Friday, November 28, 2008

50+ iPhone App Store Apps for Free -possibly temporary

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New iPod Touch's ARM processor runs at 532MHz, while iPhone 3G runs at 412MHz. Better gaming performance

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sync Google Calendar with iCal or Sunbird using CalDAV
Google Maps UI revised with Streetview enhancements

Monday, November 24, 2008

Lenovo is adding security to its ThinkPad notebooks that will allow a user to disable a laptop by sending a text message

Saturday, November 22, 2008

using twitter at high volume
convert pdf to Microsoft Word
search tags on twitter
Google Calendar now does time zone auto-detection to help you view your calendar in the right local time zone when you're traveling.
It took Google six hours and two minutes to sort 1PB (10 trillion 100-byte records) on 4,000 computers
the European Commission launched an important online project called Europeana (down until December)
In Google Maps, you can simply enter the 3-letter airport code to find it on the map.
in the 2.2 version of Google Maps for iPhone, you can email information about a location to your friends

Friday, November 21, 2008

Lotus Bluehouse: enough added value for colleagues to sustain use?
wondering if IBM's Lotus Bluehouse works ok with Firefox. Works with IE, but a blank screen with Firefox after login.
thinking I need an easier way to dial long con call number with passcodes on iPhone while driving. Probably a Contacts feature

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Google GMail themes are a cool feature! Use settings to configure.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Managers FAQ for engineers
Princeline now sends an email with much more informative receipt information than the previous notice of a response to a bid

Thursday, November 13, 2008

AlwaysVPN, a free virtual private networking service, gets around U.S.-only service restrictions

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

possible fatal problem for ETF as substitute for index funds is commission when adding $$, except for reinvestment
Google Reader now offers automatic translation of feeds

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cambodia-Vietnam agreement brings Trans-Asian railway closer
troll under a bridge spotted in Google StreetView

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Reservations at El Bulli
China's new "theme" towns
seeing a large number of phishing emails from China posing as mail fro Kellen Creative and Microsoft

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Bokor Cambodia

Interesting article on an apparently recent trip to Bokor. The article mentions the road is currently closed.

Bokor figures prominently in the 2002 movie City of Ghosts. I see that Google Earth/Maps now has high resolution imagery of the immediate area

Friday, November 07, 2008

11 Great Tools for Making VoIP Calls on the iPhone

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Private Cloud Storage: Facts You Need to Know

Monday, November 03, 2008

New Yorker digital edition doesn't display on Firefox 3. Ok with IE.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Trans-Eurasia Information Network 3 funded
new urban area covering 3,000 ha is expected to be created near Luang Prabang, Laos
Control alternative minimum tax (AMT) exposure

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Berkeley College Prep Counselors and Associated Information

Here's some summary information and extracts about college preparation counselors local to Berkeley (California).

From Berkeley "Parents of Teens" newsletter, 31 Oct 08
College prep counselor needed for high school junior
I can highly recommend Diane Ruyffelaere. I've been working with her for
several years on the BHS College Application Handbook and she really knows
both what the colleges are looking for in students (and on applications), and
how to help students define what they are looking for in choosing a college.
She can work with your daughter on finding several colleges that are good fits
for her, on preparing for the SAT and/or ACT tests, and/or on getting that
college  essay written--before the start of Senior year! She knows her stuff
and is super friendly and helpful. She's working with my son right now, and
it's making the whole process of just finding a college a lot less stressful now
than it was looking a few months ago. She can be reached at

Good luck!

Ellen Lerner is great-- Intelligent, experienced, kind,
and resourceful.  She is on the North Oakland/Berkeley
border, and her phone number is 510-652-7222.
--Stephanie, parent of BHS senior
 Not Berkeley specific
College Discussion at College Confidential,...discussion forum for college admissions, financial aid, SAT prep
Google Win Firefox Toolbar beta doesn't open bookmark multiple tabs, just the last one. General distribution toolbar ok.