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24 March 2009 @ 11:00 pm
Google:  making your life better.  

I checked out Google Labs from Gmail Settings today for the first time (I'd just spent three hours coding, it was the only outlet left to me), and found this:

Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Ulrich Schnauss - Blumenthal
jessxantha on March 25th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
they actually have this out for my (google) phone -- it won't let you call or sms someone unless you can answer some questions first :)
subgirlsubgirl on March 25th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)
:Living where I do (SF Bay area, home of Silicon Valley, north of Google and Apple) it's all OMG GOOGLE WILL MAP HOOKERS FOR YOU AND DO YOUR HOUSEWORK NEXT AT TEN when they make the tiniest upgrade or change. They're desperate for news, it seems like.

Anyway, there was a whole bunch of terribly funny NPR segments regarding it when it rolled out. Like, some people NEVER can do math, so you should have like, different sorts of problem solving options or jeopardy questions.

Anyway, yeah. :) I love the quirky shit that gets funded in software development (living with someone who does writes drivers for haptics devices *for fun* introduces you to all sorts of weird shit in the World Of Computers. :)

On a totally different note, your icon reminded me that I REALLY need to shave my legs so I can take a picture of my tattoos, which I don't think I've ever done (pi on left ankle, white star on right ankle). Also, wtf is it with people always asking what it is? It's PI. (The last two inquiries were from medical professionals who, last I checked, require advanced degrees, and I KNOW they've had to take MATH for those, I mean, WTF? It's not like it's got swirls and fairy wings, it's just the symbol:


(curious to see if that will display properly ... it actually does, but I've got the "italicized" or oblique version, like in your icon.)

I also want to get phi (Φ or φ) somewhere. I love greek letter representations of mathematical concepts. And typography, and graphics and ... yeah, you get the idea. :)
Little Bobby Tableslizerati on March 25th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
I like the way they euphemize (is that a word?) "if you're plowed, don't send the damn email".