Category Archives: Google

Google Reader

Google Reader is shutting down. It has been my daily routine since 2008 and I am genuinely sad about losing it. There are a bunch of petitions around, but why would Google bother to listen. In the meantime I’ve been … Continue reading

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Gmail stats

I was looking round the Google dashboard for the settings of a service when I stumbled across these stats: Inbox: 3936 conversations All mail: 58113 conversations Sent mail: 5290 conversations Saved drafts: 185 conversations Chat history: 4740 conversations Spam: 234 … Continue reading

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To-do lists

I’ve never been a fan of to-do lists in my private life which, I suppose, is mostly due to always using them in a working environment to keep myself organised. It all progressed over time starting with making notes in … Continue reading

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And my Google+ issues are still not resolved

I changed my name on my Google+ profile the other day after being warned I would be unable to carry on using other Google services. Two days after I had noticed my profile is still under review and it is now … Continue reading

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Job searching with social media – Day 1

For the past few months I have been looking for a new job, as well as working on updating my CV and all the other things that come with it. Up until yesterday I was unable to utilise social media … Continue reading

Posted in #rdg, Blog, Facebook, Google, Jobhunt, Life in general, Tumblr, Twitter | 6 Comments

More Google+ woes

I changed my name on my Google+ profile the other day after being warned I would be unable to carry on using other Google services. The following message still greets me 48 hours later and makes me wonder what would … Continue reading

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Google+ rant

I clicked over to Google+ this evening to be greeted with the following message: There’s a problem with your Google+ profile It appears that the name you entered does not comply with the Google+ Names Policy. The Names Policy requires … Continue reading

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Does a Google Doodle warrant a news story? [Spoiler alert: No]

Google Doodle or, what Wikipedia calls, “arty version of the Google logo” has been around for a while marking important events or anniversaries all newsworthy in themselves. A few weeks ago, whilst googling [ha!] a Google Doodle I came across the … Continue reading

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Sites that I visit on a daily basis

Lately I have been looking at changing my online experience and more so consolidating more things into fewer sites which really just makes it sound like I’m talking about a loan on daytime TV! In order to look at where … Continue reading

Posted in BBC, Blog, Films and TV, Firefox, Google,, Tumblr, TV Shows, Twitter, Wikipedia, | 3 Comments

What’s up today?

Believe it or not, today’s the day of the ninja. Ah, I hear you ask, how do I become a ninja? Do not fear, the good ol raincoaster blog shows you how to. I’ve just come back from living an … Continue reading

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Everyone turning into stalkers?

Came across this during my more random internet travels. I use Google a lot. And I have used it to lookup people, find phonenumbers, addresses and such like. Google anyones name and you can see heaps of information on them … Continue reading

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Failure on Google

I’m sure I’ve told many of you about this before. Either way, Google have now made an official announcement about it: “If you do a Google search on the word [failure] or the phrase [miserable failure], the top result is … Continue reading

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Google Image Labeler

I’ve been getting quite addicted to this lately. Basically it’s a new thing from Google (labeled Beta as everything by Google ;)) and it puts you and another person together to label random images so they can improve the quality … Continue reading

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