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Archive for May, 2007

Google Maps Streetview

  • Filed under: General
May 31,2007

If you haven’t checked it out yet, or had a reason in the past 2 days to hit Google Maps, it’s time to take a look a Google Maps Streetview. I can already tell I’m going to waste a lot of late night hours clicking through streets I’ve already walked down. This is currently available only for select cities, but I’m sure they’ll be adding more in the future (at least they say they will). I thought the whole thing was javascript – then I right-clicked the 360 degree view and saw they were using flash. Slick slick.

Microsoft Surface

  • Filed under: General
May 30,2007

Microsoft SurfaceRead about this earlier today, just now checking out the video. Check out Microsoft Surface — looks like I’ve just found my new coffee table!

Gmail Drive

  • Filed under: General
May 3,2007

Not sure what made me think of this earlier, but I remembered trying some of the earlier experiments that let you use your gmail account as remote storage. I downloaded and installed Gmail Drive a few hours ago and it’s working really well. It installs as a shell extension and adds a “Gmail Drive” item to My Computer. You can copy/paste files directly to the drive and it behaves just like you would expect it to. I have it set it to “store” files in the drafts folder of my Gmail Inbox. Behind the scenes, Gmail Drive is just creating a draft message, attaching the file I’m storing, and using a simple syntax in subject to store the filename, filesize, and path. Pretty clever. Now to see what the attachment max is…


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