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Google Desktop
It is the sexy.

Yeah. Why isn't there one for Mac?

I mean, yes, it does take up precious desktop space, but seeing how you can resize it as you want, flatten it down to a floating bar on the desktop, or a fixed bar in the start-menu-bar thing, space isn't an issue. And having up-to-date news, stocks, system monitor, email, scratch pad, to-do list, weather, etc's nice.

I'm a bit iffy 'bout the indexing, so encryption has been turned on. No, it's not safe, 'cause, goodness knows, encryption can be broken, especially since there ain't no key we're putting in. So I'm turning it back off.

It's also interesting how it runs a webserver of sorts as a configuration method for things. Possible hacker-entry point?


"On Wednesday, Microsoft and Yahoo announced that they would open their own IM networks to each other, allowing people using Yahoo Messenger to chat with folks running MSN Messenger and vice versa."
-washington post, personal tech column (I think)


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jaiwithani From: jaiwithani Date: October 17th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Irony: I use my Google Desktop as faux-Spotlight, letting it float in the upper-right-hand corner and using find-as-you-type queries whenever I want to access something without digging through a bunch of folders.

Why not use widgets and/or konfabulator for the other stuff? ::<3 konfabulator::
ibneko From: ibneko Date: October 17th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. Whereas, I find spotlight a waste of menu-bar space. I prefer QuickSilver. It's more powerful by far.

Hate widgets. They're not always there, and loading them takes time and stuff. They're just eyecandy, really. Maybe if they didn't take up so much space per widget... konfabulator.. I don't know about. Hmm... a JavaScript engine? ::winces:: I'll try it though, maybe...
jaiwithani From: jaiwithani Date: October 17th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
::finds QuickSilver::

About Konfabulator...I know it sounds messy, but it's effective and not terribly resource-hoggy. And it's got all that aesthetic-prettiness thing going :-).
ibneko From: ibneko Date: October 17th, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm, yeah, grabbing Konfabulator to try now~
faerunner From: faerunner Date: October 17th, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yahoo --> MSN?


I dun get it. Oh well. Time to start adding my Yahoo! friends to my MSN list then...
ibneko From: ibneko Date: October 18th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know either. Adium (my IM client) handles AIM, Yahoo, MSN, etc all in one~ so it's all nicely combined onto one buddylist... It'll be the same for me, no matter what they do.
porsupah From: porsupah Date: October 18th, 2005 10:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I did notice some column linked from Macsurfer the other day noting that Google's looking for a couple Mac programmers.. whether that's for any specific purpose, or just to bolster their talent base is anybody's guess.
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