After a semester of hard work, (and an ‘A’ for my effort!) here is much of my study clan from Human Anatomy class, drinking at Zeitgeist May 30th!
Archive for May 2012
I’ve built up a huge list of Fun Things to do in the Bay Area. When I want to find something fun, I go to my bookmarks and just open up ALL of these links and scroll through them looking for a muse. It often works out well.
Things to do
RIP Squidlist 2013 :-(
I’m thinking of switching from my AT&T cell phone plan with an Android phone (Samsung Captivate, AKA SGH-I897, AKA Galaxy S) to Virgin Mobile.
What is your experience?
It looks like the difference is:
200 MB data
450 Rollover minutes
Unlimited talking with other AT&T cell phones
$45 ($30 less!)
unlimited MB data (I dunno if I could use more than 500 MB/month)
unlimited texts (I sometimes use 500 texts/month)
1200 minutes (plenty)
It looks like I can sell my phone on eBay for $100, buy an LG Optimus Elite for $150, and start saving $30/month.
Why shouldn’t I do this? Leave a comment.
I have been wanting this email feature for oh my god, like 20 years. Thank you internets!
Boomerang for Gmail is awesome! (that is a referral link, if you use it, we both get some free prizes like these.
Here’s a video showing Boomerang in action
You know when you send an important email and a timely response is important but you aren’t sure the person is going to respond quickly? How do you keep track of this important tidbit? What I used to do was copy-and-paste the email into a Calendar item… which is cumbersome and a PITA to do on a regular basis!
From their website:
Boomerang allows you to schedule messages to be sent or returned at a later date. Write a message now, send it whenever, even if you’re not online. Track messages to make sure you hear back, and schedule reminders right inside Gmail
I’ve been using it for a week and it works as advertised! I’m in!
There is Boomerang for Gmail on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari (Hahah, no Internet Explorer!), and Outlook too.
These are all Android apps I heartily use and recommend for my AT&T Galaxy S phone.
Find all these apps on Google Play for your Android phone.
RealCalc Scientific Calculator – a great calculator. The stock calculator suuuuucks but RealCalc is great (and costs like a buck or something!)
NoLED – It turns on the screen and tells you when you’ve missed a call or text. Essential (I can’t believe Samsung forgot this functionality!)
Google Goggles – great for scanning QR codes (those fancy new computer bar codes). It holds promise for doing a lot more, but not much more yet.
Fish Bowl – photo gallery
Clock – The built in Clock app with the wake-me-ever-so-gently “Smart Alarm” is my daily alarm clock and I love it.
Lord Of Magic – fun shoot’em up
Gmail – of course
Google Maps – of course
Silent Time – Works great to keep my phone quiet for my weekly appointments.
SwiFTP FTP Server – I use this and an FTP client on my home computer to move files from my computer to my phone
Hi-Q MP3 Recorder – Rock solid
I use this every day to record lectures and people giving me information. It is indispensable.
Chase Mobile – it’s pretty convenient depositing checks remotely!
Google Voice – works great. Once every couple months it doesn’t let me listen to voicemails but generally works great.
Andmade Share – makes sending attachments and such way easier
Astro Player – Music playback. Love it for the equalizer and playback speed adjuster. I record lectures in school. I use the equalizer to make the recordings listenable and I use the playback speed changer to scroll through the lectures quickly. Win!
BART Usher – It’s my go-to schedule travelling through BART
Data Traffic Monitor– Helped me diagnose a bandwidth hog program
Screen Filter – Indispensable brightness control for my AT&T Galaxy S phone.
Tasker – It is supposed to be super-duper powerful but the best use I found was that I created 6 (pretty useful) buttons with it that have obvious purposes: Sound On/Off, Wifi On/Off, 3G On/Off.
Wifi Manager – Lets me see the wifi networks around me at a glance. Nice.
Here are the maybe/maybe-nots
Groupme – I WANT to love it but 2 of my friends don’t receive the messages reliably :-(
SomaFM Radio Player – I WANT to love it but It uses a bit (30kb/min… 43 megabytes/day) of bandwidth and a lot of battery even when paused. I don’t have unlimited monthly 3G bandwidth so I’m wary to use the app.
Prey – It is supposed to track my phone in case I lose it. So far I haven’t gotten it to work right. But I’m on it.