Improvements to Gmail contacts

Another step in the “ultimate” sync process, woohoo! Gmail added fields to their contact manager. I guess I don’t have to add birthdays and other random data to the notes field and mess up my contacts even more.

This will make things a lot cleaner and help with cleaning out your address book. My address book has SERIOUSLY been a mess since 1999 and I’m not kidding. Its getting better though, and now if the big G would just create a better duplicate remover, allow 2 way sync with every other email site, social network, desktop email program aaaaaaaaand make it all sync nicely to my Blackberry storm, the universe would be a much better place.

OR…maybe I should find a company that just specializes in data management and organization…any suggestions?

Official gmail blog post.

The “real” TJ Allard

I’m officially the “real” tjallard…on Facebook that is.

My Facebook name grab is complete! Basically I got my facebook vanity url before anyone else did. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, you better hurry. 500,000 names were registered in the first 15 minutes! Registration started at 12am on Saturday June 13.

The virtual land rush has become such a popular thing these days that people are grabbing their name at every possible social network…just in case. Just in case what? I have no idea, but I’m on the bandwagon doing my best to keep up with the Joneses.

My question is…how can I leave my name (tjallard) to someone when I die, or decide to change it? Who regulates all of this and stops people from jacking names before someone gets yours and hold it for ransom?

Where does all this end?

Get your Facebook username now.

Google Notebook OUT….3banana IN

I used to love using google notebook, but the big G announced a while back, that they arebasically shutting it down.

Official Google Notebook Blog: Stopping development on Google Notebook: “Starting next week, we plan to stop active development on Google Notebook. This means we’ll no longer be adding features or offer Notebook for new users. But don’t fret, we’ll continue to maintain service for those of you who’ve already signed up. As part of this plan, however, we will no longer support the Notebook Extension, but as always users who have already signed up will continue to have access to their data via the web interface at”

I’ve been looking for alternatives ever since, especially something that would allow me to sync my notes everywhere.


Oh, and look….you can log in using your Google account. hmmmm I wonder…