Six Cool Things
Now-Up-to-Date Script for Motorola Q
A few months ago I mentioned that I had bought a Motorola Q and posed the question of getting my appointments from Now-Up-to-Date to the phone. The best solution was this convoluted path: Export from Now-Up-to-Date, import into Palm Desktop, export as vCal, import into iCal, and then synchronize with Missing Sync.
One blog reader, Michael LaMorte, wrote a script for me so that I export from Now-Up-to-Date into a specific folder. There’s a script attached to this folder that places the appointments into iCal. Then I synchronize (actually, over-write) with Missing Sync. This is a vast improvement. If you’d like to use this script, click here. It’s called “PD2iCal 1.0.zip.”
A buddy of mine from the old days of MacUser started a company called Retrevo. This is a vertical search engine for consumer electronics. If you’re into gadgets, you have to give it a shot. Try searching for “D200” (ie, Nikon D200) in Retrevo and then in Google. You’ll see why this is such a useful site.
Logitech PresenterLogitech makes a terrific remote control device for changing PowerPoint slides called the Presenter. It’s the best device of its kind that I’ve found; these are its key features:
Fifty-foot range, and it doesn’t require pointing at the receiver.
The laser pointer requires no special sequence to turn on.
There’s a place to slide the USB receiver into the transmitter, so you don’t lose it.
You can set the transmitter to vibrate when time is running out at the five and two minutes to go marks; thus, there’s no need to try to look at your watch as slyly as possible.
“The Trouble With EM ’n EN (and Other Shady Characters)” by Peter K Sheerin
This is very useful guide about typography on the Web from A List Apart. If you’re a blogger and into getting things right, this is a must read. It was referred to me by Dave McCollum.
Before you even ask, my post postings contain many mistakes by the standards that Sheerin explains. But I just love this tweaky typography stuff.
iStockphoto Sells Video Clips
Jersey from My Buddies in Waterloo
Here’s a picture of me getting a really cool jersey during my trip to Waterloo. Go Leafs! Just don’t beat the Sharks.