Aquamacs, letters with accent problem solved

The problem was that I was not able to use option-` for accent. The solution is (from the aquamacs manual) reported in the following paragraph.

Inputting characters with the Option key on non-English keyboards. In most non-English keyboard layouts, the Option key also serves to input characters such as { or or @. Using Option as Meta would inhibit you from inputting those characters. You have three options to get around this. Either, you deselect “Option Key for Meta” in the Options menu (under “Option Key”), in which case you will have to use ESC for Meta, or you toggle back and forth between the modes using Command-;, or you use Option for Meta, but enable one of the emulation modes provided in the same menu under “Option Key”. For those keyboard layouts supported, this option is the most conve- nient. The emulation will allow you to input all common characters with the Option key, while using Option for Meta in general.

Essay: Jobs's Departure Is the End of an Extraordinary Era – Walt Mossberg – Mossblog – AllThingsD

Essay: Jobs’s Departure Is the End of an Extraordinary Era – Walt Mossberg – Mossblog – AllThingsD

Small hard drive? Split your iTunes library across multiple volumes | MacYourself

This is the first trick for large iTunes libraries. I will test it as soon as my new MacBook Air is in my hands. _DP

[From Small hard drive? Split your iTunes library across multiple volumes | MacYourself]

One Gmail address means infinite email addresses

First, you may not know a very interesting fact about your Gmail email address : you can use your regular email address as username@gmail.com and also username@googlemail.com.

Second, it is possible to append a plus sign (“+”) followed by any text to your Gmail user name and hence create as many email addresses as you want (e.g. username+anything123@gmail.com redirects to username@gmail.com). However, many websites do not allow the usage of the plus sign in your email address and this trick is easily recognized by email spammers.

A better solution is to remember that  full stops  (“.”) are not considered by Gmail (e.g. user.name@gmail.com redirects to username@gmail.com as well as u.s.e.r.n.a.m.e@gmail.com), so you can use them to properly filter incoming emails (e.g. use u.s.e.r.n.a.m.e@gmail.com when registering to websites and then filter those messages).