Archive for the 'Google' Category

Mapping with the kid

Yazan: Candace | 26 February 2011 | 1 Comment
Categories: code, Family, Fusion Tables, Google, Life, Maps, Tools, Uncategorized

On Friday nights while my middle kid practices with his soccer team, my youngest and I go to the nearby coffee shop and work on code. He’s 10 years old. Our first project was a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure program in Python, then we moved to a random generator (again in Python), and last night he mapped some […]

City of Windsor’s Open Data: Map of Libraries, Arenas, Community Centres & Heritage Sites

Yazan: Candace | 20 February 2011 | 1 Comment
Categories: Activism, code, Google, Maps, OpenData, Technology, Uncategorized

This map uses open data from the City of Windsor Open Data Catalogue. If you’re interested in the process used to make this map I’ve included step-by-steps at the bottom of the page. Drag and zoom to explore. Key to icons: Large red = Community Centres Large purple = Libraries Large blue = Arenas Small […]

Email from Google about New Terms for Adsense

Yazan: Candace | 13 May 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Google, Hellmares

A group of Adsense publishers received emails yesterday requiring that they log into the Adsense panel and accept the new terms and conditions (or else!). Turns out it wasn’t a phishing attack and there are no new terms. The message was sent by mistake to users that have already accepted. Google is sorry. The terms […]

Lightning (or lack of) on Suse 10.3

Yazan: Candace | 27 March 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Calendars, Google, Linux, Organizing

I spoke too soon in my last post. I installed the Lightning extension for Thunderbird and thought everything was good to go. At first glance everything in the calendar addon looked as it should. I should have configured it before posting though because it doesn’t work. It doesn’t respond when I try to add events […]

Intelligent Gmail

Yazan: Candace | 04 October 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Google, Organizing, Web Applications

I’m blown away. Something that *should* be, actually *is*. Say for instance you have a gmail address with a “.” (dot) in it, say for example If someone sends mail to that address — or the same address but does not include the dot the mail will find you at the right address. […]

Another idea for dealing with .docx files

Yazan: Candace | 16 March 2007 | Comments Off on Another idea for dealing with .docx files
Categories: Google, Hellmares, Web Applications

Another idea for dealing with the .docx files that Does Not Work! It’s still bothering me that a user cannot simply and easily open these files and work with them. I had another idea: Gmail now includes the option to open some files as Google documents — would this work with the dread .docx? I […]

Google Calendar: scheduling every other week

Yazan: Candace | 05 January 2007 | Comments Off on Google Calendar: scheduling every other week
Categories: Calendars, Google

Google calendar has some handy features for scheduling repeat events. For classes this works fabulously because I can set “repeats Mon, Wed, Fri” or “repeats Tues, Thurs” or repeats weekly, monthly, daily, or yearly. Birthdays naturally go yearly, and aikido and gymnastics go weekly. I can set a stop date: “repeats weekly” and then use […]

Google Fight!

Yazan: Candace | 25 June 2006 | Comments Off on Google Fight!
Categories: Google, Organizing, Web Applications

4110 Click image for larger size. Via Beth’s Blog, Google Fight is a tool to help you decide just how to tag your information. It’s also fun for seeing which term gets more results from Google. Like God or Satan. There’s also a sweet animation before you get the results. Try it out – another […]

Syncing Firefox with Google

Yazan: Candace | 19 June 2006 | Comments Off on Syncing Firefox with Google
Categories: Google, Mozilla, Web Applications

Anyone tried this yet? Google’s come out with a sync for Firefox settings, including bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, and saved passwords. It claims to slow the start time of Firefox – and of course Google gets to know more about me because you have to have a google account to play.

Calendar Apps

Yazan: Candace | 18 June 2006 | Comments Off on Calendar Apps
Categories: Calendars, Google, Mozilla, Web Applications, Yahoo

I’m looking for a nice, useful and usable web-based calendar-organizer application for organizing my ever increasing crazy life. I’m already a happy Mozilla user of Firefox and Thuderbird so checked to see what the Mozilla team had for me. It turns out, not much. Lightning and Sunbird, while they have nice names, are still too […]

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