Archive | September, 2007

Microsoft Outlook Connector

Microsoft Outlook Connector is a free program that you can use with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts. I tried setting it up for my Windows Live Hotmail account and captured some screen shots during the setup process. Unfortunately, it didn’t go quite as well as I was hoping it would and ended up with the dreaded ‘Not Responding’ error.

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Mango

The past few weeks have been quite busy – new projects – new experiments – new hosting providers – new server issues and now in perfect timing a new way to learn a language. Mango – offers a new way to learn a new language. After taking French for six years in High School and not being  able to converse in it at all, I figured it was worth a shot. So far, the program has proved very impressive and not being able to benchmark it against a Rosetta product weakens my recommendation. Nevertheless, if you’re looking to pick up Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, French, Greek or German try them out. As for me, it’s Adios – Spanish for Goodbye.

Is a Toyota Corolla Worth It?

Last year my trusted, will never die, will run for ever, will cross 300,000 miles, will do cart wheels Honda Accord finally showed its age. After many days of research I finally decided I wanted to get a new Toyota Corolla. For the first year, I had zero complaints, however in the last two months, an onboard computer chip had to get replaced and now my center case latch needs to get replaced. None of the replacement parts cost me anything since the car is still covered under a warranty but what’s more concerning is the fact that great brand name products fail. It’s even more annonying when now you can’t walk around recommending your purchase knowing that the same things may fail for others. In this case, word of mouth marketing is definitely not in Toyota’s favor.