How to move ALL your Facebook Photos to Google+

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I just found this excellent Google Chrome extension that moves all your Facebook albums to Google+ into your Picasa Albums in one step. It worked like a charm for me, so I wanted to share it with you.

If there is one thing that scares people about moving social media sites, is that there is no content on there to start! Well, with this extension I just moved over 600 photos in under 5 minutes! Awesome…

Here is the link.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ehhbbfcbgdkhgmgklafopihcgphddpad#

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Do you use text editors? I LOVE them

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I have a small secret I want to share with you. I absolutely love text editors and fixed width fonts. I am a nerd. I fully admit it and I  really don’t know why I love them so much. It is probably a reminant of my first experience with computers back in the 80’s. My parents bought me a Commodore 64. I played some of the games, but tried to program on the command line. To this day wish I had joined some sort of computer club and kept up with it. I’d probably be a millionaire…

Later on I used Pine as my first e-mail application. One of the first things I install on any computer is Alpine. I just love it…It’s fast, efficient, and there is no clutter or advertising, and uses very little system resources.

When I converted over to OSX, I messed around in Terminal and took an online course to learn vi(vim). I fell in love with it. I use vi all the time to write notes, to amend system files and preferences.  I also use it when I get the urge to learn programming. I used it when I took a couple of courses on HTML and Perl. As an aside, if you have Terminal on your system, type in vimtutor and take the beginners course.

There is a MASSIVE online debate on the best text editors. I warn you to never get into a debate with someone about whether vi or Emacs are the best. It is much like a debate on which came first, the chicken or the egg. It eventually degrades into a flame war. People get hurt, and some even cry.

Here is a great list of tons of various text editors that run in the graphical and text based interfaces.

Sadly text editors are becoming a thing of the past. Or, should I say, most people that get introduced to computers have never even heard of text editors! I would guess that many people think Word is a text editor. So, today when I read an article that you can turn your Google Chrome browser into a text editor, I thought, Cool!! Here is the link to how to do it…

Turn Google Chrome into a Text Editor with Write Space – Linux Magazine Online.

What text editor do you use? I’d love to hear! Don’t be shy, leave a comment.

RTM vs Nozbe vs Nirvana. The best GTD Solution?

UPDATE – I’ve been using Remember the Milk for a year now. Check out my latest post about what I’ve liked about using RTM this last year, and what I’d like to see get changed. My 1 year Anniversary with RTM! My thoughts on our relationship…

There has been quite a lot of Web-based To-Do lists managers launched in the last couple of years. I blame the iPhone for this trend! It is a good trend in my opinion. I have been using a few Getting Things Done(GTD) apps this year to see what works best for me. I started by using Nozbe, then for a few reasons(not just that I am the curious type), I started trying out Remember the Milk(RTM), Nirvana, using Gmail as a GTD solution, and finally I have experimented with Evernote. I have written a few articles on the site about my initial impressions on these. Check them out when you have some time…I have been using three on a consistent basis the last couple of months, and wanted to share with you my thoughts on the experience.

The 3 main contenders are: Remember the Milk, Nozbe, & Nirvana.

Here is a small list of the criteria I am looking for in a good, always accessible To-Do List Manager. In no particular order…

  1. It has got to work in the most common web browsers. Yes, IE included…
  2. It has got to have a functional iPhone interface!
  3. It has got to be affordable. Money Talks baby…
  4. It has to be able to remind me of the shit I need to remember without me thinking about it.
  5. Does it work(whether designed that way or hacked) as a true GTD solution?
  6. Is the User Interface cluttered or easy to understand and use?

OK, not a small lists of demands, so let’s see how they faired. Continue reading “RTM vs Nozbe vs Nirvana. The best GTD Solution?”