How to Set an Out of Office Message in Entourage

How it’s done? Don’t kill yourself over it: it can’t be done… not natively, but it can be “hacked” by using Rules.

Follow the instructions on this PDF so you can let your colleagues that suffer in Entourage hell like you that you will not be in the office in the coming days… 🙂

Word to the wise: Do not (trust me), DO NOT send yourself a test message from within the actual account you are setting up this rule for. You will go into an endless loop of “Out of Office” replies that you can only stop by disabling the rule. 😀

(yeah, you guessed it: I don’t love Entourage)

Going To Bed With an Electronic Book

One of the biggest annoyances I have always thought of in terms of electronic books (eBooks, downloadables, etc.) and reading them on a gadget has been: would I go to bed with this book? Would I read it while lying on my pillow?

Last week, thanks to Henkel, I learned about Kindle,’s new wireless reading device. Here is an excerpt from the Kindle development team:

We designed Kindle to provide an exceptional reading experience. Thanks to electronic paper, a revolutionary new display technology, reading Kindle’s screen is as sharp and natural as reading ink on paper—and nothing like the strain and glare of a computer screen. Kindle is also easy on the fingertips. It never becomes hot and is designed for ambidextrous use so both “lefties” and “righties” can read comfortably at any angle for long periods of time.

So, are you going to go to bed with Kindle?