Google just added appointment slots to their online Calendar in their quest to successfully emulate MS Outlook on the cloud. Quite frankly, Googles getting pretty good, I can organize my whole life online and now with appointment slots I can allow people to book my time online, just like they would do with a MS Outlook Meeting Request.
For those of us who miss the good ol’ days of pen and paper though (like me!!), there’s a spectacular app that does just the calendar bit and nothing else. It’s call coolendar and it’s really cool (pardon the lame pun)
Previously I bloged about creative resumes, and that seems to be one of my highest hitting web pages, so in my shameless attempt to garner more hits, I’d thought I’d blog about creative v-cards as well.
Vcards are a fad that didn’t really catch on, think of them as virtual business cards (because that’s essentially what they are). So instead of handing out business cards, you hand out urls that point to this awesome looking page that has all your contact information. Since vcards are mostly used by freelance web designers, the designs of vcards are excellent, ranging from beautifully minimalistic to outrageously awesome.A good vcard design should answer 3 important questions,
Popular Website Gizmodo, today posted a link to Intels new Museum of me that allows Facebook users to grab information from their facebook profiles and post them up in a really cool museum like format.
I’ve been unable to view it, I suspect it’s due to the fact that 100,000+ people have liked it since it launched barely hours ago. Talk about an internet sensation. It remains to be seen though if the website itself is overloaded of facebook has blocked the auths from intel. It sounds totally cool, but what you’re essentially doing is granting permission to a corporation to view you personal data…all of it. Not just the stuff you fill up in a form but all the stuff on your facebook.
Some companies receive so many resumes for each job application, they filter out applications based on your resume photo. Imagine, your resume was probably not read simply because your photo wasn’t eye-catching (imagine resumes like mine that have no photo!). It’s nobody’s fault, if you receive thousands upon thousands of resumes you need to have some filtering ability that doesn’t require time.
Obviously you shouldn’t be putting your photo on the resume, but the questions remains on how to get people looking at your resumes? The idea is to break away from the standard thinking that Resumes need to be linear. Microsoft word has far more capability now then when you wrote your first resume, and even then it’s better to use Adobe InDesign, Photoshop or even Scribus to create your resume. Resumes don’t need to be linear, but they need to be standard, it needs to have the standard information people are looking for and it needs to be presented clearly. A hiring manager isn’t bothered to look and search for your experience, it needs to be ‘presented’.
Jalopnik a website closely related to Lifehacker has been having a series of ridiculously cool wallpapers featuring ridiculously cool cars. If you’re into having cool cars grace your laptop screen so others can view something a lot more beautiful than the windows cloud head on over to Jalopnik and download you ridiculously cool wallpapers there. Warning , these wallpapers are so cool you’ll probably want them all.
Other ridiculously cool cars available besides the Aston Martin are the GT-40 and a 64′ Corvette
Wonderfully Unique and fun Facebook icons. For a long time people have been bugging Facebook to give us some more flexibility is the quick comment sections rather than just ‘like’, but these beautiful icons from Leonard Savage really take the cake. [via Designer Daily]
Ever wondered if the Ikea designed the manuals for constructing the Delorean from Back to the Future or a Lightsabre. Wonder no more thanks to the folks from College Humor [Via Gizmodo]