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No Tinderbox at Work
Dec 26th, 2007, 11:23am
 
I have Tinderbox running on my iMac at home. I work in a secure government facility, and unsurprisingly I don't have a Mac at work nor do I have Tinderbox. I do have access to email, google docs, things like that. What would be the best solution and format for sending myself a note destined for Tinderbox? I'm aware of the custom mailbox route but would rather not go that way.

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Neil
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Re: No Tinderbox at Work
Reply #1 - Dec 26th, 2007, 1:28pm
 
Conceivably, Tinderbox for Windows is the long term answer.  Some other possibilities:

* Email to Tinderbox works beautifully for short text notes, such as you might want to send from your iPhone.  (You don't want to use this option, but others might find it ideal so I mention it here)

* Store text notes in a text file at a known URL.  Tinderbox can then autofetch the note.  

* If you need special authentication or decryption services, consider using a command-line curl command or a script to fetch and decrypt the information.  Use a rule to assign it automatically to the Text attribute of a designated note.

* Tinderbox's ability to read and import RSS might be useful here as well.

* If you can store your Tinderbox file on a server that's accessible from work, you could directly manipulate the file from work, perhaps using XSLT.

Other ideas?
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Re: No Tinderbox at Work
Reply #2 - Dec 26th, 2007, 1:43pm
 
Mark
Reviewing the options, I guess setting up a discrete email account is probably the best option after all. It had seemed complex, but the other options even more so.  I suppose I can set up a private gmail account exclusively for my Tinderbox stuff ....

I was thinking more along the lines of perhaps setting up a template in Word that would easily convert to a note, or something like that.  But of course I'd have to email that doc, as well, and would have a manual process of uploading into tinderbox.

Neil
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Re: No Tinderbox at Work
Reply #3 - Dec 28th, 2007, 1:43am
 
You could always email the notes intended for Tb to your existing account with some distinctive text/symbols either in the subject line or the body of the text. Then set up a Smart Mailbox to collect those messages...
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Re: No Tinderbox at Work
Reply #4 - Dec 29th, 2007, 3:20am
 
Well, I decided to set up a dedicated free pop account after all. After considering the other possibilities, this really is the best alternative. And it works. Thanks to all for your suggestions.

Neil
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