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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Farewell LSD
« on: August 14, 2006, 10:18:40 AM »
From LSAT to Application to soon-to-be 1L, it's been an interesting year.  Since I begin LS in a few hours I now depart from the Pre-Law section.

Good luck to everyone with orientation and LS.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: What e-mail software do you use?
« on: August 08, 2006, 03:47:41 PM »
I just tried out another calendar program and after a few minutes it looks pretty slick.  It looks as though Lotus Agenda has been open-sourced and made available for further development by anyone interested in improving the calendar.  It's definitely better than Sunbird, but I'm not sure if it could be made to sync with GoogleCalendar.

http://www.osafoundation.org/

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Laptop Survey
« on: August 05, 2006, 03:58:49 PM »
1) What model did you purchase and why?
Thinkpad X60s.  I originally wanted a tablet but I was unhappy with the non-Thinkpad tablets and the current Thinkpad tablet was a little too underpowered for my tastes.  I shifted into looking at light, portable laptops.  I liked the X60s' size, weight, and battery life; I also liked Thinkpad performance, reliability, and their keyboards.  I tried one out when I was in China and I was sold on it.  I also *HATE* touchpads and the pointing stick is a big plus for me

2) How much did it cost you?  Did you receive any kind of a discount?
The machine itself was  $1,338.35 with the EPP discount.  I also bought a floppy drive, an extra AC adapter, a slim battery for the machine, 2GB of memory, and the three year onsite accidental protection.  After shipping and tax it all came to $2,091.22

3) Have you used the computer yet?  If so, are you satisfied with your decision?
I've been using it since June.  I got it setup with all the software I want/need for school.  I'm really happy with the machine.  It's light, it's sturdy, the battery lasts an obscenely long time, and it packs a great deal of performance into a small computer.  I don't think I could ask for a better machine...although it would have been nice to have the new Intel mobile processor that's coming, I realize that technology marches on.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: What e-mail software do you use?
« on: August 03, 2006, 11:47:12 AM »
Maybe someone can explain this to me, then. Can I route my school's address and my hotmail account to my gmail account?

Maybe...for your school account you'll want to look for some setting like "Email Forwarding" or maybe just "Forwarding"

I don't think Hotmail can be set up to forward.  MS doesn't want to make it easy for you to leave their service.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: What e-mail software do you use?
« on: August 03, 2006, 01:48:39 AM »
does it support yahoo mail or hotmail?

Thunderbird supports Yahoo and Hotmail as much as Outlook or Outlook Express do.  If Yahoo or Hotmail allow it, you can use Thunderbird with any POP3 + SMTP or IMAP email service.  Normally, you provide the program with the email server's address, your username, and your password then it can check your email; the question is whether Yahoo and Hotmail allow you to have an email client check their email servers for messages.  I know Gmail allows you to use an outside email client but Hotmail or Yahoo might make you pay - maybe someone else knows the answer to that question.


Does Mozilla have any scheduling software that you know of? Can you reccomend anything other than Outlook?

Sort of...Sunbird's not too amazing but it may suit your needs:
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/sunbird/releases/0.3a2/sunbird-0.3a2.en-US.win32.installer.exe

It's definitely the ugly stepchild of Mozilla's Internet suite.

Google Calendar is actually pretty decent and worth a whirl.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: What e-mail software do you use?
« on: August 02, 2006, 10:33:06 PM »
I'd recommend trying Thunderbird...the email client from the people that brought you Firefox

http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Your opinion of Atticus Falcon
« on: July 28, 2006, 02:04:20 AM »
Yeah.  I vote for PLS3 to:
-Appear to be written by a professional
-Eliminate all but a few (3-4) short testimonials printed on the outside of the back cover
-Cut the book's size
-Employ:
 +less whining and ranting
 +fewer personal attacks
 +a more coherent structure
 +no email dialogue
 +zero chapter long diatribes
 +a professional editor

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: July 26, 2006, 12:48:45 PM »
I am looking for a decent bluetooth printer right now...or something with WIFI.

You can also buy print servers that allow you to connect a parallel port or USB printer to a network.  They start at $25 and go up.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: July 25, 2006, 10:47:46 PM »
800-426-7378

Wow, that's amazing.  When I called, I initially talked to one person.  He needed me to talk to someone in a different department so he rang her and we got in a conference call.  I thought he had hung up but at the end she asked if there was anything he needed to do and I realized he was there the whole time.  The I received a call the next day as a follow up.

Maybe they routed you to the evil call center.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: July 25, 2006, 10:28:31 PM »
By the way, I called Lenovo support and stated my case to some woman who couldn't speak English, who gave me a case# and transferred me to the "fingerprint department" where I proceeded to stay on hold for 39 minutes and 40 seconds without speaking to anyone before I hung up in disgust (this is at 10pm Eastern when you'd expect not many people calling in).  Lenovo support is unimpressive to say the very least.

What number did you call?  I called them with some warranty questions on Sunday and spoke to people in the U.S. who were very nice and helpful.

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