Google Voice adds Email forwarding to SMS

Handle all your text messages and voice mail via your Gmail inbox.  Pretty convenient.

Google Voice Adds Email Forwarding and Replies to SMS – Google Voice – Lifehacker

. If you head into your Google Voice “Voicemail & SMS” settings and turn on email forwarding, the messages arrive from a randomized address at, which makes it nice and easy to set up a new label and filter in Gmail and other mail clients to funnel all your SMS into.

Published in: on September 9, 2009 at 6:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

Hamachi updates personal VPN

Web based management and ease-of-use enhancements allow you to create a personal, virtual cloud in minutes.

Hamachi Updates and Adds Web-Based Management – Vpn – Lifehacker

LogMeIn has released a new version of their popular VPN-solution Hamachi. Hamachi² has the great ease of use of the original Hamachi plus enhancements like a new GUI and web-based management.

Published in: on September 9, 2009 at 5:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

Apple and the Enterprise: server availability

A survey by ITIC of self-reported server reliability information, this year includes Macs running OS X.  See the snippet.  I believe it says “exteremely competitive”.  And without letting too much out of the bag, IBM lead the pack, with 25 minutes less down time and HP UX seemed to tie the Mac systems by also showing about 40 minutes unplanned downtime per annum.

ITIC » Archive » ITIC 2009 Global Server Hardware & Server OS Reliability Survey Results

This year’s survey for the first time, also incorporated reliability results for the Apple Mac and OS X 10.x OS platform. The survey respondents indicated that Apple products are extremely competitive in an enterprise setting. IT managers spend approximately 15 minutes per server to apply patches and Apple Macs recorded just under 40 minutes of per server, per annum downtime.

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September 9, 2009 Events

There’s the Apple Event, The Beatles Rockband, and last but not least the  HST Servicing Mission 4 first public data release.

Why 09/09/09 Is So Special | LiveScience

Have special plans this 09/09/09?

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GIT plugin for NetBeans

NetBeans comes with svn, cvs, and mercurial built in – here’s the way to add GIT.

Michael Bien’s Weblog : NetBeans GIT support

If you are using GIT as SCM and NetBeans as IDE you should probably check out NBGit. The plugin integrates GIT in NetBeans in the same way as the out of the box Mercurial support does it. In fact both modules have the same origin since nbgit is a fork of the mercurial integration project and incrementally adds features to catch up.

Published in: on September 9, 2009 at 1:47 pm  Leave a Comment