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.
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!
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…
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 newsgator.com 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.