Saturday, February 27, 2010

You know you have a Google Voice account if...

This post is something my daughter wrote. We both have Google Voice numbers, if you have one, you can probably relate.

by Alice Nyquist

All phone numbers given are EXAMPLES.

You have a phone number that's easy to remember, like 224-444-422 or a phone number that has your name or a word in it (like 720-7HAPPY7)

You can't remember your cell phone number because you give out your Google number to everyone.

You can't remember the numbers that make up the name/word/phrase that you put in your phone number, so you always just recite it with the name/word/phrase...and get funny looks

You have to explain to your friends why your phone number is "like that"

When someone wants the actual numbers for your Google Voice number (for those of us using a phrase), you have to look at your phone keyboard and call out the numbers SLOWLY to make sure you don't make a spelling mistake :)

You prefer to text message from your computer.

You check your voice mail from your computer.

Entertainment is laughing at the funny transcripts Google writes of your voicemails.

You have recorded a separate voicemail greeting for each friend/family member. And the first time people call your cell phone number and get voicemail, it scares them because the voicemail knows their name! (I personally haven't done this yet so that I don't freak anyone out, but it's a pretty cool feature)

You don't find it strange if your home phone and cell phone are ringing at the same time...about the same caller.

You find it annoying when you pick up your cell phone only to have Google Voice hang up on you because someone answered the home phone first.

When filling out work/volunteer/sign-up/membership forms, you debate whether to give out your home phone number or Google voice number.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Chrome and Windows 7 64-bit

I've been a big fan of using Google Chrome on Windows. The Mac beta is also coming along nicely (with the exception of how it runs Flash slowly). I've had to switch back to Firefox after switching to a Windows 7 64-bit system. Using Chrome will freeze the entire system, requiring holding down the power button to restart. After Googling (how ironic) I found this is not a new issue. Shame on Google for taking so long to resolve such a nasty bug.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Bits of Blender #44 - Explosions

A quick tip on using the explode modifier in Blender. Blender 2.49b.

Bits of Blender #43 - Force Fields

A quick tip on using force fields in Blender. Blender 2.49

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bits of Blender - #42 Soft Bodies

Richard and I have just completed another episode of Bits of Blender. This one is on soft bodies in Blender.


We now show up in the search in iTunes. You can search for "Bits of Blender" or "Nyquist Art + Logic" to find the Bits.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Bits of Blender #41 - Snapping Tools

Richard and I have just released another episode of Bits of Blender. This episode is on Blender's snapping tools.

We now have a channel on as well. Blip is higher quality than YouTube and allows you to subscribe to it via iTunes.