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

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!