June 28th, 2005

  • evan

google blog

Someone from the Google blog asked if it's ok for me to be included in their "blogroll".

Poll #522122 blogroll

Should I agree to be included in Google's blogroll?

Yes, you are a "blogger" and that means you always want more attention. And it has the potential to connect you with people you never had exposure to before.
10(22.2%)
No, it'll only attract trolls and it'll make you more secretive about what you write. You said "no" when they made a similar list on Bloglines last year.
23(51.1%)
Nobody ever follows those links anyway so you might as well say yes.
6(13.3%)
Nobody ever follows those links anyway so you might as well say no.
6(13.3%)
  • evan

google earth

I hate to just shadow the company's press releases (I don't actually read the Google blog), but this is worth mentioning: Google Earth (formerly keyhole) is now free.

Since the company was just an acquisition by Google, I don't feel like a puppet when I say that this is pretty much the coolest piece of software I've ever used on a PC. I actually keep Windows on my desktop solely to run it.

See, for example, PC World's review, which includes video clips.