Cool mail Part 2

Posted April 9, 2004 by Henry Norr

Elegance and flexibilityWhile its spam-handling capabilities are what make Mailblocks unique, it also has many other virtues. Compared to Hotmail, Yahoo, and AOL, with their cluttered, often garish, screens, its Web user interface is a model of intelligent design and
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Chronicle hypocrisy on Brown, Newsom

Chronicle hypocrisy on Brown, Newsom

Posted April 9, 2004 by Randy Shaw

Since Mayor Newsom’s election, the San Francisco Chronicle has played an ongoing game of “good cop, bad cop” between Willie Brown and the new mayor. Whereas the Chronicle sees Newsom as doing everything right, it sees Brown as having done
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Solving The City’s Budget Crisis

Posted April 9, 2004 by Margaret Brodkin

San Francisco’s Controller estimates that the city faces a $300 million deficit for the coming budget year. Here’s what that means: If the city continues to do business-as-usual, we will need $300 million more than we will actually have. Underlying
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Local Master Draws Former World Chess Champion

Posted April 8, 2004 by E. "Doc" Smith

Mechanics Institute Chess director and International Master John Donaldson regailed the gathering at the Mechanics Institute’s Wednesday night chess lecture series, with tales of his draw with the former World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov, at the 3rd Annual Little Sweden
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“Going for Broke:” The Gonzalez Legacy

Posted April 7, 2004 by Richard Marquez

PoetryForgive me for having helped you understandYou’re not made of words alone.— Roque Dalton, Poemas Clandestinos. THE RISE For over a century and a half of San Francisco’s history, people of color were for the most part slaughtered, enslaved, dispossessed,
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Tea Time

Posted April 7, 2004 by Michelle Tea

Boston, where I am from and where I sit today, visiting, has a reputation for being populated with raging assholes. The famous temperment leaches out from Boston proper and infects the entire state, giving rise to words like ‘Massholes’–the definition,
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Cool mail

Posted April 7, 2004 by Henry Norr

Just over a year ago – on March 21, 2003, to be precise – I sat down at what was then my desk at the Chronicle to bang out a column about Mailblocks, a spam-blocking e-mail service that was set
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