Gmail and Colored Labels

It looks like Gmail is rolling out new features. This time, Colored Labels.

I had seen something like this with a greasemonkey script so it looks like Gmail may be integrating popular third party ideas into Gmail. It sure does make identifying emails easier within labels.

Find out more here.

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The Wish Book – Starts December 1st

Remember the Christmas catalogs of the past. They were often called Wish Books and I and my brother would spend hours pouring over them “wishing” for almost everything. Friends in Tech has collected a series of stories and memories about the Wish Book and is presenting them throughout the month of December.

Hear the stories on Friends in Tech.com, subscribe to the Friends in Tech RSS feed using your favorite RSS reader or subscribe in iTunes to get every episode automatically.

If you hurry, you can even share your own Wish Book memories.

Submit your own story!Hurry, though, Christmas is almost here!
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NaNoWriMo 2007 : I Did it! 50,069

Wow…didn’t think that this was going to happen at all. There was a week where I thought I wouldn’t catch up for falling behind.

This was a breakthrough for me. I have written some (albeit a lot of) small scripts for Technorama, then writing the Christmas Specials that we had for Friends in Tech (with help from others in the group, I don’t pretend to had written those all myself) that I am quite proud of. And now this, A novel. My english teacher would probably kill over if she knew.

Will I do this next year? Oh Yes! However my bets are on that I won’t wait till November to write another. Just the creative writing alone has really opened me up to some more ideas that I now have and I don’t want to wait a year to act on them.

Well, I still have some ground to cover to finish it, but I plan on podiobooking it early next year.

Thanks to NaNoWriMo, Darusha Wehm, J.C. Hutchins and all the support from my friends on twitter and writing buddies.

As Hannibal Smith said, “I love it when a plan comes together”.

Technorama Monopoly

I was kidding during the last show that we should make our own Technorama Monopoly Board. Well, I found out that you can, and you can order it.

It isn’t cheap, and it is in English Pounds, BUT..you can check out some of the properties that I named on it by viewing the PDF linked below. Zoom in to read. It will get grainy because they won’t let you have a high resolution version unless you pay for the board.

Technorama Monopoly Board

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Tron Light Cycles

I saw this YouTube video this morning over on Frederator Studios and no matter how many times I see it, I still think it is cool.

Frederator Studios Blog

While some selections are spot on (who can argue that “Tron” is not a benchmark of CG), some leave you scratching your head as to why they were listed instead of other films. For example, they list “Radioland Murders” but not “Toy Story”. Also, three of the films on the list haven’t been released yet. Huh?

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NaNoWriMo Update

So far so good. Seem that I am finding time to write whenever I can.

In the morning, Lunch, late evenings…in a way it is taking a toll on me but at the same time it is strangely motivating. This challenge feeds on itself if you let it….which is good.

Current Word Count: 22,235

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NaNoWriMo 2007 : Episode 1

On this first Episode I give you my thoughts on NaNoWriMo and a few writing “Hacks” that I tried.

Current Count: 7527

[Download] For some reason I can’t get the player to show…so here is a download link. 😉

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