Empty Mail.app Outbox

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Users can extend the func­tion­al­i­ty of Mail.app for OS X by installing software packages called "Mail Bundles". I use three such bundes of joy on a daily basis:

Each of these is essential to my workflow, and not having one of them severely imapcts my pro­duc­tiv­i­ty.

The Problem

One of them is broken, and none of them will admit it. The problem began after applying the OS X 10.9.3 update.

At irregular intervals, Mail.app will stop servicing the Outbox. That is, messages to be sent will be placed into the Outbox folder, and then remain there. I have my suspicions, but I'm not continue.

Zero Configuration Web Galleries

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Having migrated to static web generation, a full-featured web gallery system just isn't an option. I don't want or need an RDBMS to store meta-data, and there's certainly no reason to install an entire CMS framework just to pubish some pictures. However, having a four-year-old and a family that doesn't actually live in my back yard makes some kind of web gallery a necessity.

Yes, there are many picture sharing social media venues. All of them:

  • have terms of service that can change with little notice and no consent
  • have some kind of profit motive, mostly undis­closed
  • are conflicted between security and ac­ces­si­bil­i­ty

So we're on our own.

Problem Domain

Our household continue.

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