Aliases for a Secondary Domain on Google Apps

In short, you can’t. But there’s a work around.

Let’s say your company’s primary domain is www.PrimeWidgets.com and this is your primary domain in Google Apps. You’re sister company at www.SuperManufacturing.com will be handling sales generated from your secondary domain in Google Apps, www.mywidget.com. You want emails sent to the sales rep bob@mywidget.com as well as bob@mywidgets.com to forward to bob@supermanufacturing.com.

How’s that for a crazy ass setup? Yes I ran into just such a situation and so document the resolution for your purusal.

First, you have to setup a group for bob@mywidget.com that forwards to bob@supermanufacturing.com.
Now your next thought is to add mywidgets.com as an alias of mywidget.com and be done with it; not so fast. As of this writting you can’t attache an alias domain to a secondary domain in Google Apps.
The fix is to add mywidgets.com as an additional secondary domain and setup an second group bob@mywidgets.com forwarded to bob@supermanufacturing.com.

It’s less that elegant, but will work until Google fixes an obviously, to me, missing feature.

Setting WOFF Mime Type for Webfont Support in Chrome

Well, it looks like WOFF still has no official Mime Type since the spec is still unofficial.

At one point WebKit simply didn’t support WOFF at all, this was resolved in change set 76505. However they chose to use application/x-font-woff, as opposed to the working draft which stats application/font-woff.

So, while this is up in the air, use application/x-font-woff

You can follow this (and vote the issue up if you feel it’s important) at the links below:

Google UI Update in Suggested Search

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Not only did Google just update their homepage search box and buttons, but they added an interesting placement for their "Google Search" and "I'm Feeling Lucky" buttons.

Now when you start typing a search phrase you will notice a new UI for the suggested search drop down. Both buttons appear inside the search suggestion drop down. Also, clicking one of the suggestions will start the search for that phrase.

Now I understand the click to search feature, that's rather handy. But adding the search buttons baffles me. How are they helpful?