Katy Perry kissed a girl, I turned my internet life over to Google. Tomato, to-mah-to.
A few years ago, I began using Gmail as my webmail provider. At the time, I didn’t think much about the change—I had been bouncing around different e-mail addresses since I figured out how to sign up. I probably thought it was cool to be on Gmail because, at that time, you could only get an account through invite only. Special, right? A friend hooked me up, and off I went—bound to piss off all my friends, who were bound to be thinking, “Goddammit, Mike, why can’t you stay in one more than one place for five minutes?” Looking back, I’m glad I made it to Gmail, and the greater world that is Google.
Since I’ve been with Gmail, they’ve added many special features (for more on this, check out what my friend Erin had to say). Aside from the one-two combo of filters and labels, for my money, instant access to both Docs and Calendar may be the most useful bit of Gmail…well, outside of the actual mail service itself. /end promo
I’ll probably end up upgrading the RAM in this machine and buying the Mac Mini. I would feel bad giving my sister this computer without making it run as quickly as it can (removing personal files and software would help). Of course, in the time it will take me to save up the money for the Futurebox, Sis could easily buy a computer of her own, forcing me to take a second look at what I have. Depending on what’s available, I could pump some cash into new software/hardware. We’ll see how it goes.
I don’t know what’s controlling us (us being the human race, Earth, or the general population). What I do know is that, regardless of what happens after we die, during this life—the only one of which we have irrefutable proof—we should act decently toward one another. You know, the one thing that all faiths agree on. I keep changing my mind when it comes to spirituality/religion/faith, but this belief, the belief that we should treat others with courtesy, has never left me.
This topic probably deserves its own post(s).
More to come…