Thursday, December 29, 2005
Switching to a new email address can be a pain, but it doesn't have to be. To get personalized help on how to switch to Gmail, enter the domain for the email address you no longer want to use, and click 'Help Me Switch'. Or view general instructions on switching from any email address. Change is good. It can be easy too.
Monday, December 19, 2005
Sunday, December 18, 2005
We left Round Rock, TX at about 7:45 yesterday morning. We arrived in Fort Payne, AL this morning at 12:15. That means we averaged about 55MPH. We started with a full tank of gas and filled up once in each state (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama). We were asleep as we hit the pillow and were both up by 8:30 this morning.
So, to recap:
Average Speed: 55
Bobcats observed: 1 (ask Amy)
Thursday, December 15, 2005
My wife gave me a clock for my desk. It came with a subscription to TIME magazine and it has a place for a picture. On a previous trip to Alabama, we stayed in a Holiday Inn and I kept the access card (electronic key). Amy didn't provide me with a picture to put in the clock, so one night I got bored and cut up the access card and put in the place for the photo. It now sits on my desk and several people have asked me where I got the clock and I always tell this story because everyone thinks I stole the clock.
I bet it wasn't even Tupperware. It was probably Sterilite!
- Format the phone number with periods. (800) 555-1212 is the correct way to format a phone number. 800.555.1212 is not.
- Make it slick and shiny.
- Make sure your picture covers 33% of the surface area.
- Put a registered trademark after your job title. The one I'm looking at says "REALTOR®"
- Put some information on the card with such a small font that it looks like a squiggly line.
Sunday, December 11, 2005
We've really made great strides at getting our house clean and organized. One of the worst areas are my workbenches. This is the answer to that. I bought both pieces for $149 (normally $219) at Sears.Com.
It was a fantastic online shopping experience. I ordered it Wednesday night when I got home from work (for store pickup). Friday, I ran by the Sears at Hancock Center. I walked to the (unattended) merchandise pickup area. There was a kiosk and I scanned the card I'd used to make the purchase. My name appeared on a TV on the wall with a timer that showed how long I'd been waiting. I had been there about 5 minutes, when a guy brought out the chest and cabinet on a hand truck and rolled it right out to the Jeep and loaded it.
I've ordered online for store pickup from other companies and it seems that each time, there's 5 minutes of confusion, followed by someone saying "OH! This is an online order!". This is after I've told them that I'm here to pick up an order that I placed online. Sears has this down to an art. I'm glad to see them doing things well, as I worked for them for almost three years while I was in college.
Friday, December 09, 2005
"If you're a new iPod owner or simply need a refresher course on how to get the most out of your iPod, you've come to the right place. Welcome to iPod 101: Your guide to rockin' out, gettin' down, and boogieing with your iPod, iPod nano, iPod mini, or iPod shuffle."
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
- Desperate Housewives
- Night Stalker
- The Suite Life of Jack & Cody
- That's So Raven
- Law & Order
- The Office
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
- Late Night with Conan O'Brien
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents
- Knight Rider
- Battlestar Galactica
- Battlestar Galactica Miniseries
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Once the album has been stored in the iTunes Library, I run iTunes Art Importer to capture the album art. This way, the screen on the Nano will always show the album cover on the CD.