Google & Gmail

Found this cheat sheet on Google to help with searches, always useful as I can never remember these operators.

If you have a GMail account here’s an excellent tool that allws you to uses your 1Gb allocated storage as a virtual drive. Files are stored in your Gmail account as email attachments.

If you don’t have a Gmail account why not get invited to open one. Many people with Gmail accounts are allocated invitations to hand out to others so they can open an account. If you are lucky enough to know someone who has some invitations, great, if not then go to where you can pick up an invitation which has been donated.

The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams was in in advanced talks about bringing the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to the big screen when he died suddenly in 2001. However the film has finally made it and will be released in the UK on 29th April. There is an excellent trailer on the official site, but there’s an even better bonus trailer narrated by Stephen Fry. The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy started life as a radio programme, which was excellent. Douglas also wrote a series of brilliant books. There was a BBC TV series in 1981 based on the first 6 radio shows, but this was rather low budget (ala Dr. Who), however, the books were fantastic. From what I’ve seen of the film it looks really good although there does seem to be a certain amount of Americanisation, which is to be expected since the backers are probably American. I really hope they have managed to retain the unique Douglad Adams humor in the film.

Firefox Zoooooom!

Firefox is, as far as I’m concerned the only browser you need these days and I’m still finding new stuff out about it. For example, today I happened to have my finger on the ctrl key when I moved my scroll wheel on the mouse. I was surprised to see the web page I was looking at immediately zoom in and out depending on which direction I moved the wheel. I haven’t seen this documented anywhere but I thought it was a pretty useful feature and worth noting here.