Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ah, Google Apps

Getting un-sick is a nice feeling. Like coming out of the shivering cold to sit in front of a fire or leaving scorching heat to enter a nice, air-conditioned room. The contrast is welcome.

So a lot of what is going on behind the scenes right now is writing up concepts and picking targets for a prototype. One of the more interesting aspects of my work in the last few days was setting up the space for this, so I could share ideas close friends that wanted to peek at goings on. I purchased littlebotstudios.com (obviously), but it's been awhile since I've bothered with ISPs for ftp space and such. I set this up a long time ago for beeba.net, but have no love for the host I used. Also, I don't feel like spending money on this sort of thing right now (I'm pinching pennies without new income coming in) so I wasn't sure how to setup multiple email addresses and create a real workspace. But I looked into Google Apps, and I have to admit that I'm drinking the kool-aid. After getting setup on Apps, I have multiple emails, shared calendars, and a private web space that functions kind of like OneNote (for the Avalanche-folk reading) (but better in some ways (e.g., nice site map, embedding, Google gadgets) and worse in others (slight page editor clunkiness); overall, honestly preferred over OneNote), and all for the marvelous price of free. Thank you, Google! <3

Also, I've been toying around with logos for LittleBot and might share some ideas in the next week or so.

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