Friday, December 22, 2006

Beer at Wal Mart

Talking to Greg on the phone, and he's telling me about buying beer at Wal Mart.

Blew my mind.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Blogger upgrade?

So, Blogger wants me to use some new upgrade they're pitching. Apparently it's merged tighter with Google and has more features, which sounds okay, but one thing bugs me.

They say I have to sign in with my "Google id". Now, I don't know about you guys, but I've never had an id with Google. Never registered, never had to sign in (except to Blogger), never even heard of this until now.

What could Google possibly have a login id for? Remembering my searches? Automatically looking up stuff it thinks I'm interested in? Jumping directly to a link I tend to click on a lot?

I have to say it sounds interesting, but I doubt it'd be as useful as I expect it to be.

I have to admit I have no idea where I'm going with this, so I'll just drop it and go on and on about how everybody feels the need to add new features, even though there are lots not being used all that much.

Everyone's probably seen a program or service they like do that. ICQ did it, just got more and more bloated, and how often do you hear people talk about ICQ these days? Even MSN is doing it, what with all their winks and nudges and whatever else they're offering now (I'm going off the last version I had installed, which was some beta a while back). I'm a Trillian user (which I'm sure will get at least one person to yell at me), and it's getting a bit big too, but all in areas that still don't work (I don't think its webcam support ever materialized, years after they claimed it was working).

That was a lot of parentheses in that last paragraph.

Anyway, Google already has a lot of things going on. Most of which have silly names (like Frappr or Picasa). Blogger, for me, has been perfectly functional for the longest time, and I really don't think it needs any new features. The login screen says something about post labels, which I guess would be sort of like a classification system. I know I'd never use it, but I'm probably not a good example.

I forget what else it said, and I'm sort of out of things to say for now.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Quick break

Hi everybody!

Just taking a quick break from wrapping presents to make sure this keyboard actually works.

Good news, it does.


Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Blogging at work

I probably shouldn't be doing this.

Anyway, all my coworkers have mysteriously disappeared. I know they're all here today, but none of them are in their cubicles. I got up to go to the bathroom, and when I got back I was all alone.

I hope I didn't miss a meeting. There's nothing on my calendar, but sometimes my boss calls impromptu meetings. If he did call one, I'm sure someone will come grab me.

Unless they're all at a meeting for a feature I'm not involved with. I hope that's it and I'm not missing something important, because that would be embarrasing.

I have no idea how to spell embarrasing, and I think that's wrong. Oh well.