Google Voice Today

The wait is finally over.  At precisely 6:37 PST yesterday, I received my official invite to join Google Voice.

I first signed up for this service about 7 months ago. I have spent most of the this morning setting it up and running it through its paces.

If you are a Google fan (like yours truly), the setup procedure will be nothing new to you. It is as easy to set up as Gmail or any other of the fine Google products. It took me all of about 15 minutes to learn what needs to be done to make it work. MORE>>

Google Voice Tomorrow?

I’m not known in my circles as a rumor monger, so please take the rumor I am about to spread and don’t kill the messenger (me) if it doesn’t exactly pan out.

The fine people over at Boy Genius have picked up on a potential viable rumor that Google Voice is going to be released tomorrow (June 18th). Head on over the Boy and read the article that is inundated with rumor and innuendo.

Email Misunderstanding

Those that know me, know I’m a diehard Google fanatic. I like useful things and Google just seems to hit on all cylinders.

I use iGoogle for my homepage, Google Chat, Google Notifier, Google Talk, Google Docs, Google Video, Google Desktop, and my big favorite – Google Gmail.

I’ve been a faithful user of Gmail since they started it. Even though it is still in “beta”, there is a good reason. It is constantly in development. Always getting better and more usable.

So when you email me from the likes of your Yahoo account, or Hotmail, or other web based email platforms, it makes me wonder what is wrong with you. I just don’t understand you. Why on earth are you using a web based email platform that isn’t Gmail? Don’t get me wrong. I’m not speaking from inexperience with these non Gmail email platforms. At one point in time or the other, I have used them all.

And for your information, none of them even comes close to the form and function of my coveted Gmail.

Gmail makes it so easy to convert. It practically walks you through the process of importing all of your contacts, forwarding your account, etc. So what are you waiting for? Make the move to Gmail and you won’t be disappointed! In fact, you will discover a whole new world of emailing. In a nutshell, Gmail is fun to use.

Gmail is free and with over 7gb of free storage space, there is plenty of space to archive all of your messages.

Take it from me, my life is about form and function and getting the job done. Gmail is a great tool that should be used by everyone.

So head on over to Gmail and take it for a test drive.

Google Voice

After two long years, the wait is nearly over. What used to be called Grand Central, which was bought by Google about two years ago, is now called Google Voice.

Unfortunately for me, I didn’t get signed up in time so I’m still on the list and not the active list so I don’t get to try it out just yet.

I have been looking forward to it for some time and can’t wait until it’s available. If any of you are on the list, please report in after you have had a chance to check it out.

Gmail Attachments

It’s the little things that happen over at Gmail that mean a lot.  Today over at the Google OS blog, they reported we now have the technology to upload multiple attachments when sending mail.

This has been an annoyance for me as long as I’ve been using gmail (the last 4 years).

Bravo Gmail! I have no more complaints.

Cloud Computing – An Overview

Cloud computing is not a new concept. If you really want to get down to it, the internet IS the cloud.

The purpose of this article and the articles that will follow is to try and flush out desktop computing in the cloud and how we are moving farther away from the traditional “C drive” desktop and closer to the desktop that lives in the cloud.

First of all, we need to figure out what we are trying to accomplish. While there is more than one school of thought on how to get there, the end result is arriving at the same summit. MORE>>

My Brothers in Arms

Why is there so much negativity in the world. You can’t help but read mainstream news and notice the death count in Iraq, Israel killing the Palestinians, vice versa. Child molesters, polygamist camps, tyranny, barbarism, anti protesters, ethnic cleansing, starvation, aids, famine, disease. Civil unrest, health care deficiency, high gas prices, people out of work, foreclosure, global warming, hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes.

I want to add my own that you never see in the news. The daily abortion kills. I find it painful mainstream news never forgets to print how many of our military troops die on a daily basis but never even a mention of what we as a nation allow killings to happen every day. For the record, we lost approximately 3700 unborn children in the U.S today.

Like I said, it’s a pretty negative world. If I were making a tag cloud above, I’d be leaving out about 50% of the negative news.

Here is the link to Google News headlines today.

I’d like to wake up some morning and have the news look like this.

Imagine that.