Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Fun with Google!

I've been playing around with all the google services... Google Checkout... the "new" blogger... Google Earth... Picasa... Google Desktop... Google Reader... Adsense... Froogle... Google Book Search... Google Code Search... not to forget Gmail, Google Video, and Google News...

My only complaints are that Google Updater doesn't work well for me... and I can't install the Google screen saver as a stand alone application...

I use Gaim in stead of Google Talk... and it works fine with the program...

Google Video is better than having TV... now even more so that youtube.com and Google have teamed together...

I am very happy with Google's services... and I'm currently working on the Google Maps API so that I can have a really cool map on my blog of everywhere I have been...
anyway... I guess that's about it about Google...

I also went over to Micro Center the other day... I got Google Hacks and Java Swing in a Nutshell for only $4.99 each... plus I got a 2GB USB flash drive for $15.99

Jaani (my dog) got fixed yesterday... and we picked him up from the doctor today...

I figured out that the other Laptop needs a new hard drive today... so I'm just going to throw a 60GB drive in there... I just have to get the drive from the store still...

I finished reading Introducing Philosophy... and started reading Introducing Political Philosophy I have been very happy with the Introducing Series... so much in fact that I ordered Introducing Hinduism and Introducing Memory and Learning just the other day from textbooks.com... I was happy to find out that using Google Checkout I could get $10 off my first purchase... so I think of it as getting 2 for one with the books...

so... I have 4 books, a wife, and a dog/kid to keep me busy for a while... on top of looking for a good computer job... I am getting tired of working in the carpentry industry... it just isn't much fun.

anyway... I guess that's all kids...

Later,
SteveO