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Dave Shea has been shared in 37 public circles

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Alfonso Perez0compartircirculos #compartircirculos circleshare #circleshare #circleshared share circle #sharecircle shared circle #sharedcircle  2014-09-23 21:31:32500036
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Scott Dawson4,379Sharing my Vancouver Circle on Google+. This Circle is made up of Google+ users I either know through other Social Media sites or I found them through searching "Vancouver" on Google+.I'm sure I've missed a ton of people so if you know anyone that should be added to the Circle just let me know by leaving their name in the comments and I'll add them for the next time I share.2014-02-09 23:17:39356228
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Marino Puletti305The top circle of my friend +Johnathan Yesson  !Awesomeness Circle to be shared !Please plus1, and "add circle", rename it what you wish and add yourself, then share it!These people will start following you back almost immediatly.. because they are the Most Awesomeness Circle!! #sharedcircle   #bestgoogleplususers  2013-05-08 13:08:0549815516
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Matthew Shuey1,220Creative People On Google+Meet interesting creative people on Google+From Radio Show Hosts, We Developers, Graphic Artists, Artists and Bloggers, this shared circle has some very interesting and engaging content.Feel free to add and share! #webdesign #graphicdesign #artist #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-13 04:24:23500426
Ivan Raszl9,545Some of the most influential, engaging and interesting #Canadians you should  #circle on #Google+. To add yourself please share the circle.#circleshare #circles #circlesharing #canada #canadian #canadians   #canucks  2012-11-30 14:39:43821788
Arne de Vos3,656I want to share my Webdesign Google Circle once more. Looking for webdesign specialists? Or are you a webdesigner yourself? Add this circle :)2012-11-28 02:31:36477306
Fran Padilla Pérez1,093Circular :)2012-03-19 20:40:18501105
Fran Padilla Pérez1,071#Sharecircles #circuloscompartir #followers #criclesfollowing +Compartir Circulos +Q.S.C - Quero Ser Círculado.2012-03-18 18:15:26501124
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Prayag Verma2,590For all the Web Design Fans out there2012-03-17 07:03:0288035
Bobbi Jo Woods39,975This is my Web/Graphic Professionals circle. It has grown considerably since September, when I originally shared it. I will keep adding to it! Just +mention someone you think should be added (yourself included, of course!)Thanks, and happy circling!Original circle post - 9/22/11:https://plus.google.com/u/0/108152252385291870699/posts/F8YycNqgKQZ.2012-03-12 02:46:104912116
Prayag Verma489A Circle comprising of all famous People and Pages from the world of Web Designing #sharedcircles #publiccircles #sharedpubliccircles #bestsharedcircle #circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #webdesign #popular #famous #design #designing #web #css #psd2012-02-26 11:35:4671223
Jasmin Smith0Also, here's my Google+ starter kit with the top 400 people to follow. Enjoy! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #share #shared #circle #database #public #gplus #gplustips #google #googleplustips #googleplus2012-02-01 19:04:114041303
Ralph de Pagter2,342Hey Circleteers, today is a nice day to let you know who is in my RalphArtPhotoCircle. Share my circle as much as you can!2011-12-08 17:52:41500001
Scott Ayres2,911Not sure who originally shared this circle but it's full of almost 500 Graphic Designers and graphic oriented type people.. Really interesting to follow what they are doing in here.2011-11-14 18:44:24493305
Karyn Lanthois882I have compiled a Graphic and Web Design Circle using +Chris Porter 's Google+ Shared Circles and my own collection. Hope it's helpful!https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ao1OX3UN25EvdHRWR3lwWXQ0a0RhWnFuWml5RnJHdkE&hl=en_US#gid=02011-11-14 04:25:42500214
Pantelis Roussakis184Here's 500 of my VISUAL ARTISTS circle mostly photographers, I am as in awe of the visual world today as I was when i first opened my eyes 51 years ago, so Thank You if your in this circle, my stream is a visual delight 24 hrs a day.Pantelis Roussakis shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 06:15:37500635
Charles Hogge30#sharedcircles #CharlesHoggePostHere is a shared circle called "Graphic and Web Designers." I downloaded this circle from the "shared circle directory" that Google has available online for your use.Charles Hogge shared a circle with you.2011-10-26 14:33:51501123
dinnu Himalaya5dinnu Himalaya shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 14:03:52500712
Jon Evans104graphic artist and web designJon Evans shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 02:06:49501002
AJ Batac4,222Web Designers and Graphic Artists/DesignersAJ Batac shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 18:06:40500324
Dugzino Ramani0My "Artists & Designers" circle! A priceless circle!Dugzino Ramani shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 04:07:301052215
Karen Mikkelsberg0Graphic and Web Design CircleKaren Mikkelsberg shared a circle with you.2011-10-15 01:29:465001059
Winart Foster44Graphic Designer Worth having in your circle. List still growing.Winart Foster shared a circle with you.2011-10-11 17:46:5241000
Rob Davy-Cripwell18Was having a bit of a tidy up of my circles, trying to make sure I have the best of the best for my viewing pleasure! I spent ages sifting through everyone I had circled in under design and thought it would be rude of me not share the kind of things I'm privy to when I switch this circle on in my stream.Here is a selection of product designers, digital designers and graphic designers, so enjoy and be inspired! If you feel you can add something to this circle then let me know :)Rob Davy-Cripwell shared a circle with you.2011-10-09 22:48:21114101
Ivan Dimitrijević3,726Graphic and Web Design CircleHere's the main part of my Graphic and Web Design circle. Share it and enjoy in new 500 people per circle limit.If you want to find more interesting circles, check this out.200+ Shared Circles made by +Chris Porter, in public database of Google+ Shared Circles, organized by category (photography, tech, food, etc.) They're a great way to quickly find like-minded users to follow. Google+ Shared Circles: http://goo.gl/PrcGoHas someone shared a circle with you that's worth remembering? Add it to the list.Add Circle Form: http://goo.gl/O9PdHIvan Dimitrijević shared a circle with you.2011-10-07 17:01:49500242723
Alireza Yavari10,464My Visual Artists & Designers circle.Find out more about them at: http://www.recommendedusers.com/artists-designers/Alireza Yavari shared a circle with you.2011-09-28 18:53:5410517720
Bryan Garvin195Here's my circle of designers, both local (Northeast Ohio] and global.Bryan Garvin shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 13:30:42145100
Brian Spencer St. John20Enjoy my UX Designers/Developers circle. I’ll warn you, some are more active than others. +Luke Wroblewski is a must circle.Brian Spencer St. John shared a circle with you.#circle #ux #design2011-09-27 01:55:0285101

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2011-07-21 15:13:27 (28 comments, 36 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

I'm increasingly repelled by the aesthetic of Apple apps and increasingly drawn to the aesthetic of Google apps. Wait, what?

Most reshares: 71

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2011-10-13 03:00:27 (8 comments, 71 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Most plusones: 85

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2011-07-21 15:13:27 (28 comments, 36 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

I'm increasingly repelled by the aesthetic of Apple apps and increasingly drawn to the aesthetic of Google apps. Wait, what?

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2013-05-09 20:27:55 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Anyone still on this? Here's a thing I announced everywhere else. Maybe some people here missed it? Not likely, but I'm more curious about who actually sees it. http://mezzoblue.com/archives/2013/05/07/10_years/

Anyone still on this? Here's a thing I announced everywhere else. Maybe some people here missed it? Not likely, but I'm more curious about who actually sees it. http://mezzoblue.com/archives/2013/05/07/10_years/___

2011-11-26 00:41:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Finally finished uploading my photos of Islay: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mezzoblue/tags/islay/

Finally finished uploading my photos of Islay: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mezzoblue/tags/islay/___

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2011-11-05 06:16:26 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Yawn. You've seen flocks of birds in action, right? Yeah, not like this.

Have you ever seen a large flock of starlings in flight? Watch this video.___Yawn. You've seen flocks of birds in action, right? Yeah, not like this.

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2011-11-01 18:32:15 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Good news for your Tuesday: http://mezzoblue.com/archives/2011/11/01/a_new_number/

Good news for your Tuesday: http://mezzoblue.com/archives/2011/11/01/a_new_number/___

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2011-10-23 23:22:46 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Two years of riding is really filling up my GPS map of the city and surrounding area. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mezzoblue/6274541142/in/photostream

Two years of riding is really filling up my GPS map of the city and surrounding area. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mezzoblue/6274541142/in/photostream___

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2011-10-20 18:47:45 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

500ppi just seems like a waste; if your eye can't discern individual pixels after 320 or so, I can't imagine how more would benefit you in any meaningful way.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/20/toshiba-shows-off-6-inch-tablet-display-with-498ppi-resolution/

500ppi just seems like a waste; if your eye can't discern individual pixels after 320 or so, I can't imagine how more would benefit you in any meaningful way.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/20/toshiba-shows-off-6-inch-tablet-display-with-498ppi-resolution/___

2011-10-18 17:16:02 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"Such is the state of the reactionary web culture. Post media with no context, no anchor in reality, and if it pushes your buttons, trips your emotional triggers, you post your pavlovian responses."

I really do like this quote from a comment thread (!) on a protest video, and I think it works in a more general way. Of course, posting it here out of context may well be considered ironic. (source: "archer" on this thread - https://plus.google.com/107606703558161507946/posts/eFcBHkW4J2m)

"Such is the state of the reactionary web culture. Post media with no context, no anchor in reality, and if it pushes your buttons, trips your emotional triggers, you post your pavlovian responses."

I really do like this quote from a comment thread (!) on a protest video, and I think it works in a more general way. Of course, posting it here out of context may well be considered ironic. (source: "archer" on this thread - https://plus.google.com/107606703558161507946/posts/eFcBHkW4J2m)___

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2011-10-13 03:00:27 (8 comments, 71 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

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2011-10-13 02:50:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Oh wow, Dennis Ritchie died this weekend. I had the Ritchie & Kernighan C book in high school, and while I didn't go down that road, it did obviously open a lot of doors for me. https://plus.google.com/u/0/101960720994009339267/posts/ENuEDDYfvKP?hl=en

Oh wow, Dennis Ritchie died this weekend. I had the Ritchie & Kernighan C book in high school, and while I didn't go down that road, it did obviously open a lot of doors for me. https://plus.google.com/u/0/101960720994009339267/posts/ENuEDDYfvKP?hl=en___

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2011-10-10 21:57:56 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I don't quite remember how it happened, but at some point my iPhone accidentally took a bath on Friday night.

By the next morning I had forgotten and plugged it in, assuming the battery was just dead. After a while I realized that my bad dream of fishing for my soaked phone may have actually happened. I popped out the SIM card and sure enough it was quite wet and I could see condensation inside both cameras, front and back.

So I dropped it into a bag of rice for a few days, pulled it out and tried it again today. No luck. Using the detailed iPhone teardown guide at iFixit (http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone-4-Teardown/3130/1) I spent some time pulling it apart, and scrubbing various corroded contacts with rubbing alcohol. After reassembling, sadly it appears this phone is quite dead.

I had every intention of skipping the 4S, it didn't feel like a necessary... more »

I don't quite remember how it happened, but at some point my iPhone accidentally took a bath on Friday night.

By the next morning I had forgotten and plugged it in, assuming the battery was just dead. After a while I realized that my bad dream of fishing for my soaked phone may have actually happened. I popped out the SIM card and sure enough it was quite wet and I could see condensation inside both cameras, front and back.

So I dropped it into a bag of rice for a few days, pulled it out and tried it again today. No luck. Using the detailed iPhone teardown guide at iFixit (http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone-4-Teardown/3130/1) I spent some time pulling it apart, and scrubbing various corroded contacts with rubbing alcohol. After reassembling, sadly it appears this phone is quite dead.

I had every intention of skipping the 4S, it didn't feel like a necessary upgrade. Still doesn't, but there's now one on the way, and I get to spend the next two weeks with my old first-gen aluminum back iPhone if I can get a SIM card that will actually work on Telus.___

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2011-10-07 05:01:06 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Happy fun laser pointer time.

Happy fun laser pointer time.___

2011-10-05 20:05:47 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Still waiting for the keynote day-after posts on how the crushing disappointment caused the author to self reflect and realize that maybe, just maybe, discarding a phone every single year isn't an admirable or sustainable behaviour.

Still waiting for the keynote day-after posts on how the crushing disappointment caused the author to self reflect and realize that maybe, just maybe, discarding a phone every single year isn't an admirable or sustainable behaviour.___

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2011-09-27 19:20:36 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

A visual comparison of hammer pants vs hipsters

A visual comparison of hammer pants vs hipsters___

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2011-09-26 05:16:14 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

For +Christopher Clark -- here's all the lupulin floating in my wet hop IPA wort after brewing yesterday, for comparison.

For +Christopher Clark -- here's all the lupulin floating in my wet hop IPA wort after brewing yesterday, for comparison.___

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2011-09-19 00:49:06 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

My afternoon foraging around Vancouver for beer ingredients was a complete success. I found all this stuff in public spaces and didn't have to resort to raiding community gardens. (Though I did steal a few sprigs of rosemary from the 6th ave railroad track gardens because, dude, you should see the size of those bushes. They can spare a bit.)

Clockwise from top right: Lavender, blackberries, chamomile, wild rose petals, and those would be hops of a yet-to-be-determined variety in the center. (I'm guessing Cascade, and I managed to pick about a half pound of them.)

I already brewed the porter I'll be using the blackberries in later this week (see last G+ post). The hops will go into a fresh hop pale or IPA, depending on how many more I can procure from a friend tonight. And I have this idea for a floral Belgian tripel that I'm thinking the rose, lavendar and chamomile... more »

My afternoon foraging around Vancouver for beer ingredients was a complete success. I found all this stuff in public spaces and didn't have to resort to raiding community gardens. (Though I did steal a few sprigs of rosemary from the 6th ave railroad track gardens because, dude, you should see the size of those bushes. They can spare a bit.)

Clockwise from top right: Lavender, blackberries, chamomile, wild rose petals, and those would be hops of a yet-to-be-determined variety in the center. (I'm guessing Cascade, and I managed to pick about a half pound of them.)

I already brewed the porter I'll be using the blackberries in later this week (see last G+ post). The hops will go into a fresh hop pale or IPA, depending on how many more I can procure from a friend tonight. And I have this idea for a floral Belgian tripel that I'm thinking the rose, lavendar and chamomile will go into. I'll be drying those out and using them in a month or so.___

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2011-09-18 07:00:56 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Brew day #016 - a robust porter made with blackberries I picked myself off bushes on the old railroad tracks in Vancouver. http://beer.daveshea.com/2011/09/016-railway-porter/

Brew day #016 - a robust porter made with blackberries I picked myself off bushes on the old railroad tracks in Vancouver. http://beer.daveshea.com/2011/09/016-railway-porter/___

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2011-09-16 05:04:41 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Drink of the night: 16 year Lagavulin on chilled rocks I picked off the beach just behind the Lagavulin distillery.

No need for Whisky Stones now (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/ba37/), visiting Islay paid off in spades.

Drink of the night: 16 year Lagavulin on chilled rocks I picked off the beach just behind the Lagavulin distillery.

No need for Whisky Stones now (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/ba37/), visiting Islay paid off in spades.___

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2011-08-18 19:30:58 (10 comments, 31 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Trippy.

Morphed from Martin Schoeller portraits.___Trippy.

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2011-08-15 21:20:53 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

New kitty is still spending most of his time hiding under the couch or bed, but he's started coming out for food and the litter box when we're not around.

But a catnip-covered mouse on a string? Well that he's all over, our presence be damned.

New kitty is still spending most of his time hiding under the couch or bed, but he's started coming out for food and the litter box when we're not around.

But a catnip-covered mouse on a string? Well that he's all over, our presence be damned.___

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2011-08-12 21:55:21 (2 comments, 13 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Damn you Bill Gates.

http://i.imgur.com/bgYeo.jpg

Damn you Bill Gates.

http://i.imgur.com/bgYeo.jpg___

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2011-08-12 02:32:24 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Spending the evening brewing #015, an English barleywine (and my first beer to intentionally crack 10% ABV)

My system doesn't have the capacity for 23lbs of barley, so I ended up supplementing with a few pounds of liquid extract. Shouldn't be a big deal in a beer so large that'll age for so long.

(The recipe is from Brewing Classic Styles, a Thomas Hardy Ale clone. I've made a few tweaks due to lack of availability of certain ingredients.)

Spending the evening brewing #015, an English barleywine (and my first beer to intentionally crack 10% ABV)

My system doesn't have the capacity for 23lbs of barley, so I ended up supplementing with a few pounds of liquid extract. Shouldn't be a big deal in a beer so large that'll age for so long.

(The recipe is from Brewing Classic Styles, a Thomas Hardy Ale clone. I've made a few tweaks due to lack of availability of certain ingredients.)___

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2011-08-08 23:13:04 (1 comments, 15 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Should you argue on the internet?

http://flowingdata.com/2011/08/05/flowchart-should-you-argue-on-the-internet/

Should you argue on the internet?

http://flowingdata.com/2011/08/05/flowchart-should-you-argue-on-the-internet/___

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2011-07-30 06:59:21 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Ah, that feels better. A 60km post-work ride up to Seymour Dam, a place I've had on my list for a while. 3km on gravel with road bike tires, that was fun.

Updated local map of my rides: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mezzoblue/5989417887/

Ah, that feels better. A 60km post-work ride up to Seymour Dam, a place I've had on my list for a while. 3km on gravel with road bike tires, that was fun.

Updated local map of my rides: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mezzoblue/5989417887/___

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2011-07-28 18:08:26 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Pretty hard to argue these pro gay marriage signs.

http://www.happyplace.com/8958/the-most-hilariously-convincing-gay-marriage-signs

Pretty hard to argue these pro gay marriage signs.

http://www.happyplace.com/8958/the-most-hilariously-convincing-gay-marriage-signs___

2011-07-26 18:48:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

One nice feature I noticed about Lion this morning that I haven't seen anyone mention anywhere: an iOS-style login page automatically pops up whenever you join a public network that forces you to agree to the terms and conditions before use.

One nice feature I noticed about Lion this morning that I haven't seen anyone mention anywhere: an iOS-style login page automatically pops up whenever you join a public network that forces you to agree to the terms and conditions before use.___

2011-07-25 17:59:09 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

A great example of why I increasingly find Twitter's limitations to be unworthy of posting an actual thought there. This morning I said this regarding Lion reverse scrolling:

"If Apple really wanted to commit to this reverse-scrolling thing, why wouldn't they have flipped the arrow keys / Page Up + Page Down too?"

Many @ replies predictably missed my point, telling me the difference is scrolling is gestural and arrow keys aren't, or editing would be a nightmare, or the mouse now moves the document not the scrollbars, or whatever else.

The long form thought goes more like this. If I'm being asked to accept a change in what the mouse/trackpad controls -- formerly the scrollbar, now the document -- and when I flick up and the document moves up, if I press the up arrow key what should happen? I should be able to expect a consistent result between both... more »

A great example of why I increasingly find Twitter's limitations to be unworthy of posting an actual thought there. This morning I said this regarding Lion reverse scrolling:

"If Apple really wanted to commit to this reverse-scrolling thing, why wouldn't they have flipped the arrow keys / Page Up + Page Down too?"

Many @ replies predictably missed my point, telling me the difference is scrolling is gestural and arrow keys aren't, or editing would be a nightmare, or the mouse now moves the document not the scrollbars, or whatever else.

The long form thought goes more like this. If I'm being asked to accept a change in what the mouse/trackpad controls -- formerly the scrollbar, now the document -- and when I flick up and the document moves up, if I press the up arrow key what should happen? I should be able to expect a consistent result between both input devices, no? The document should move up when I press the up arrow.

Instead I'm seeing a disconnect, where in one case I'm moving the document, in the other case I'm still controlling the scrollbars. Why? If this is an important change to make, shouldn't it be 100% consistent across input devices?

Note there's a huge difference between viewing and editing; I'm not talking about cursor position while writing, I'm talking more about keyboard actions while viewing a web page. But maybe that's why they didn't change the arrow keys -- because moving the cursor makes total sense right now, and having an inconsistent result between editing a document and viewing a document would be mental.

And yet, so is inconsistency between input devices.___

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2011-07-24 06:03:31 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Understated, well-voiced impressions that (usually) don't resort to stereotype. A rare treat.

Impressive. Most impressive.___Understated, well-voiced impressions that (usually) don't resort to stereotype. A rare treat.

2011-07-22 06:19:35 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Took a tiny sample of the in-progress amber ale (brew #014) I've had on the go since last weekend. It's coming along nicely, but I'm already noticing things I'd change about the recipe. I definitely used the wrong hops, which marks the first time I've been able to taste a beer and analyze the specific hop profile and how it works in conjunction with the malt.

Took a tiny sample of the in-progress amber ale (brew #014) I've had on the go since last weekend. It's coming along nicely, but I'm already noticing things I'd change about the recipe. I definitely used the wrong hops, which marks the first time I've been able to taste a beer and analyze the specific hop profile and how it works in conjunction with the malt.___

2011-07-21 21:20:29 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Has anyone coined a term yet for that slight hesitation when you look at the trackpad and wonder which way to move your fingers now? How about "scroll anxiety"?

Has anyone coined a term yet for that slight hesitation when you look at the trackpad and wonder which way to move your fingers now? How about "scroll anxiety"?___

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2011-07-21 15:13:27 (28 comments, 36 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

I'm increasingly repelled by the aesthetic of Apple apps and increasingly drawn to the aesthetic of Google apps. Wait, what?

I'm increasingly repelled by the aesthetic of Apple apps and increasingly drawn to the aesthetic of Google apps. Wait, what?___

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2011-07-21 15:13:23 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

2011-07-21

2011-07-21___

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2011-07-21 15:13:08 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

2011-07-21

2011-07-21___

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2011-07-20 05:40:03 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Today was the first time back on my new-ish bike in almost a month. Crappy weather + completing a big ride seems to have temporarily sapped my desire to get out there, but I'm starting to get the urge again.

40km loop down Adanac / Frances Union to the Lakes bike path in Burnaby, down around Deer Lake toward New West, back along Rumble and then a meandering trip back through East Van.

(FWIW, this is more or less my exact bike, though my saddle is black. http://www.bronesbikeshop.com/LOOK%20585%20DA%2010%20AC300%20FSA.jpg)

Today was the first time back on my new-ish bike in almost a month. Crappy weather + completing a big ride seems to have temporarily sapped my desire to get out there, but I'm starting to get the urge again.

40km loop down Adanac / Frances Union to the Lakes bike path in Burnaby, down around Deer Lake toward New West, back along Rumble and then a meandering trip back through East Van.

(FWIW, this is more or less my exact bike, though my saddle is black. http://www.bronesbikeshop.com/LOOK%20585%20DA%2010%20AC300%20FSA.jpg)___

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2011-07-18 06:47:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Full write-up of the beer I brewed today: http://beer.daveshea.com/2011/07/014-caspian-amber-re-brew/

Full write-up of the beer I brewed today: http://beer.daveshea.com/2011/07/014-caspian-amber-re-brew/___

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2011-07-18 02:17:46 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

If you're a beer lover and have never stuck your nose in a pile of fresh hop pellets, you're really missing out.

If you're a beer lover and have never stuck your nose in a pile of fresh hop pellets, you're really missing out.___

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2011-07-18 01:43:55 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Brew #014, amber ale. Waiting for the wort to boil.

Brew #014, amber ale. Waiting for the wort to boil.___

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2011-07-17 23:37:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Mashing in an amber ale. Hit my temps bang on this time, first time I've done that.

Mashing in an amber ale. Hit my temps bang on this time, first time I've done that.___

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2011-07-17 00:01:07 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

This painting is not available in your country.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulmutant/4992725876/

This painting is not available in your country.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulmutant/4992725876/___

2011-07-15 18:45:25 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Now that I have a working wife again (thanks Canadian Immigration for dragging your heels) it's time to start getting the finances back in order. New accounts, new investments, all sorts of interesting movement in the past week. Feeling good about this.

Now that I have a working wife again (thanks Canadian Immigration for dragging your heels) it's time to start getting the finances back in order. New accounts, new investments, all sorts of interesting movement in the past week. Feeling good about this.___

2011-07-15 17:12:03 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

This is a special kind of hell.

(Anyone with multiple Google accounts trying to view Docs in one and + in the other knows what I'm talking about.)

This is a special kind of hell.

(Anyone with multiple Google accounts trying to view Docs in one and + in the other knows what I'm talking about.)___

2011-07-15 06:16:13 (11 comments, 9 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Nail on the head about why I almost instantly started monitoring my Google+ feed closer than my Twitter account.

Nail on the head about why I almost instantly started monitoring my Google+ feed closer than my Twitter account.___

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2011-07-14 19:19:09 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

For an app I was using just yesterday to look like this today, that's a little worrisome.

For an app I was using just yesterday to look like this today, that's a little worrisome.___

2011-07-14 17:28:51 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

You know that feeling you get when you go to grab something out of the freezer and discover the beer you left in there to chill for a half hour over two days ago? Yeah, that.

You know that feeling you get when you go to grab something out of the freezer and discover the beer you left in there to chill for a half hour over two days ago? Yeah, that.___

2011-07-13 18:28:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Oh good, my favourite: filling out tax forms for a country where I am not a citizen.

Oh good, my favourite: filling out tax forms for a country where I am not a citizen.___

2011-07-12 22:27:04 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Ruh-roh. Somebody who I haven't added to a circle or "approved" in any other form was just able to share a post with me, and it showed up in my notifications. Wasn't spam this time, but that doesn't bode well.

Ruh-roh. Somebody who I haven't added to a circle or "approved" in any other form was just able to share a post with me, and it showed up in my notifications. Wasn't spam this time, but that doesn't bode well.___

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2011-07-12 17:27:43 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

For some reason my iMac has started doing this thing where it duplicates itself on the network then reports a name conflict and relabels itself imac-2 or imac-3 etc.

I'm up to imac-4 now, and my favourite part is how it identifies as a Windows computer for some reason, complete with the smarmy BSOD Apple uses.

Perhaps it's time to tidy up your glass house, Apple.

For some reason my iMac has started doing this thing where it duplicates itself on the network then reports a name conflict and relabels itself imac-2 or imac-3 etc.

I'm up to imac-4 now, and my favourite part is how it identifies as a Windows computer for some reason, complete with the smarmy BSOD Apple uses.

Perhaps it's time to tidy up your glass house, Apple.___

2011-07-12 16:04:57 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Hey +Duane Storey, I'm a fan of Lagavulin 16.

(Two weeks ago we each bet a bottle of scotch on whether or not we'd still be talking about Google+ in a year. I took the yes position.)

Google+ To Pass 10,000,000 Users Tomorrow (on 7/12)

As I promised on Saturday night, I have finished updating my Google+ membership model with new data and re-estimated the Google+ user base.

My surname-based analysis shows that the number of Google+ users worldwide reached 7.3 million yesterday (July 10) – up from 1.7 million users on July 4th. That is a 350% increase in six days. The userbase is growing so quickly that it is challenging for me to keep up, since the number of users of any given surname (even the rare ones I am tracking) seems to be climbing every day.

More impressive than last week's growth is the astonishing growth in users from yesterday at mid-day to tonight -- a 30% jump. My latest estimate tonight shows approximately 9.5 million users. This suggests that 2.2 million people have joined Google+ in the past 32-34 hours.

I project that Google will easily pass 10 million users tomorrow and could reach 20 million user by this coming weekend if they keep the Invite Button available. As one G+ user put it, it is easy to underestimate the power of exponential growth.

My model is simple. I start with US Census Bureau data about surname popularity in the U.S., and compare it to the number of Google+ users with each surname. I split the U.S. users from the non-U.S. users. By using a sample of 100-200 surnames, I am able to accurately estimate the total percentage of the U.S. population that has signed up for Google+. Then I use that number and a calculated ratio of U.S. to non-U.S. users to generate my worldwide estimates. My ratio is 1 US user for every 2.12 non-U.S. users. That ratio was calculated on July 4th through a laborious effort, and I haven't updated it since. That is definitely a weakness in my model that I hope to address soon. The ratio will likely change over time.

Since I have been tracking this same cohort of surnames from my first day, I am able to accurately measure growth over time.

I am not claiming perfect accuracy, but I do think the model is sound. A quant has suggested a mathematical formula that I can use to calculate a range of Google users with a 99% level of accuracy, and one of my employees is working on that math now. I hope to include that in future models.

Here is one way to look at my model. Imagine the U.S. government in 2020 has no money left. I know that's hard to imagine, but stay with me. Imagine they wanted to conduct a 2020 census and subsequent decennial censuses with a degree of accuracy (let's say 95%) and to do it on a shoestring budget.

They had complete data for 2010 - the population and growth rates for every city and town in the country. To do 2020, they could just take a random sampling of 100 cities and towns across the U.S. that were representative and conduct the census JUST for those cities every 10 years. If those 100 cities averaged the same growth rates as the rest of the country, then their decennial censuses would be fairly accurate but very inexpensive. (Obviously the US example won't work and shouldn't be tried, since the purpose of the U.S. census is in part to determine Congressional representation - so a complete census must be done in the entire country.)

But my project is like that - a low-budget sampling. I have randomly selected 100 uncommon U.S. surnames and I am tracking the number of Google+ users with those names - updating my counts every 2-3 days. I am assuming that the growth in G+ users with those surnames is similar to the growth in G+ users with the other 150,000 or so surnames in the U.S. If I had resources to include 500 or 1,000 surnames in my sample, then I believe my model would be more accurate. But my time and budget available for this project are small, so it is what it is. And then I take the 2.12 - 1 non-US to US ratio to complete the calculations.

I'm not sure how many more times I'll update this. I do believe it is quite accurate. Much more accurate than a guess. It is based on sound starting data, but some of my assumptions may not be perfect. I look forward to Google announcing actual user numbers, so I can stop working on this in all my spare time. Or, perhaps, someone will discover an advanced query that actually works - that returns unique user profile pages but no pages that contain posts. People keep suggesting queries will work, but so far, I have found that none of them is accurate for user counts.

For reference, here are my earlier posts on this subject:

4.5 million estimate on 7/9 (actually 12:15ish on 7/10)
https://plus.google.com/117388252776312694644/posts/1k85ZNPCu1A

1.7 million estimate on 7/4
https://plus.google.com/117388252776312694644/posts/VuKTMZm9xWy___Hey +Duane Storey, I'm a fan of Lagavulin 16.

(Two weeks ago we each bet a bottle of scotch on whether or not we'd still be talking about Google+ in a year. I took the yes position.)

2011-07-11 21:30:24 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Learned after plugging one of my new 2TB disks into the Airport that it doesn't actually support the Master Boot Record partition scheme, it only works with GUID or Apple Partition Map.

A quick re-partitioning naturally erased the 700GB I had on there, so here goes another overnight data transfer.

Learned after plugging one of my new 2TB disks into the Airport that it doesn't actually support the Master Boot Record partition scheme, it only works with GUID or Apple Partition Map.

A quick re-partitioning naturally erased the 700GB I had on there, so here goes another overnight data transfer.___

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2011-07-11 06:57:50 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I have a box of beer into which I've been slipping a bottle of every brew I make, 12 in total over the past year. This evening we had a BBQ where we dipped into that box and had a bonus 13th preview bottle of my new IPA. This was the detritus.

(Up front is the cap from a bottle of Westvleteren 12 I cracked to thank everyone for being brave, http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/313/1545)

I have a box of beer into which I've been slipping a bottle of every brew I make, 12 in total over the past year. This evening we had a BBQ where we dipped into that box and had a bonus 13th preview bottle of my new IPA. This was the detritus.

(Up front is the cap from a bottle of Westvleteren 12 I cracked to thank everyone for being brave, http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/313/1545)___

2011-07-08 16:02:08 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

While proponents of owning your data consider outsourcing blog comments to Facebook a bad thing, I'm noticing the quality of discussion isn't nearly as mind-numbing when people have to stand by their real names.

Then again, I can't be the only one who will probably never comment under my Facebook ID.

While proponents of owning your data consider outsourcing blog comments to Facebook a bad thing, I'm noticing the quality of discussion isn't nearly as mind-numbing when people have to stand by their real names.

Then again, I can't be the only one who will probably never comment under my Facebook ID.___

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