At the Hadrian Hotel

At the Hadrian Hotel

Friday, December 23, 2005

Google Holiday Logos

The folks at Google are at it again with this year's Google Holiday Logos. Over the past few years they've occasionally replaced their search page logo with a series of logos that tell a story or celebrate an event. Here are the ones they've done so far:

  • The first one
  • July 4th
  • Sydney Summer Olympics
  • Happy Holidays 1
  • Winter Olympics
  • Happy Holidays 2
  • Happy Holidays 3
  • 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Happy Holidays 4
  • Keep checking back at this year's doodle page to see how the cat and mouse do....

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    Sunday, December 18, 2005

    This Year's Gingerbread House

    Front View

    Rear View
    Originally uploaded by Chris Tengi.

    The boys spent a few hours on this last weekend, and their effort shows. Eric did the side of the roof visible in the front view and Mark did the side of the roof visible in the rear image (the one with the covered porch).

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    Saturday, December 17, 2005

    XBOX Mania

    I just walked past the local Best Buy and saw a whole bunch of people sitting along the wall on camp chairs and benches. I overheard somebody ask one of them if they were sleeping here and he said "yes." At the time I had no idea what they were all waiting for....

    My son and I went into the store and started our shopping. We saw one of his friends who asked us if we saw all the people waiting for the XBOX 360. Apparently, this Best Buy store is expecting 44 of this year's ultimate stocking stuffer and it looks like these winter campers are waiting out the delivery truck.

    While I know my boys wouldn't mind finding Microsoft's latest under the tree, I feel fortunate to know that they would never expect me to sleep overnight outside a store just to get one. I guess that we're raising them right.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

    Thursday, December 15, 2005

    Google Talk Maps

    Google Talk Maps is another cool, interesting (and potentially useful) thing you can do with Google Maps. If you're a Google Talk user, add "" to your Friends. If you use a jabber server other than Google Talk, you can add "" to your contacts or "buddies" list. If you use one of those non-XMPP instant messaging systems, you're out of luck....

    Take a look at the bottom of this blog's sidebar and you'll see another feature of Google Talk Maps -- a map thumbnail showing you whether or not I'm available on Google Talk, and where I am. Pretty cool, eh?

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