Monday, June 15, 2009

Safari 4 New Tab & History buttons not saved across app restarts

Safari 4 has New Tab & History buttons. View/Customize Toolbar... to add them to the Toolbar,but are not saved across app restarts. Bummer!

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Belkin TuneCast Auto for iPod : "Charging is not supported with this accessory"

Q: For my 2nd Gen iPod touch, I just bought a Belkin TuneCast Auto for iPod (FM transmitter/car charger) for only $12.99 at Fry's, but am getting "Charging is not supported with this accessory". Why?

A: First, I searched and found..."the manufacturers used to have the choice of 12v or 5v input but then apple suddenly decided to do away with the 12v line with the new touch and the iphone 3g. Supposedly apple told these companies about the change over a year ago, though some manufacturers claim to have never heard of such a thing."
Secondly, I searched and found the manufacturer's web page for this product, and looked under "Compatible with the following iPod models" to find that several iPod models are supported, but not the iPod Touch. Bummer. Oh, and now I see the tiny list of compatible ipods (see photo) on the package. Same list/chart as is used on their web page, but much smaller on the packaging. I'd suggest that Belkin should increase the size of the text font used, at the very least for us aging Baby Boomer's. :-)

Now maybe I see why it only costs $12.99 at Fry's, when Belkin's list price is $59.99. It certainly couldn't be because Fry's model is black and Belkin's is white!

BTW, the good news is that this issue lead me to find "Belkin : my best FM stations" (, which should be tremendously helpful.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Slow Script - Safari Version 4 Public Beta

I recently encountered the "Slow Script" pop-up repeatedly, in Safari Version 4 Public Beta. Did a quick search and found out that it can be disabled.
  1. Go to Safari's Preferences
  2. Click on Advanced tab
  3. Click on "Show Develop menu in menu bar"
  4. Click on newly exposed Develop menu and...
  5. Click on "Disable Runaway JavaScript Timer"

What is your favorite web clipping service?

Towards deciding the answer to this question, I am trying out Evernote. It's looking very good so far.

What is your favorite web clipping service?

Click here to fill out a one question survey.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Google Search Options

'Google has just launched a new “search options” feature on its main search page. When you click on “Search options” you can filter your search by different types of results (videos, forums, and reviews), by time (recent, past 24 hours, past week, past year), as well as seeing related searches, a “wonder wheel” view, or a timeline view.' - TechCrunch

This is a screen shot of Hide options and Show options...

Google Search Options

These are the options...

This is a video...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Things to do with voice

Things to do with voice. For example:
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Recover Draft -

On my iPod touch, I'm seeing the following, and the problem is that I am unable to click on either option, and same with the "x" in the upper right corner:

Recover Draft [X]
We have your draft from your unsaved edit.
However the page has been edited since then.
Please select one of the options below to proceed.
[View Draft] [Discard Draft]
Any ideas about how to clear this?

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Being notified of a Google Calendar Event via SMS

Google - Calenadar Settings - Mobile Setup


Google Calendar - Reminder - Options


Being notified of a Google Calendar Event via SMS

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Your profile is eligible to be featured in Google search results

I have had a Google Profile for some time now, but recently was prompted with:

Your profile is eligible to be featured in Google search results. You can find your profile at
Here are some ways to share your new profile with your friends:
Add more info to my profile |
Dismiss this message

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Friends widget in Yoono

Aggregation of Social Media accounts - Facebook, Flickr, FriendFeed, AIM, GoogleTalk, Twitter, Yahoo!Messenger and more

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Appointment with Death

We saw "Appointment with Death" last night at Rocklin High School. My son, Alec, played Lennox Boynton.

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Do you prefer Twitter over RSS?

When I was asked this question, via a direct message in Twitter from TheNextWeb, my response was:
  • For me, Twitter is for serendipitous inspiration, RSS is for checking up on my interests.
Anyone else get this question asked of them by TheNextWeb? When they followed TheNextWeb? (maybe it is an automated reply)

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Friday, April 3, 2009

The Whuffie Factor, by Tara Hunt

Tara Hunt (of Intuit) presented "The Whuffie Factor: The 5 Keys for Maxing Social Capital and Winning with Online Communities"

Tara "miss rogue" Hunt (Marketing Lead, Intuit Partner Platform), tells us that Whuffie* is a word/concept used in Cory Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom**.

The Whuffie Factor book will be in stores April 21st. See

My notes on Tara's presentation...
  1. Turn that Bullhorn Around
    • If you use a bullhorn to communicate, people plug their ears. So, the solution is to listen, instead.
    • For example, Jeff Jarvis got mad at Dell and said "DELL SUCKS. DEkjmkjjmkmjLL LIES. Put that in your Google and smoke it Dell!". And he put together Dell Hell. Lionel Menchaca of Dell turned Dell's bullhorn around, and by so doing, turned around Dell's Whuffie Deficit
  2. Become Part of the Community You Serve
    • Get out of the boardroom, and get into the community. Who do you serve? Where are they?
    • Join the community, don't be a salesman, don't be a spy.
  3. Create Amazing Customer Experiences
    • 10 things you can do to create amazing experiences:
      1. The Dazzle is in the details - e.g. Moleskine notebooks, customers love this product and do amazing things with them
      2. Go Above and Beyond - e.g. TED conference, magical moments from when you arrive until when you leave
      3. Appeal to Emotion - e.g. Vosges Chocolate, the journey through Japan to gather the ingredients were described by the person behind the counter.
      4. Inject Fun into the Experience - e.g. Flickr had fun when they had a "denial of service" attack, they put up a coloring contest, labeled "our tubes are clogged" (Talk Like a Pirate Day)
      5. Make Something Mundane Fashionable - e.g. Method Home products, house cleaning products, "People against dirty"
      6. Let People Personalize - e.g. moo cards, that can include a picture that you took, so people will know what  you are interested in
      7. Be Experimental - e.g. someone at threadless made a suggestion: make a bumper sticker called "IParkLikeAnIdiot", and they said, "yeah, let's do it"
      8. Simplify - e.g. 37 signals, made a process simpler
      9. Make Happiness Your Business Model: increase autonomy, competence and relatedness - e.g. This is Zappos' business model
      10. Be a Social Catalyst, e.g. - customers help each other
  4. Embrace the Chaos
    • Benefits of Embracing the Chaos
      1. you'll be better prepared for the unexpected
      2. you'll join in the conversation that is already happening and be welcomed for this move
      3. it will bring in the opportunity for collaboration
      4. it will make your ideas stronger
      5. it will create supporters you didn't know you had
  5. Find Your Higher Purpose
    • 5 Gifts to give that won't leve you broke:
      1. Do well by doing good
      2. Think Customer-Centrically
      3. Help Others Go Further
      4. Spread Love ( has a pay it forward feature)
      5. Value Something Bigger [than you sell]

* "Whuffie has replaced money, providing a motivation for people to do useful and creative things. A person's Whuffie is a general measurement of his or her overall reputation, and Whuffie is lost and gained according to a person's favorable or unfavorable actions." Wikipedia

** No longer in print, available for free download in many formats at:

The presentation is available under (i.e. whuffie-at-web-20-expo)...

The Whuffie Factor: The 5 Keys for Maxing Social Capital and Winning with Online Communities (Tara Hunt) from Steffan Antonas on Vimeo.

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My Web 2.0 Expo webpage

My Web 2.0 Expo (#w2e #web2expo) page: - Official expo home page:

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

'wichcraft, in San Francisco

Yesterday, I ate at 'wichcraft, having a warm sandwich called "slow-roasted porkred cabbage, jalapenos & mustard on ciabatta roll", for $8.95.

The pork was bland. Too bad, I had expected better, after all, $9 for a sandwich!

858 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

"Facebook is not copying Twitter; it's copying FriendFeed, who originally copied Twitter"

Hmmmm, so what do we call this?  Lifestream? Micro-portal?

"First of all, Facebook is not copying Twitter; it's copying FriendFeed, who originally copied Twitter. Where Obasanjo describes two different models - phone book and micromessaging - there already are three, including personalized aggregation or what I will call the micro-portal. Facebook already had part of the last functionality, so its opening of the micromessaging stream consolidates all three legs of the tripod.Please Standy By, Steve Gillmor, TechCrunchIT

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Friday, March 20, 2009

widget link from Twitter to Facebook is configured to ONLY send my tweets, NOT my replies

Eric Herberholz Looks like the widget link from Twitter to Facebook ( is configured to ONLY send my tweets, NOT my replies.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How Many Browsers Do You Use?

I use several: Flock, Firefox, Safari, and Opera (in that order). Each has benefits...
  • Flock - built-in Social Media integration, Extensible (e.g. add-ons, plugins - inherent, due to being based on Mozilla Firefox), and Customizable (e.g. Themes, re-arrange toolbars and buttons)
  • Firefox - Extensible (e.g. add-ons, plugins) , Customizable (e.g. Themes, re-arrange toolbars and buttons)
  • Safari - Fast, bookmark synchronization** with iPod Touch/iPhone's mini-Safari
  • Opera - Fast, built-in bookmark synchronization**, across computers
Which browser(s) do you use, and why?

NOTE: I use Mac OS X and Windows, and not LINUX [yet]. For mobile use, I use an iPod Touch.

* "Add-ons are installable enhancements to the Mozilla Foundation's projects" (my favorite add-ons)
** synchronized across computers and/or devices.

Ref: source

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Not your father's interview: Twitterview between @GStephanopoulos AND @SenJohnMcCain

ABC's "This Week" Georage Stephanopoulos will Twitterview* Senator John McCain on Tuesday March 17, 2009, at "12 noon" US/Eastern time**.

My suggested ways to "watch": Twitterfall,

Ref: @GStephanopoulos, @SenJohnMcCain

* An interview using Twitter to have the actual dialog (questions and answers)
** Presumably Eastern time, as that is where George is based.
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Search personal Knowledge Base

I keep a personal wiki (of sorts), both at Google Docs and Google Sites. Started at Google Docs, and am migrating to Google Sites.

To be able to search them from my browser, I added search plugins to each place, into the browser's search tool.

Search personal Knowledge Base

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Thursday, March 5, 2009


Singletasking is a "terribly useful focus methodology that’ll help you get stuff done at work. This is of particular significance to those who are drowning in social media... " - Mario Sundar, Community Evangelist & Chief Blogger at LinkedIn (follow Mario at Twitter).

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Friday, February 27, 2009

AddThis - Create Your Button

  1. Goto
  2. Select "Where" you want to put the button (i.e. "on a website", "on a blog", "on a MySpace page", or "in an Ezine or Newsletter")

  3. add any additional required information (eg. for "in an Ezine or Newsletter", enter the Website/Blog URL)
  4. Click "Get Your Button Code"
  5. Copy the code
  6. Goto the Website/Blog and paste the code


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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Forward Windows Live Hotmail Email to Another Hotmail or Email Account

As I don't have access to a hotmail account, I looked and found how to set-up forwarding for hotmail...

Surewest email forwarding option

  1. Login to Surewest
  2. Click on Mail
  3. Click on Options
  4. Click on Forwarding option
  5. Change "Forward Messages" option to Yes
  6. Enter the desired Forwarding Address

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Gmail Forwarding option/setting

  1. Login to Gmail
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Click on Forwarding and POP/MAP
  4. Click on "Forward a copy of incoming mail to" and enter desired forwarding email address.
  5. Click on Save Changes

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Yahoo! Mail - Forwarding option

  1. Login to Yahoo! Mail
  2. Click on Options->POP Access and Forwarding
  3. Click on "Forwarding" radio button and fill in forwarding Email address.
  4. Click Save

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Fresh-baked, home-made chocolate chip scones

  • 1 c Buttermilk
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 3 1/2 c flour
  • 2 heaping teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 heaping teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 c melted butter
  • 3/4 chocolate chips (or currents, or blueberries)
Preheat oven to 425 (F). Melt butter. Blend milk, sugar, and egg. Combine dry ingredients. In food processor, add 1/2 of the dry ingredients. Add liquid mixture. Process them to combine. Add chocolate chips. Process. Add second 1/2 of dry ingredients. Process. Dump onto floured surface. Roll to flatten into a large circle, 3/4″ think. Cut into 12 pie-shaped pieces. Put in oven onto pizza stone. Back at 425 for 10-14 minutes.

Fresh-baked, home-made chocolate chip scones

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Hotel 480 - 480 Sutter Street - San Francisco, CA 94108 -

Alec's audition for UCLA is today at Hotel 480, in San Francisco. This photo is from Google Street View.

Hotel 480 - 480 Sutter Street - San Francisco, CA 94108 -

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

  1. Be Impeccable With Your Word - Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
  2. Don’t Take Anything Personally - Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
  3. Don’t Make Assumptions - Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
  4. Always Do Your Best - Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Title Page
Identifies four self-limiting beliefs that impede one's experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

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By Don Miguel Ruiz
Published by Amber-Allen Pub., 1997
ISBN 1878424319, 9781878424310
138 pages

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

UNIX Flavors - Origins