Monthly Archives: December 2008

GMail – New in Labs: Tasks, Text Messaging in Chat

GMail

  • New in Labs: Tasks, Text Messaging in Chat
    • Tasks: Keep track what you need to do with a lightweight task list right
      inside of Google Mail. Just click and type to add new tasks, convert
      emails into tasks, and (most satisfyingly) check them off as you’re done.
      Once you turn on this Labs feature, look for the Tasks link to the left of
      your inbox under Contacts.
    • Text messaging in Chat: Send SMS text messages right from Google Mail. You chat from your comfy
      computer and reach your friends on the go; they get your messages as texts
      and can peck out replies on their little keyboards.

    To get started with these Labs features and more, click Settings and go to
    the Labs tab. Then select “Enable” next to the features you want to turn on
    and click “Save Changes.” Learn
    more

  • The Notebook (2004) – Love never despairs

    The movie focuses on an old man reading a story to an old woman in a nursing home. The story he reads follows two young lovers named Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun, who meet one evening at a carnival. But they are separated by Allie’s parents who dissaprove of Noah’s unwealthy family, and move Allie away. After waiting for Noah to write her for several years, Allie meets and gets engaged to a handsome young soldier named Lon. Allie, then, with her love for Noah still alive, stops by Noah’s 200-year-old home that he restored for her, “to see if he’s okay”. It is evident that they still have feelings for each other, and Allie has to choose between her fiancĂ© and her first love. Written by Jessica Cymerman

    The Notebook

    The movie starts in a nursing home with Duke reading to an older woman, whose memory is slipping from her more and more everyday. Duke reads the story of two lovers who meet in the south at a carnival. Allie was 17. A city girl from money, and Noah was a country boy. The two spend the whole summer together but Allie is forced to move and go to college although she was willing to give it up for Noah. Noah writes Allie 365 letters and she never gets them. So he restores the house him and ALlie went to one night out of ‘labor of love’. Seven years pass and Allie meets and falls in love with a wealthy soldier Lon. When seeing Noah’s picture in the paper, Allie is drawn back to him. They spent a few days together and she doesn’t want to leave. Allie has to chose between her fiancĂ© and Noah. Written by Stephanie

    An old man in a nursing home reads a story to an old woman each day. The story he reads follows two young lovers named Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun. They met one evening at a carnival many years ago. Allie’s parents separate Noah and Allie. They disapprove of Noah’s lack of wealth, and move Allie away. After waiting for Noah to write her for several years, Allie meets and becomes engaged to a handsome young soldier named Lon. In a local newspaper, Noah’s picture catches Allie’s eye. He is standing in front of a fully restored, 200 year old home. The article is filled with praise for his accomplishments. Allie’s heart nearly bursts. The last time she saw this house it was a rotted decaying shamble. She stood enfolded in Noah’s arms in the great entryway and listened to his plans to buy and restore this house. Just the way she wanted it. With her love for Noah still alive, the picture pulls at her heart. She has to go back, see if Noah is okay, and tell him about her marriage. They both think the echo deep in their hearts, the one that has lasted all these years, is not shared by the other. The cry they could not stifle. It wasn’t over for me. Written by Dontee