Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Picassa has a nice 'live' feel to it on a 2-year-old Thinkpad (not always the case with iPhoto, even on a dual-processor G5), and links to an app called Hello, that allows email and what appears to be peer-to-peer sharing. It also links to Blogger, thus the snap below. It has web-gallery export to a local folder, but does not appear to integrate with Google Pages (yet).
San Jose, CA (AP) Acrobat Product Managers (L to R) Rick Brown, Chris Gulker and Dave Stromfeld pose upon completion of Adobe Fitness Center Fun Run in a time of 24:13, which is an Acrobat Product Manager world record for a fun run on April 26 of 2006. (Missing from picture Rick Brown).
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
This is interesting: I'm typing in a mini-app that popped up while viewing my Google page in Firefox equipped with a plug-in that shows blogs that refer to the current page view. So I can add this comment while looking at the page...
Read more at gulker.googlepages.com/
Thursday, April 20, 2006
This is partly out of curiosity: I'm interested in seeing how the Google spiders are dealing with content hosted on Google's own sites. A friend mentioned that my week-old Google page - with all of 2 low (and very low) flow links, is high in the results of a search for 'chris gulker.' But Google sitemaps isn't yet offering any stats for the new site, even though the blog linking tool in Firefox sees the links to the new site (from here and gulker.com).
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Monday, April 17, 2006
The tools are simple and straightforward, almost WYSIWIG. Just click and type. There's an HTML editor if you want to go there, and easy-to-use tools to make links, format text and place images. Just enough to get most web pages built, and not fussy or bloated or hard to learn.
Now that I have a shell of a site, I'll try to find time to do some original content, just for these pages. I've begun an essay on censorship (will work on it this week, evenings) which will go up soon I hope. I might make it a work-in-progress essay, and you can watch as I get it into shape (or not... still deciding).
I also want to host a new portfolio of photos - shot just for the Google Pages site. I'm thinking I will do a portfolio of digital black-and-white - pictures that are shot in b&w in the camera (just like the old days of b&w film) rather than as RGB conversions after the fact. The real goal is to learn the Page Creator tools - they are like a lightweight version of APple's Pages product...
Sunday, April 16, 2006
How much of my computing life can I do with free, web-based software? Only missing things seem to be 'iLife' things like photo and music management...