Archive for August, 2006

The journey of a thousand miles…

Monday, August 28th, 2006

The old saying goes: The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. But I think in modern times, we could change it to: The journey of a thousand miles begins with a push back. In an airplane. As in when they push back the plane from the gate. As you’re sitting in [...]

Digitizing Documents

Monday, August 14th, 2006

I’ve always liked the idea of having some kind of system of digitized documents. Now it’s finally feasible and “usable”. For many years, it has been possible to scan documents, run an OCR program to read them, and then search through them. However, the convergence of three technologies has finally made it easy for me [...]

The Magic of Desktop Search

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Every once in a while, something comes along that changes the way people relate to objects or information. For example, everyone who uses TiVo says it has permanently changed the way they watch TV.  Time-shifted TV viewing has been possible since the invention of VCR’s (like the 1972 Philips 1500, pictured above).  However, it had [...]

Desktop Search for Eudora Email – Use X1

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Most of us have hundreds or thousands of old emails. The best way to make all those emails useful is to use a Desktop Search. I tried for a while to figure out how to get Google Desktop Search (GDS) to index my Eudora email messages. In the process of searching, I discovered that Google [...]