Google Nerds Are Antsy for Google+

Google is introducing a competitor to Facebook called Google+: Introducing the Google+ project: Real-life sharing, rethought for the web … Google+ is a different kind of project, requiring a different kind of focus—on you. That’s why we’re giving you more ways to stay private or go public; more meaningful choices around your friends and your data; and more ways to let us know how we’re doing. All across Google. How

Gmail: Google Uses Tape Drives For Backups

Gmail screwed up yesterday due to a bug from a software update: Imagine the sinking feeling of logging in to your Gmail account and finding it empty. That’s what happened to 0.02% of Gmail users yesterday, and we’re very sorry. There are about 170 million Gmail users. 0.02% of 170 million is 34,000. They’re in the process of restoring all lost email, but what surprised me is they use tape

If You Like Steel White Table, You’ll Like…

Google Simlar Pages is a Google Chrome extension that recommends webpages similar to the one you’re currently viewing. Google Similar Pages recommends the following when viewing this site (Steel White Table): The Atheist Missionary The Dave – I’d rather be phishing The Progressive Curmudgeon The J-Walk Blog What the hell is “The J-Walk Blog“?!

I Almost Switched to Chrome Today

My default browser is Firefox and has been for years. I’m not a Luddite. I have enough technical skill to customize my browser so it’s just the way I like it, but I prefer to keep my browsing options simple. For instance, I don’t use RSS readers. If I can’t go to a site on my own, then I probably don’t need the information anyway. So that’s where I am