Monthly Archives: February 2007

Google’s Online Services: A Review

I rarely find myself praising anything I find online, but there are a few standout websites that I visit regularly that are genuinely helpful to me on a regular basis.  These sites, for the most part, are free to use, and the advertising is not that intrusive.  For years, I used Altavista as my main search engine, but these days, Google is my number one choice in search engines.   When they began their public beta (testing) period for their mail service, Gmail, I signed up early on and giave it a fair try.  Since then, they have added numerous other free services for end users, and they are just now beginning to charge corporations for use of these services in an enterprise setting.  Google has come a long way, and I felt I should share some of my discoveries in case you may have overlooked them.

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Mini Review: Lego Star Wars for GameCube

I’m not a hardcore gamer, but I still enjoy a good hour or two with an entertaining video game.  The Lego Star Wars game was released a couple of years ago, but it recently dropped to the sub-$20 price level, meaning it was an easy purchase for me.  I had never really paid attention to it, but for the money, it was worth a try.  I was not sure if it would just be a rip-off of the Star Wars story that would grow old after a couple of plays, or provide something unique.

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