Thursday, July 30, 2015

Setting up a Group in Gmail

Neat little time-saver for Gmail, now that Google+ is no longer in vogue...

On a laptop or desktop machine, toggle from GMAIL to CONTACTS in the upper left.
Select New Contact, then side over a bit to the three icons above the blank contact.
Select the middle; Groups.
Then select, Create new.
I decided to use the name Siblings for obvious reasons.

Now there's and empty group under the My Contacts label.
Select the Add Contact icon and start hammering in names.

Once you've selected the names and hit enter, you'll see all the data on those people in the group.
You'll notice that Dennis and Ray are also part of the Michigan Family group, but Kathy and myself aren't.

Once you've toggled back from CONTACTS to GMAIL, just use siblings in the address bar, and you're done.
I got as far as "s-i-b" before the addresses self-propagated.
Excessive use of white out on the images has been used so I can post this elsewhere without sharing our info with the world...


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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Every once in a while...

Every once in a while, I wake up with this bizarre urge to write something down that I know is never going to be read.
This is the exact reason I have a blog in the first place, so I can hammer these thoughts out in peace, without bothering anyone.
It's literary masturbation, and I feel better for having done it, even if I'm the only one who does it.


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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I don't know how, yet, but I'm going to find a way to use this!

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The POS system

Hey, Asgar...

My thinking is that if you have this where you can find it on you phone or computer, you'll always have access to it. Printed? Not so much...

Monday, July 6, 2015

That's my week. What are you reading?

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The people you meet in Heaven

If there is an afterlife,  I hope I get the chance to meet Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein, Tolkien,  and a lot of others.
I've taken a walk through their minds decades after they were dead, and just as they were more interesting when I was a kid, in betting they'll be more fun than some of my dead relatives.
And, I really want to be there with a case of beer when Asimov asks God about physics!