I am an “Official Nashvillian”

This last week I officialy moved into my new place in Nashville and that makes me an “Official Nashvillian”!!! Sarah and I got a place on the East side of Nashville in a nice two bedroom house, and we’ve been filling it up with all our little things.

So far so good, and the neighbor hood isn’t to bad either,,, although last night there was a strange guy on the sidewalk with a podium and some speakers preaching to the streets of nobody. We could hear him from 10 blocks away, and at first we thought there was a party down the street. Later we found that it really was just some crazy dude and some speakers and a light standing on the side of the street. Why?

Here are a few pics of our move :) Hope you enjoy!!!

Sarah packing and me eating nerds

Moving Day

Sarah Setting up her books

Nerds are so good

Taking the bed to the house

Out back yard

Sarah at the store looking cute

Bubbles crawling on the floor

And yes Bubbles helped up bring stuff too. :)

Google Sync over MobileMe

Let me just start off by saying that I’ve been a loyal MobileMe (.mac) user since 2001. I’m not any kind of guru, but I’ve been around long enough to notice that my MobileMe account really hasn’t been worth the $100 it used to be.

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Google Sync has been out for quite a while at this point so I’m pretty sure I’m not going to say anything new so I’ll just give a quick outline of what I did and why. (not to mention, I’m really not that great of a writer.)

One thing to note, I used my visualcoma.com Google Apps Account for all of this so if you only have a gmail or simple Google account some things will be a smidg different.

A Second thing to note is that I have ditched iCal and moved to BusyCal. BusyCal has made connecting to Google so simple it’s retarded. Perhaps iCal is easy too, but the “How To” has more than one step so,, nope…

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Google Sync: Setting Up Your iPhone

This step was a little confusing, and a little scary.. I synced my phone with itunes before I went any further, and I suggest you do the same. Before I continued with the full set up, I had to import my Calendars & Contacts into my Google Account. Once I had everything in my Google Account I completed all the steps for the sync including “Deleting Contact” & “Deleting Calendars”. Keep in mind that you have everything backed up on your computer and you have imported everything to Google so you technically have two backups.[clear]

I will fully admit that this was a little stressful when it came to hitting that red delete button, but once I was done and checked my Calendar and my Contacts on my phone I took a huge sigh of relief.

Here are a few factors to keep in mind.
  1. The iPhone will only allow for one Microsoft Exchange Account, so be sure you set up this system with the Calendars that you use the most.
  2. Back up your iPhone before you do anything!!!
  3. You will have to Sync your Phone with your Computer one last time after you have updated your Calendars and Contacts to Google
  4. Don’t forget to “Sync Google Contact” from iTunes/Info/Contacts
  5. Try out BusyCal unless you just have a thing for iCal.
  6. You can export you Mac Address book into a VCard and import it to Google Contacts.
  7. Halfway down this page you’ll find instructions on how to sync more than one calendar using Exchange.