A couple of days ago, I said the Network Updates feature on LinkedIn's New Homepage is kinda boring. I still agree with this, but I think the new LinkedIn News provides some real value. Today my homepage had a link to Google Calendar Sync for BlackBerry. This is something I've been looking for for quite some time.
If you have a BlackBerry, you can install it from http://m.google.com/sync. I use Spanning Sync to allow me to synch my Google Calendar in iCal and it works awesome. Having a sync to my BlackBerry was the missing part that I really wanted - and now I have it. Thanks LinkedIn! (and Google of course)
As far as LinkedIn's New Homepage, I think the biggest improvement would be to add Atom/RSS Feeds so I could get all my homepage updates (news, network updates and widget updates) in NetNewsWire. I asked about this last week and they said this should be coming in Q1 2008.
Last weekend, it snowed about 6 inches on Saturday afternoon. Ever since then, it's been c-c-c-cold (as Jack says) in Denver. During the day it's not too bad (in the 30s), but at night it's been getting into the teens. Apparently, last night was one of the coldest nights of this winter.
With all the cold, my house has become considerably colder in spots - particularly the living room (with high ceilings) and my office. Both of these rooms have vents in them, but they don't work. I've known this for quite some time - ever since I had Central A/C installed in August. The reasons these vents didn't work -- I concluded -- was because someone has severed the duct work behind them. I was telling a friend this a few days ago and he mentioned I should check to make sure ducts existed before I had anyone come out to "reconnect" them.
Yesterday, I pulled 2 of the 4 vents and had a look. Sure enough - no ducts! WTF?! Whoever added the back addition onto this house (in the 70s) must've put the vents in both rooms to pass an inspection, and that's about it. I'm having a guy come out to install a blower on my rear fireplace today in hopes of getting more heat into both rooms. If that doesn't work, I'll be getting some space heaters. I'm tired of being c-c-c-cold in my own house!
On a related note, it snowed another 4 inches yesterday, so we now have plenty of snow in Denver and the ski resorts are doing awesome. In the last 2 weeks, I've received 4-5 9" reports from the ski resorts on the front range. Crested Butte has over 5 feet of snow in the past 7 days.
With all the snow, it's been nice having
Snow White. I'm so glad I'm driving her around instead of my old Accord. It should be fun taking her into the hills for a little pow-pow this weekend!