Sunday, January 13, 2008

Google rocks.

I, like just about everyone else in the world, love Google. I'm not even talking about the search engine... I think that might be a fad. What I love is all the stupid free crap that Google gives away for free. Google maps. Free. Google Picasa. Free. Google Earth. Free. Google Desktop Search. Free. Google Toolbar. Free.

I LOVE IT. Free stuff, yeah! The best part, is they are actually VERY useful. Picasa is probably one of the BEST photo organizers I have ever used. It's rock solid stable, has a few simple photo touch up features, and you get 1GB of free photo storage on there website to share your photos. Check mine out at http://picasaweb.google.com/ryanlantzy


Google Earth is just cool and fun to play with. You can look at the roof of your house from a satellite view. It's sweet.

I use Google maps constantly on my phone to find nearby businesses like liquor stores, strip clubs, and bars churches, grocery stores, and gas stations. I don't know what I'd do without it. (Truth be told, I'd probably just prepare more before I left the house)

Google Desktop Search is cool for several reasons. The one I like the most, is that it was the first tool I found that would search and index the contents of PDF files. I have several hundred PDF user manuals for different types of live sound gear on my laptop. I'm constantly having to find out how something works, and GDS was a godsend for me in that regard.

So, yay Google!