Erm's I.T. Girl – Zelna Ellis

Don't fear when Zel is near…

Sync Facebook Events With Google Calendar

In a few steps you see your Facebook Events in Google Calendar.

  1. After you log into Facebook, go to Facebook Events
    Facebook Events
  2. Click on Export Events and copy the URL (which you will use later). Keep the address of the URL to yourself!!!
    Export Events
  3. Log into Google Calendar.
    Google Calendar
  4. Click on Add, and then click on Add by URL
    Add calendar by URL
  5. Paste the URL you copied from Facebook and click Add Calendar
    Add calendar
  6. Esta bom, that’s it!
    You will see a notification at the top that it will be indexed by Google Calendar.
    Notifications
    The Facebook Events URL will appear under Other Calendars.
    Google Calendars

Note:

  • You can also add single events, one by one, by opening the Facebook Event, and copy the Export link for the event.
    Export Events

Now your Google calendar will update automatically every time you accept or decline an event in Facebook.

25 June 2010 Posted by | Facebook, Google | , , , | Leave a comment

Googlle – Happy Birthday Google

Google’s 11th birthday

Well maybe some of you have noticed that Google’s logo has two L’s today. The two L’s represent the number 11. It is Google’s 11th birthday today.

Happy Birthday Google!

27 September 2009 Posted by | Technologies | , , , | 4 Comments

Sync Google Calendar With MS Outlook

Google Calendar Sync System Requirements:
Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2007
Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit only) or Vista

Download here.

Take note that only one pop-up reminder per event will be sync. And only pop-up reminders, even if you have multiple reminders in your Google Calendar, and/or e-mail and/or SMS remainders. Outlook only supports pop-up reminder and you can only set one reminder in Outlook.

To Install

  • Close Microsoft Outlook if it is opened.
  • Run the setup file
  • After reading the License Agreement, Select I Agree.
  • You can select whether or nut to create Menu and Desktop Shortcuts.Select Next.
  • You can choose an alternative directory if you want you. Select Install.
  • Wait for installation… Select Close.
  • The app will automatically launch. Remember to give it access in your Firewall.
  • Enter your username and password.
  • Select the way you want to sync.
  • Select the interval time. Minimum interval time is 10 minutes.
  • Select Save
  • Google Sync Options

You can fire up MS Outlook if you want to.
You will notice a Google Sync icon in the statusbar.
If you double click on it, it will open the Google Sync Options Dialog Box.

If you right click on it, you will get a pop-up menu, where you can choose to start a synchronising manually, stop a synchronising, etc.
Google Sync Pop-up Menu

When your events aren’t actively syncing the icon will look like this:
Google Sync Not Syncing

When your events are actively syncing the icon will look like this:
Google Sync Busy Syncing

If you run into problems you can find the logfile at: C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Calendar Sync\logs
Note: Show hidden files and folders must be turned on in Folder Options | View.

Remember Google Sync use Internet Explorer Settings e.g. If Internet Explorer is set to Work Offline, you won’t be able to connect even if you use another browser and/or another browser is your default browser.

Happy syncing.

6 August 2009 Posted by | E-Mails, Google | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bing or Google it?

What is Bing? It is Microsoft’s new search engine. Formally code-named "Kumo", the new search tool replaces Microsoft’s Live Search. I’ve never been a fan of Live Search and if I used it 5 times it’s a lot.

Bing is definite a big improvement of Live search. It has big background picture or splash page that changes daily. On the top you have links for Web, Images, Videos, Shopping, News, Maps, More, MSN, Windows Live and so on. Under Extras, on the top right hand side, you will find Preferences, Blogs and Advertising. It displays sponsored links on the right hand side. Related searches on the left hand side, with Google you have to click the "Show Options" button to see the list. Search result is in the middle with. The rest of the searches the usual stuff (The use of the Boolean operators (OR, NOT, AND) within a search term. Search in a search within a specific site or domain. And so on…)

One feature that caught my eye is that Bing lets you take a quick peek before opening a link. If you hover with your mouse cursor over a search result you get a pop-up box where you can read a longer excerpt from the page without visiting the site.

Conclusion
When I search for something and find the answer, I’m content. I don’t understand the "The War of the Search Engines" and don’t care who is numero uno. Will I switch? Properbly not, Bing doesn’t give me a reason to switch.
Decide for yourself: Bing or Google

11 June 2009 Posted by | Search Engines | , , , , | Leave a comment