Gmail Changes

Today when I logged into Gmail for the first time I saw something new on the left menu .. it said Talk using GTalk … or something like that (I didn't think to take a screenshot before hitting the little x). Now I just logged in and when to delete a message, but I couldn't find Move to Trash on the little pull down menu … that's because they changed it to read Delete. I guess the people at Google are working on Gmail today … wonder what I can expect to happen next.

Scams & Spam

Okay … so this is a bit off topic from the things I usually write about, but I need to rant.

Who's family sends them those forwards that include warnings? Mine sure does!

I get this message the other day warning me not to try perfume from men in parking lots because the perfume isn't really perfume, it's poison and will knock me out so that the man can then steal my car & purse … So I read part of this email (only because it starts with “this really happened to my friend”) and then visit hoaxbusters and type in perfume … what do I find? I find that this is one of many hoax/scam/spam emails floating on the web.

There is a “What I Learned Today” point to this rant …

Today I read about another site that helps uncover hoaxes, called Looks Too Good To Be True.

So the moral of the story is … check a hoax finding site before you forward that junk on to your family … they're family for crying out loud! Why do you want to make them even crazier than they already are??

New blog posts via Email

Some people aren't fans of RSS … or just don't get it … for people like that there are 2 services (that I know of) that may be of interest to you. One I learned about awhile ago, Rmail lets you put in the address of the RSS feed you want to get via email (and your address of course) and it will send you updates when they're available.

The other service offers a bit more. It's called Blogarithm, it lets you put in the site URL (no RSS URL necessary) and it too will email you updates. The thing that's different about this service is that Blogarithm recently introduced a discovery search. This means you can plug in a URL of a blog you like to read and it will suggest other feeds it thinks you might like. Bloglines does this via their related feeds link (and I personally think they do it better), but I want you to know all of the options out there. Enjoy!