Easter Break

Ah, the prospective joys of a three-day weekend. I'd probably schedule a short trip to the countryside, if only Google Calendar worked with Safari...

Nah, just kidding. I'll probably never use it for anything whatsoever, but like all other Google stuff, it is impressively simple and to-the-point (as well as pretty fast in Firefox), so that deserves a mention. As do the calendar sharing features, which will probably be enough for most people.

The rest is, well, humdrum.

I am already bracing myself for the veritable deluge of hype that I am sure to encounter during the next few days, and anticipate inane rumors of Google taking on the enterprise collaboration and calendaring market, delivering an Office suite, etc., etc.

I am curious, however, as to why Maps was down (i.e., without any data) around 1PM GMT - I can't see any updates on the European front, although it seems that the Earth datum was tweaked here and there (streets actually line up with satellite imagery in Lisbon now, although it could have been fixed earlier).

In other news, Aperture has just hit 1.1, and it's actually cheaper. I still don't think the price point is quite right though, even considering the enhancements - some day I'll have to check out the competition again, since despite having upgraded to the new iPhoto, I'm still not quite pleased with it.

If the weather holds, there will be more on photography over the weekend.

In the meantime, whatever your world vision, do have an enjoyable Easter-related holiday (if applicable).

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