So I use Gizmo5 in conjunction with my Google Voice account for VoIP (some of the time). A few versions of the software ago, I was prompted to give the client my login creds for AOL and MSN instant messaging accounts, as a means of importing contact info. At the time, I believe I did this in an effort to discover if anyone else I knew was also on this service (they weren’t).
I struggled (mightily at times) to figure out how to TURN OFF the association with those accounts. I Googled the F out of the topic, and came up empty. Finally, I surrendered, and sent a request for tech support.
Navid emailed me back in less than five minutes saying that he turned that feature off.
I don’t know WHY there is no end-user toggle for linking in to those other services, but at least it’s off now.
PS – Welcome, ye weary Googler; perhaps this helped solve your problem.
Being up north for the weekend limits the time that I have for comment. Hoping that last week didn’t bankrupt you, wager away with this guidance of this week’s picks!
SUN, SEP 20 Carolina at Atlanta Minnesota at Detroit
Cincinnati at Green Bay
Houston at Tennessee Oakland at Kansas City Edmonton at Saskatchewan New England at NY Jets New Orleans at Philadelphia
St. Louis at Washington Arizona at Jacksonville Tampa Bay at Buffalo Winnepeg at Montreal Seattle at San Francisco Pittsburgh at Chicago
Baltimore at San Diego
Cleveland at Denver NY Giants at Dallas MON, SEP 21 Indianapolis at Miami
The beginning of a new school year is always a bit overwhelming in my line of work– lots of administrative headaches and last-minute requests from students who could have prepared better. But, that’s what we’re here for. It doesn’t change the fact that the days can be draining, and when you compound that with my 2.5 hours of daily commuting, I’m sort of wiped out by the time I get home.
Another problem I’ve always struggled with is a desire to have an entire project mapped out immediately, and/or be able to deliver a “finished product” in a relatively short period of time. I tend to dwell on all the things that will yield something polished and worthwhile right away, rather than making some small steps on the road of progress whenever they might come. It is often a crippling problem that stymies action altogether, which only leads to further obsession about the lack of progress.
Lifehacker had a nice post today that might make you feel better if you’re at all like me in this regard. Particularly when it seems like I’m awash in other concerns, I need to try harder to just do anything I can with all of my various side projects. I need to let some of the details slide and get ANYTHING accomplished.
Schneider seems to have actually retired from this game, quite unlike Brett Favre ever will.
I do not wish for you, dear reader, to enter this first weekend of the pro football season uninformed and unprepared to enter verbal combat with your friends, colleagues, and co-workers regarding the prediction of the games’ outcomes. Goodness knows there is no place else on the Internet to obtain such information.
To that end, I will now announce the winners of every professional American football contest that will take place between September 13 and September 14. Feel free to use this as a guide for all wagers, friendly or otherwise. After all, I have not been wrong yet.
The home team in each contest is listed last. The winner is in bold. Go forth, and win millions.
Quite a bit of action on the work front this time of year, and not nearly as much at home. I have been ruminating on a few topics I’m anxious to share with you soon, up to and including a return of the podcast for the 2009-10 season.
One thing I did at home this week was to install the DD-WRT firmware on my router. It’s got a much more robust feature set than the stock firmware, and I haven’t dug into everything that it can do yet. Best thing I’ve found so far, though: support for zoneedit.com. To you, dear reader, that will mean less down time on those occasions when my IP changes and I’m not at home…
Other than that, take a look at the Milwaukee gallery for some shots I took at a baseball game with the Schrubbe boys a couple weeks ago. We had really good seats!