binarybum writes: To keep their focus on Google Drive, Google is discontinuing Cloud Connect, the free plug-in that automatically saves Microsoft Office files from Windows PC's to Google Drive, and it will no longer be available to use after April 30th, 2013. An advantage of Cloud Connect was that files could be easily accessed and edited from the drive without having to save all your drive contents locally.
binarybum writes: Often forgotten, but the independent open source spirit lives strong in the once Mozilla project — now Seamonkey. Version 2.0 is finally out and rivals firefox with similar features but integrated email with a small footprint.
binarybum writes: Seamonkey has released it's first official non-beta release (Candidate 1) of it's firefox 3 engine base integrated browser. Very slick and runs email and web with less memory than two separate apps.
binarybum writes: "SeaMonkey 2.0 Beta 2 combines a state-of-the-art web browser based on the same core as Firefox 3.5.3 with a solid email and newsgroups client and a simple HTML editor, rounding the experience with web development tools and IRC chat. It now includes tabbed email. Seamonkey often takes up much less memory than running firefox and a separate mail client."
binarybum writes: I run a student organization with a 10 member "board of directors." We hardly ever all have time to attend meetings and a large part of how we interact with the student body is through e-mail. We have a shared e-mail account (accessible by the 10 of us on the board) right now that is typically accessed through an outlook web access portal. We've been attempting to keep things organized in the account through a complex collection of folders that have been tacked on ad libum. It's turned into a complete mess. I have the onerous task of restructuring the folder system in hopes of achieving sustainable organization, but I'm wondering if I should just switch us over to a tagging system — perhaps Gmail. Has anyone used tags for a multi-user account successfully or does it end up being just as messy?
binarybum writes: It's been almost a week now, and the Seamonkey project has still not released release notes for the latest version of the mozilla-seamonkey browser suite. They have a list of security fixes, but no actual release notes explaining what changes have been made to their software — they simply recommend that all users upgrade blindly. This seems to me a breakdown between the collaboration between developers and end-users that once made Mozilla great. I usually associate the "it's better because we say it's better" attitude with closed-source software.
binarybum writes: "The beloved ChuckNorrisFacts.com site seems to have disappeared (hopefully temporary). Last week my e-mail submissions of new Chuck Norris Facts were bounced back, and now this!
Some webmaster is likely going to receive a serious roundhouse kicking."