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Archive for October, 2011


Use EMF to export Graphs generated by GUESS if it is to be imported into Inkscape

October 25th, 2011 by Boanerges Aleman-Meza

I use GUESS Visualization for creating graphs. When the graph is going to be placed in a webpage, then exporting it as JPEG is sufficient.

However, when publication-quality is required, Inkscape is one of the best options to produce great figures.

Inkscape can import a variety of formats. When you are importing a graph generated by GUESS, the best format export option inside of GUESS that I found is EMF (enhanced windows metafile).

Exporting the graph in GUESS as PDF, and then importing the PDF into Inkscape also works, but the hassle is more than using EMF.

this e-mail was sent from a notification-only e-mail address that cannot accept incoming e-mail

October 6th, 2011 by Boanerges Aleman-Meza

Why send email from an email address that does not accept incoming email?

As a customer, what are we supposed to do? They could at least have a “reply-to” address that goes to a customer support email address or something like that.

The irony is that one of Amazon’s automated emails do send cc email themselves to the email address that cannot accept incoming email. Wow, that was fun

Here’s the text and picture (emphasis added in the last line).

Greetings fromĀ Amazon.com.
We wanted to let you know that we received your return for your order .
If you are due a refund you will receive another email confirmation shortly.
See our return policy for our returns timeline atĀ www.amazon.com/help/returns
Thank you for shopping at Amazon.com.
Note: this e-mail was sent from a notification-only e-mail address that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please do not reply to this message.