Thursday, November 19, 2009

All Things Google

Well I have slowly been making the switch to using Gmail and the other Google products exclusively. Google Docs gives me the online equivalent to Word, Excel and Power Point. There are also calendars, task lists and web pages....ALL FREE. I don't have to update my software or make back-ups, it's all done for me online. The biggest feature of all this free-ness is it's accessible anywhere in the world. Whether you are on a computer, or a smart phone, it's all at your fingertips 24/7.

Now many fear having all their data saved somewhere other than their home computer is risky as some fancy hacker could look into your email or steal vital information. True. This could happen, but my money is on the multi-billion dollar company that pioneered all this to begin with and their ability to safeguard the virtual dynasty they have created.

Let's be honest. Who has a better chance of fighting off viruses, or safeguarding and preventing hackers from accessing your data? The ONE antivirus program you installed on your hard drive to help fend off the billions of lines of harmful code that float about the internet like plankton that have been cross bred with great white sharks, or the company that may dethrone the mighty Microsoft as it delves into the Operating System market? My money is on the Big "G" and I will continue to use their products as long as the quality AND the price is right.


Amazing what one finds when he Googles his last name.  I also found a sci-fi book called "What Crooch Did", I need to get a copy and found out!

Jumping on the Bandwagon

I know enough about computers to be dangerous, but am too lazy to get down and learn the constantly changing coding necessary to maintain a cool website.  As a result I will take advantage of all the "free" goodies Google, Facebook and Twitter have to offer and let them stay on the cutting edge while I sit back and reap the benefits.

I tried maintaining a "blog" of sorts on my website, but was dependent on a program that allowed me to edit the code to update my site.  Not very fast and if I screwed it up I would need the help of my IT friends to undo the damage.

Here the biggest mistake I can make is a typo, so the risk factor is gone (save what I write of course) and the speed of which I can update is magnified tenfold.

I will try this out and see if I have any better luck than my last attempt.  The biggest "bonus" to this free Google Blog is I can update it via my iPhone, so pictures and comments can be posted here and on facebook and Twitter.

Yes I know you can never get enough of me, but think of this as my humble attempt to please the masses!