Saturday, August 21, 2010

Accessing Your Outlook WebMail Using Thunderbird

Tired of accessing your Outlook WebMail using Microsoft's clunky web interface?

Do you know that you can configure a mail client such as Thunderbird to access your Outlook WebMail? You should consult Microsoft's step-by-step instructions on setting up Thunderbird to access your Outlook WebMail via IMAP4: Set Up Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0 For Your E-mail Account.

Link: Set Up Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0 For Your E-mail Account.

If your e-mail is hosted on a Microsoft Exchange server instead of, you can still access your Outlook Exchange e-mails with Thunderbird. For detailed instructions, please consult my earlier blog post: Using DavMail Gateway to allow Thunderbird to access Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 & Earlier.

How to Send Text Messages for Free Without A Text Message Plan

Do you know that you can send text messages for free, i.e., without a text message plan?

Here are two ways of sending text messages for free, i.e., without a text message plan on your cellphone or paying a fortune to your cellphone provider:
  1. Use a free web-based service such as or

  2. Send your text message as an e-mail using SMS gateways, i.e., backdoors that convert your e-mails into text messages and route them to the recipient cellphone. For step-by-step instructions on how to do so, see Popular Mechanics' How To E-mail Text Messages To Any Phone

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cheat Sheets/Quick References for Programmers & Developers


About this site (from the site's FAQ): is a directory of free, technical cheat sheets and quick reference cards for developers, programmers, engineers, and nerds. Cheat sheets are aggregated from around the web into one centralized directory. All cheat sheets on are free and each has been manually reviewed to assure high quality. This site was created in 2009 by Tim Church. Every blog seemed to be doing its own "cheat-sheet roundup", but there was no good directory site for cheatsheets. Finding good reference cards was a challenge because Google often gives mediocre results (probably due to the many different names/keywords for cheat sheets) was created to fill this void and simplify the process of finding the best cheat sheets on the web.

My Take: An extremely comprehensive resource. Simply the best one-stop site to look for a cheat sheet or quick reference info. I have downloaded and used a variety of cheat sheets from this site. Highly recommended!