Google Update: Gmail Custom Time

Posted on April 1st, 2008 by Merlin.
Categories: Email, Google, Human, Life, Office, Web Service.

Google today announced a brand new feature to Gmail – You have got to love this new feature. It is called the GMAIL Custom Timeâ„¢

Ever wish you could go back in time and send that crucial email that could have changed everything — if only it hadn’t slipped your mind? Gmail can now help you wiht those missed deadlines, missed birthdays and missed Opportunities.

Yes there are web services that will send you and email dated in the future- but now you can back date an email and make it look like it came from the past. Blame Technology – Hey it was the computer that didn’t send it right away and look at the date it was sent. You should have had it by now.

But you have to make this messages count – As you can only do this 10 times in a calendar year.

So the next time you forgot your girlfriends birthday or you forgot to send a report to your boss and you need to have it look like it came from the past. Here is your chance to make it work.

See the screen shot below to see what I am talking about.

Google New Feature Gmail Custom Time

Great Job Google – Keep the improvements coming.

Merlin and Have a Great Day 4-1









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GoDaddy Coupon Codes

Posted on September 28th, 2007 by Merlin.
Categories: Anything Else, Communication, Google, Hack, Money, Web Service.

Well it was time to renew a few of my domain names and I wanted to save a few bucks off of the domain registration cost. So I went hunting for some Godaddy Coupon codes. I figured I would the treasure trove of coupon codes I found here for all you readers that may want to own their own domain and want to be as cheap as possible.

Hey, I am cheap and proud to say I love a good deal and several of these codes are great deals. Depends on what you are doing and how many domains you have to order or renew but these can save you from 10% to $2 off a registration.

Well here are the Godaddy Codes that I found:

GoDaddy Coupon Code 1: Save 5% on a $30 purchase – Code:           OYH2


GoDaddy Coupon Code 2: Save 10% on any purchase – Code:           OYH1


GoDaddy Coupon Code 3: Save 10% on any purchase – Code:          hash1


GoDaddy Coupon Code 4: Save 10% on any purchase – Code:          chill1


GoDaddy Coupon Code 5: Save 20% off a $50/£25 Order – Code:         BTPS7


GoDaddy Coupon Code 6: Save 20% on shared hosting – Code:   cjc20host


GoDaddy Coupon Code 7: .com Domain for $6.95 – Code:          hash3


GoDaddy Coupon Code 8: Save $2 on a .com Domain – Code:          OYH3


GoDaddy Coupon Code 9: Save $5 off a $30 Order – Code:          hash2

GoDaddy Coupon
Code 10: Save $5 off a $30 Order – Code:          chill2

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Google Announces Free 411 Service

Posted on April 8th, 2007 by Merlin.
Categories: Cell Phone, Communication, Gadgets, Google.

Google Free 411 ServiceGoogle keeps getting more useful as the days go by. Today they released Google411.

Google Launches Free 411 Service (1-800-GOOG-411)

Google has released a new product called Goog-411, which is a free telephone based information service that could replace toll 411 calls.

According to UrbanLegands Web Page – About 6 billion 411 calls are made in the U.S. each year, and it is a $7 billion/year market.

Basically you do is to place a call to 1-800-GOOG-411 and use an automated 411 system that can connect you to the business for free or even send the information to your cell phone as a text message. I have played around with this and this really is a cool service. It works pretty good. Does take a little getting used to a service that works this well.


Here is the info about the service from Google GOOG-411 Page:


Using this service, you can:

  • search for a local business by name or category.
    You can say “Giovanni’s Pizzeria” or just “pizza“.
  • get connected to the business, free of charge.
  • get the details by SMS if you’re using a mobile phone.
    Just say “text message“.

And it’s free. Google doesn’t charge you a thing for the call or for connecting you to the business. Regular phone charges may apply, based on your telephone service provider.

Note: Google Voice Local Search is still in its experimental stage. It may not be available at all times and may not work for all users. We’re fine-tuning the service to get better at recognizing your requests. It’s currently only available in English, in the US, for US business listings.

Here is the Cheat Sheet for using this service from Google:

When you are asked for city and state, you can:

  • say the city and state like “Pittsburgh Pennsylvania”.
  • say the zip, e.g. “nine-oh-two-one-oh”.
  • type the zip code using the key pad, e.g. “9-0-2-1-0″.

When you are asked for a business name or category, you can:

  • say a business name, like “Frank’s pizzeria”.
  • say a category name, like “hardware stores”.
  • say “go back” to change city and state.

When browsing through results, you can:

  • say the listing number (e.g. “number two”) or press the corresponding key (e.g. “2”) to choose a listing or navigate between results.
  • say “text message” or press “9” to receive a text message, when you are calling from a mobile phone.
  • say “details” to get more information about the current listing.
  • say “start over” or press “*” to start from the main menu.
  • say “go back” to change business or category.

Don’t Forget You can also use the Google SMS Service And you can read my write up about it here.

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Google Apps Keyboard Shortcuts (Free Chart)

Posted on January 22nd, 2007 by Merlin.
Categories: Computing, Google, Hack, Web Service.

Google App Short Cuts KeysI love using the different Google Apps (Calendar, Gmail, Docs, Maps, Video, Reader) And I have found out that one of the things that makes working with all the different Google Apps that much easier is the use of the Keyboard Shortcuts. Well, Smallwire has a nicely formated chart of all the Keyboard Shortcuts.

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Google Checkout – Finding the Deals online!! Enjoy the Savings

Posted on June 29th, 2006 by Merlin.
Categories: Google, Web Service, Weird Stuff.

tendollarsoffWell, Today Google announced Google Checkout. Here you can purchase items without supplying your credit card to every store. But the good news is the online coupons that give you $10 off of a $20 or more purchase. Some of the stores that have these coupons are the Starbucks Store – Golf Balls – Jockey – DVD Empire – Best Buy Eye Glasses – Ecost – uBid – CD Universe and more being added from what I can tell.


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Prospective Employers Searching Web

Posted on April 5th, 2006 by Merlin.
Categories: Google, Search Engine, Web Service.

Today I noticed this article on Yahoo News "Employers Looking at Web By New Hires"

Basically it states – Watch out what you put on the web – Be it or even your own blog….

They are googling and yahooing you to see what you would be like as an employee and if you would fit into the mold..

Here is an excerpt of the article:

At issue is employers who discover a whole new side to the applicants
for whom they search. Whether it"s a photo of you with a beer in your
hand or perhaps something incriminating, employers say what you post
could preclude you from that next hire.
So before posting your drunken conquest either use a fake name or you might be shooting yourself in the foot


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