Google your desktop!

Okay, so I don't know how long it's been around without me knowing about it, but there's finally a desktop google client, it's what I've been waiting for, almost. Given the amount of crap that accumulates on my system, I need something more integrated than a search client that only looks into certain file types ( all microsoft or simple text based for the beta). The other thing I don't like is that it caches all the web pages you've looked at recently in IE; I want seperation between my file and recently viewed content search utillities cause I like the line between local and web content to be clearly defined.

What I guess I'm really looking for is an intelligent file manager with a little button in the task bar for "related files" ranked by the pagerank algorithm. If I was looking for an xml file with a certain element, an old email on thunderbird(not outlook!), some classfile that could be in any one of 30 jars, or some other similar task, it would be great if I had some sort of really intelligent search program that could find it. As stands I find I'm relearning my unix commands and using cygwin, cause gosh darnit those commands are just handy. Grep and pipes have saved me many hours of work this trip, maybe it's time to invest in an understanding of a little more advanced sed and awk action.

Anyone know when we're supposed to get these hot relational file systems? I mean atomic data is so pase, now it's all about context, related events, and metadata (metadata, it's the new black). At some point I'm going to have to reprise my metails post and do a little entry on social engineering and viral marketing. 'Cause man, there's potential in exploiting existing social networks for fun and profit, or even better... large scale subtle influence on mob behavior. (Ever consider how dangerious it would be if oprah, rosie, and martha stewart all got together and decided to discretely push consumer buying habits to fund some kind well defined long term agenda. It's not like when warren buffet makes stock decisions, there's no sec watching these people!!!)


Anonymous said...

Google will soon know all. The end is near.


Anonymous said...

How is my Italian Stallion?