Today I went to a tech talk given by Google about Chrome as a Google product and a large scale open source project. It was really interesting to get some insight into how Google works and to hear about all the different things that go into Chrome.
Plus, I got this awesome Google t-shirt and a pretty cool bag. Free stuff is always nice.
It’s just another rainy day here in Ann Arbor. So that means we need to water the new landscaping.
Fall colors; coming to a tree near you!
A very skillfully made paper airplane.
Oh the joys of north campus
Cat in the hat shoes are pretty cool
Today, Daring Fireball posted a link to Kevin Fox’s analysis of how to fix the android Marketplace.
I disagree with both of them. I don’t believe the launcher needs to be killed. Let’s face it, a phone is no longer just a phone. It does 80% of the tasks that I used to do on a computer.
While using my mac I do not have a desktop (analogous to the home screen) shortcut to every single application that is installed. I have a few shortcuts on my desktop and dock and then use a ‘launcher’ to execute anything else that I might need.
Having every icon on my ‘home screen’ makes the same amount of sense on my phone as it does on my computer.
Now that being said, I do like Fox’s analysis of what Apple does to get users to open the app store and Android handset designers could learn from that.
One of my favorite things about UM’s campus is how blended the campus is with surrounding Ann Arbor.
Now this doesn’t count as the first one, but it’s just so awesome I had to share it.
My friend Alec made this awesome kool aid cake for me and Matt on our birthday weekend.Â So. Tasty.