Archive for the 'Technical' Category

Google in our neighborhood

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Google visited our neighborhood, and now you can see our house on Google Street View. The funniest part of all this is that Adam happened to be walking down the driveway when they passed by: Adam said that he remembers looking at the van, thinking, “that’s not a bike rack on that car, what is [...]

Heard the voice of Google

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

The other day while I was driving, I called 1-800-GOOG-411, Google’s free telephone search engine (more info). A computer answers, not a real person. It answered, asked me which city and the name of the business. I said it, and it got it right, then offered to connect me for free. Pretty cool. I’ve used [...]

Four ways to watch TV

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

At our house, we have recently experienced two new ways to watch TV shows on a TV set in the living room. Here’s the list, starting with the oldest way: (1) Standard Definition broadcast. This is the way people have been watching TV for 50+ years. Nothing much has changed since the advent of color [...]

Google Sites

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

I’m experimenting with a new Google feature, Google Sites. It looks like it’s an easy way to create a web site for people with no experience at all. You can easily write text, upload files, create pages, and link them all together. Here’s their web site, if you want to learn more: sites.google.com. Anyone with [...]