Sunday, November 23, 2008

Day 11: Bored

Well, as you can see by my posting history (or lack thereof), I've settled into my new system. I can't say that I'm happy, though. I keep wanting to do something that I'm not allowed to do, but which would be possible: try out a new game for a few minutes (even though I'm not a gamer), use my music player instead of slogging through Jamendo, watching my porn stash, or trying out new server software in a VM. As a result, I'm bored. I spend too much time on Slashdot and, when I run out of that, on Digg.

I'm pretty productive, though, I've written about 50 pages in the last week. I've done a lot of research on Google Apps to see if I'm missing anything. I've changed around my GMail theme now that it's got that option.

I've tried and thrown away a bunch of gadgets for the iGoogle home page. Half of them don't work. I think they're all privately hosted and the servers are no longer up. I'm not sure whether to use iGoogle or GMail for my home page, honestly. GMail has labs for Calendar and Docs, so when I put chat on the right side, I basically get the same functionality as I do on my iGoogle main tab. I have Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail on another tab, though, along with tabs for tech news and games. Right now, I'm trying to get away with iGoogle since that's what they obvioously intend me to try to do.

I've decided that I don't like major parts of the Google Toolbar. The search mechanism just doesn't feel natural for me. I do like the easy sync of bookmarks and browsing history across my two computers.

I've got twenty days left. I'm sure I'll get all my work done, but I guarantee that I'll be really happy when that last day comes.

Oh, yeah, and

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