Friday, March 16, 2007

My next phone might be a Google Phone

According to some of Google's European executives, there's going to be a Google phone in our future. I currently have the java applications for Gmail and Google Maps installed on my Motorola SLVR, and I thought that was pretty hot. But imagine the sweetly integrated nature of having all your contacts' information immediately synchronized to Gmail, being able to send a email via Gmail as easily as a text message, or chatting using Google Talk, having integration with Google Calendar too! Don't even get me started on Google Docs and being able to remotely edit documents on your phone.

The potential of this device boggles my mind; hopefully it will not turn out to be vapourware. It would be like a Blackberry on steroids. And I think I'm going to really, really want one.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

North End Pub on fire

Damn. I've had brunch at the North End Diner more times than I can count. It was one of those old-style greasy-spoon diners that there are less and less of these days...perhaps because they keep catching on fire.

I remember about 15 years ago when the restaurant at the other end of that block, The Acropolis, caught on fire and burned to the ground. There's still an empty gravel lot there now. I hope the same isn't true 15 years from now about the whole block.

At least we've still got the Ardmore Tea Room and the Armview.

You can still see the smoke on this webcam as of my writing this.