Google Pack

Google’s got a great new thing – called Google Pack.

It’s very simple – just a site that lets you download a bunch of great mostly-free applications in a package, and informs you of updates when they become available.

Package can contain:

  • Ad-Aware SE Personal
  • Adobe Reader
  • Mozilla Firefox w/ Google Toolbar
  • GalleryPlayer HD Images
  • Google Desktop
  • Google Earth
  • Google Pack Screensaver
  • Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • Google Talk
  • Norton Antivirus 2005 Special Edition
  • Picasa
  • RealPlayer
  • Trillian

Of course, you can check which ones you want installed and which ones you don’t – in my case, I already heard of and had all the ones I wanted, and simply installed Google Updater to keep them fresh.

I’m a little disappointed with their choice to include RealPlayer and an Antivirus trial, and probably that GalleryPlayer thing, whatever that is… and I installed Firefox through Updater but definitely got rid of the Google Toolbar… but still, I think it’s a great starter pack for anyone using Windows.

Now now, no fucking about

This quarter is going to be hell on wheels, and I’m totally ready.

I’ve got three 1-hour classes back to back, and the middle one is across the school from the other two. So there’ll be a lot of rushing back and forth.

I’m bringing my heavy laptop w/ heavy case and heavy books to every class (even though, as I found out today, none of my classrooms have wireless), but I’ll be totally organized and I’ll be able to start writing assignments in-class, not to mention take notes really speedy-like. And with no Internet the most I’ll be distracted with is, say, FreeCell.

I’m really making it a point to get homework done ASAP this quarter. I got back from class an hour ago and I’m already done with my stuff, so far. Fast and efficient.

All of my classes are going to be really freaking difficult this quarter. Syntax, I’ve heard, requires well over 100 pages of writing, Music History, well, I hate history, and Semantics is quite hard for me to comprehend. But it’s the end of the first day and I’m still on top and I expect to stay there!


More monetary suggestions

I’m thinking of selling my PSP.

First of all, any objections? I really haven’t gotten a lot of use out of it, I haven’t found a lot of the games too entertaining (besides Lumines), and it really doesn’t seem to even compare with, say, the Nintendo DS in terms of gameplay and, well, overall feasibility. So yes, I’ve obviously admitted defeat in the handheld wars, but I just want my money back while the going’s still tough.

Second of all, I’m thinking I should sell all of my stuff for it individually. Or at least all the games I got for it and then the PSP and supplies.

This is what I have and what I’ve paid for ’em:

PSP v1.5, 32MB memory stick, headphones, Sampler Disc, Spiderman 2, AC adapter = $250
Case = $20
1GB memory stick = $100
Lumines = $40
Mercury = $40
Wipeout Pure = $40
GTA: LCS = $50
5 UMD cases = $10
USB charger/cord = $15

I’m thinking of selling the PSP with the stuff that came with it as well as the case and USB charger. Then maybe I’d sell the 1GB memory stick on its own, and then each game separately. Any other advice? Think it’s worth the effort? Since the PSP is still version 1.5, should I expect any extra? I’ll probably try to throw all of this stuff on eBay.