I had a friend visit for lunch here at the Google campus last week who is a long-time Microsoft employee based in Redmond. He had never been to Google before, and was interested to see. As we waited in line in the cafe, he said, “You know, I’ve never heard music in the Microsoft cafeteria before”. I think he liked it.
So there you have it – the difference between Google and Microsoft is music in the cafe.
Being that I don’t watch TV, don’t have cable, and can’t remember the last time I watched a movie, I liked reading this article. Only trouble is, I can’t figure out where those millions of dollars I supposedly saved went either.
I was surprised to see that 53.73% of the visitors to belshe.com this month were using Firefox. So, I decided to do a comparison between May traffic and June traffic. The only significant difference is that in June I got slashdotted, and in May I did not. Here are the % of visitors to belshe.com during these months using each browser (as measured by Google analytics).
Wow – IE has completely lost the techie crowd.
I just bought my first Dell laptop. I’m happy with most all of it. The hardware is great.
The only “fine print” to watch out for is the list of stuff you’ll have to uninstall. It might be quicker to just re-image the box. The uninstall list:
- Banctec Service Agreement
- Google Desktop
- McAfee Security Center
- Internet Service Offers Launcher
- Yahoo Music Jukebox
- Cyberlink OutlookAddinSetup
- Corel Paint Shop Pro
- Corel Snapfire Plus
- Microsoft Works
- Dell Games
There are more things on there too…. If you’ve got vista, it’s nice though, because for each uninstall you click “Yes”, but then, in order to be secure, it also asks you “Cancel or Allow”? I feel safer.
This girl has no idea how much she’s hurting her cause. No you can’t walk! Get off the street and go back to skool!
In conjunction with opening day for Spiderman 3, Google today announced that it has hired Spiderman, starting immediately. Apparently his job will be to build and search a World Wide Web.
The reason Imus had a show in the first place is because he’s a controversial jerk and prone to saying ridiculous things.
What got him fired is that he’s a controversial jerk and prone to saying ridiculous things.
I don’t really mean that he is a jerk. I have no idea. He’s just a jerk on TV because that’s what we want from his as an entertainer. We build these guys up because they are whacky, but when they get too whacky, we shoot them down. This firing is too close to censorship for my taste. I don’t agree with what he said, I don’t watch his show, and I never intend to. But he shouldn’t have been fired; it’s a slippery-slope.
You know your marketing is working when a 2 year old can see your logo as she drives by and say, “Ashley wants to go to McDonalds.”
Her vocabulary is probably somewhere around 400 words right now, and “McDonald’s” is one of them. “Google” is too, surprisingly. I guess I should get her a T-shirt.