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Proposed New Features for Email This!

February 26, 2009 4 comments

I’ve gotten a few emails in the last few weeks asking for two features I’ve never really thought of implementing (in Email This), but come to think of it, they’re not hard to add in. The features are:

  1. Use the BCC Sending line instead of to (User will have option to specify which one he/she wants to use)
  2. Add signature to your email

If implemented, the first version will only work for Gmail, and subsequent updates to the extension will add support to the other clients.

Vote in this poll and/or leave a comment or shoot me an email.

Categories: Project Updates

Lazyrussian.com has a new home!

After 3 hours of intense reading, contacting tech support, and fiddling with domain names, I have accomplished the following:

  1. Lazyrussian.com is now hosted and points to lazyrussian.wordpress.com
  2. All the old URLs tot he projects will point to their respective lazyrussian.wordpress.com analogs.
  3. Feedburner’s RSS feed now points to the lazyrussian.wordpress.com RSS feed
  4. My support email, arthur@lazyrussian.com, is now active (via Google Apps)
  5. The website is back up and running at 100%

So why did I do this? Bluehost was charging me $100 or so per year to host my site. They offer a  load of great features (and having fantastic up time) but all I was doing was hosting a blog. Since my hosting was about to expire, I figured I’d look for a cheaper solution. For $18/year I get to keep my domain name ($10/yr via GoDaddy registrar) and I get to redirect it to WordPress.com ($10/yr). This is much cheaper than paying for $100/year hosting + $10/year domain name.

The greatest part about doing this was that my domain name was automatically renewed for a year (for free) when I transferred to GoDaddy from Bluehost. No more payments ’till 2010 🙂

So, all I need to do is make $20 in donations for the site to pay for itself – *cough* haha

Alright, it’s 3am – I take it I’m not going to be able to do Quantum Mechanics Homework tonight. Sigh…

Have a good night!

Lazyrussian.com Moving to WordPress (Official Decision!)

February 25, 2009 1 comment

Hi everyone,

I’ve decided to move Lazyrussian.com from bluehost.com to wordpress.com. For those of you who are subscribed to my RSS via Feedburner, you won’t have to do anything – I’ll take care of that on my end. Here’s what to expect in the next week:

1) My email arthur@lazyrussian.com might be down while the domain transfers so please email me at lazyrussian@gmail.com until further notice

2) The website may be down while the Nameservers are mapped from bluehost.com to wordpress.com

3) All blog posts after this one will come from lazyrussian.wordpress.com. Once the domain transfers, the website updates will come from lazyrussian.com (which will be lazyrussian.wordpress.com).

4) The theme will be different, so don’t freak out if it doesn’t look the same – this is one of the stipulations of using wordpress.com as my host – can’t really use my current theme.

Alright, Stay tuned for more information!

Lazyrussian on Tumblr – It could happen…

My hosting on Bluehost is about to expire (c. March 2009). Instead of renewing the hosting, I think I might set up shop on Tumblr.com and have my domain name (lazyrussian.com) forward to my tumblr blog (lazyrussian.tumblr.com). I already registered that tumblr url, but I have yet to customize it since I haven’t made a decision yet.

Here’s my reasoning for doing this. All of my projects are hosted on Mozilla’s servers, so I don’t need the space. I get around 5000 hits/month which is barely 1% of the allotted bandwidth I am given. Aside from running wordpress and storing a few large files, I don’t use anything that I pay for. I figure I’ll just save myself the $100/year it costs to stay on bluehost, get a free blog on Tumblr, and continue hosting my projects on Mozilla, but shoot updates via tumblr as I have been doing in the past.

Also, another reason I am doing this is that I plan on getting back into photography and purchasing a flickr membership to host my photos (once I do). Since there’s no way to get any decent publicity on my personal site, I figure I’d give up my hosting and spend 75% less hosting my files on flickr, since my files will mostly be photos.

Write now I’m thinking of doing Flickr+Tumblr+DeviantArt, but it could just as well be PicasaWeb+Blogspot+Deviantart.

I haven’t made a decision yet. Any and all ideas/comments/suggestions are appreciated!

Have an issue with any of my extensions? Contact me!

February 15, 2009 2 comments

Aloha!

Just wanted to remind everyone that if you’re having an issue with any of my Firefox extensions (or a feature request), I am available for support through many different avenues.

A) You can email me by filling out this form
B) Send me a tweet on Twitter
C) Leave a comment using Google Friend Connect (at the bottom of every page on lazyrussian.com)
D) Leaving a comment on a related blog post
E) Leaving me feedback on the Mozilla download pages (I’ve recently been given the ability to respond), but I prefer you contact me via any of the other avenues mentioned before leaving a review on mozilla.

Have a great day!

Website Downtime

Just so everyone knows, Lazyrussian.com will be down from 1am-3am on Saturday, February 14 due to server maintenance.

Categories: Website Updates

Spanning Sync Discount Code – $5.00 Off – Code: 6UVC88

Spanning sync is a program that lets you sync your iCal and Address Book with Google Calendar and Gmail’s Address Book. For those of you who need a discount code, here you go:

For those of you who don’t know what Spanning Sync is, here’s some info:

Synchronize iCal and Address Book with Google Calendar and Gmail Contacts. Share calendars and contacts among multiple Macs. And while you’re at it, connect Google Apps to your iPhone or iPod.

Sync Calendars and Contacts
What if you could combine the speed and elegance of iCal and Address Book on your Mac with the power and simplicity of Google Calendar and Contacts? Now you can.

Spanning Sync keeps your iCal calendars in sync with Google Calendar and Address Book in sync with your Gmail Contacts, so you get the best of both worlds.

Full Support for Google Apps
Spanning Sync offers full support for Google Apps. So whether your organization is a one-person company or a 40,000-person university, your enterprise calendars and contacts are seamlessly and securely connected to your Macs.

Stay Organized Across Multiple Macs
If you’re lucky enough to have more than one Mac, keeping your data organized can be a challenge. But Spanning Sync makes it simple to organize your calendars and contacts: just sync all of your Macs to the same Google Calendar account.

So whether you’re using your Mac Pro at work, your iMac at home, or your MacBook on the go, your calendars and contacts are always up to date. And since Spanning Sync is licensed per-person not per-computer, you can install it on as many Macs as you like without paying more.

iCal Sharing Has Never Been Easier
Need to set up a shared iCal calendar for your group? Spanning Sync makes it easy. Just create and share a Google Calendar, then sync it with iCal on your Mac. Changes made in Google Calendar show up in iCal—and changes made in iCal show up in Google Calendar.

The Best Way to Connect Google Apps to iPhone
Syncing your Google calendars and contacts with your iPhone is a breeze. Just use Spanning Sync to sync Google with your Mac and iTunes to sync your Mac with your iPhone. Since Spanning Sync takes full advantage of Mac OS X Sync Services, it all just works.

International Support
More than 100,000 people in 58 countries1 have used Spanning Sync. And since we intend Spanning Sync to be a useful service for not only English speakers but every Mac user in the world, we’ve localized the service into German, French, and Japanese, and plan to eventually support all 16 languages in which Google Calendar is available.

-Taken from SpanningSync.com

Categories: Project Updates