Tag: Google

  • Microsoft tries to Think Different

    I got an email from Microsoft today (Office Insider) that included an article about how to add a calendar to Outlook that would give you the March Madness schedule in Outlook as an example of publicly shared calendars. Publicly shared calendars are nothing new, they’ve been around for years: Apple created the webcal URI to […]

  • Where did my space go ?

    The other day I got a notification from the Plesk control panel for Carticipate telling me that the user account was about to expire. I logged into Plesk only to find out that the disk on the VPS was full. Now this was really confusing, since the entire Carticipate system consists of a web2py install, […]

  • Version problems? To the Cloud !

    Image via Wikipedia I was on my way home from a business trip and wanted to print my boarding pass. Most hotels have a PC set up that is primarily for that purpose, and this one was no different. The PC they provide is set up so that it wipes itself every time somebody logs […]

  • Best Google Voice transcription yet …

    I love Google Voice. It’s an inspired system that gives me a permanent number that I use as the way to get in touch with me. It lets me have calls ring at multiple numbers, deal with voice mail as part of my normal email, and gives me some nice attempt at transcription that is […]

  • GTUG Campout – doin’ the Wave …

    I recently attended the Google Technology User Group Campout at the Googleplex in Mountain View. This was a three day sprint to build something interesting with the latest Google product: Google Wave. Google Wave, as it turns out is a very interesting experiment in social interaction. Google is trying to reinvent collaborative communication with a […]

  • Cloudy with a chance of Apps …

    Since last week, I’ve been immersed in coding and development education about various cloud applications. First there were a couple of meetups about the Google Wave product that gave me a overview of some of the capabilities and requirements for developing applications around the Wave product. Google Wave is an interesting piece of social media […]

  • iPhone non-visual voice mail …

    A couple of weeks ago, I notice that my iPhone was not receiving voice mails, and I seemed to be missing calls on occasion. In fact, I hadn’t received a voice mail since around the time I upgraded to the 3.0 firmware. Since I use this as my primary business phone, I was a bit […]

  • Hey you get offa my cloud …

    I’ve been using some of the more interesting “cloud” applications recently: Google Apps, Live Mesh and a few others. I’m really impressed with the capablities and use of these free web applications. It’s a really interesting marketing tool as well: give away the low end product to build user acceptance, and then add a bit […]