Ugg. New iGoogle

From what I’m reading on blogs and hearing from friends, I’m not the only one not pleased with the new iGoogle. For me it’s not the layout, it’s the functionality. It’s not working all the time as it should. Links become unclickable, check boxes become uncheckable, feeds don’t update properly. So I find myself refreshing the page hundreds of times a day. What’s supposed to help with productivity is actually hindering productivity. Hopefully they get the bugs resolved soon. Or let users revert to the old (working) version.

Gerber – Great E-mail, Just a Month Late

Gerber just sent me a very informative e-mail update on all things for a 4 month old baby. One problem. My son is a few days away from 5 months old. I logged in to check the birth date, and it was right. Someone over there lost track of count. Or maybe they didn’t round up? Or maybe production time is slow? There’s a big difference month to month. Sorry Gerber, you have to get your timing right.

My Google Wishlist

I love Google and use almost all of their apps, but some things just bug me. Especially seemingly simple things and how all of their services are tied together (or not tied together). I’d like not to have to use other apps or services to manage or hack (e.g. gmarks or Remember the Milk). I use the Toolbar, Gmail, Reader, Notes, Docs & Spreadsheets, Blogger, Calendar, Webmaster Tools, Analytics, AdWords, AdSense, Chrome, and try out most if not all of everything else they offer.

– Add “Blog This” to Google Reader for a one click posting to my blog.
– Have shared items show up in “your shared stuff” page.

– Let me edit urls.
– Allow for a public html page (sort of like delicious) so I don’t have to log into Google to access my bookmarks. Preferably set some to private and others public.
– Allow subfolders or sub tags for better organization.

– Allow for more than one account to access and update so my wife and I can maintain one photo gallery. This applies to both the desktop software and the online pages.

– I know this kind of goes against one the things Gmail is all about, but have a “traditional” view so e-mails aren’t grouped by conversation. It’s a pain in the neck and hard to follow when a conversation is forwarded and there are several threads with the same subject.

– Give me a simple to do list feature. Nothing fancy.

Shared Stuff
– Let me share calendar items, bookmarks, Picasa items, blog entries, reader items.

– Use the same profile info as my main Google account profile. Instead of updating separate profiles.
– I HATE the blogs I follow feature. C’mon. Let me manage this through Google Reader instead of having to import and maintain 2 lists.

– For the love of God, integrate the Google Toolbar!


I’m not naive. I know there would be a similiar reaction to an Obama parade through a conservative area (although they are likely not as populated as NYC). But what I don’t understand is the hatred displayed by people who say they embrace “tolerance.” I guess tolerance only applies to what you agree with.

Is this soon enough?

Wow, well over 2 years ago I set up this blog in hopes to get it up and running one day. Well better late than never I guess. I’m going to blog about my interests, my career, and random thoughts.

My interests. Sports. Mostly football and baseball. I’ve been a lifetime Yankees and Bills fan. Yes, Bills even though I’m from Yonkers. I’m more a fair weather basketball and hockey fan (Knicks and Islanders). Besides sports, I follow politics casually and am glad I’ve found a career (internet marketing) that taps into my interest in e-media and marketing.

My career started out in sales, but who was I kidding? I’m no salesman. Besides I did more direct marketing than cold calls to build leads. I guess it was a sign of things to come. I started my marketing career on the “paper” side, but soon fell into online marketing. I have almost 10 years of online marketing under my belt. Mostly on the retention side, but most recently acquisition. I presently work forย a vitamin and supplement company. Check out my LinkedIn profile.

In my spare time I co-founded and run the website for the New York City Buffalo Bills Backers. It was the prefect melding of my interests in sports with my career and interest in web marketing.

I hope this isn’t too much of a boring introduction. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is my blog, links, and other random stuff.