Google released asynchronous tracking for Google Analytics earlier this year and I posted an example HTML page showing how to insert the code. On my just released New Zealand Running Calendar website I use jQuery Facebox popups to render a lot of content and wanted those to get tracked as additional pageviews. This post therefore …
This is a quick post for my own reference to show how to search Gmail by date range. I often write little tips like this for myself so I have somewhere easy to reference them as I forget this sort of stuff all the time 🙂
Server emails and purging the old ones
I get a lot of emails from servers addressed to a specific email address sending reports and all sorts of other stuff. I have filters in Gmail to put them into a specific folder automatically, skipping the inbox and I never actually see them. Emails reporting errors don’t get filtered in the same way so those always hit my inbox.
So these error emails are pretty much just there in case I need to look at them for some reason. Every now and then I like to purge out older server emails and the easiest way is to search for them by date range and then delete.
Searching by label and date range
These server emails get filtered into a label called “Servers”. To search for them prior to e.g. May 1st 2011 (so all emails from April 30th and earlier) do a search like this:
If you wanted to search for any email between say May 23rd and May 29th 2011, do this:
Note that the “after” date needs to be the date searching from (it includes that date) but “before” needs to be the day after you want to search to.
This quick tip shows how to find all the symbolic links under a particular directory using the “find” command from the command line on UNIX based systems such as Linux, OSX and BSD. Find all symbolic links Substitute [path] in the example below with the root level path you want to find symlinks from, and …
If you are like me and you prefer to have tabs and not spaces for code indentation and are using Netbeans, it uses spaces by default. This quick little post shows how to use tabs instead.
Use tabs not spaces for code indentation in Netbeans
Go to Netbeans -> Preferences -> Editor -> Formatting on aMac
or Tools -> Options -> Editor -> Formattingon Windows
Uncheck the box that says “Expand tabs to spaces”
If you don’t like the default 8 spaces for a tab then change the “Number of spaces per indent” option as well to a more sensible number like 4.
Click “OK” and you are done.
A little while ago I posted how to use the Linux/Unix/OSX find command to locate files bigger or smaller than a particular size but didn’t cover how to find zero length files. This is shown here.