Organize your life with Google

Google Calendar, launched just a few days ago, is a service I see myself using extensively. The first thing that grabbed my attention is the typical (for Google) uncluttered and simplified interface. Google Calendar is powered by Ajax, a web technology that allows the updating chunks of information in a web page without having to… Continue reading Organize your life with Google

Starting the year with a massive traffic spike

The start of the year saw a massive (for me) traffic spike for this blog. My previous post on using the Xinha Here plugin to color code Backpackit.com tasks using The Printable CEO as guide was featured in life hacks portal Lifehacker.com. For a while, it was even on the popular page of del.icio.us. The… Continue reading Starting the year with a massive traffic spike

Wikipedia comes close to Britannica in accuracy on science entries: Nature

Wikipedia, recently hit by a controversy over a bogus entry on a journalist, comes close in accuracy–in science entries at least–to Britannica, according to a review by Nature magazine. The review “revealed numerous errors in both encyclopedias, but among 42 entries tested, the difference in accuracy was not particularly great: the average science entry in… Continue reading Wikipedia comes close to Britannica in accuracy on science entries: Nature

Best Web 2.0 applications

Dion Hinchcliffe lists in his blog what he considers as the top Web 2.0 software of the year. And as with any blog post, check out the comments for links to more services. Here are some of Hinchcliffes picks according to categories: Del.icio.us for social bookmarking. Blinklist, Shadows and Clipmarks are runners up. Netvibes for… Continue reading Best Web 2.0 applications

Forget Windows Live, get a Goowy account

While looking at various other online services to update my “The network is my computer” post, I found a link to Goowy, a word play on GUI or graphical user interface. The free service is simply astounding and it makes Live.com look like the work of amateurs. Goowy is a free online portal that simulates… Continue reading Forget Windows Live, get a Goowy account

SuprGlu your online accounts or start a feed aggregator in minutes

Do you use Flickr? Do you tag sites with Del.icio.us? Do you have a blog? You can gather all your data in these services into one SuprGlu account. SuprGlu “gathers your content from popular webservices and publishes them in one convenient place and presents your content with simple, great looking templates which you can customize.”… Continue reading SuprGlu your online accounts or start a feed aggregator in minutes

Netvibes still better than Live.com ‘by a long shot’

How could I have forgotter Netvibes? No wonder Live.com looked familiar, I’ve already signed up with a similar but far better service with Netvibes and completely forgot about it. When I logged in a few minutes ago, the page served my GMail messages, the RSS feeds I configured when I signed up and the sole… Continue reading Netvibes still better than Live.com ‘by a long shot’

Windows Live takes on RSS readers, social bookmarks, to-do lists

Microsoft’s online personal portal Windows Live offers users a centralized webspace to monitor RSS feeds from news websites and blogs, e-mail messages from Hotmail and Live.com, an online to-do list and various other information like weather updates, stock prices and horoscopes. Windows Live also offers online bookmarking capabilities similar to that of del.icio.us and Yahoo!… Continue reading Windows Live takes on RSS readers, social bookmarks, to-do lists

Get a personal online portal with Microsoft’s Windows Live

I have just started playing with Microsoft’s Windows Live, which appears to be a personal online portal. It’s similar to Protopage only it has fewer design options and since it’s from Microsoft, authentication is via Microsoft Passport. This also allows your Hotmail e-mail messages to be viewed in the page. There’s also an instant messenger… Continue reading Get a personal online portal with Microsoft’s Windows Live

Another to-do list

I’ve been trying out RememberTheMilk.com‘s services since Thursday. At first use, I had difficulty entering tasks in my list (this is because I have been used to the interface at www.backpackit.com and I always proceed to using a new service I spot before reading its help pages or FAQ). But after a day of using… Continue reading Another to-do list