w3hwn at w3hwn at
Thu Sep 20 19:12:33 CDT 2012

I had no problem reading Alberto's email, either directly from the Comcast site with Firefox or with my normal reader. 

In fact, I have never had a readiing anything from Tacos. Sending stuff to Tacos, OTOH, has not always been as reliable, 
but the problem seems to have settled down. 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Alberto di Bene" <dibene at> 
To: tacos at 
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:01:21 AM 
Subject: Re: HTML Mail 

An example of when HTML is absolutely needed.... 
A couple of evening ago I was able to receive the Japanese standard station JJY 
at 40kHz with just a random piece of wire and the Perseus receiver. 
This is a screen grab of the reception :

The morning after conditions were still better, and this is how the signal did look, 
now the single 1 second pulses are visible :

Could I have sent a plain text message with attachments ? Yes, but this would have 
been less effective as a mean of communication, where embedding the images 
just in the point of the message where they are referred to, is much more pleasant 
and effective than using formats dating back to the prehistory of the Computer Science. 

73 Alberto I2PHD 

P.S. Those reading this message in a digest form should have no problems, as 
Thunderbird allows to send messages both in HTML and plain text, simultaneously. 
If everybody used this simple trick, there would be less complaints, I guess. 

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