Google Accounts vs. Google Analytics Accounts: A Cautionary Tale

Google accounts are confusing. Marvelous, mind you, but nonetheless confusing. The most common mix-up I run across is people thinking their “gmail account” is just that. In fact, it’s much more. That same user name and password can give you access to Google Documents, Google Reader, Google Calendar, and a host (so to speak) of …


Google Search Appliance: Under the Hood Pros and Cons

At the eleventh hour, I joined Vanderbilt’s task force reviewing search engines to use for the university. That was about a month ago, and I’m most grateful to have been included. It’s true I’m an iPhone fan-girl, an RSS evangelist, a Drupal enthusiast, etc., etc., but in the end what matters to me most are …


Google Bus Arrives in Nashville

O shades of my gladsome youth…. A decked out school bus drove into town today. But it wasn’t a flower-power caravan led by Stephen Gaskin. It was Google, visiting Vanderbilt students to discuss Google Apps. Read all about it on the Google Student Blog. Or see the video of their presentation on VUCast. And here …


Trader Joe’s AND Google Streets? Nashville Grows Up

Oh my stars has this been a week for little ole’ Nashville. A week ago Google announced that we are now included in their Street View, and today The Tennessean said that Trader Joe’s is coming. To celebrate this august confluence of events, here are a few street views near-and-dear to my heart. My church …