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Why You should Follow Drew Carey on Twitter

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If you haven’t seen Drew Olanoff and Drew Carey on CNN, – watch it now.

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If you don’t have time to watch, here’s the short version:

  • Go to Twitter.
  • Follow DrewFromTV – Drew Carey of The Price Is Right, Whose Line is it Anyway, The Drew Carey Show, etc.
  • Drew Carey will donate $1 because you followed him. Ultimately he’s promised LiveStrong Foundation up to 1 Million Dollars – $1 for each Twitter Follower.

Just follow the guy, help reach a $1 Million donation. More info at http://www.milliondollardrew.com . If you don’t even have a Twitter account, this is a reason to get one.

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geeky

Gmail contact – Apple Address Book sync stinks

Maybe it’s me, but I can’t seem to make Google Mail Conacts sync with Apple Address boook  in an efficient manner.

I got frustrated with the way it was working and tried the following, as it seemed logical:

  1. Exported (saved) all my google contacts, and all my apple address book contacts before starting.
  2. Deleted all google contacts
  3. Uploaded the apple address book contacts to Google
  4. Tried to sync them.

Apple Sync services tells me I have 2350 new contacs to add and 324 that will be modified. WHAT? I uploaded the contacts. they should be 100% the same.

Anyone?

UPDATE: Yes, I did read http://google.com/sync and a bunch of the discussions on the help board.

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geeky Metro-North

Limiting what IMAP folders show in Apple Mail from Gmail

This has been driving me slightly crazy – too much mail and too many mail folders trying to synchronize when I connect to Gmail from Apple Mail. Finally found the solution via the Apple support boards:

Apple – Support – Discussions – Gmail IMAP on Leopard :Activate the Advanced IMAP controls in Google Labs and then don’t have “All Mail” downloaded to your computer (via Labels under Settings). You’ll have the different folders at least, but maybe this will help?

So, what you need to do is go to Gmail, under settings, go to the Google Labs tab and activate “Advanced IMAP Controls.” Then, still in Gmail, go to your settings, go to Labels, and then turn off some of the folders for IMAP. Things got a bit speedier.

It would really be nice to be able to limit how much mail comes down, or to block anything I’ve ‘archived’ from showing, but I’ll take this for now.

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fun geeky

Obama Inaugural in Legos

This is quite fun to watch.

The Obama inaugural, done with Legos, at LegoLand in California.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywsK6QEo0LY[/youtube]

via Huffington Post from @pinedaferet

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fun geeky

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who’s the cleverest Twitterer of them all?

OLD SAYING GAME: Who Was The Cleverest Twitterer of 2008? Howard Greenstein (@howardgr) Wins Old Saying Game

Who is “The Cleverest Twitterer”? Turns out, it’s Howard Greenstein (@howardgr). Howard was recently named the 2008 winner of the Old Saying Game.
Part Balderdash, part New Yorker Caption Contest, the Old Saying Game
sets out to answer the simple question: Who is “The Cleverest
Twitterer”?

Update – there’s even a T-Shirt!