Posts tagged Google
I have so much to tell you. This past week has been a whirlwind of anime companies, Man v. Food adventures, bridges, trolleys, Silicon Valley, and GBikes.
As in, “Shannon and I borrowed a couple of Google company bikes and rode them around the Googleplex office buildings and found the Android building with all the cool statues.”
Yup. This trip was THAT cool.
More in the forthcoming days.
Tomorrow night I catch a plane and head west… really really far west. I’m flying to Tokyo, Japan for the Tokyo Anime International Fair next week. Before I go, though, I want to make sure I have all my proverbial ducks in a row.
(And all five of you on Google+)
Please check my two lists and let me know what I’m forgetting/what else I need to know. Thanks!
- I called my cell phone company. My cell will work in Japan. Texting will work in Japan. My Internet will NOT work in Japan.
- I called my credit card and bank card companies. They have been notified that the strange charges in Tokyo aren’t from some hacker who hijacked my info.
THINGS TO SEE:
- The team I’m going with plans on visiting Disney Tokyo Sea.
- I want to visit Tokyo Tower.
- I plan on visiting Shibuya Station.
- There is talk of trying to find time to make it over to Mount Fuji. This one is a “maybe” based on scheduling.
- Word has it that I may be visiting Sanrio Puroland (aka “the Hello Kitty Theme Park.”)
Any feedback in the next twenty-four hours would be appreciated. Thanks, folks!
I posted this on G+ this morning, but it bears repeating here:
Facebook changed again and it sucks! Google+ is boring and it sucks! The old Twitter is better than the new one which sucks! I should STOP PAYING for all of these services because I am obviously not getting my money’s worth!
Last week I wrote this post in relation to a recent court case in New York about anonymous blogging.
It seems there is a follow up:
It’s a feeble attempt by the blogger to try and spin doctor the situation (her real name, by the way, is Rosemary Port) before getting slammed with the soon to come defamation suit. Rosemary (and her attorney) have some pretty week defensive statements trying to state that documents questioning government from our forefathers are akin to calling a model a skank – but my favorite one is this:
“I would think that a multi-billion dollar conglomerate [Google] would protect the rights of all its users.”
Simple rule in life: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. Blogger is free. You don’t pay to use it – so why are you expecting something other that Google covering their ass? They have better things to do than argue court cases over a name calling contest. In the end, it is easier to give up an identity and allow folks to fend for themselves since bloggers should be responsible for their own words to begin with.
Just my two cents.