Do you use Gmail?
Have you ever needed to save a link to an email?
Maybe just to bookmark some important info you will need later.
I need links to individual emails that need to be followed-up, for meeting agendas, webinar info, event info, etc. These are all things that you don’t need cluttering your inbox but you do want easy access to them.
Since I have been working towards “inbox zero”, I want to be able to delete or archive an email as soon as I have read it.
If it requires follow-up handling later, I need to be able to create a to-do item with a link to the email.
If I need info in the email for a future meeting, webinar, or event, I need to be able to add a link to the email in the calendar item.
When I was first reading up on how to do this, all the articles mention just being able to copy the URL from the address bar manually or by using a browser bookmark to automate the process.
The solution is not so simple.
The problem is, Gmail includes the current folder as part of the email’s URL.
If you copy the URL then archive the email, the original URL will no longer work.
If you copy the URL from an email that is in a folder/label and then remove the email from that folder or change the label, the URL for that email will change.
And, of course, if you delete an email, the URL changes.
But each email, even deleted emails while they hang around, have a permanent URL.
If you look in the ‘all’ folder, you will find all your mail.
This, then, is the URL you need to use but how to find it easily?
Until someone points out an easier way, I have found you can easily edit the URL the displayed URL to the ‘permanent’ URL.
The procedure I follow is just to edit the URL in the address bar then copy it wherever I need it.
You could also edit the URL after you paste it where you need it.
Then you can archive, delete, remove labels, etc, and still pull up the email anytime until it is permanently removed from your email collection.
if you change just #label to #all Google will auto-correct your url, removing the label name
What kind of uses can you think of for these links?
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins’s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
Author Info Suzanne Collins has had a successful and prolific career writing for children's television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains It All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. Collins made her mark in children's literature with the New York Times bestselling five-book series for middle-grade readers The Underland Chronicles, which has received numerous accolades in both the United States and abroad. In the award-winning The Hunger Games trilogy, Collins continues to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age. Collins lives with her family in Connecticut.
A Theology of Matthew: Jesus Revealed As Deliverer, King, and Incarnate Creator by Charles Quarles Publisher: P & R Publishing Published: 11/20/2013 ISBN-10: 1596381671 ISBN-13: 978-1596381674 Started: 01/02/2014 Finished: 01/29/2014 Source: NetGalley Format: e-book
Who is Jesus? Why should we worship him? This book answers those questions by surveying Matthew’s primary theological themes and how they interconnect with the rest of the Bible. Quarles focuses on Matthew’s portrait of Jesus as the Savior of sinners, the King of God’s people, the founder of a new Israel, and the incarnation of the Creator.
The Explorations in Biblical Theology series addresses the need for quality literature that attracts believing readers to good theology and builds them up in their faith. Each title in the series combines solid content with accessibility and readability—a valuable addition to the library of any college student, thoughtful lay reader, seminarian, or pastor.
Author Info Charles L. Quarles (BA, University of Mississippi; MDiv and PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary) is vice president for Integration of Faith and Learning, dean of the Louisiana College Caskey School of Divinity, and William Peterson Carter Sr. Research Professor of New Testament and Greek, at Louisiana College's Division of Christian Studies.
I helped my youngest daughter string some twine up on a wall in her room so she could hang photos using miniature clothes pins and decided I wanted to something similar at my office since it will allow me to rotate my photos as I create new favorites and don’t need to worry about matting or framing them.
The string and clothes pins seemed a bit too girly so what could I do that would be a bit more rustic or “manly”?
I realized I had the little magnet balls that could act as ‘pins’ and just needed something on the wall that they could attach to.
I went to the home improvement store and looked around and decided on some 3/16″ metal rods. I could use some hooks to attach them to the wall.
I bought a packet of hooks at 2 rods to see how it looked and would come back for another packet of hooks and 2 more rods if I liked it.
I am very happy, so will be stopping in to the home improvement store this weekend to buy a second set of rods and add 1 above and one below the current pair.
I saw this on the New York Times Best Seller list as #2 when it debuted in September 2013 (behind Si-ology) and having just finished “Princess Bride” (the book) I was reminded how much I enjoyed Miracle Max.
Still Foolin' em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys by Billy Crystal Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Published: 09/10/2013 ISBN-10: 0805098208 ISBN-13: 978-0805098204 Started: 01/09/2014 Source: Mid-Columbia Library Format: Audio CD
Billy Crystal is turning 65, and he’s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like “Buying the Plot” and “Nodding Off,” Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Readers get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever “test positive for Maalox”), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (“the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac”), grandparenting, and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal’s reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.
Author Info Billy Crystal has starred in dozens of hit films, among them When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers, The Princess Bride, and Analyze This. He is the author of the Tony award-winning play 700 Sundays, about his relationship with his late father, which was later adapted into a book. Crystal was a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and has hosted the Academy Awards numerous times. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife.
Party games had been prepared by my mother but, because nobody was there, not even my sister, none of the party games were played, and I unwrapped the newspaper around the pass-the-parcel gift myself, revealing a blue plastic Batman figure. I was sad that nobody had come to my party, but happy that I had a Batman figure, and there was a birthday present waiting to be read, a boxed set of Narnia books, which I took upstairs. I lay on the bed and lost myself in the stories.
I liked that. Books were safer than other people anyway.
Page: 9 – “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman
As an introvert myself I understand. My books are my long-term friends. My shelves full of books bring me comfort and warm memories of good times between their covers.
One of the many photos that my camera took yesterday (I had it set up to automatically take photos during the day) was one of my future daughter-in-law, Amber, in her Santa outfit.
Google+ decided to AutoAwesome this photo and add falling snow to the image.
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