Google GDrive is Here!?

I heard earlier this year that Google will be pushing out the ability to upload, store and organize any file type within Google Docs.  This is totally cool because sometimes you simple don’t want to share Word Docs or PowerPoints.

I’m always looking for free stuff, especially free online storage sites!

Now, I’m not too sure that the official name is GDrive, but I don’t care.  It does what I need and that is to share images and zip files to friends and family…just as long as I don’t go over 250mb (I’m cheap).  If you need more, then Google asks for $0.25 per GB per year.  Not too bad a price if you ask me.

I’m always looking for new marketing opportunities when stuff like this gets released.   I’ve come up with a list of things can could be used to take advantage of the public sharing of Gdrive documents:

  • Image marketing optimization
  • Image sharing
  • moving big zip files from pc to pc
  • text file marketing optimization
  • music sharing
  • video sharing

Some neat stuff to consider.  One thing I did notice, or perhaps I can’t find this feature, is how do you tag files in Google Docs or how do you add descriptions?  If anybody knows how to do this, please leave a comment :)

I’m so looking forward to seeing how GDrive transforms into a powerful internet marketing tool.

How to use the Magnetic Lasso Tool in Photoshop

The magnetic lasso tool in Photoshop has to be one of the greatest features ever added to a paint program.  It is amazing how snappy and precise the tool is out of the box.  Go ahead and try it for yourself.  Simply click the icon and start tracing an area of your image and watch how cool it works. 

magnetic-lasso-tool

What is also cool about it is that you can click on a point if the magnetic lasso tool is missing a particular detail.  I’ve been using this tool to do some really creative photo manipulations.

Recently a friend of mine has been inspired to create a new work of art using the magnetic lasso tool to perform some really kick-butt photo manipulations.  Below is what he sent…what do you think?

magnetic-lasso-how-to

Prince Viking Song

prince viking song video Ok, I know Prince is from Minnesota, but I had no idea that he was so interested in football that he would actually want to write a song for the Vikings. 

The new Prince Viking song is called “Purple and and Gold.”  and here are the lyrics:

the veil of the sky draws open
the roar of the chariots touch down
we r the ones who have now come again
and walk upon water like solid ground
as we approach the throne we won’t bow down
this time we won’t b denied

raise every voice and let it b known
in the name of the purple and gold

we come in the name of the purple and gold
all of the odds r in r favor
no prediction 2 bold
we r the truth if the truth can b told
long reign the purple and gold

the eyes say ready 4 battle
no need 4 sword in hand
we r all amped up like a rock n roll band
ready 2 celebrate every score
ready 2 fight the elegant war
ready 2 hear the crowd roar

that’s what we came 4
and so much more
in the name of the purple and gold

r spirits may b tired
r bodies may b worn
but since this day is r destiny
r history – that’s y we must b
4ever strong as the wind that blows the Vikings’ horn
in the name of the purple and gold