One thing I hate is when I arrive at my destination, and I sit down to do a quick email check, and then Eudora (which has more or less been behaving itself lately) manages to crash so thoroughly that (a) it crashes the whole machine and (b) it damages all its mail and settings files.
I carefully did a backup just before I left home, which is great, except that I won't be home again for another three days.
Usually what I do (and this has happened far far too many times in the last six months) is spend several hours while on the road doing my best to recover whatever I can of Eudora's collapse, and then spend several more hours when I get home cleaning up.
I think this time what I'm going to do is just not use Eudora for the next three days. That's going to be kind of a mess--my other mailreading options are limited--but I think it's going to be less of a mess than trying to fix the problems. Eudora seems to have really outdone itself this time, thoroughly hosing a significantly larger-than-usual number of mailboxes.
I gotta do something about Eudora. Odysseus is still being developed very slowly; it's possible in a couple months they'll have something I can use, but I don't know if I can wait that long. I may have to try Mail.app again, and figure out ways to work around the areas where it doesn't do what I want.
Oh, btw, I've arrived safely in Swarthmore, or rather Springfield (where the hotel is). I'm here for Alumni Weekend. I'm currently in the sort of mood in which one wonders why one bothered flying across the country, when one could have just stayed in bed with a pillow over one's head for the next few days; but I suspect that suitable application of food and friends will fix that.
So off I go to find some food and friends.