the Day: Child-folder-only IMAP folders

Peter Cooper Jr.
Maybe this is actually documented somewhere, but I had trouble finding it even though I have fun reading through RFCs. So maybe this is actually Dovecot-specific, but it wouldn’t shock me if other IMAP servers behaved the same way. The problem statement: I wanted to have a folder under my inbox, with subfolders under it, but the parent folder not able to accidentally have mail items in it. So, a structure like:

Tip of the Day: Dust is bad for computers

Peter Cooper Jr.
When your computer’s fan seems to be louder and come on more often than usual, it probably means it’s a good idea to open it up and blow the dust out. Our main living room HTPC, an Intel NUC6i7KYK, was seeming really loud, even when not under load. Looking back, it was clearly one of those things where it must have been getting steadily worse over time, but so gradually that I hadn’t actually noticed just how much louder it was and how much more often the fan was at high speeds than when we first got it.

Tip of the day: Adjust your withholding periodically

Peter Cooper Jr.
So, I just sat down with Microsoft Money, and it says that the government is going to give us a really big refund come the end of the year. Apparently, while becoming a homeowner is expensive, the government tries to make things easier for you by not taxing you on money spent on property taxes or mortgage interest. So, I just filled out another W-4 and intend to give it to our Personnel department tomorrow.