Archive for January, 2009

Journey into sync

January 27, 2009 Leave a comment

I’m fairly picky when it comes to how I manage my personal data.  I like a fair amount of separation between things but I want everthing accessible.  Quite a while ago I moved my domain (for email, etc) over to google apps.  I can’t really understand why anyone with less than 3 or 4 thousand users would run their own mail servers, but that is a post for another day.  Since I’ve been a user of google apps for a while I’ve been looking for a good way to manage my calendars.  I’ve never been totally happy with GoogleCalendar especially when compared with iCal.  I’ve used both spanning sync as well as busy sync, but I never got enough use out of them to warrant paying for them.  Throw in the addition of my iphone and I just wasn’t happy with how things were setup.

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What it feels like to die in a black hole – Boing Boing

January 6, 2009 Leave a comment

This guys is a pretty entertaining Astrophysicist, from a psychological standpoint the connection between death and things out of our control is fairly well documented.  Mark your calendars!

What it feels like to die in a black hole – Boing Boing.

Give Life!

January 5, 2009 Leave a comment

If you give blood, great keep doing it. If you don’t you should start. 20 minutes, every 8 weeks is not much to ask…

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RSS Aggregators

January 3, 2009 Leave a comment

I had never been much into RSS (and specificially aggregators) until I got an iphone.  Now it’s the primary way I read news.  So this holiday I spent some time redoing all my feeds, consolidating, cleaning up, etc.  I was using netnewswire on my iphone with since it was free and pretty good.  But I got to the point where it just wasn’t cutting it anymore.  So I consolidated everything over to Google Reader and bought Bylines for the iphone, which has full API support of Google Reader.  So far it’s rocked.  I’ve also added a widget to the blog here that’ll show links that I mark in google reader.  This is nice because there are a lot of links I like to share but don’t deserve a post of their own.

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