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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DDG email service?? 2 years and 3 months ago
If you feel up to the challenge, you could go as far as to create your own email system. In the end, I had to do this because I couldn't find a really good email provider (though some that I found looked promising). Right now, I'm running a Linux (Ubuntu) installation with NGINX and Ajenti V (for Vmail) with RainLoop as the web client. I only suggest it because it's kind of swaggy to have your first name as your email address (eg. john@smith.org). (Also, reallyawesome.org is still available; just saying)

Unfortunately setting up email servers is a pain and difficult to understand. I still don't get a lot of it and every now and then problems that I thought I fixed a month ago reappear. Also, I've often had problems with other people who use Gmail having my emails marked as spam by Google. It's really annoying because it means they don't even know I sent them something and if they don't unmark it, my website's domain becomes more and more recognized as a spam server.

Good luck!
MyUser
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Kudos on "Send feedback" 2 years and 3 months ago
Just noticed that the feedback button does not go overtop IAs (eg. images). This could be a bit of a problem when you have an IA expanded and see something that you want to send feedback about but can't find the button.
a comment on the General Rambling Kudos on "Send feedback" 2 years and 4 months ago
After the open letter I sent to DuckDuckGo, I started casting around for other things that I could pull together to make another, longer one. The first thing that came up was how hard it was to send feedback about DuckDuckGo. You have to either go to the forums or open the side bar and look for the feedback link.

Actually, I should say "had." DuckDuckGo's added a "Send Feedback" button to the bottom right of every search page and I'm feeling jubilant. It makes it easy to send feedback on the search results without having to fill out a complicated form and is something that Google (though having it here and there) hasn't fully implemented. In other words, it's awesome!

My only suggestion would be that it should be a bit bigger or bolder. However, it looks awesome as it is and this is mostly just so it catches more people's attention (good looks vs. UX).

Anyway, I love that DDG is thinking the same way! I just only feel bad that I couldn't take credit for it.

Keep up the good work!
Cheers,
MyUser
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Firefox has changed the configuration and I can not get duckduckgo any time that i open a new tab 2 years and 4 months ago
What?!! I'm outraged!! That setting was always a great way to give family members Christmas presents and wish them happy birthday!

Thanks for the add-on, I'll check it out!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Pocket 2 years and 4 months ago
Ah. Not a good idea to use it then. Thanks for correcting me!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Pocket 2 years and 4 months ago
I would say not. This is because DuckDuckGo would have to store that info on their servers and that would violate DuckDuckGo's privacy policy and ethics.

Firefox has a version of Pocket though I'm not sure how it works. If you want, you could download Firefox and check it out. It's much less likely to track you than stuff in Chrome (though in both cases, there is a risk).

On the other hand, you could just bookmark pages you come to though that is far from a convenient approach.

Cheers,
MyUser
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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Unix Timestamp IA Improvement 2 years and 4 months ago
Thanks. After I posted, I took a bit to do the math and came out with that number. However, it would still be convenient if DDG had it as an IA.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Unix Timestamp IA Improvement 2 years and 4 months ago
Ah, thanks!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Statistics Question 2 years and 4 months ago
Alexa.com uses browser addons, among other things, to determine this info. As I understand, people will install Alexa's addon which then collects info on what sites they visit.

From Alexa's Wikipedia page:
> Its toolbar collects data on browsing behaviour and transmits them to the Alexa website, where they are stored and analyzed, forming the basis for the company's web traffic reporting.

I would expect most other companies that offer similar info about DDG use the same or similar techniques.

The most statistics I've ever seen from DDG is their traffic page at duckduckgo.com/traffic.html. It's going up!

Cheers,
MyUser
a comment on the General Rambling Unix Timestamp IA Improvement 2 years and 4 months ago
When you search for "unix time" it brings up the current timestamp. What would be more useful is if you were to search for "unix time Thu Dec 04 12:30:00 2015 PST" it would show you that time.

I'm sure I've seen something like this before so if someone knows what the syntax is, please tell me. If it already exists with a different syntax, it should probably be expanded to the one I just noted as well.

Also, I'm sort of desperately searching around for the timestamp of that. Anyone know what it is?

Cheers,
MyUser
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