Friday, June 29, 2007

My local iPhone fanboys and fangirls

(I might be a fanboy but RIM still has my heart.)

(And this post from Fake Steve is brilliant: LINK.)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

High Water Line

HighWaterLine is a project of artist Eve Mosher to visually represent for the public in the New York City region the high water line should ocean levels rise. She walks around the boroughs with a chalk marking machine, carefully marking the waterline after having calculated the extent of increased flooding brought on by stronger and more frequent storms as a result of climate change. LINK

Punching out car culture

A commentary and public service message to young bucks who think speeding is cool--though it's really more about hooning than speeding. The slim majority of comments seem to be from young bucks who say something to the effect "Who cares, I love hooning anyway regardless of what the ladies think."

Monday, June 25, 2007

Scoble on Plaxo

Here's a peek from Scoble into the new Plaxo for anyone that's wishes for interoperability nirvana with respect to contacts and calendars scattered over various platforms (Google, Outlook etc etc). LINK. I haven't tried it but I will.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Sync Salesforce to public contacts in Exchange

Amazingly, information on how to sync public contacts on an Exchange server with contacts in Salesforce is nowhere to be found on the Web or within Salesforce's own help system or forums. Thanks to the persistence of Leslie in my office, here's how to do it--works great.


01284901 Can we sync to a public folder on our server with outlook

Dear Leslie,

Thank you for logging a case with the Support Team.

In order to synchronize to Public Folders using Outlook Edition 2, you must modify a registry key which contains the instructions.

In order to modify this registry key, you must be logged in as an Administrator on your computer.

The name of the registry key is located in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Salesforce\SM folder.

The SupportPublicFolders value is of type string and it can contain either true or false.

By default, this SupportPublicFolders string value is not present, and therefore the value is assumed to be false. In order to support the synchronization to Public Folders, you must change the value to true.

Note that accessing public folders may degrade the performance of the Outlook Editon 2.0 "Salesforce Options dialog" if there are many folders or the Exchange server is slow.

For further information, please see the Release Notes attached.

Feel free to contact me back should you have further questions regarding this case.

Thank You,
Support Rep

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Life saving technology

From Bill Gates' commencement address at Harvard.

"I remember going to Davos some years back and sitting on a global health panel that was discussing ways to save millions of lives. Millions! Think of the thrill of saving just one person’s life – then multiply that by millions. … Yet this was the most boring panel I’ve ever been on – ever. So boring even I couldn’t bear it.

"What made that experience especially striking was that I had just come from an event where we were introducing version 13 of some piece of software, and we had people jumping and shouting with excitement. I love getting people excited about software – but why can’t we generate even more excitement for saving lives?"


Thursday, June 07, 2007

82 remarkable bike photos (remarkable at least to Americans)

Eighty-two photos of bikes and their riders shot during a 73 minute period on one corner of Nieuw Markt, Amsterdam. Via Spinopsys. Scroll down the page to start the photos. Make sure you check the photo 2/3 way down that shows someone texting while riding a bike. I suppose that's better than doing it in a car at 60 mph! LINK.