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Muted conversations in Gmail

29 May 2010 0 comments   Misc. links

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=47787


Muted conversations in Gmail Having lived under a rock for a while I've managed to miss this great new feature in Gmail: Muting or ignoring conversions

From their help text:

"you've no doubt been subjected to the 'thread that just won't die!' If you're part of a long message conversation that isn't relevant, you can mute the conversation to keep all future additions out of your inbox."

That is such a smart feature. Interestingly I didn't even think there was a solution to that problem. I sure I have many times needed something like this. Now, let's hope I can remember to actually use this feature.

GlobalExpense doesn't work in Firefox

29 April 2010 0 comments   Misc. links


GlobalExpense doesn't work in Firefox Ever since we started building SnapExpense we ask people we meet how they do their business/travel expenses at their company. Almost always they say their software is annoyingly bad and it's a right pain in the ass to process their expenses. Today I heard another such horror story from a friend about: GlobalExpense (www.globalexpense.com). Apparently it's dreadfully slow to use and it never remembers or adapts to what you have entered previously.

So my friend went to the website on my computer to show me how crap it was but that didn't work because GlobalExpense doesn't work in Firefox! What?! On SnapExpense, about 30% of our visitors use Firefox (with 31% using Internet Explorer).

I'm glad to see that the competition is lagging behind. Gives me heart. Especially as I have recently added Google OpenID log in to SnapExpense so you can log in or register with your Google (or Yahoo! or any OpenID provider) account straight away.

Spelling differences between British and American English

25 April 2010 0 comments   Misc. links

http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/jones/differences.htm


This is going to be useful to keep handy when I move to America.

Word Whomp solvers love Crosstips

22 April 2010 4 comments   Misc. links

http://crosstips.org/word-whomp/


Word Whomp solvers love CrosstipsAccording to my analytics the most popular Google search for getting to Crosstips.org is exactly crosstips.org which clearly proves that a lot of people type in the domain name in the search field these days. I do it too.

The second most popular search is "word whomp" which Crosstips has a dedicated page for. What's cute about that is that it was just a little side project I threw in yet it has grown to become one of the most popular features. You can never predict these kinds of things. I think the next thing I'm going to add is a Hangman solver which shouldn't be too hard.

So fellow Word Whomp cheaters, go for it!

Beautiful photos from the Katrina hurricane

21 March 2010 0 comments   Misc. links

http://www.rense.com/general90/sky.htm


Beautiful photos from the Katrina hurricaneCame across these amazingly beautiful photos from the Katrina hurricane. I can't believe I missed these before! In a sense I wish I could have been there, but in a safe place.

We might be able to pool together and poison the earth with our pollutions but every now and then mother earth reminds us we're just ping pong balls in her game of tennis.

How girls/guys rate guys/girls

27 February 2010 1 comment   Misc. links

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2010/01/equation_the_difference_betwee.php


How girls/guys rate guys/girlsIt's of course a simplification but is it not true? Come on, admit it, isn't there something to it?

What do you think? As a man I must admit that it does feel like that. I don't know about the girls perspective so I'd love to hear what you think (keeping it mind that it's an exaggeration)