Gmail Now Does 3rd Party Accounts!
Google has finally rolled out a feature that allows users to get email from other POP3 accounts right into their Gmail inbox. This is great since I won't need Outlook once I'm out of school and work uses POP email. Instructions on setting up "Mail Fetcher" are here.
In other Gmail-related news, Lifehacker has a good howto on setting up an automatic nightly backup of your mail using the command line program, fetchmail.
I've recently switched to Google Reader (more on that later) and now my transition to an all-Google life is almost complete (and is a bit scary).