Tag Archives: Google

Some words on Google+, Gmail forwarding, other miscellany

Over the past few weeks, Google has rolled out some new services and updated some existing ones. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at Google+ and the new Google layout tweaks, as well as the option of UIUC Gmail forwarding. Gmail forwarding While incoming undergrads are set up with Illinois Gmail accounts, students in read more »

ITD Google Reader and Blogging Workshop

Last night Adam and I hosted a Google Reader/Blogging workshop in the Elluminate Meeting Room.  For my portion of the demonstration I talked about how users can personalize Google Reader to aggregate  blogs and news feeds in order to keep organized and share them with friends and Gmail contacts. You can view the slides from read more »

Google Chrome

My current default browser isFirefox. I like how my add-ons are set up and I’m comfortable with it. I also have Safari and Camino on my MacBook as sometimes things don’t work in Firefox, and it’s nice to have more than one browser for troubleshooting purposes here in the office. But a couple days ago read more »

satellite image update

Until recently the satellite images of Urbana in Google Earth and Google Maps were crappy low-res pictures full of mostly green blobs.  Well that seems to have changed. Here’s a perspective view across the quad. This image of south campus reveals that the satellite data must be a little old. Notice how the clocktower (of read more »