While unable to blog regularly due to computer problems, I sat back and read the feeds in Google Reader and browsed some sites. Here are some things I learned this week and decided to share with you while I wait for a new computer to arrive. I will tell you about the computer in another post.
UPS tracking is available inside Gmail.
When using the UPS track by e-mail option, I opened the e-mail that I received with two tracking numbers that I was tracking, and on the right side above the Google Ads, there were the two tracking numbers with links to the corresponding tracking pages. Since the e-mail doesn’t give you any links, this is very useful. I wonder if this happens for FedEx or for any other company. Leave a comment if you know.
DTV will be here on February 17, 2009.
By law, television stations nationwide must switch from the old method of transmitting TV signals known as analog to digital television (DTV) on February 17, 2009.
As long as you know you can receive a digital signal, you will be fine. Learn how to prepare for DTV.
Free branded custom RSS reader.
Snarfware lets you give away a free branded custom RSS reader for your readers. I don’t think I will try it, but that could be a good way of getting more readers. Everyone likes to try new software, right?
No-follow option coming soon to PayPerPost.
Advertisers will be able to choose if they want no-follow added to their links. This is great for bloggers who may want to only write sponsored posts that have no-follow added, especially with the recent happenings with Google.
TeXtra with Natali Del Conte is a technology news show.
TeXtra is a video podcast providing you with technology news in just a short amount of time. I like this because my iPod battery doesn’t last long enough to watch every podcast I subscribe to when they are long.
Host Natali Del Conte follows the what’s what, who’s who, and WHY of technology news that goes beyond the Silicon Valley. She is an established technology journalist, having written for PC Magazine, WIRED, TechCrunch, MarketWatch, and more. For more about her credentials, visit Natali’s producer page.
Are you willing to go naked for one day for Akismet?
That title alone will probably attract comment spam later on. My answer to the question is, “No.” I appreciate Akismet, but if I turn it off for one day, I will feel like I’m giving those spammers what they want, and I also don’t have time to go through all of it. Will you do it? Akismet wants to know how it goes if you do.