Wednesday, February 25, 2009
email reminders with Google calendar
If you have your calendar open, perhaps from calendar.google.com, click Settings at the top right, then the Calendars tab near the top middle. You'll see a link for Notifications for each of your calendars. This allows you to change the default notifications, I'd recommend setting it to Email 3 hours before each event, but you can also change the notification types for individual events.
You'll also see options for setting up your mobile phone, calendar sharing/publishing, and many other things. Have fun.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
buying cables online
I've recently had two similar Canadian online suppliers recommended to me. While I haven't yet bought cables from either of them, apparently they are both very good: InfiniteCables.com and CableSalesCanada.com, both of which are based in Toronto.
Let me know in the comments if you've bought from either one and your experiences with it.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
free tax software
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
some software recommendations
Paint.NET image and photo editing
GIMP image and photo editing
IrfanView image viewer
Picasa photo organization and editing
CutePDF pdf writer
Foxit pdf reader
ZoomIt for drawing on the screen
Firefox web browser
Thunderbird email client
Pidgin for IM (MSN, AIM, etc)
Skype internet phone
VLC video/music player
iTunes for music libraries and podcasts
YamiPod an iTunes alternatve for iPod management.
Miro for video podcasts and RSS, etc.
MovieMaker 2 video editing
PhotoStory for making slideshows easily
Audacity audio recording/editing
CD BurnerXP for burning CDs and DVDs
InfraRecorder for burning CDs and DVDs
Spybot S&D AntiSpyware
uTorrent for downloading torrents
TightVNC remote admin
7-zip file archiving/unarchiving