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Subscribing to Google Group without needing a Google account

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More and more projects host their mailinglists on google groups. This is nothing bad per se. But it is not quite easy to find out how one can subscribe there w/o needing a google account. But it is easy: If the mailinglist you want to subscribe to is named foo-bar@googlegroups.com, you just have to send a normal subscription message (i.e. an empty one) to foo-bar+subscribe@googlegroups.com.

This is also documented on Google, but somewhat hidden.

Hopefully someone finds this useful :)

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Written by Necoro

April 21, 2010 at 21:11

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Portato’s homepage moved to own server

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Up until now, the web home for Portato was at http://portato.origo.ethz.ch — but although the Origo-platform was promising during the start (and has been a nice alternative to Sourceforge), several problems appeared (I won’t repeat them here, as I already wrote about them in this post).

I started to look for a new home, but could not find a pre-hosted solution. Thus (and as I happened to have rented a virtual server) I decided to host it on my own. So I was able to use the software I liked etc. Well … finding the ‘right’ software was not as easy as I thought ^^… I am now settled with running web.py as the web framework and Mako. But, as I’m only serving more or less static sites, getting rid of web.py and using some tool to generate static pages from the mako templates is also a nice idea… Perhaps I’ll do something in this direction later (if I find a nice tool doing all the work :P).

Oh – btw: The new home for portato is: http://necoro.eu/portato – bugs are going to be hosted on launchpad (this is no final decision either) … and I decided, that there is no need for a wiki.

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April 9, 2010 at 00:50

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