The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


Only a few people reading this (like Ken and Rob my old roommate) will find this amusing (and even surprising) but I'm posting about it anyway.

Today I've finally stopped using elm after using it for some seventeen years.

Yes, I've finally bitten the bullet and upgraded my primary email client to something that actually sees active development—mutt (and if you know me, you know that I tend not to upgrade if at all possible—“if it ain't broke, don't fix it”; heck, my main development machine at home is at least eight years old). Since I've been using mutt at work for several months now, I'm somewhat used to it and figured it was about time to switch. Besides active development, mutt does have a few features that elm lacks that I've grown used to.

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