Thursday, April 22, 2004

Gwhiz, it's Gmail

So, I mentioned awhile ago that Google was beta testing their new email - or - gmail, of course. And today, while logging into my blogger account, I got a little ad item that invited me to help test the system by signing up for my own gmail account. Sigh - oh happy day!

I'd hoped maybe being an early bird to the scene (relatively speaking, I'm sure) maybe I could snag my own name, but no, that didn't work. But phoblog was there. So I have my five-millionth email account now: phoblog@gmail.com. Why? Especially when I have an unlimited number of @phoblographer.com accounts at my disposal? Because it's there! Like a mountain.

But, whoops, there's a glitch. My browser is a wee bit outdated. Rats! Foiled! So I have a gmail account that I can't check.

But it's ONE GIG of space. ONE GIG! Wooweee! 'Course, the first thing my boss said was "yeah, but no privacy." Okay, true. But I don't harbor any delusions that my hotmail accounts are secure anyway.

One gig.

Apparently, it doesn't take much to make me happy these days.

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