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Archive for August 4th, 2006

New countertops

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Quick link to pictures:  Granite counter top web album

Followup: Ubuntu and Remote Desktop

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Well, I made that harder than it had to be. Instead of installing VNC stuff, I could have just looked in the System Menu, for the “Remote Desktop” option under “Preferences”. (By the way, I’m using it now to verify the wording of everything.)

Then I just use a VNC Viewer, and there we go, I’m seeing and using my Ubuntu desktop from my Win XP laptop. Of course, quality’s a little low, but I think that’s b/c my wireless signal is weak this far from my router. I need to get the ethernet run and set back up, and this will give me the motivation to do that. I’ll report on how it looks after that.

Also, I found “ALE”, the Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts. Lucky me, there are other geeks around!

New Kitchen Pictures

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Quick link: Check out our new granite (Tan-Brown) countertops, just installed.

Now if we can just get the sink hooked up….

G Talk: What’s old is new again

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Ok, not really old. But Google has just announced some exciting new features being rolled out to Google Talk users. This follows nicely on my last few posts.

IM and collaborative technologies are important to me, because I’m a “tele-worker” – that is, I live and work a few states away from my old office.

Now, if they’d just get a nice “whiteboard” going…

Google Maps saves addresses!

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Finally! Google Maps offers a new feature – they’ll save addresses you search for, and you can even label them. The first one I’ll be putting in is “home” – the address I use as a starting point for 90% of my direction searches!

One of the most common requests we’ve received is for the ability to store a list of personal addresses on Google Maps — and now you can.

Oh, and for all you people still using Mapquest: Please, STOP! Try Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, anything but Mapquest!!! You have NO IDEA what you’re missing! (If you’ve tried the others, and went back to Mapquest, comment or email me – I’d really like to know why.)