Archive for March, 2009

Google Introduces Google Contacts

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Posted 30 Mar 2009 — by Ellie
Category Technology

On the heels of Google Voice being introduced to GrandCentral users, Google has introduced Google Contacts – a standalone website where you can view and edit all of your Google Contacts.

Google Contacts is accessible via its own URL, but you can also access via Google Voice and Gmail. The interface is familiar and easy to use. One of my favorite features is that you can now merge contacts! This is great when you have one person in your contacts with 2, 3, or 4 various email addresses.

GOogle Contacts

Google Introduces Google Voice!

Posted 30 Mar 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Google Voice launched recently with a huge amount of fanfare from around the blogosphere. I’ve been a user of GrandCentral since it launched, so I was pleasantly pleased to see an upgrade to Google Voice. Unfortunately, Google Voice is still closed to new users, but keep checking back – the service will be opening to all Google users soon!

8 Ways to Ring in Spring

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Posted 26 Mar 2009 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville

Spring is here! I’m so excited. Spring is my favorite season of the year, with fall close behind. Here are some things to do as the season changes to get you together in multiple parts of your life.

1. Toss old clothes. During the winter you probably were thinking of all those clothes that are clogging up your closet OR that you have lost weight and need to get some new clothes OR you just need some new clothes OR you just have too much stuff you don’t use. Take this opportunity to toss things that are too big, way too small, not your style anymore, torn up, worn out, etc. This means clothes, shoes (sneakers should be changed every 6 months or more often anyway), hats, undies, socks, athletic gear, etc.

Are your passwords secure?

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Posted 23 Mar 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Okay, I admit, I’m a bad Geek Girl. Some of my passwords are not as secure as they could be. It is a hassle to try to make up passwords of the right combinations of random letters, numbers and symbols. Some password systems do not want you to use symbols, others require upper and lower case letters, and the requirements combinations go on and on.


Public Health Preparedness!!!

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Posted 19 Mar 2009 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville

SoulvilleThere is little doubt in my mind that almost every one reading this article has heard almost exactly what I’m going to write, but I will bet less than 1/3 of you have actually done it. What am I talking about? Preparing for a disaster. Most people in the US think of terrorist events when they hear disaster these days, but natural disasters and accidents have occurred far more often and can cause geographical, physical, emotional, and financial harm. Are you prepared?

Improve your WordPress Theme with Snippets of Code

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Posted 18 Mar 2009 — by Ellie
Category WordPress

I love WordPress because it is so easy to modify to fit your needs. Some tweaks can make your theme more personal, others add functionality to tell your visitors more about you as a blogger. Take these four tweaks, add them to your WordPress blog, and see how it improves your blogging experience!

Add the number of posts to your sidebar:

$my_query = new WP_Query('post_status=future&order=DESC&showposts=5');
if ($my_query->have_posts()) {
    while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post(); ?>
        <?php the_title(); ?>
    <?php endwhile;

Add “Tweet This” to your posts by placing this code in “The Loop” in single.php

Keep track of your online resumes

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Posted 15 Mar 2009 — by Ellie
Category Random

Where have you posted your resume online? Did you forget about that old resume from in 2003? Or what about an old website?

No matter where your online resume is posted, if you can still access the email accounts associated with them, you are in luck. You can update your resume (or remove it totally).

Big Day Tomorrow
Creative Commons License photo credit: Cayusa

In my reading last week, I found 10 great tips for making your resume stand out in the deluge that recruiters and HR professionals are receiving. I want to share them with you guys, and hopefully this will make posting your resume online easier. Check these tips out, then go ahead – post your resume online. A list of sites is also included at the end of this post!

15 Really Cool and Free iPhone Apps

Posted 12 Mar 2009 — by HarriMac
Category Featured, Soulville

SoulvilleI’ve had my Apple iPhone for about 3 weeks now and I think it’s pretty awesome.

Every couple days, I find some really neat applications that help all facets of my life – school work, organization, entertainment, hobbies.

Here are 15 of the coolest free iPhone apps I have located so far.

1. The Weather Channel – For quick updates on weather, this is where I turn first. It’s easier to check the weather here upon waking up than getting up and going to a website on the computer.

Get your Shareaholic Stickers Now!

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Posted 10 Mar 2009 — by Ellie
Category Technology

Do you use Shareaholic to share links with your friends via email or Social Networks? Do you absolutely love Shareaholic? Don’t know what you’d do without Shareaholic?

Then hurry up, send a self addressed, stamped envelope to the address below and get your own Shareaholic sticker! Supplies are limited, so work fast!

Jay Meattle
c/o I Want A Shareaholic Sticker!
32 River Street #2
Cambridge, MA 02139


Courtesy of the Shareaholic Blog