Posts Tagged ‘weird’

Gmail’s status: POP is enabled for all mail that has arrived since 8/26/06

April 21, 2011 1 comment

This is pretty funny. I don’t know how it happened nor why this can solve it. All I know is this will work out somehow.

Brief descriptions: POP did not download e-mails from Gmail account before a specific date.

Symptoms: I set up POP in Thunderbird and download e-mails from Gmail account. All went well except that e-mails arrived before  8/26/06 were not downloaded to my computer. No matter what I did the emails wouldn’t get downloaded. So I revisited the setting in the Gmail account >mail setting>Forwarding and POP/IMAP>POP Download and I found that it showed “POP is enabled for all mail that has arrived since 8/26/06” which corresponding exactly with the not-downloaded emails in the gmail account. However, I don’t know how to change the date. I ticked at “Enable POP for all mail (even mail that’s already been downloaded)” and saved the changes, but that did not help.

Here is the trickery…I don’t know how or why though. I ticked on “Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on” then save the changes. After that I ticked “Enable POP for all mail (even mail that’s already been downloaded)” then save the changes. Now it works!

Here they discussed the same problems too

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Python: ‘\r’ shows up in readlines() Ubuntu

Anybody knows?

I use Python, run on Windows7, to write a list into a text file say list.txt. Then I use Python, run on Ubuntu 9.1, to read (readlines) the text file into a list. I found that everywhere I put newline (\n) becomes (\r\n) in the list read by Python. I don’t know what happens here?

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The Beauty of “up” and “down”: Is This Merely Coincidence?

March 31, 2008 Leave a comment

up and down can be abbreviated as “up” and “dn”. Did you see the beauty? Yes, they are double flip of each other as the picture below.


I got this idea when I was coding a program in which I named a variable Xup and Xdn and I accidentally noticed the beauty. I don’t quite positive about the coincidence for this phenomenon. Is it possible that when we dig more about the root or the origin of these words, we will see the graphical relationship of the two? Are they the symbol of gender? Anything to do with the “holy grail”?(I’m totally kidding for the last one hee hee hee ^_^)

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