Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Manatee Party


Monday, July 2, 2007

Google Gets GrandCentral

Its Official according to!

As if I didn't like Google and all that it offers enough, they have now purchased my absolute favorite web service. That's right is now owned by Google!

If you haven't heard, GrandCentral is a VoIP service that makes it possible to have one phone number that rings all your phones. If you are like me and have cell, home, work, and more phones, this service is great. People just call one number to reach you and no matter which phone you are close to, you can get the call. No more calling home, then the cell.

It has loads of other features, including one voicemail for all (that emails your messages), customizing rings and messages for callers or groups. It even lets you record calls, listen in live while people leave messages, and switch phones during calls.

I've been using GrandCentral for more than 9 months and I can't say enough about it.

I can't wait to see what Google does with it, but be gentle please.

p.s. combine GC with T-Mobile's My Faves for free incoming calls!


Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Jesus Was Never Too Busy :: Desiring God

Jesus Was Never Too Busy :: Desiring God: "When his cousin and friend John the Baptist had just been beheaded, Jesus tried to go to a lonely place to mourn, but the crowds beat him there. He healed their sick and he served them all dinner."


Sunday, April 1, 2007

Gmail Paper

New! Introducing Gmail Paper

Everyone loves Gmail. But not everyone loves email, or the digital era. What ever happened to stamps, filing cabinets, and the mailman? Well, you asked for it, and it’s here. We’re bringing it back.

A New Button
Now in Gmail, you can request a physical copy of any message with the click of a button, and we'll send it to you in the mail.

Simplicity Squared
Google will print all messages instantly and prepare them for delivery. Allow 2-4 business days for a parcel to arrive via post.

Total Control
A stack of Gmail Paper arrives in a box at your doorstep, and it’s yours to keep forever. You can read it, sort it, search it, touch it. Or even move it to the trash—the real trash. (Recycling is encouraged.)

Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe
Google takes privacy very seriously. But once your email is physically in your hands, it's as secure as you want to make it.

Learn more about Gmail Paper


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Sunday, March 11, 2007

I've got the ingredients, Google has the recipe

If you are anything like me, you often open your fridge to find a variety of foods, but don't have inspiration to decide what you can make with it. Of course, you could a recipe on one of the various food websites, but you feel drunk trying to navigate their sites. Lets just try entering the things you do have and see what a search on Google finds...
What is this? Google Recipes?

I just stumbled across this feature and further research finds it is part of Google Base. I'll have to check that out more later.
Back to the recipes. Not only can you use keywords, but it lets you select your main ingredients, cuisine and course type. Everything you'd expect from a recipe search, but wait...
It also includes fields for Protein, Prep Time, Saturated Fat, Sodium and Fiber. These features are a necessity for the health conscious.
It is a fairly "thin" Google service, so don't expect a full menu yet. It will be interesting to see how this pans out for Google and when they start to promote it. Until then try it out. If you don't find what you're looking for, maybe you should post it!


Thursday, March 1, 2007

ScrubIT - Block Adult Content

ScrubIT is a DNS server that regulates what comes into your home. To put it simply, once you are set up with ScrubIT, no one can access pornography or malicious content from your home computer or computers. This is NOT a browser replacement or utility that your kids will turn off or go around when you aren't watching. It truly gives you peace of mind that your kids wont have access to adult sites. ScrubIT is a service that disallows mature content at the server level before it can even be sent to your computer. The website explains how to easily set it up whether you have a router or direct connection. ScrubIT even automatically corrects most domain misspellings.
[via Lifehacker]


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