Sacramento in real time

I’ve been playing with Google’s Realtime feature today and it is not bad. A search for “sacramento” results in mostly Twitter updates using the #sacramento hash mark. You have the option to filter by updates with images, zip codes (like a search for folks using #sacramento in Rancho Cordova, CA), etc. I’m not sure how this is helpful to you or anyone right now, but I’m COMPLETELY aware that “15 injured in hard landing at Sacramento airport” (the RT function on Twitter really gets annoying using this tool).

I am tracking references to this here web log. No one seems to be tweeting about Turty Squip though.

The Case for Cloud Computing

I found this article about government agencies switching to Cloud Computing very interesting. As a Google homer, I try to force their services onto anyone I meet. If I could have Gmail replace my Outlook at work, I would be sound as a pound.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For government agencies, cloud computing isn’t just intriguing; it also should be strongly considered, according to two public-sector decision-makers who recently made the leap, speaking at the Managing Technology conference Wednesday, March 17.

The conversation based organization Gmail provides would make sifting through work emails so much easier. Not to mention reducing the constant use of attachments taking up precious Inbox space.

Speaking of attachments, let’s see Outlook do this!

"I have included" message from Gmail
This is totally awesome and just wee bit creepy all at the same time.