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Civility in critiquing the ideas of others is no vice. Rudeness in defending your own ideas is no virtue.


Wed 1 Dec 2004, 07:39 PM
Mike MidasSome of you have already been introduced to our new guest blogger, Mike, in Luck be a Lady Tonight, but I thought I'd best be polite about it and introduce him properly.  Mike solves mysteries, especially rich text mysteries, and he isn't afraid of anyone (except maybe Crystal).  

I've invited Mike to write about some of his most interesting cases whenever he has the time, which isn't often for a busy guy like Mike.  He swears to me that all these cases are real, and he hasn't lied to me... recently.  I'll leave it to you to be the judge.  Mike's pretty secretive, so if you want to send him fan mail, booze, or maybe even a mail order bride, just respond to his stories cases.  He'll know where to find you.  (If you want to read about Mike's most recent cases,  you can always click on his picture from the blog)

Mike's Cases So Far
Luck be a Lady Tonight - Nov. 30, 2004
Carrying Concealed - Dec. 2, 2004
Veiled Threats - Jan. 17, 2005
Sinister Sequel - May 26, 2005
Beyond Compare - July 17, 2006
Wicked Thoughts - March 12, 2008

Don't hold your breath waiting for the next installment.  Mike is all tied up with a new case, he says the pressure is killing him, so he probably won't return for a bit.  Crystal might deign to come up with something, but nobody tells Crystal what to do, so we'll just have to wait and see.

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Wed 1 Dec 2004, 04:13 PM
There have been a few inquiries recently from current and prospective customers along the lines of this e-mail from a developer who has worked with our Midas Rich Text LSX a good bit:
I realise that this is a long shot, but I thought I'd ask if the Midas software can transform Rich Text into .eml files?
Of course Midas will do this, but I was having some difficulty understanding why the developer hadn't looked into the Samples view when I remembered how important it was to look through the customers eyes.  The sample in question is called Export to MIME, and it shows exporting to both Outlook .eml format and Internet Explorer .mht format, which are just slightly different MIME files under the covers.  The problem is, the customer isn't looking for exporting to MIME, and may not have a clue that either format is MIME.  The fact that I know it doesn't mean the customer, or potential customer, will make the correct association.

Note to self: Split the sample into two, one called Export to Outlook .EML and the other called Export to IE Web Archive .MHT.

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