Night Roses

Photo-A-Day #1932

Tonight Allison, Eva and I headed down to the Cape. It was pouring much of the way and the traffic was not good so we were bumper to bumper the whole way. We got down to the Cape late and by the time we got there it was dark and I hadn’t taken a photo. Rather than take a photo inside the house I decided to try and take a shot outside, in the dark, without a tripod. It had stopped raining and so I ended up using a fence post for a tripod, it still wasn’t that steady but I did end up getting this shot out of the many I took.

For much of the Ride Allison and I talked about something I did for my friend Kim and on the second part of the ride I talked with Kim to fix much of what I did. Okay, that makes it look like I made some mistakes working on something for her but I really didn’t. I did something pretty cool but Microsoft Outlook is a spaz and had a conniption with what I did. But I was able to talk her through the fixes easily as I drove. She’s been asking me to put together some packages that I could sell to people. Do you think that I could sell this sort of thing…

Photo Information

Date Taken: July 23, 2010
Camera: Nikon Corporation (Aff Link)
Model: NIKON D80 (My Flickr)
ISO: 800
Exposure: 6.0 sec
Aperture: 18.0
Focal Length: 250mm
Flash Used: No
Mode: Aperture w/AF
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm

Kim has numerous websites and I have set up e-mail addresses for each one of them. So she has about 8 different addresses and wanted to be able to receive all messages to one inbox and be able to send mail from one inbox as well. The great thing is that the address that she wanted to use is a GMail one. That made things so much easier. So I was able to forward the seven other Gmail and or Hotmail addresses to the main address. Then I was able to set up that Gmail account, so that she can send e-mails through the main account as the other accounts. I was also able to sync the calendars from other accounts to the main account.

So what was the problem? Microsoft Outlook was set up to map to four of the email addresses so that the e-mails went to her outlook. I turned IMAP off on all but the main address. The problem was that Outlook gave warnings that would not go away so that I could talk Kim through unlinking the other addresses. We weren’t able to do that but I was able to talk Kim through turning IMAP back on for those accounts. She’s going to get double e-mails until she can unlink the IMAP on her outlook. We’re almost there.

I use Gmail for pretty much everything and I love how it works and all the things that you can do with it, you can create forms and have the results automatically go to spreadsheets and share them with other people to collaborate. Allison and I can share the same calendar across all of our accounts on the computer, the iPad and the iPod. I’ve been meaning to detail how I did that. I’ll do that soon.

So, do you think that people would pay for someone to coordinate and synchronize all of their e-mail addresses to a single account for easy access?

5 thoughts on “Night Roses”

  1. I think people would pay for this. Maybe even me, if I can’t figure out how to do it on my own. I only have two email accounts, my one and my gmail one. What I would like to do is to be able to use the mobile web email feature on my phone, but it only works with services like yahoo and gmail. I’m sure it’s pretty easy to get that one account forwarded to gmail and all, but we shall see.

    I have a friend with a photography business who was having trouble getting her domain email set up. She ended up just using her gmail account for her business, because she needed to get cards made up. This sort of service might help for people like her.

    Have fun on the Cape, hope it doesn’t rain too much more!

  2. Good photo Drew. I used to love my D80 before I sold it — not a bad shot for being completely dark (at least that was my guess)

    1. Aaron,
      Thanks, it was completely dark except for the Christmas lights. I probably could have played with more settings.

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