Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Email into Evernote if you do not have Premium


Recently Evernote reduced a feature of the Free tier.  Now only five emails a month can be made to your Evernote account, unless you have Premium level.

Lifehacker.com reports on Digital Inspiration's post telling about how you can use the Evernote Gmail clipper to send Gmails to Evernote.  

And Lifehacker goes on to note two IFTTT.com recipes to send information to Evernote via email.

There are not perfect, but they get back some of the lost functionality.

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Day Learning about Early Aviation



Yesterday, I went on a day long tour of early aviation artifacts and sites located in the Washington DC area organized by Smithsonian Associates (link to tour)

The tour was lead by Paul Glenshaw.  Paul was acknowledged for his help by David McCullough in his book :"The Wright Brothers", a book I read in preparation of this tour.

We first visited the National Air and Space Museum to view the early Wright gliders, and of course,the 1903 Wright Flyer.

We also saw Lilienthal's early glider, and the Langley Aerodrome.  #5.  This aircraft was flown successfully unmanned near my home, off of Chopawamsic Island (map) itself just off Quantico Marine Base.

The next visit was the Smithsonian Castle.  The garden there was the site of Professor Langley's construction of the Aerodrome.  
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Afterwards we visited Haines Point, site of the unsuccessful attempt to fly the powered Aerodrome by pilot Charles Manly.

Next was the Air Force Memorial.  And then Fort Meyer, where in 1908 Orville Wright demonstrated the Wright airplane for the U.S. Army.  On one test flight, the plane crashed, injuring Orville, and killing Lt. Thomas Selfridge, making Selfridge the first airplane fatality.

In 1909 Orville successfully demonstrated the airplane's usefulness to the US Army at Fort Meyer.  As part of the contract to sell a plane to the Army, the Wrights had to train two pilots.  That training was done at College Park.  After the Wright's left, training continued at the nascent College Park Airport, the oldest airport in the world.

The College Park Aviation Museum was our final visit.

I chose some photographs from the many I took, and captioned and shared them.

Note: click the first photo, and then Info button
to see captions and a map where the photo was taken.  Hover your mouse over the right edge of the photo for an arrow to the next photo.



Google Assistant did the same programmatically.

This post was my way of documenting and remembering the day, but thought others might enjoy it too, if for no other reason then to know about the wonderful resource that is Smithsonian Associates.


Note: This blog post contains one Amazon Affiliate Link.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Anker Compact Car Jump Starter and Portable Charger



If it were from anyone but Anker, I'd be dubious, but I own several Anker products and love their products.

This is not only a portable charger for your devices, but will jump start your car.  It will jump start your car 15 times!

Amazon Affiliate Link

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Open Office 365 Files from Google Drive


Google released an add-on for Office 365 allowing a user to open and save Office 365 files to your Drive space.

You can download it here.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Evernote has a new CEO

Evernote announced today on their blog that Chris O'Neill is their new CEO.  O'Neill replaces the founding CEO, Phil Libin.

O'Neill comes from Google.  I've long thought Google should buy Evernote, but I don't see this as a prelude to that happening.  A Googler has never become a CEO of a company that Google was interesting in acquiring, that I know about.

Business Insider is reporting 
Libin will remain as executive chairman.

The move comes a month after Libin revealed in an interview with The Information of his intention to step down.

Libin told Recode that his decision to resign is largely due to his lack of passion leading a company that's about to go public."
I've interacted with Libin on line, and hope he enjoys his new roll, and that Evernote continues to thrive.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Evernote on Android Wear Watch

You know if I bought an Android Wear watch, Evernote would be my first install.

Here's what AndroidCentral says the experience is like using Evernote on a watch.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Facebook's Instant Articles : Am I right to be concerned?

If I were the publisher of a newspaper, I'd be thrilled by Facebook's new partnership with newspapers.  And I'd be scared to death of it too.


In May, Facebook and nine media outlets, The New York Times among them, announced a partnership, Instant Articles,  where Facebook would publish the paper's content in Facebook's news feed.  Ads served with the stories sold by the papers will generate revenue for the papers they do not have to share with Facebook.  Revenue for ads sold by Facebook will be shared with the papers, with the newspapers getting 70%.


Eventually, more newspapers will be included.  Maybe even your local paper.