Since I haven't posted anything in a while, I just want to mention that I'm learning how to use Google Gears and in turn will be adding Gears support to this blog at some point for the fun of it (I dunno what I'll do yet, but whatever it is, it won't hurt anybody and hopefully it'll be fun for more people than just me).

Edit: I've got a desktop shortcut link up, but it keeps crashing my web browser (tested on both Firefox 3 and Safari 2).

Edit 2: I've just found out that in the future Gears will have APIs for desktop notifications, camera access, speaker and microphone access, and advanced features for the canvas tag (I dunno why I didn't find this before).

I'm guessing that the Voice and Video chat feature in Gmail will just use Gears in the future.