TOURBUS: Tuesday, November 12, 1996
DRIVER: Bob Rankin
TODAY'S TOURBUS STOP:
(--- A hiss comes on over the TOURBUS radio, and the Driver's ---)
(--- face appears in the mirror of the World's Largest Bus... ---)Hey you in the back of the bus... Yeah, that's right - I'm talking to you. Your wife just called and said you forgot her birthday yesterday. Major Blunder, report to the doghouse!!As I use computers more and more in the course of my daily affairs, it seems that my own brain is becoming incapable of simple tasks like addition, subtraction and remembering where I left my hastily scribbled to-do list.
So today the Bus will pull in to a truly useful site called Remind U-Mail that combines the power of the web with e-mail to ensure that you'll never again miss an appointment, birthday or other important event.
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REMIND U-MAIL at http://calendar.stwing.upenn.edu
...is a free on-line calendar. Yup, you can actually enter all your appointments on a personalized monthly calendar, right on the Web!
Your calendar is never more than a few clicks away if you keep it online with Remind U-Mail. Just pop in with your web browser and you can view, update or modify your calendar.
No more little black book. No more forgetting where you put that little black book. Just bookmark your digital Web-Calendar and it's accessible whether you're at home or on the road. You can even share a calendar with family, friends, or co-workers.
"Wow, that's pretty cool. It doesn't get any better than this!"
Bzzzt, wrong answer. That's only half of the coolness. A free e-mail reminder sevice makes Remind U-Mail even better by sending you e-mail messages on or before the scheduled events.
This little electronic poke in the ribs can be set up as a one-time event or an annual reminder for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
How Does It Work?
Step 1: Visit REMIND U-MAIL at http://calendar.stwing.upenn.edu
Step 2: Click on the "Sign Me Up!" link, then enter your name, e-mail address and time zone on the form.
Step 3: Check your e-mail for your REMIND U-MAIL username & password.
Step 4: Back at the main page, click "Members", then enter your username and password to access your calendar.
Come back often to update or consult your calendar, because the system will automatically delete any calendars that have not been accessed for two weeks.
What Do I Need To Use the Web-Calendar?
1) A valid e-mail address
2) A tables-capable browser (Netscape, Internet Explorer, Mosaic, and AOL's Version 3 software will all work fine.)
Sorry, there's no apparent way to create or manage your calendar using only e-mail.
Is It Really Free?
Yep, totally free. The author, Blake David Mills IV is a student at the University of Pennsylvania who says: "This is a free service I'm working on in my spare time. I originally wrote it for my own personal use, but decided others might find it useful as well." What a guy!+----------------------------- DIGITIZE IT! -------------------------+ Send your photos to PixPro for high-quality color scanning, and get an image to dress up your Web site or documents. Mention TOURBUS for 20% off first order. Come visit the free Pixel Pop Art Gallery! +---------------------- http://www.pixpro.com -----------------------+Remind U-Mail was a "Yahoo Pick of the Week" recently, so it's likely to become a popular service. Enjoy! --Bob