To-do List in Google Calendar

It seems that I am find­ing Google Cal­en­dar (cur­rent­ly being referred to as gCal by technopiles) an alter­na­tive to Out­look late­ly. Even though I wish that Google would fin­ish up imple­ment­ing some kind of sync­ing between gCal and Out­look already. But luck­i­ly, there’s a “hack” that helps out in that side of things. I guess its enough to hold me down for a bit till some­thing from Google comes about.

Any­ways, one of the oth­er things that I was hop­ing gCal to have was a sim­ple to-do list(s), aka. Tasks for those Out­look-ori­ent­ed peo­ple. As I was Blin­go-ing for an inte­gra­tion of some kind of to-do list with gCal, this arti­cle was on top of the list by Matias Pelenur. It does the job using JS, GM and Fire­Fox. Although at the moment, it only saves your to-do list per GM install; local­ly that is, per com­put­er. But there are a cou­ple of workarounds that can be done to make it store to ser­vices such as Ama­zon S3, gCal itself, etc. as not­ed by Matias.

Sup­pos­ed­ly, Google men­tioned the avail­abil­i­ty of an “Account Authen­ti­ca­tion Proxy for Web Appli­ca­tions” fea­ture that will be inter­grat­ed with their gCal API in late April… this past April in fact. I guess we’ll just have to wait for an update on Matias about that, or from Google regard­ing their own home-blend­ed to-do list inte­gra­tion with gCal.

Who Said Yahoo Doesn’t Share for Free?

Just last week, pre-Valen­tine’s Day, Yahoo! shows it love to the pub­lic by launch­ing User Inter­face Library and Design Pat­terns Library. Not to men­tion, the crazy cats over at the Yahoo! UI depart­ment have start­ed a blog as well. Dang, they seem to be grind­ing and shar­ing great tools with every­one. I like that. You may read more about inter­est­ing tech­nol­o­gy via Yahoo! Devel­op­er Net­work.

Spe­cial thanks goes out to Blingo.com, that I came across Peter Fre­itag’s blog entry about it. It’s just too bad I did­n’t win any­thing =|

Coolest Homepage Ever by Protopage

Protopage - Ajaxified start pages

So what can be the coolest page you have ever been to on the net? Well, its sim­ple. The one that you just cre­at­ed and cus­tomized. How you may ask? Why not find out over at Pro­topage.

But what exact­ly is it?

Pro­topage makes it eas­i­er for you to get to your favorite web sites.

Cre­ate a page, put your links and sticky notes on it, and save it as your new brows­er start page.

With my expe­ri­ence, in the quick 10 min­utes of using it, its more for those that need to eas­i­ly trans­port their sticky notes from home to work and vice-ver­sa. Its an alter­na­tive for those of us who don’t have time to make a per­son­al home­page where to-do-lists, new web links and lot­to num­bers might reside. A cool thing about it is—its AJAX­i­bil­i­ty (just made it up, don’t wear it out).

You can change the lay­out of your notes; the col­or of your background/foreground; the image/wallpaper of your home­page; and many more. All of this in real-time. By the way, did I men­tion that its FREE!

The only thing that might be of a “fine-print” mate­r­i­al would be this part (below their reg­is­tra­tion form):

We ask for your email address so that we can send your pass­word to you if you for­get it, and to send you occa­sion­al news about Pro­topage. We respect your pri­va­cy. You can opt out of the Pro­topage news emails at any time.

Oth­er­wise, go give it a try. I’m pret­ty sure it’ll be of good use for those always on-the-go. As well as those who are always in need of a ser­vice that helps them man­age this clut­ter-verb we call “web-surf­ing.”