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Community / We need more eccentrics (inspired by Jim's Trolls thread)
« Last post by Highmac on June 16, 2021, 11:41:52 AM »
Perhaps not quite in the same class, but it reminded me of the American in Oxford who had a 25ft shark sticking out of the roof of his home, a modest terraced house. After a very long battle with the city council, he won his battle to keep the sculpture. The story is told in detail on Wikipedia and, speaking of eccentricity, it is available in Latin.


The shark was commissioned by Bill Heine, who had studied law at Oxford, and made by sculptor John Buckley.


Bill was not averse to rattle politicians. He ran a small cinema called the Moulin Rouge and had a huge pair of can-can legs on top of the building. Council said it was an advert that did not have permission and ordered it to be removed. He got over that by changing the cinema's name to Not The Moulin Rouge, so the legs were not advertising anything. He won that one too.


I got to meet him when I was selling a rather rusty old Mini that seemed to suit him. In his column in a local paper, he remarked that I seemed over-keen to point out the car's failings. He bought it anyway. 


Don't you just love the occasional rebel?  :thumbup:


For anyone who wants to get a detailed report of the legal shenanigans, this is page in the local history magazine
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Community / Re: 2021 My Shetland Blog
« Last post by Frances144 on June 15, 2021, 10:57:30 AM »
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Tech / A Couple of Very Interesting Articles in TidBITS #1567
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on June 15, 2021, 10:21:47 AM »
While our iPhone 6S still is enough for most of the iOS 15 new functions, its days are definitely limited. Especially mine which gets somewhat rougher treatment; lately I'm happy just to see a screen when I pick it up! I have learned the one-hand, shut-down-reboot trick! :eusa_dance:

The first article lists hardware The Real System Requirements for Apple's 2021 Operating Systems. It talks about...(return to beginning of this paragraph).

For those of you who have recovered from the dizzying paragraph above, the second article describes some very useful ways Apple has increased our privacy options.
• I was surprised to see that the 1 x 1 pixel, invisible graphic method in Mail is still in use! :wallbash: Those will now be recognized and blocked. IP Masking will also become available.
Safari 15 has extended "Intelligent Tracking Prevention".
Location sharing has been slightly altered and we may see more requests for allowing our location to be used.

iCloud+ enables:
• Hide My Email
• 50GB for $1/mon
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Community / Re: 2021 My Shetland Blog
« Last post by Frances144 on June 14, 2021, 10:58:16 AM »
Thank you Kimmer.

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https://myshetland.co.uk/talking-to-friends/

Friends are always good
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Community / Re: 2021 My Shetland Blog
« Last post by kimmer on June 14, 2021, 10:40:25 AM »
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Community / Re: 2021 My Shetland Blog
« Last post by Frances144 on June 13, 2021, 08:14:51 AM »
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Tech / Re: DESPERATE (seriously) Thunderbird 78 has almost destroyed my MacBook Pro
« Last post by Paddy on June 12, 2021, 03:48:47 PM »
So are your folders actually hidden? I don't think Thunderbird "hides" user folders on a Mac. Should be able to find them in ~/Library/Thunderbird/Profiles/xxxxxxxx.default/ which you'll find by drilling down from:
/Macintosh HD/Users/<username>/Library/ (where "username" is whatever your user account is called)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-thunderbird-stores-user-data

When you say you can see your profiles - are they the OLD ones or are they new ones? If you can see all your old customized folders and the inbox and outbox files are large, then chances are these are your old profiles. You'll need to drill down a bit and have a look around. The modified date on some of these folders should also match the last day you were able to see all your old folders - if it's recent (say, today) then you're looking at the existing (new) profile.

To restore it, I think it's basically a matter of copying it into the TB user data folder - I suspect that you may have a new one in there with nothing much in it.

https://www.lifewire.com/restore-thunderbird-profile-1173164

I don't use Thunderbird, I'm afraid (though I apparently tried it out in 2018, because it's installed, LOL) - so if anyone else who actually DOES use it can chime in here, that might help.
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Community / Re: 2021 My Shetland Blog
« Last post by Frances144 on June 12, 2021, 11:58:15 AM »
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Tech / Re: DESPERATE (seriously) Thunderbird 78 has almost destroyed my MacBook Pro
« Last post by prin on June 11, 2021, 06:40:33 PM »
Prin, the mail folders you lost were local folders - since you were/are using POP - so, I'm wondering if somehow Thunderbird became disconnected from your profile, so it appears that the mail is lost, when in fact it may still be there. (The SMTP issue is likely not related).

As per Jim's first link, have a look to see if you can find your TB profile files as a first step. As is noted in that link - the app and the profile are separate, and an update to the application shouldn't affect the profile or files within it.

More - example is for Windows, but I think the principles are the same on a Mac. Apparently this is NOT an unknown issue with TB.  <_<
https://www.emailadepts.com/blog/how-to-recover-lost-folder-in-mozilla-thunderbird.htm

Out of curiosity - any reason you're not using Mail? I switched to it over 10 years ago after being a long-time Entourage user, and I must say, despite a few complaints, it's actually worked pretty well for me. And I currently have 32 email addresses...and thousands upon thousands of emails in there. (many of the email addresses are connected to clients' domains - I'm not completely insane...yet)

BTW - if you do find your profile and mail folders, PLEASE back them up - copy them to a hard drive or a thumb drive or iCloud or SOMEWHERE (maybe twice) to be sure that you have them safely and then, and only then, start attempting the fixes to re-link the app and your profile. And get that backup drive up and running - whether as a clone or with TimeMachine. :) (I usually tell people to have both. Drives are cheap - your time and your data are not).

Paddy - Well done! I got this far (see attachment) before I couldn't figure out what to do next. I even looked up File Explorer for Mac and File View under Finder. I even saw my Profiles and yes, you are correct, the folders are hiding. Problem is I could not figure out how to follow the remainder of the directions. whimpering
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Tech / Re: DESPERATE (seriously) Thunderbird 78 has almost destroyed my MacBook Pro
« Last post by prin on June 11, 2021, 05:07:23 PM »
Prin, the mail folders you lost were local folders - since you were/are using POP - so, I'm wondering if somehow Thunderbird became disconnected from your profile, so it appears that the mail is lost, when in fact it may still be there. (The SMTP issue is likely not related).

As per Jim's first link, have a look to see if you can find your TB profile files as a first step. As is noted in that link - the app and the profile are separate, and an update to the application shouldn't affect the profile or files within it.

More - example is for Windows, but I think the principles are the same on a Mac. Apparently this is NOT an unknown issue with TB.  <_<
https://www.emailadepts.com/blog/how-to-recover-lost-folder-in-mozilla-thunderbird.htm

Out of curiosity - any reason you're not using Mail? I switched to it over 10 years ago after being a long-time Entourage user, and I must say, despite a few complaints, it's actually worked pretty well for me. And I currently have 32 email addresses...and thousands upon thousands of emails in there. (many of the email addresses are connected to clients' domains - I'm not completely insane...yet)

BTW - if you do find your profile and mail folders, PLEASE back them up - copy them to a hard drive or a thumb drive or iCloud or SOMEWHERE (maybe twice) to be sure that you have them safely and then, and only then, start attempting the fixes to re-link the app and your profile. And get that backup drive up and running - whether as a clone or with TimeMachine. :) (I usually tell people to have both. Drives are cheap - your time and your data are not).

 :WOW: What a wonderful message, for which I thank you! Interestingly, after I replied earlier, I began exploring more of TB and looked specifically at my TB profiles, thinking that might be an issue. I must have picked up your vibes.  :) I've found the information that Mozilla provides to be somewhat overwhelming (in my current state), but I will return to it, print it out, and try to figure it out. I am best at following a 1, 2, 3 sort of list. More and more, I have found that TB is aimed at Windows users. I do wish a human tech specializing in Macs could be available.

I have been using Earthlink for nearly 20 years. I gave Mail a try but didn't care for it. Can't recall why. Am glad you like it. Maybe I'll give it a try again.

You can bet that I will back up EVERYTHING probably two times over!

Thanks again to all of you. You're terrific. Stay well.
~ Prin
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