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Feb 16, 2011 Gmail Super-Glitch

Gmail glitch

Gmail glitch

I encountered an interesting gmail glitch yesterday. I have two email accounts: one personal and one for work. A few weeks ago I was using Thunderbird for both, but after a few cases when I was sending emails from the corporate account and they actually got sent from personal one, I abandoned it and blamed Thunderbird for that. My new interface for corporate email is Safary running gmail web interface. Why Safary? Because I’m not using it for personal purposes at all.

So yesterday I sent an email from that GMail web interface corporate account using “clean” browser and it again got sent from my personal mail account!! How is that possible?!

Here is another part of the mystery. I keep Thunderbird downloading my corporate email for archival purposes and it correctly downloaded that email as outgoing from corporate account! Even better, the From field in that email contained my corporate account, not personal. I think that proves it’s GMail crazy and not me :)

My best guess is that GMail uses some superadvanced magic for detecting multiple mail accounts belonging to the same user and something is wrong with it. Like when I was sending email from web browser and Thunderbird was downloading emails from my personal account at the same time something glitched in the spell and it sent my email from worng account. That’s definitely poor design and I wouldn’t expect such thing from Google, but … who knows.

No solution to this problem so far, I would appreciate any suggestions.

Feb 10, 2011 How to submit your youtube videos to blinkx

Blinkx is a powerful audio and video search engine. It’s main competitive advantage is a speech recognition engine. What that means is if someone says “hot dog” in your video blinkx will hear this and show your video when someone will be searching for hot dogs on blinkx website. Cool, right?
YouTube is … well, you know what youtube is.
How to merry these two awesome technologies? Unfortunately not that simple. The only way you can submit your video to blinkx is using “media rss” feed. I’ve heard some time ago youtube was providing media rss feeds for all channels, but for some reason stopped doing that. So here is how you can do it despite this inconvenience …

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