November 9, 2007
question 1: If you want to transfer an executable file (to yourself, from one vintage system to another via email), or say a script that gmail thinks is unsafe because it can be executed and hence malicious, how do you achieve this? (there is always the USB alternative, but it was interesting trying to make gmail work for me)
Proceed as you would normally do, after it says the file cant be attached owing to security reasons, just save the message (As draft), get back to the other machine, dload the file from your draft.. tadaaa! (note: file uploading sites are *usually* filtered)
question 2: websense blocks http://desktop.google.com as it falls under “freeware blah blah”, so how do you dload the google desktop search app?
go to http://desktop.google.com.au/ tadaaa!
question 3: reading blogspot or wordpress is not allowed at some places, so how do I read w/o showing up in the n/w logs?
there are alternatives like hidemyass.com etc etc proxies, but google reader literally covers you.. just subscribe to the particular feed and you are good. want to post to blogspot, wordpress or livejournal? just use gnome-blog-poster to post entries!
these are fairly obvious and before you say “duh”, wishing you a Happy and Prosperous Deepavali