Friday, January 30, 2009

HOWTO Add a clock to Gmail

It's been said that to invent something just take an existing invention and add a clock to it. If you spend a lot of time in Gmail, a clock can be useful and gmail has a labs experiment for adding gadgets so all I needed was a clock gadget. There are lots of clock gadgets but finding one that works well in the GMail sidebar is not that easy. Here are the steps: 1) If you haven't already, enable the Gadget experiment by going to settings / labs and select "Add any gadget by URL" and save. 2) You should now have a Gadget tab in the settings panel. 3) Add by URL: It's probably also worth enabling the "Navbar drag and drop" experiment as well so you can position the clock where you want it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Jackson Pollock Doodle

To celebrate Jackson Pollock's birthday (my favorite painter) the Google Doodle has been 'pollocked'

Monday, January 19, 2009

Obama Inauguration in Lego

Yes we can!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

DIY: Paper Millenium Falcon

This is awesome - just print the patterns out on heavy card stock and fold your troubles away!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Best. Doodle. Ever.

To commemorate the startup of the CERN Large Hadron Collider today, the Google Doodle has been appropriately changed - I guess the Google logo is being sucked into a theoretical black hole. If you want to know if the LHC has destroyed the earth, there is a handy web site -

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Top Gear Channel on You Tube

Rejoice US fans of Top Gear - the BBC now has a dedicated TopGear channel. Finally!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Wait Wait... Don't Google!

Peter Sagal of NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell me! visited Google a week or so ago to discuss his book from last year. He also give his take on Google and some behind the scenes details of how they produce the show. I visited a taping of the show waaay back in 2005