2 Nov

london 7.11am 7.8C sunny thursday 2017

have you notice that hotmail has changed their email presentation? just now when i went into my hotmail mail box instead of the adverts on the right hand side, and quite unobtrusive, they now put it at the bottom, and occupy almost a third of the screen. horrible.  as you now have less space to see your emails.

and they still allow spam to get through.

unlike gmail which never gets spam in all the time i have been using it. and it has no adverts either. or if they have, i have totally missed seeing it as it must be very unobtrusive.correction… i just noticed that my magnification for the page is 150, and when i brought it down to 125, the whole thing reverted to before, with the advert at the bottom disappearing to be replace with the usual ones on the right hand side. hmm, interesting that. well, i am glad they did not put the advert at the bottom for the lower magnifications. in fact, i find out that if u reduce the magnification to 50, the advert takes up only half the right hand side, but of course the words are so small, it will be difficult to read your emails. i find 125 is a good magnification for me.

added. i noticed on the top, they ask me to try their beta. haven’t noticed that before. it must have been there for a long time, but i dont see it. i have trained my eye not to see adverts so that i now dont see any new stuff they put on the top line now. haha. i dare not click on it to try their beta. i just know it wont be good.

added 12.57pm 12.5C cloudy . i went again to get the free sandwich at shoreditch. and who was next in the queue,but my friend whose hobby it is to go to these freebies. his lady friend was not with him. he said she will be joining him tomorrow for this. its nice to meet a regular on these freebie jaunts. i told him of the free tea that this company is giving out today… tea pigs they are called and they have a pop up in a shop called west elm near goodge st. they normally charge £2.50 for the tea. it is tea bags in a paper cup. hmm, it would be nice if it is in a teapot, with loose leaves. but i guess it would be very expensive to do, all that crockery and washing up to do…

just tea by itself is not very satisfying, unlike coffee. with tea somehow you want to be eating cake or something with it. haha. or in my case something fried and oily… i was thinking  pisang goreng (banana fritters) will be perfect accompaniment to boh tea. 

well, i did not know of these places till they give out this promotion. so i guess it serves its purpose if they want to let people know of them. they have a lot of teas, i thought the rhubarb and ginger sounds interesting… but it is not really very nice. haha. we get all these speciality teas with their strange combinations but eventually i think we all go for the tried and true, plain teas … i myself just use darjeeling. maybe that explains why tea is not such a big market as coffee. and why they play so much on the ritual of the process of the tea making… when u finally get to drink the tea, it is not distinctive really. partly because if it is strong it is bitter, and if it is weak it does not taste of anything really. the aroma might be distinctive… but when i drink my tea, i dont smell it first…or rather i simply smell it if i happen to breathe in when i am sipping it…  funny that… to me tea leaves just colour the water and remove the tasteless taste of hot water. haha. and make the water look nice. 


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  1. Garfield Hug Thursday November 2, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

    Gmail is good and I use it as well as Yahoo.

    • alifesgayventure Thursday November 2, 2017 at 12:55 pm #

      i have yahoo but never use it, in fact, i thought it had gone, when yahoo was sold.

      • Garfield Hug Thursday November 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

        Yahoo is around😉Check yours to have a look. I have hotmail too.

      • alifesgayventure Thursday November 2, 2017 at 3:14 pm #

        i checked it and amazingly they kept my email , even though this is the first time i went in. when i tried to send an email to one of my other emailaddress, it tells me it is sent, but i dont receive it in the other account. so it looks like it is not operative. anyway i wont bother with it, as i have enough email addresses to keep tabs on, without adding another one.

      • alifesgayventure Thursday November 2, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

        interesting… i got that message in my inbox just now. i am so used to having hotmail or gmail send it immediately, the slight delay in yahoo has fooled me. so it is working still. i am not familiar with it, so i will not use it.

  2. Garfield Hug Thursday November 2, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    That is true about having too many email accounts to keep tabs on. In Asia, I find Yahoo works faster than when in say UK or UK. The routing of servers play a part I think.

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