Google Friends Newsletter - June 2006


Reply by Chat
Since February, you've been able to "chat" using your Gmail account. And now, if you want to reply to an email message, but notice the sender is online and available, you can just "reply by chat." Best of all, these chat replies get grouped with the conversation just like email (after all, one of the best things about Gmail is how it groups a message and its replies into the same conversation so that you can always read your messages in context). To use this new feature, look for a link to "Reply by chat" at the bottom of any message sent by someone on your buddy list, right next to where you'd click to "Reply" or "Forward." The link will show up if the sender is online, and clicking on it will open a chat window where you can start chatting right away.



Google Earth 4
Celebrate the one-year anniversary of Google Earth becoming part of our family with the newest version, Google Earth 4. It's available for PC, Mac and Linux machines, is now offered in French, German, Italian and Spanish, as well as an enterprise edition. And there's a lot more high-resolution imagery in this version too. You can even try the new SketchUp and 3D Warehouse modeling tools yourself.

Google Calendar
If you have a work life, a home life, and a social life, you know the challenge of tracking all of it - and then there's coordinating with friends and family members too. The new Google Calendar can help. You can create a calendar, share it with anyone you invite, and send event invitations right from your calendar. It's also integrated with Gmail so you can directly add events that are mentioned in your email messages. Perhaps most important, Google Calendar supports other popular calendar applications so you can easily import and export your scheduled info.

Government Search
Just launched, Google U.S. Government Search offers a single location for finding U.S. government information, as well as state and local government websites. You can also use this site to keep up to date on government-related news from official government sources and the press. And finally, personalize the page by adding content feeds on government or other topics that you're interested in.

Picasa Web Album
Picasa is Google's free desktop photo management software for organizing and editing your digital pictures. Now we're testing a new feature that makes it easy to share your photos online too. Just pick the photos you want to share from Picasa and upload them to the web in a couple of clicks. Once they're online, your friends can simply go to your gallery's URL to see your pictures. Picasa Web Albums and the new version of Picasa that supports web uploading are currently in limited tests and are available by invitation only. For more information, and to add your name to our waiting list, please visit:

Google Browser Sync
If you have more than one computer and find it hard to keep your browser settings for all your computers in sync, you'll enjoy our new extension for Firefox. It unifies your bookmarks, history, saved passwords, and persistent cookies across all the computers on which you install it. Google Browser Sync also remembers which tabs and windows you had open when you last closed any of your browsers and gives you a chance to reopen them. We think you'll enjoy how it handles synching conflicts too, so that you can bring your browser with you everywhere.

Google Spreadsheets
At Google we're avid about sharing information easily and in real time. That's what led us to develop web-based spreadsheet software so that you can share, collaborate and update them among a number of people online. Now there's Google Spreadsheets, available on Google Labs.

Google Video Player for Macs
Mac fanatics can now enjoy their own Google Video Player, which works with both PowerPC and the new Intel-based Mac lines. You too can download or buy premium shows like "CSI" or even classic "Star Trek" at your leisure.



The book's the thing
In this all too frantic media-saturated world of ours, sometimes it's good to ponder the eternal truths. Many words about timeless matters belong to the one and only William Shakespeare. We celebrate his considerable body of work with a special Google Book Search site that includes all of his plays - comedy, tragedy, romance, history. From here you can also download Google Earth to visit the Bard of Avon's own Globe Theatre and other landmarks from his works and times. We are proud to support New York City's annual Shakespeare in the Park festival, and wanted to extend its reach across the Internet. Take time to savor the language you see on the screen!

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Project Manager Leaves Suicide PowerPoint Presentation

Project Manager Leaves Suicide PowerPoint Presentation:
PORTLAND, OR—Project manager Ron Butler left behind a 48-slide PowerPoint presentation explaining his tragic decision to commit suicide, coworkers reported Tuesday.

"When I first heard that Ron had swallowed an entire bottle of sleeping pills, I was shocked," said Hector Benitez, Butler's friend and coworker at Williams Kennedy Marketing Consultants. "But after the team went through Ron's final PowerPoint presentation, I had a solid working knowledge of the pain he was feeling, his attempts to cope, and the reasons for his ultimate decision."

"I just wish he would've shot me an e-mail asking for help," Benitez added.

Butler broke his presentation into four categories: Assessment Of Current Situation, Apologies & Farewells, Will & Funeral Arrangements, and Final Thoughts.

According to Williams Kennedy president Bradford Williams, finalgoodbye.ppt was "clear, concise, and persuasive."

"After everyone left the room, I sat down and went through Ron's final presentation in slide-sorter view," Williams said. "Man, I gotta tell you, it blew me away. That presentation really utilized the full multimedia capabilities of Microsoft's PowerPoint application."

"We're really gonna miss Ron around here," Williams added.

In the presentation's first section, a three-dimensional bar graph illustrated the growth of Butler's sorrow during the two years since his wife and only child died in a car accident.

"We all got Ron's message loud and clear when that JPEG of his wife wipe-transitioned to a photo of her tombstone," coworker Anne Thibideux said.

~full news here. [with powerpoint screenshot]
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Daihatsu Sirion 2 aka Boon / Passo / Myvi

Click image for larger preview. Click here to download clips.

This version is also known as the Daihatsu Boon and the Toyota Passo in the Japanese market. Although the new Sirion was released in Australia in February 2005, Daihatsu withdrew from the Australian market in March 2006 due to poor sales of all Daihatsu vehicles. It is also manufactured by Perodua as the Perodua Myvi in the Malaysian market.

Toyota Passo inspiring Produa Myvi.

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Kalendar kahwin

Klik imej untuk gambar yang lebih besar.

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RM 20 broadband for students

TM Net aims broadband application at students:
SEREMBAN: TM Net Bhd wants to attract more students to subscribe to its edu-broadband content application, in line with plans to increase its broadband customer base by 400,000 this year.

Chief executive officer Michael Lai said the move would help further promote the use of broadband content and application in schools.

Speaking after the launch of TM Net’s online interactive educational module, B-Smart, he said TM Net’s Multimedia in Education Malaysia programme could guide schoolchildren on the techniques of e-learning.

Lai said TM Net now had more than two million dial-up users and was working hard to convert them to broadband.

Students geeting to know the e-learning service by TM Net during the launching of BlueHyppo B-Smart e-learning programme
He said TM Net had introduced a RM20 package to make broadband service like Streamyx more appealing to end-users.

The B-smart module is the education channel within TM Net’s BlueHyppo portal.

It provides comprehensive courses such as BestariEd, which offers educational content for Primary 1 to Form 5.
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Mouse Party ( flash animation ) ^..^

Click here to see nice animation.
Take a look inside the brains of mice on drugs! Every drug o abuse has it's own unique molecular mechanism. You'll learn how these various drugs disrupt the synapse to make the user feel "high".

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Search tag using TagFetch and get result from Flickr, YouTube, Newsvine,, Feedster, Reddit, Technorati and TailRank. You can try search for worldcup.

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World Cup 2006 Spoiler

*Brazil won the world cup in 1994. Before that, he had won this title for the last time in 1970. *

*If you add up: 1970 + 1994 = 3964 *

*Argentina won the world cup for the last time in 1986. Before that only in 1978. *

*And 1978 + 1986 = 3964 *

*Germany, though, won the world cup in 1990. Before that, Germany won in 1974. *

*Look: 1990 + 1974 = 3964 *

*This could lead us to guess the winner of the World Cup in 2002, since it should be the winner of the 1962 World Cup (In fact 3964 - 2002 = 1962). *

*And Brazil won the world cup in 1962! (And, in fact, Brazil won the 2002 WC) *

*This numerology seems to work... *

*And now, who would be the winner of the 2006 world cup? *

*Let's see, 3964 - 2006 = 1958 *

*And who won in 1958?.... *
*Oh, Brazil did!!!*

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Marijuana as a reward

Parents accused of rewarding sons with pot:
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - Police have arrested a mother and father and accused them of giving marijuana to their young sons - as a reward for good behavior.

Toni Lynn Carlson, 31, and Aaron Virgil Carlson, 23, were booked on suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, possessing marijuana for sale, contributing to the delinquency of minors and endangerment, police said Friday. ~more

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Lefthanded - Live & Unplugged at Planet Hollywood `06 - 2006 ( full album )

Lefthanded - Live & Unplugged at Planet Hollywood `06

CD 1
  1. [Live] - Seruan
  2. [Live] - Sudi-sudikah Dikau
  3. [Live] - Keadilan
  4. [Live] - Lagenda Cinta
  5. [Live] - Lanun
  6. [Live] - Perfect Strangers
  7. [Live] - Debunga Wangi
  8. [Unplugged] - Ku Kehilangan Cinta Tiga Dimensi
  9. [unplugged] - Kenangan Bersamamu
  10. [Unplugged] - Soldier Of Fortune
  11. [Unplugged] - Ku Di Halaman Rindu

CD 2
  1. [Live] - Bertemu Di Dalam Rock & Roll (Hattan)
  2. [Live] - Qabul (Instrumental)
  3. [Live] - Semangat Lamina (Yantzen)
  4. [Live] - Smoke On The Water (Hattan, Rahim Maarof & Yan)
  5. [Live] - Sentuhan Kidal (Instrumental)
  6. [Live] - Arah Yang Hilang (Muix Metalasia)
  7. [Live] - Ringan Dan Berat (Yan)
  8. [Live] - Pada syurga Di wajahmu
  9. [Live] - Tiada Lagi Kidungmu
  10. [Encore] - Alam Dan Pencipta
~Download CD 1, CD 2

Join ada2aje to request mp3.

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How to sleep


Treating sleep as a necessity rather than a luxury is the secret to being a peak performer. When you don't get proper sleep, you experience increased stress, feelings of lethargy, weight gain, reduced immunity and lowered productivity and memory. How do you know if you are getting proper sleep? Answer the following questions:
  • Do I need an alarm clock to wake up at the right time?
  • Do I often fall asleep in meetings, after heavy meals or when watching TV?
  • Do I often sleep extra hours on weekend mornings?
  • Do I feel tired during the day?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it's likely you need more sleep.


1. Get proper sleep

Identify the amount of sleep you need to be fully alert all day and get that amount every night. For most adults, it's eight hours. For teenagers, it's nine.

2. Establish a regular sleep schedule

Go to bed at the same time every night, and wake up at the same time every morning - including weekends.

3. Get continuous sleep

For sleep to be rejuvenating, you should get your required amount of sleep in one continuous block. Any nicotine or caffeine after 2pm or alcohol within three hours of bedtime will disrupt your sleep.

4. Make up for lost sleep

For every two hours awake, you add one hour of debt to your sleep debt account. It takes eight hours of sleep to restore 16 hours of waking activity. You cannot make up for large sleep losses during the week by sleeping in at the weekend. Try taking a 20-minute power nap at midday.


1. Keep your bedroom quiet, dark and cool

Sleep on a mattress with individual pocketed coils that reduce motion transfer, or a foam mattress designed to support your back properly.

2. Reduce stress

Even if you are sleep-deprived, anxiety can delay sleep onset. Try relaxation exercises. Write down your concerns before you go to bed - your worries then won't interfere with your sleep. Don't watch TV within two hours of bedtime. Take a warm bath before bed. Reading for pleasure before turning off the lights will ease you into sleep.

James B Maas, PhD, is a Stephen H Weiss Presidential Fellow, Professor and past Chairman of Psychology at Cornell University. He is the recipient of the American Psychological Association's Outstanding Educator Award and the author of Power Sleep.

~more how to

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Search - Mentari Merah Diufuk Timur

Jom layan karaoke.

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Blog statistics

This blog statistics. Powered by Statcounter. If you have blog, I recommnend this tool.

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Google launch Google Browser Sync

Google Browser Sync:
Google Browser Sync for Firefox is an extension that continuously synchronizes your browser settings – including bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, and saved passwords – across your computers. It also allows you to restore open tabs and windows across different machines and browser sessions. If you use Firefox and use more than one computer you can install this extension.

More Firefox extension from Google here.
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Helicopter escape from Greek prison

BBC Learning English | Helicopter escape from Greek prison:
The Greek police are hunting for two criminals who managed to escape from the country's largest maximum security prison in a helicopter. It's thought the escape was organised by one of the country's most wanted men. This report from Richard Galpin:

This was one of the most daring prison breakouts to take place in Greece. The helicopter landed in a courtyard of Korydallos prison in Athens as those on board threw flares into the area. Amid the confusion, two inmates managed to climb into the helicopter which took off again, flying to a nearby cemetery. The escaped prisoners then fled with their accomplices on motorbikes which have since been found near the port of Piraes.

One of the men, Vassilis Paleokostas, was serving a twenty-five year sentence for kidnapping and bank robbery. It's thought his brother, who's been on the run since 1990, was behind the breakout. The police have arrested the helicopter pilot, who says he was forced to fly to the prison at gunpoint.

Korydallos holds some of the country's most notorious criminals, including the leaders of the militant left-wing organisation, November Seventeenth, who were found guilty of murdering politicians, businessmen and foreign diplomats.

Richard Galpin, BBC, Athens Correspondent
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Yahoo, Microsoft IM Integration 'Soon'

BetaNews | Yahoo, Microsoft IM Integration 'Soon':
Responding to queries on the status of integration with Yahoo Messenger, Microsoft said Monday that it was still working toward integrating the Yahoo network into the Windows Live Messenger client. "I still don't know exactly when you're going to be able to start adding those Yahoo! Buddies to your WL Messenger, but it can't be much longer," Messenger team member Leah posted to the team blog Monday.

The original deal to link the two networks was announced in October of last year. At the time, the companies said that the integration would occur by the second quarter of 2006. According to the blog post, a fully functional version of Windows Live Messenger with the Yahoo network integrated is being tested internally, however final testing has not begun.
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Bush animation

Thx Nadya for this link
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Makanan, Halal & Belas Makanan

Saya seorang pelajar yang kini sedang menuntut di Moscow, Rusia. Saya ada sedikit kemusykilan berhubung dengan status makanan di sini. Maklumlah, hidup di negara penduduk majoritinya bukan Islam, hal makanan halal dan haram menjadi masalah kami di sini.

Saya ingin mengambil kesempatan bertanyakan kepada ustaz tentang makanan yang berasaskan sumber sayur-sayuran, susuan, yang pastinya halal tetapi melalui cara pembuatan yang tidak diyakini. Maksud saya, adakan jatuh haram makanan halal tadi jika dimasak di dalam bekas yang pernah digunakan untuk memasak khinzir? Harap ustaz dapat jelaskan.

Makanan yang dimasak dengan menggunakan bekas yang digunakan untuk memasak khinzir adalah tidak boleh dimakan. Bekas yang digunakan itu terlebih dahulu hendaklah disamak sebelum ia digunakan. Bekas itu tetap dikira bernajis selagi mana ia tidak disamak.

Namun pandangan ini akan berubah sekiranya sudah tidak ada makan lain selain daripada makanan yang dimasak dengan bekas tersebut maka pada saat itu, bolehlah masakan daripada bekas itu dimakan, ini kerana memelihara nyawa itu lebih utama.

Selain itu, perlu diingat keharusan itu hanyalah untuk menyelamatkan keadaan yang darurat sahaja. Berusahalah terlebih dahulu untuk mendapatkan makanan yang bersih lagi halal yang menjadi tuntutan agama Islam.

Sebarang soalan untuk ruangan Kemusykilan Agama boleh dihantar melalui e-mel

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Card Toss ( games )

Play Card Toss here. (no money involved)

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