Caboodle of the Week | Doodle | Wendy & Lisa | Stephen Fry
Doodle is an online scheduling tool that allows you to “poll” a number of people to determine at what time they could attend a meeting, event, etc. You create a poll with date and time alternatives for the participants to choose. The idea is to make it easier to schedule meetings that work for all participants. A participant actually “votes” for the time that they prefer or are available, and you can choose the time and date that gets the most votes. As a registered user of Doodle you are provided with tools to track and manage their polls.The site offers integration with Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple iCal and Lotus Notes. In addition, the site offers Mobile Doodle and Doodle for Facebook, iGoogle and XING.In the absence of having a virtual assistant to coordinate your meetings, lunches and social events, Doodle ensures that you find a common time and avoid spending hours if not days going back and forth with people to find an alternative time.
Wendy & Lisa | Waterfall
Recently my 11 year old son asked for a list of my top 100 songs of all time. That’s quite a challenge and going to take some time to compile. However, as with any good challenge, I have already started the research. This was one of my favourite songs and duo’s from the 1980’s, so I thought I would add it to my caboodle of the week. Wendy & Lisa are a music duo consisting of Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman. They began working with Prince in the early 1980′s and were part of his band The Revolution, before branching out on their own and releasing their debut album in 1987. In recent years they have turned their attention to writing music for film and television and have won an Emmy Award. Waterfall was a great song, I hope you agree?
Wendy & Lisa–Waterfall
Stephen Fry is a man of many talents. Radio Times readers voted Stephen number one in their “smartest people on TV” poll. I wholeheartedly agree.He is a writer, actor, comedian, director, documentation, quiz show host and award ceremony presenter. There seems to be no end to his ability to excel at whatever he chooses to do. Most importantly, and near and dear to my heart, he is a technophile. His recent show, The Gadget Man, was one of my favourite shows of last year; his contribution to the online world through his Blog and Twitter experience is second to none. In fact, he has in many ways created a standard for others to follow.I confess- I haven’t read his books. They are loaded and ready to go on my Kobo Arc for my travels next week, hence why I’m focusing on him this week.If you get a chance, check out his blog, tweets, book, TV and movie work.