Happy Birthday Google!

Happy 8th Birthday, Google!

Wow, you’re eight years old today. Where has the time gone? I wish I could say I’ve been using you from the very beginning, but I haven’t. But now… you’re indispensible. I rely on you for email, calendaring, spreadsheets, searching… You’ve become a trusted tool in my online life. So, with that, I wish you a happy birthday, Google. May you have many more!

Google Adds Tabs to Personalized Homepage

Google Personalized Homepage

Looks like Google just subtly added a new feature to the Google Personalized Homepage

It’s a nice addition for folks that want to maintain seperate “dashboards” of content on their homepage. One page might be for news, another for entertainment, etc… It’s not really anything “new”, but it’s nice to see that Google is continually improving their homepage offerings.

Quick Update

My internet and phone service has been down at home since Friday afternoon. BellSouth has been soooooo very helpful. (Yeah, right.) I called on Friday night, and they told me the issue should be resolved by Monday. I’m not the only one who’s been affected either. At least one of my neighbors was without phone and internet service as of yesterday evening, and who knows how many others have been out of service so far.Hopefully the issue will be fixed when I get home today.

  • 09.18.06 @ 2128 – UPDATE: No dialtone still. But guess what does work all of a sudden? My DSL connection.
  • 09.20.06 @ 0710 – UPDATE: Still no home phone service. This is getting ridiculous. Worst part about it? My internet works. I spoke with my neighbor and their service has worked since Saturday. I think I’ve been more than patient with BellSouth up until this point… I am not happy.
  • 09.21.06 @ 1245 – UPDATE: Phone service finally was restored yesterday. Ridiculous.


RIP Steve Irwin


From CNN.com, 7:56 a.m. EDT, September 4, 2006 – Steve Irwin, the TV host known as the “Crocodile Hunter,” has died after being stung by a stingray off Australia’s north coast. Irwin, 44 was killed by a stingray barb that went through his chest, according to police sources. Irwin was filming an underwater documentary at the time.


Imagine my surprise when I awoke to news that Steve Irwin, the infamous Crocodile Hunter, passed away this morning. Love him or hate him, Irwin was a dedicated conservationist and he died doing what he loved.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve enjoyed watching him put himself in dangerous situations. He was entertaining, educational and more than a little wacky. That’s what brought people back, though. You never knew what Steve was going to do each episode. You never knew what animal(s) he would encounter/wrestle/save/etc.

Thanks for sharing your passion with the world, Steve. Rest in peace, mate.

Here’s a small tribute video someone put together on YouTube.