Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Google Chat

I just (finally) got gmail google chat - the integrated version. Brilliant. Not only can you get distracted from something dealing with an email, but now you can get distracted reading it with a chat from someone! Still, definitely looks good.

I just found that the google spell checker doesn't know of the word google either ;)

Now waiting for google calendar...

Other google news is that I tried to apply to carry google adwords on a site I hosted. I want to raise some more money for the children's Brain Tumour Research Centre in Nottingham but google have turned down the application. They seem quite happy to accept my money for google adwords though for advertising...


We've just been and watched Leicester v Derby tonight. Good football. The fans in the kop end were throwing stuffed toy sheep around, Derby being known as the "Rams". Brilliant. Refereeing was appalling. In junior football refs seem to blow the whistle for every other throwing, two feet should be on the floor, hands over the head.. in the Championship it never gets picked up. Do the refs think grown ups needn't bother?

Friday, February 10, 2006

Google Toolbar Button

I just put together a Google Toolbar Button that takes you to the tracker page for Royal Mail. Just highlight the tracking number (e.g. DP645035876GB ) and press the new button.

You can install it by clicking this link. You will need to install google toolbar (v4) first - its more good google gear and now includes bookmarks. You can get the latest google toolbar from http://www.google.com/tools/toolbar/T4/index.html

UPDATE: My button has been listed in the google gallery Here's my entry.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Swimming Results

A new database is up and running in beta testing over at http://www.lasa-results.org.uk/2006/index.php for the Leicestershire County Age Groups.