Gmail and hotmail together today…

Filed under: google,microsoft — bigred @ 3:45 pm

I just noticed that my forwarding service died for hotmail on Sept 1st.   I’ve been missing emails.  NOT GOOD.

The service forward hotmail accounts into my one Gmail account.


Today I turned on POP3.  I have about 10,000 emails to move between two accounts.  Gmail only checks so often and only moves 200 messages at a time.  This will be a long process of moving mail.  Oh well.  I decided this time to purge the hotmail account.  I’m not leaving any messages on the server anymore.  I haven’t decided if I like that idea or not yet, but I guess it’s time to get rid of one email account anyways.  As soon as the messages are brought over, I’ll be able to monitor better how I was using the accounts and which ones are just stupid spam accounts that I don’t need anymore.


Google takes down deer, Gizmodo takes down Google

Filed under: google,humor — bigred @ 1:30 pm

The article about Google street view is quite funny(yet sad cause I think it was a fawn that got hit).

Gizmodo placed the following post:  (follow link)



But when trying to look at Google maps to see for myself I got this message:




Where’s my GMAIL IMAP?!?!

Filed under: Complaint,google,humor — bigred @ 3:39 pm

“Been a few days now man…..Not messing around anymore…WHERE”S MY IMAP SUPPORT?!?!?  You doggin me man…not messing around anymore….WHERE”S MY IMAP SUPPORT?!?!?”

This is a parody to Family Guy when Stewie wants his money back from Brian.http://www.tv.com/uservideos/?action=video_player&id=IiNhkmf-5bsJuT_e

So in a nut shell…been waiting around for a few days and still have not gotten IMAP support.  You would have thought people with the oldest accounts  ( Had mine since the first official month of beta)  should have gotten IMAP support by now.  Come On GMail.  Don’t tease us if its not ready for EVERYONE.



Google Maps vs Microsoft’s

Filed under: google,microsoft — bigred @ 12:18 pm

http://maps.live.com  or http://maps.google.com

That is the question.  I’ve been more of a fan of Microsoft’s lately because you can add a bunch of “push pins” locations.  You can just click and add them in.  You then get a collection that you can save.  That feature still works and is much better than Google’s. 
Also another feature was you could say…drive to or drive from and you would get directions from those two locations.  I wanted this on Google for the longest time.  THE WAIT IS OVER.  Yes that’s right.  Google of course followed suit…(copied the idea?) from Microsoft.  Now you can right click a map and do that.
Also, another win for Google would be, say you don’t like the route your going or want to go down a different road after a route has been auto generated.  You can now click on the “blue line” and drag it over the road you want.  Pretty cool.

Both companies allow you to integrate maps pretty well on blogs too.

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Google Apps where have you been my whole life?

Filed under: google,Technology — bigred @ 3:21 pm

Today I switched over a lot of my domain to use some of the Google app features.  I’m mostly using this for email, because my hosts’ email system doesn’t work that well.

http://lakerdanceteam.com also got an upgrade.  This will be helpful for setting up email and calendars for the team.  I was able to get an Education Account for them and now have access to all the api’s, single sign on, ect.  I hope to actually find time to work on all that next week.

I’m really impressed with Google’s Apps.  I hope they keep producing new features that we can use.  I would think that picasa should be integrated pretty soon too.

If your a small organization or business this is a great setup. 
Go to the Apps site for more information.


Google accounts confusion with dots (.)s

Filed under: google,Self Help — bigred @ 10:59 am


This post explains how google gmail only looks at a dot (.) in your user name when logging in, but if you want to send emails, you don’t need to include dots. So firstName.LastName@gmail.com is the same as firstNameLastName@gmail.com.

Just found it as an interesting point.


Google comming to Michigan

Filed under: google,Technology — bigred @ 12:55 pm

Google has already been in Michigan, but it seams that a larger group is moving in.

The Detroit Freepress featured the following article.

Looks promising.

edit: I sent out emails early on this today, but it looks that patterson beat me to the blog on this one. His post found here.


google’s new photo site watch that fine print

Filed under: Complaint,google — bigred @ 8:57 am

Google stickes again, with offering a new photo site. This is another online upload share/print photo site. http://picasa.google.com I liked the idea of easy intergration and all the coolness that comes with google. But then I read the fine print. The site is fine if you don’t mind your work being shared with everyone and maybe even sold for someone elses use. I guess I’m just not thrilled with other people reproducing my work without my knowledge. For now I’m going to stick with Gallery2. I may play around with the new picasa but I don’t think I’ll use it full time unless they change these terms.

By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through Picasa Web Albums, you grant Google a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, adapt, distribute and publish such Content through Picasa Web Albums, including RSS or other content feeds offered through Picasa Web Albums, and other Google services. In addition, by submitting, posting or displaying Content which is intended to be available to the general public, you grant Google a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, adapt, distribute and publish such Content for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting Google services. Google will discontinue this licensed use within a commercially reasonable period after such Content is removed from Picasa Web Albums. Google reserves the right to refuse to accept, post, display or transmit any Content in its sole discretion.

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