Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Kudos on the Google Dance, Stellar AdSense Support, and my Google Gift

Sometimes we complain about AdSense support being slow and unresponsive but I have to give kudos on a same day response yesterday, and that was in the midst of Google preparing for the Google Dance party.

Now the Google Dance party was off the hook, the band kicked ass, it was rock'n baby!

Enjoyed the various snacks, they were free and I never complain about free food.

The only thing I didn't try which looked good were the Pavlov's Dogs as I was snacked out and needed to save room for beer.

Google gets more love from me as their beer selections this year were far superior to last year, less cat piss and more beer for real beer drinkers. Last year I had to literally scour the place to find one lone tap with something that wasn't clear yellow cat piss that was tucked inside a building but this year the good beer was everywhere.

Just in case you haven't figured it out, I'm in love with Google at the moment,

I still use all the Google gifts I got last Christmas as the Google wireless mouse and USB expansion port are permanent fixtures on my laptop.

Last week when I went to get a new set of business cards printed I used my Google memory stick/keychain to take them to Kinkos and get them printed and cut while I waited, that was way cool too, no floppies, nothing.

My wife was poking fun at me and my giddy behavior with the memory stick "Have you never encountered technology before? Is this your first time?". Well, technically it was my first time handing someone my keychain to get something printed opposed to original copies or a floppy disk, just struck me as being cool.

I felt like Jack Bauer from 24 running into Kinkos:

"Quick Chloe, download the encrypted data off this chip that was just recovered in a covert sting and use our blowfish decryption algorithms to extract these business cards..."

Ah well, been there, done that, now it's old hat.

Besides, who can say anything bad about Google?

They give me free money every month, they give me free web traffic, they give me free gifts and then invite me into their building and give me free food, booze and entertainment.

It's almost like being a rich kid living off the family AdSense trust fund ;)

The only complaint I had about last nights Google Dance party is my feet hurt like hell by the time it was over!

Wait, I almost forgot, they were giving away t-shirts but the sizes were limited to LARGE, SMALL and WOMEN's. C'mon Google, did you take a serious look at how many 2X and 3X people you had waddling around the 'Plex last night?

What in the heck would I do with a LARGE t-shirt, dust my house with it?

Other than that one minor glitch, good job Google, loved it!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How did the bot session go yesterday? I read RustyBrick's write up on it but he sounded exhausted.

Glad you're having fun!


-JayW

Anonymous said...

Oh yea. .

One more thing.

If you run into any rocket scientists from the Yahoo Site Explorer team tell them to change the UA on their verification bot to something that won't trip over UA filters.

72.30.76.134 - - [09/Aug/2006:11:58:45-0500] "GET /yahoo_authkey_7f48e93527a04b5e.txt HTTP/1.1" 403 - "-" "curl/7.13.2 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.13.2 OpenSSL/0.9.7g zlib/1.2.2"


-JayW

Adam Lasnik said...

Hey, IncrediBILL, very cool to be gettin' such love from you! :)

Sorry about the t-shirts, though. I'm guessing that we ended up with lots more people showing up than RSVP'd.

Glad you had a good time overall, and particularly pleased you're up on Google ;)

IncrediBILL said...

Jay, as a matter of fact, the presentation went off without a hitch.

Yes, I ran into some Yahoo peeps but I've yet to play with the verification thing so I'll wait until I know what I'm talking about first ;)

Adam, thanks for dropping by - sounds like I have a reputation for hating everything from your tone - hehe