Thursday, July 19, 2007

Google, meet Pyro. Pyro, meet Google.

In reference to this

So, there's a new kid in town, Pyro.

New kid in the just born sense, new kid in the "hey, cool skateboard" sense, and new kid in the "looking for friends" sense. I'm sure there are more, but you get the idea.

Have you ever stumbled upon an idea that really catches you off-guard? A few (almost 5 actually) years ago I took a look at XUL and thought "damn, this is gonna change a lot things if it catches on." The ideas fade. Year or two later, OEOne (now Axentra) pops up and I think "finally, it's happening!" The ideas fade away again. Fast forward to a couple days ago when I stumble upon this blog entry in my daily feed cultivation.


"Oooh, google apps on the desktop..."

"Third time's a charm, right?"

I've been processing the overwhelming cool for over 24 hours now, and I keep coming back to my disturbing addiction to all things Google. I'm really going to make a go at this. I've already started spamming (Google Mail) the mailing list (Google Groups) and I was already subscribed (Google Reader) to the blogs of the key people behind the magic. I really hope this is project gets the traction required to carry it over to a long-term project. There are so many potential benefits, I can't begin to describe them.. maybe I'll dedicate a future post entirely to the broad implications of various projects..

Gah! I can't stop thinking about this.. it's going to be a long day at work today. Must... make.. productive use... of excess.. mental energy.. (I'm suddenly reminded of Think and Grow Rich)

Mental note: respond to maddog's open request for cool projects in latest Linux Journal.
Mental note: the Internet is not a person, and if it is, why am I typing my internal monologue to it?