How to use Alpine to use iCloud/GMail email from the command line

Some times you are in an ssh session, administering a machine, it’s a slow link, or it’s just not practical to have a shiny graphical email program up and running. None the less, you need your email. How do you do this? Simple! Just use the Alpine email client. In the below video tutorial you can use this step-by-step instruction to set up Alpine for Apple’s iCloud (aka MobileMe) email service or Google’s Gmail service.

Using Vim Scripts to determine whether to set 80 chars word wrap

Here’s a little quick tip for those of you out there that use the ViM text editor. The following is from my personal ~/.vimrc file, it is used to set 80 column word wrap. In other words when the cursor gets to the end of a standard 80 column display, it wraps onto a new line. This is great if you use Vi to post emails or to newsgroups. Bad if you write code in…