Thursday, July 30, 2009

Google Voice

I haven't checked my e-mail in days... I got home from my first day at work (yes it went great) and there in my inbox was a Google Voice invite link! I was so excited. I think I've been playing with it for the last 2 hours! The features are excellent. As you can see I've added a widget to my website. If you type in your number and then click "Keep Number Private" I won't be able to view your number. The voice mail will come up as unknown.

Not only can you call anyone in the US for free you can also text. And voice mails can be transcribed.

More than one number can be setup for forwarding. So if you have a cell, work, and house phone you can forward calls to your Google phone number to all 3. This allows people to easily get in contact with you and simplifies it to 1 number. And it can keep your personal numbers private.

You can turn Google Voice forwarding on and off by putting your account to unavailable. This will send all calls to voice mail.

Google Voice is a pretty much the awesome sauce. And they are giving away business cards with your Google voice number and any other information for free (This includes the cards, printing and yes SHIPPING!). You get 25 cards and you can pay $10 and get a box of 100. (Yes I ordered a pack of 25)

And Yes, there's an app for that.

And before you ask no I do not have any invites sorry guys.
And yes I had a good first day at work. It was long and my feet hurt but it went well.


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Jackson, MS Comic-Con 2009

Yesterday @mogki and I went to the Jackson, MS Comic-Con at Hinds Community College (Rankin Campus). We both had a blast. @princess_mo and @deosil met us up there. The vendors had some excellent stuff! Totally worth a look. Things were fairly priced or not to expensive and the dealers were willing to work with ya. Heroes and Dreams also gave out a free comic to attendees.

Larry Kenney was the guest of honor. Kenney is known as the voice of Lion-O from Thundercats and the voice of popular cartoon cereal characters Count Chocula and Sonny the Cocoa Puffs bird.

Marshall Ramsey had a booth where he was selling the books he illustrated and Dave Ramsey wrote. I bought two and Marshall signed them for me :)

Other booths included cartoonists, artists, comic dealers, groups, and game dealers. Not to mention all the hardcore fans dressed in their best. And of course the Heroes and Dreams Dreamgirls dressed in popular comic hero costumes and they are the ones passing out free comics. Hundreds flocked to the Con and there is still one more day to go!

TODAY is the last day of the comic-con if you are interested in attending they will be open until 6pm. The price to get in the door is $7. The con is located at Hinds Community College in Pearl off of Hwy 80. It's the back building where the auditorium is. You can't miss it.

Of course I took pictures and video! Check out the Video below which has both.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009


This Thursday July 9th from 5-9:30pm there will be a tweetup at Sneaky Bean in the Fondren area of Jackson, MS. I encourage everyone to attend. Even if you don't have a twitter account come out and join us and see what Twitter is about.

What is a Tweet-up? A Tweet-up is a Twitter Meet-up. People who are on twitter get together to hang out, network, make new friends, and have fun. It's a great way to meet people or be in a safe setting to meet people you may know on Twitter.

The last few tweet-ups were at Buffalo Wild Wings and it was fun but I want to spread the Tweet-up love around. Each month I'd like to have at least one tweet-up some where in the Jackson area. I choose Sneaky Bean this time because of it's central location and the fact it has coffee, beer, and something for everyone. Also they have a large room in the back. BWW was great but it was loud.

What I would like to know is Where ya'll think the next tweet-up should be. I am still working on a Twitter night at the Braves and if you would like to help with that it would be appreciated.

Leave a comment with a suggestion to a place you think would be great for a tweet-up or send me an @ reply on twitter @iellie.

Also be sure to check out all the information on the tweet-up such as who is going, a map and be sure to RSVP!:

See you at the Tweet-up!