Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Gmail invite supply has met or surpassed demand?

It would seem that Gmail invites are no longer as sought after as they once were. The market for folks selling them is not what it once was and you can talk to several folks who have Gmail invites and are willing to give them away. Sites like Gmailswap are not going to last much longer in this type of market.

Also I've removed the ability to add anonymous comments. It's lame when people don't leave their names. Don't be a pussy when you make a comment on someone's blog :)
TD 8:43 AM | 1 comments |

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

[ screenshot ] blogger Gmail invite -- do you want it?


Finally received a Gmail invite for being an "active blogger" at blogspot. I wonder if this blog was helpful to furthering this invite. Since I already have Gmail, I'm willing to give this to the first -- related -- blogger (must be a blog that has something to do with Gmail) who links back to this blog and posts a comment showing me where I can find this linkback on their blog.
TD 10:12 AM | 4 comments |

Another GMail user experience

Another Gmail blogspot site has surfaced - GMail Experience: "This is my documented experience with GMail. I plan to expose features as I see them, good and bad. Eventually this could be a really good resource for information for those of you who do not have GMail."

I'm going to add a list along the left to the various Gmail-related blogs that I come across.
TD 10:01 AM | 1 comments |

Sunday, June 20, 2004


Google continues their tradition of having cool Google logos for holidays. Happy Father's Day to all fathers out there!
TD 11:28 AM | 0 comments |

Saturday, June 19, 2004

GmailfortheTroops.com

GmailfortheTroops.com - "A site dedicated to getting Gmail invites for troops serving or about to be deployed to Iraq, Afganhistan or anywhere else far from the ones they love."
TD 11:19 AM | 0 comments |

Thursday, June 17, 2004


Is there anything else that could look MORE like spam? And yet Gmail's filters didn't mark this as spam. Check out that ultra intelligent subject line: bqgeygxabkeiwegwzagrktjvifu qz x...
TD 4:56 PM | 2 comments |

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

More third party Gmail screenshots

Lots of good screenshots grouped on one page here: Karanbir Singh - Thinkability - Gmail Screenshots, everything you ever wanted to see
TD 5:06 PM | 0 comments |

Monday, June 14, 2004


I've reached 1/5th of the Gmail allotment in under 30 days!
TD 10:33 PM | 0 comments |

Friday, June 11, 2004

Conspiracy site alert: Gmail is too creepy

This website: Gmail is too creepy would make JFK conspiracy buffs proud. Gmail is too creepy? Huh?
TD 10:58 AM | 0 comments |

Today is the day to win a Gmail invite!

Reminder: tune into the Script School Radio show later today to have a chance to win a free Gmail invite! Here's the full line-up:

- be giving away a free Gmail invite to at least one listener! Have you wanted a chance to see what all the hype is about surrounding this free email program? Well, today is your chance!
- learn step-by-step how to setup MySQL database on a Windows machine locally
- how to set/change the root password
- how to "talk" to MySQL using the Windows Command Prompt
- some basic MySQL commands
- discuss the popular and not so popular browsers, surfer statistics, and layout and designing websites for your surfer audience: the love/hate relationship between browsers and HTML
- review a program that allows you to view your site stats in real time with animated Sim City like graphics and animation. Would you like to view a virtual passport of your surfers showing what pages they are navigating on your website in real time or via a VCR function and/or be able to initiate a chat session with them with no plugins while they are surfing your website? Want to see a bus drop off surfers to your website with Google, Yahoo or whatever search engine they come from? We'll show you what, where, when and how.
- more news on the upcoming mainstream version of Script School and much, much more!

radio show <-- radio feeds
java chat <-- Java Chat
irc.scriptschool.com #scriptschool port 6667
TD 10:39 AM | 2 comments |

Wednesday, June 09, 2004


I stand corrected from that last post, I am indeed at 15% space used now! I'm curious if I'll run out of space before Gmail leaves beta
TD 6:29 PM | 0 comments |

Up to 14% of Gmail space used now .. looking like 5% usage per week

This is true that 14% of my Gmail space is gone now. For those who are wondering what type of contest we'll have for the Gmail invites please plan to tune into the radio show this Friday where we'll be kicking it around there and actually be giving at least one Gmail invite away.

Remember that I started tracking my spam situation in Gmail on May 16 which is only three weeks ago. Let's call it 15% and say that I'm using about 5% of space per week on average. That means the Gmail space is going to run out in approximately 20 weeks, not even half a year.

I guess the 2-3 years estimation was for very, very casual email users because I'm not even sending all of our email to it and it won't last a half year at current spam throughput.
TD 6:23 PM | 0 comments |

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Gmail invite giveaway at Script School Radio Friday June 11, 2004 2pm PST / 5pm EST


Finally we have a few Gmail invites! This Friday during our Script School Radio show we are going to give away a Gmail invite to one lucky listener. The show starts at 2pm PST / 5pm EST so if you'd like a chance to get a Gmail invite for free then make plans to stop by. If the crowd is large enough then we might give away more than one during the show. I'm also going to be giving away one at our parent blog: Things That ... Make You Go Hmm and one invite here at this blog. Details to follow soon so subscribe to our blogs and keep an eye for your chance to win a coveted Gmail invite!
TD 7:50 PM | 0 comments |

More Gmail invite opportunities

Looks like the following blog might have some Gmail invites available:

We've gots em, the shiny, the precious ("Do some good") | a preponderance of evidence:
"It's not free, however. If you're interested in one, comment here and let me know what you're willing to do for it. Not to me (though I am more than ready to trade for a few good massages), but to someone else. A random act of kindness, maybe? Work in a soup kitchen? Help out at a needle exchange? Or maybe you're doing that already - you'd be the ideal recipient."
TD 7:38 AM | 0 comments |

Monday, June 07, 2004


Ever run out of memory and see your Google search bar like this?
TD 9:40 AM | 0 comments |

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Gmail: 6 concerns and 3 solutions

Article: SPECIAL Report on Google Gmail : Six Concerns & Three Solutions ...
e-consultancy - UK
TD 7:14 PM | 0 comments |

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Listen up, spammers: the worst days to hawk you wares is Friday, Saturday

I know what the spammers are thinking: hey, let's send our spam on Friday or Saturday so it gets read by the folks who work all week and are home to relax on the weekends.

Perhaps their response rate is higher from some folks on these days, but from past experience I come prepared to mass delete the inbox with very, very little attention on the weekends. False positives likelihood for us traditionally have been higher on the weekend, but it has been a necessary road bump.

No more.

I'm hoping that by using Gmail to be able to use to ferret out the good from the bad it will be easier with their fast search.
TD 8:19 AM | 0 comments |

Friday, June 04, 2004

[ screenshot ] Gmail adds login cookie support

It may only last a max of two weeks, but this morning Gmail added two week cookie support for login. No more having to login each time anew:

TD 8:21 AM | 1 comments |

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Mark Watson's opinions on Java, AI, semantic web, and politics: Google, GMail, Microsoft...

Mark Watson has noticed a few cool things about GMail: Mark Watson's opinions on Java, AI, semantic web, and politics: Google, GMail, Microsoft...:
"As a beta user of GMail, I have been pleased by how fast Google sneaks improvements into the system. A while back, I noticed that the JavaScript in GMail started to change the page title (and thus the tab title if you use a tabbed browser) to include the number of unread email messages - a small detail, but something that I was anticipating. Just now, I logged in with Apple's Safari browser and noticed that I no longer received an unsupported browser warning. Cool."
TD 10:34 PM | 0 comments |

No Gmail invites yet

I really would like to spread around the love but I still don't have any Gmail invites to offer to others (yet). I will post here as soon as this changes so please check back. I also continue to be on the lookout for other people offering Gmail invites. With Father's Day coming up, I wonder if I'll get an invite for that?
TD 9:16 AM | 2 comments |

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Gmail accessibility issues

If you are sight-impaired then waiting for Gmail to release a more accessible version could be the only option. Gmail accessibility [dive into mark]:
Furthermore, the most innovative feature of Gmail the global keyboard shortcuts appears to have been designed by vi users (j moves down, k moves up, and we are expected to memorize multi-key sequences for navigation). Yet by using fake links everywhere, Gmail throws away the most basic web feature, breaks useful browser-level innovations like Mozilla's Find as you type, and breaks third-party products like JAWS and WindowEyes. So the target market for Gmail appears to be vi users who use Internet Explorer, and have a working pair of eyes. In short, the only way to use Gmail is the way that the Gmail designers use Gmail. The only way Gmail could be less accessible is if the entire site were built in Flash. Update April 13, 2004: Kevin Fox, a user interface designer at Google, says Google is aware of these problems, and that accessibility is very important to them.
TD 7:13 AM | 0 comments |