Thursday, July 20, 2006

Put Google Calendar on your Windows XP Desktop

1. Right-click on your desktop and select "properties"
2. Click the "Desktop" tab
3. Click the "Customize Desktop" button
4. Click the "Web" tab
5. Click the "New" button
6. For "Location:" put in
7. Click "Properties" for this URL
8. Click the "Schedule" tab.
9. Add at least one time each day to do the sync.
10. Click OK to make each window go away.

And voila! you have your google calendar always available on your windows desktop. This works great with the Win-D shortcut that minimizes all of your active windows leaving you just with your calendar. Then you are a "Quick Add" click away from adding a new event to your Google Calendar.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

5 Kick-ass games for your new Nintendo DS Lite

Here they are: New Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart DS, Advance Wars: Dual Strike, Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, and Brain Age.

New Super Mario Bros.

"New Super Mario Bros. is simply the cherry on top of an already scrumptious library of games."
Full review or click to buy.

Mario Kart DS

"A must have game for the Nintendo DS and is possibly even good enough to make you go and buy a DS unit for it."
Full review or click to buy.

Advance Wars: Dual Strike

"There are campaigns that will keep you awake at night, second-guessing your tactics, long after you shut the DS off."
Full review or click to buy.

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

"To my surprise, Dawn of Sorrow struck all the right chords and never hit a sour note. It's deep, it's gorgeous, but most of all, it's a fun excuse to smack the tar out of stuff."
Full review or click to buy.

Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!

"Be careful should you choose to pick this up, it has a nasty habit of making addicts out of your family members that normally don’t care for games."
Full review or click to buy.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Google Calendar reminders with Verizon phones

A number of people have pointed out that google calendar does not support Verizon phones for SMS reminders. Well here's a simple workaround I used.

In Gmail
  1. Login to your gmail account
  2. click Settings
  3. click Filters
  4. click Create a new filter
  5. in the From box, enter:
  6. click Next Step
  7. select Forward it to: email address
  8. enter <yournumber>
  9. click Create Filter
In Google Calendar
  1. click Settings
  2. click Notifications
  3. check EMAIL for Event reminders

And voila! Calendar notifications now go straight to your verizon phone!