Been busy

I’ve been away from my blog for a bit. Couple of days, but I’m sure there are people out there eagerly awaiting an update or seven from me.

I’m sure of it.

What have I been doing? Learning that there really is nothing you cannot do with teh Google. Check it out: you can text searches to Google and they’ll text the answers back to you! I could have totally used the movie listings on Tuesday night, when a friend called me on the spur of the moment, and wanted to see a movie because he didn’t have the wife with him. I didn’t know about Google Mobile that night, and so I had to sneak into the Apple Store at Pioneer Place Mall to use their internet connection to find out showtimes.

I could have just texted something like:

movies 300 97201

and had the showtimes sent to me for all theaters in that zip code.

And I’ve taken my surfing to a whole new level with Google Reader. It’s a page that collects all the new posts for all the many sites I normally surf manually. There are hitches – some sites don’t have “feeds”, which is a way to tell when a new post has arrived.

And speaking of texting, I can text my Google Calendar to create new events, and it will text a reminder to me about the event. This makes the anemic calendar on my phone pale in comparison… but possibly only because I’m now a wiz at texting.

There’s other stuff going on in my life that don’t involve Google, but things like the above is probably why Google reported waaaaay better sales last quarter than anyone expected.