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2015-04-13 22:46:56 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Is "Internet Speed Monitor Toolbar" a trojan? Trying to figure out how it got onto my 87-year-old mother's Acer Chromebook. I can't find it in the Chrome app store. Before she called me, she had already managed to get into a phone conversation with scammers trying to get her to pay $80 to "fix" her computer. 

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2015-06-18 22:49:14 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Technology moves so quickly -- or we tell ourselves it does. I just picked up this Olympus E-1 digital SLR on Ebay for $34 and paired it with a lens I had bought a week earlier for $17.21. The body listed at $2,199 a decade ago. This is a test shot off my back porch. The sensor is "only" 5.1 megapixels, but keep in mind: to double the resolution you have to go beyond 20. Darned solid camera for the price of a tank of gas. 

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2015-06-18 22:49:14 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Technology moves so quickly -- or we tell ourselves it does. I just picked up this Olympus E-1 digital SLR on Ebay for $34 and paired it with a lens I had bought a week earlier for $17.21. The body listed at $2,199 a decade ago. This is a test shot off my back porch. The sensor is "only" 5.1 megapixels, but keep in mind: to double the resolution you have to go beyond 20. Darned solid camera for the price of a tank of gas. 

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2015-08-31 19:51:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I got an invitation for Project Fi, Google's wireless/wifi/cell mashup, but I'm not inclined to go for that bait, based on the horrible experiences I've been having with Hangouts and phone calls routed over bad data connections. In fact, I'm trying to untangle my phone and my Chrome browser from Hangouts dependences and go back to the Google Voice app and extensions. My contacts do NOT generally use Hangouts, and the integrated app's insistence on sending messages as Hangouts instead of SMS means they just don't get the messages. 

I got an invitation for Project Fi, Google's wireless/wifi/cell mashup, but I'm not inclined to go for that bait, based on the horrible experiences I've been having with Hangouts and phone calls routed over bad data connections. In fact, I'm trying to untangle my phone and my Chrome browser from Hangouts dependences and go back to the Google Voice app and extensions. My contacts do NOT generally use Hangouts, and the integrated app's insistence on sending messages as Hangouts instead of SMS means they just don't get the messages. ___

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2015-08-09 12:57:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

There are lots of bullies. This one is the brother of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback ... and he's getting away with it. Great reporting by Tim Carpenter of the Topeka Capital-Journal. 

There are lots of bullies. This one is the brother of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback ... and he's getting away with it. Great reporting by Tim Carpenter of the Topeka Capital-Journal. ___

2015-08-09 00:32:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I sure wish the settings/change watch face function wasn't so eager to accidentally show up and change my watch face. 

I sure wish the settings/change watch face function wasn't so eager to accidentally show up and change my watch face. ___

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2015-07-27 18:04:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I'm puzzled by this story, which says there is a major security hole in Android, but traces it to Google Hangouts while asserting that manufacturers are responsible for pushing an update. If it's actually a Hangouts problem, why would it not be fixed by one of the periodic updates? 

I'm puzzled by this story, which says there is a major security hole in Android, but traces it to Google Hangouts while asserting that manufacturers are responsible for pushing an update. If it's actually a Hangouts problem, why would it not be fixed by one of the periodic updates? ___

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2015-07-19 21:48:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Wedding party, Kyiv, Ukraine. Olympus E-PL2 with Lumix zoom at 180mm, 1/200 s, f/5.5. 

Wedding party, Kyiv, Ukraine. Olympus E-PL2 with Lumix zoom at 180mm, 1/200 s, f/5.5. ___

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2015-07-19 21:44:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

St. Catherine's in Chernihiv, Ukraine, looking back from the Val. Olympus E-PL2 with a Lumix zoom. 45mm. "Dramatic" art filter. 

St. Catherine's in Chernihiv, Ukraine, looking back from the Val. Olympus E-PL2 with a Lumix zoom. 45mm. "Dramatic" art filter. ___

2015-07-19 17:11:38 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Spent two hours mowing the lawn in 90-degree heat and was credited 260 steps.   #algorithmsucks  

Spent two hours mowing the lawn in 90-degree heat and was credited 260 steps.   #algorithmsucks  ___

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2015-07-13 12:08:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Back home from a week in Ukraine, my brain is still looking for cyrillic characters to read. I had hoped to make use of my Android phone for Google translation. It didn't turn out that way. You really need a 3G connection to make use of the advanced features, and my Moto G doesn't support European 3G frequencies. So close, yet so far. But we were accompanied by really great translators all week and I have a whole new pack of Facebook friends.

Back home from a week in Ukraine, my brain is still looking for cyrillic characters to read. I had hoped to make use of my Android phone for Google translation. It didn't turn out that way. You really need a 3G connection to make use of the advanced features, and my Moto G doesn't support European 3G frequencies. So close, yet so far. But we were accompanied by really great translators all week and I have a whole new pack of Facebook friends.___

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2015-07-12 03:41:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

My favorite photo from a walk yesterday in Kyiv.

My favorite photo from a walk yesterday in Kyiv.___

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2015-07-08 20:18:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Sundown, this evening in  Chernihiv, Ukraine. Olympus PL-2 with a Lumix zoom about 42mm. A bit of help from a dramatic filter but honestly, it looked pretty dramatic. 

Sundown, this evening in  Chernihiv, Ukraine. Olympus PL-2 with a Lumix zoom about 42mm. A bit of help from a dramatic filter but honestly, it looked pretty dramatic. ___

2015-06-29 21:54:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The Confederate battle flag is toast throughout the South, but let's not fool ourselves about the reason. It's not because people of good will are stepping up and putting a stop to the hateful white-power messaging. It's because it's bad business. When the American South is the subject of global ridicule, it's not good for business in an increasingly globalized environment. Nikki Haley gets a couple of phone calls and it's all over.

The Confederate battle flag is toast throughout the South, but let's not fool ourselves about the reason. It's not because people of good will are stepping up and putting a stop to the hateful white-power messaging. It's because it's bad business. When the American South is the subject of global ridicule, it's not good for business in an increasingly globalized environment. Nikki Haley gets a couple of phone calls and it's all over.___

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2015-06-24 14:34:29 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I very rarely agree with my colleagues up the road at the Augusta Chronicle editorial page. But this time they've got it precisely right. "How can Southerners, a people renown for their hospitality – nowhere more than South Carolina – insist on honoring a symbol whose mere presence evokes such intense loathing and lingering pain from people of all regions and races?" The rebel battle flag holds the American South up to ridicule and anger around the world. 

I very rarely agree with my colleagues up the road at the Augusta Chronicle editorial page. But this time they've got it precisely right. "How can Southerners, a people renown for their hospitality – nowhere more than South Carolina – insist on honoring a symbol whose mere presence evokes such intense loathing and lingering pain from people of all regions and races?" The rebel battle flag holds the American South up to ridicule and anger around the world. ___

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2015-06-20 14:32:01 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#CharlestonShooting  is a local story for us even though Charleston is 2 hours from Savannah. Clem Pinckney, the state senator and pastor who was killed, lived in Ridgeland and represented Jasper County, which is right across the river. Dylann Roof wanted a race war. What he got instead was communities, black and white, coming together. These vigils are being held in Ridgeland, Bluffton (where he formerly served as pastor) and in Savannah. 

#CharlestonShooting  is a local story for us even though Charleston is 2 hours from Savannah. Clem Pinckney, the state senator and pastor who was killed, lived in Ridgeland and represented Jasper County, which is right across the river. Dylann Roof wanted a race war. What he got instead was communities, black and white, coming together. These vigils are being held in Ridgeland, Bluffton (where he formerly served as pastor) and in Savannah. ___

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2015-06-20 14:23:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Google has our newspaper phone number wrong -- apparently it's picking up phone numbers from archived pages and ignoring our current "about us" and "contact us" content. The official fix for this is Mapmaker, which is offline due to morons using it to draw penises or something like that. So we're going to activate the wrong number and map it to our front desk. I've learned that trying to communicate with human beings at Google is not a productive use of my time.

Google has our newspaper phone number wrong -- apparently it's picking up phone numbers from archived pages and ignoring our current "about us" and "contact us" content. The official fix for this is Mapmaker, which is offline due to morons using it to draw penises or something like that. So we're going to activate the wrong number and map it to our front desk. I've learned that trying to communicate with human beings at Google is not a productive use of my time.___

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2015-06-20 14:16:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My recent blog post about the "original sin" myth led to an interview on the Internet History Podcast. I talk about early online efforts by newspapers. Those who believe we all rushed to publish free content without considering the consequences are factually and historically wrong. 

My recent blog post about the "original sin" myth led to an interview on the Internet History Podcast. I talk about early online efforts by newspapers. Those who believe we all rushed to publish free content without considering the consequences are factually and historically wrong. ___

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2015-06-18 22:49:14 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Technology moves so quickly -- or we tell ourselves it does. I just picked up this Olympus E-1 digital SLR on Ebay for $34 and paired it with a lens I had bought a week earlier for $17.21. The body listed at $2,199 a decade ago. This is a test shot off my back porch. The sensor is "only" 5.1 megapixels, but keep in mind: to double the resolution you have to go beyond 20. Darned solid camera for the price of a tank of gas. 

Technology moves so quickly -- or we tell ourselves it does. I just picked up this Olympus E-1 digital SLR on Ebay for $34 and paired it with a lens I had bought a week earlier for $17.21. The body listed at $2,199 a decade ago. This is a test shot off my back porch. The sensor is "only" 5.1 megapixels, but keep in mind: to double the resolution you have to go beyond 20. Darned solid camera for the price of a tank of gas. ___

2015-06-04 13:32:26 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

When I visit a page that's in a foreign language using my MacBook Air at work, Chrome offers to translate. When I visit using my Ubuntu laptop at home, it doesn't. Is this a known bug? Or a flag buried somewhere in the system?

When I visit a page that's in a foreign language using my MacBook Air at work, Chrome offers to translate. When I visit using my Ubuntu laptop at home, it doesn't. Is this a known bug? Or a flag buried somewhere in the system?___

2015-05-29 23:28:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Some Hangouts questions: Will #Google #Hangouts work for calling home from Europe over a wifi connection? Is it still a free call? Do I need to disable cellular service to force the call onto VOIP?

Some Hangouts questions: Will #Google #Hangouts work for calling home from Europe over a wifi connection? Is it still a free call? Do I need to disable cellular service to force the call onto VOIP?___

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2015-05-08 21:05:59 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

My daughter Paige made it through Vanderbilt, graduating cum laude with double major in philosophy and public policy. #vu2015  

My daughter Paige made it through Vanderbilt, graduating cum laude with double major in philosophy and public policy. #vu2015  ___

2015-04-21 18:39:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

My Sero 7 Pro has been hanging the UI frequently. Cured by removing Facebook. Anybody having similar problems? 

My Sero 7 Pro has been hanging the UI frequently. Cured by removing Facebook. Anybody having similar problems? ___

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2015-04-19 21:00:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Historic District, Savannah, GA. 17mm M.Zuiko, Olympus PL-2. 

Historic District, Savannah, GA. 17mm M.Zuiko, Olympus PL-2. ___

2015-04-13 22:46:56 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Is "Internet Speed Monitor Toolbar" a trojan? Trying to figure out how it got onto my 87-year-old mother's Acer Chromebook. I can't find it in the Chrome app store. Before she called me, she had already managed to get into a phone conversation with scammers trying to get her to pay $80 to "fix" her computer. 

Is "Internet Speed Monitor Toolbar" a trojan? Trying to figure out how it got onto my 87-year-old mother's Acer Chromebook. I can't find it in the Chrome app store. Before she called me, she had already managed to get into a phone conversation with scammers trying to get her to pay $80 to "fix" her computer. ___

2015-04-13 22:42:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My 87-year-old mom's computer (running Ubuntu) was getting long in the tooth, so we bought her an Acer #Chromebook for Christmas. Virus-free, maintenance-free, right? Not quite. Today she called me: Somebody was wanting to fix her computer for $80. Apparently she had installed an "Internet Speed Monitor" toolbar, and got a popup that she thought was real, and before long she's on the phone with some scammer trying to get her to install Remote Desktop. And maybe they did, because they asked personal questions about a picture on her screen. Anyway, you can't be too careful, so I changed her password and deleted the toolbar extension. Do I need to powerwash?

My 87-year-old mom's computer (running Ubuntu) was getting long in the tooth, so we bought her an Acer #Chromebook for Christmas. Virus-free, maintenance-free, right? Not quite. Today she called me: Somebody was wanting to fix her computer for $80. Apparently she had installed an "Internet Speed Monitor" toolbar, and got a popup that she thought was real, and before long she's on the phone with some scammer trying to get her to install Remote Desktop. And maybe they did, because they asked personal questions about a picture on her screen. Anyway, you can't be too careful, so I changed her password and deleted the toolbar extension. Do I need to powerwash?___

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2015-04-08 12:12:38 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Is Comcast the most hated company on the planet?

Not making this up: Man who loses house to fire has trouble canceling his Comcast.___Is Comcast the most hated company on the planet?

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2015-04-05 01:05:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-05 00:35:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Antique shop on Bay Street in Savannah.
Dramatic filter from the "art" settings. 17mm M.Zuiko at f/6.3.

Antique shop on Bay Street in Savannah.
Dramatic filter from the "art" settings. 17mm M.Zuiko at f/6.3.___

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2015-03-30 11:50:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Some visitors from Canada, out my back door this morning. 200mm Nikkor on E-PL2 with a Fotodiox adapter, 1/125 at f:4.

Some visitors from Canada, out my back door this morning. 200mm Nikkor on E-PL2 with a Fotodiox adapter, 1/125 at f:4.___

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2015-03-29 23:08:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Online news, pre-web. Also pre- me losing my hair. 1995 rollout of Star Tribune Online to the staff in Minneapolis. 

Online news, pre-web. Also pre- me losing my hair. 1995 rollout of Star Tribune Online to the staff in Minneapolis. ___

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2015-03-29 00:41:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

It's been a long time since I used a manual-focus camera. Today I strapped a legacy 50mm Nikkor prime lens onto my Olympus and forced myself to pay attention to some things the computer usually handles for me. 50mm on a Micro Four Thirds camera is equivalent to 100mm, so there is some nice selective focus ("bokeh") when I open up the lens and use a fast shutter speed. Good practice. 

It's been a long time since I used a manual-focus camera. Today I strapped a legacy 50mm Nikkor prime lens onto my Olympus and forced myself to pay attention to some things the computer usually handles for me. 50mm on a Micro Four Thirds camera is equivalent to 100mm, so there is some nice selective focus ("bokeh") when I open up the lens and use a fast shutter speed. Good practice. ___

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2015-03-29 00:00:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

E-PL2 with a legacy Nikkor 50mm/1.8 lens, wide open, 1/4000. A fountain in one of Savannah's Historic District squares. I spent the day forcing myself to focus manually. 

E-PL2 with a legacy Nikkor 50mm/1.8 lens, wide open, 1/4000. A fountain in one of Savannah's Historic District squares. I spent the day forcing myself to focus manually. ___

2015-03-21 13:04:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Google News is just sad. It's getting overrun by plagiarist sites and political misinformation sites. Actual journalism -- discovery and reporting of something new -- isn't valued by the algorithm. Three days later, the plagiarists pop up in the stream with rewrites. 

Google News is just sad. It's getting overrun by plagiarist sites and political misinformation sites. Actual journalism -- discovery and reporting of something new -- isn't valued by the algorithm. Three days later, the plagiarists pop up in the stream with rewrites. ___

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2015-03-15 20:39:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

We have a G1 but I rarely use it, because my ZS5 is always in my pocket and has that killer zoom lens. The ZS5 has served me well, all over the world, but it's aging. Now I'm looking at the ZS40 and ZS50, noting the advances in low-light capabilities (a real weakness of my ZS5) and the viewfinder. I note that the year-old ZS40 has GPS and a higher pixel count than the new model, and currently is priced around $50 less on Amazon. Any comments as to the real-world differences? 

Oh, and here's a gator shot from a walk through my neighborhood today that I would never have been able to get without my travelzoom:

We have a G1 but I rarely use it, because my ZS5 is always in my pocket and has that killer zoom lens. The ZS5 has served me well, all over the world, but it's aging. Now I'm looking at the ZS40 and ZS50, noting the advances in low-light capabilities (a real weakness of my ZS5) and the viewfinder. I note that the year-old ZS40 has GPS and a higher pixel count than the new model, and currently is priced around $50 less on Amazon. Any comments as to the real-world differences? 

Oh, and here's a gator shot from a walk through my neighborhood today that I would never have been able to get without my travelzoom:___

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2015-03-15 19:08:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-13 16:24:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Brilliant!

That's some serious burn. ___Brilliant!

2015-03-07 16:07:05 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Lollipop has been a laggy hang monster on my Moto G (2014), sometimes not even able to answer or place a phone call, so I just did a factory reset/wipe. Next week when it gets done re-downloading all my apps I'll see if it helped. I had expected the Art runtime to improve performance, but it's been really awful. 

Lollipop has been a laggy hang monster on my Moto G (2014), sometimes not even able to answer or place a phone call, so I just did a factory reset/wipe. Next week when it gets done re-downloading all my apps I'll see if it helped. I had expected the Art runtime to improve performance, but it's been really awful. ___

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2015-03-02 21:39:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Good move. Now how about reverting the Chrome profile chooser to one that actually works? #chrome    #googledrive  

Good move. Now how about reverting the Chrome profile chooser to one that actually works? #chrome    #googledrive  ___

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2015-02-24 14:20:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

So technology without a business model turned out not to be such a good idea?

So technology without a business model turned out not to be such a good idea?___

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2015-02-22 19:49:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Turns out you CAN stop the wingnut bigot "recommended" posts from showing up in your G+ stream. Go to plus.google.com/explore, click the gear, uncheck the box. 

Turns out you CAN stop the wingnut bigot "recommended" posts from showing up in your G+ stream. Go to plus.google.com/explore, click the gear, uncheck the box. ___

2015-02-18 03:03:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Is there a setting to turn off the idiotic recommendations Google insists on inserting into my stream?

Is there a setting to turn off the idiotic recommendations Google insists on inserting into my stream?___

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2015-02-06 01:41:28 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Sad that Radio Shack is going under.

Not only did they play a key role in the personal computer revolution (TRS-80 Model I and Model II) and also create the first REALLY portable computer (Model 100), used by sports reporters everywhere ... they played a key role in MY first computer.

 I actually built an ANALOG computer for a science fair project (Grant School, Fairview Heights, Ill.) in the 1960s, and all the parts came from the hulking old Radio Shack store in downtown St. Louis. I didn't win the science fair. Bigger kids tore off the knobs.

It was better than an atomic wedgie.

Sad that Radio Shack is going under.

Not only did they play a key role in the personal computer revolution (TRS-80 Model I and Model II) and also create the first REALLY portable computer (Model 100), used by sports reporters everywhere ... they played a key role in MY first computer.

 I actually built an ANALOG computer for a science fair project (Grant School, Fairview Heights, Ill.) in the 1960s, and all the parts came from the hulking old Radio Shack store in downtown St. Louis. I didn't win the science fair. Bigger kids tore off the knobs.

It was better than an atomic wedgie.___

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2015-01-30 16:34:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Waitwaitwait ... where are the grilled tomatoes?

Waitwaitwait ... where are the grilled tomatoes?___

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2015-01-28 16:56:11 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

If you agree that the ugly, clumsy new profile-switcher UI in Chrome is a regression, you can click the "star" icon on this issue. There are notes on how to force your browser back to the old behavior in the thread. https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=403619#makechanges

If you agree that the ugly, clumsy new profile-switcher UI in Chrome is a regression, you can click the "star" icon on this issue. There are notes on how to force your browser back to the old behavior in the thread. https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=403619#makechanges___

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2015-01-28 03:44:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The world turned upside-down: T-Mobile wireless Internet on my phone is more than twice as fast as my "broadband" wired connection from AT&T. 

The world turned upside-down: T-Mobile wireless Internet on my phone is more than twice as fast as my "broadband" wired connection from AT&T. ___

2015-01-28 02:09:53 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

So far, Lollipop (5.02) on my Moto G has been a disappointment. It hasn't delivered any particularly exciting benefits, and it has brought performance issues and apparently memory bugs.

After a few days, the phone began killing processes -- if, for example, I clicked a link in Twitter, it killed Twitter upon switching to Chrome, making the return path annoyingly slow.

Then it got worse: Chrome would stall and Android would pop up a dialog claiming Twitter wasn't responding (responding? It was supposed to be sleeping and Chrome was supposed to be responding.) Voice commands took longer and longer to process, eventually just stalling. Everything just ground to a crawl.

The final straw was not being able to place a phone call from the "speed dial" screen. Clicking my wife's image popped up a prompt to choose (mobile or Grand Central), but the prompt dialog... more »

So far, Lollipop (5.02) on my Moto G has been a disappointment. It hasn't delivered any particularly exciting benefits, and it has brought performance issues and apparently memory bugs.

After a few days, the phone began killing processes -- if, for example, I clicked a link in Twitter, it killed Twitter upon switching to Chrome, making the return path annoyingly slow.

Then it got worse: Chrome would stall and Android would pop up a dialog claiming Twitter wasn't responding (responding? It was supposed to be sleeping and Chrome was supposed to be responding.) Voice commands took longer and longer to process, eventually just stalling. Everything just ground to a crawl.

The final straw was not being able to place a phone call from the "speed dial" screen. Clicking my wife's image popped up a prompt to choose (mobile or Grand Central), but the prompt dialog was unresponsive. Eventually I tried to reboot, which caused the phone to immediately place the call.

I did reboot, and that seems to have cleared up the problem for the time being. But this is the kind of crap I expect from Windows. Not good at all.___

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2015-01-24 18:33:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Found this tip in a Chromebook group. I am a heavy user of multiple Chrome profiles (to keep work/home stuff separate). I hate the new interface, which requires extra clicks and is downright ugly. This restores the UI that went away a few weeks ago.
#chrome   #uiux  

Found this tip in a Chromebook group. I am a heavy user of multiple Chrome profiles (to keep work/home stuff separate). I hate the new interface, which requires extra clicks and is downright ugly. This restores the UI that went away a few weeks ago.
#chrome   #uiux  ___

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2015-01-23 03:35:36 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

This caught me by surprise. In my Google Now cards I see "listen for a TV show." Click and ... it listens for about one second and ... figures out that Elementary is on my TV. Here's the really spooky part: It worked even during a commercial. #googlenow   #lollipop  

This caught me by surprise. In my Google Now cards I see "listen for a TV show." Click and ... it listens for about one second and ... figures out that Elementary is on my TV. Here's the really spooky part: It worked even during a commercial. #googlenow   #lollipop  ___

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2015-01-22 21:02:05 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

OK, I know this waiting is driving some of you nuts, so here's proof: Motorola is rolling out Lollipop 5.0.2 OTA to retail Moto G 2014 customers. I just got the upgrade on my phone (unlocked, Amazon). Here's a shot. I'm glad to have received 5.0.2 and not 5.0.0. The purpose of the slow rollout is to discover and fix bugs before getting them widely distributed. After the download, the update takes 20-30 minutes, as all your apps will be recompiled to use the Art virtual machine instead of Dalvik. After that, it wants to update Google Play Services again, and will take a few minutes to stabilize. Then you're off and running.

OK, I know this waiting is driving some of you nuts, so here's proof: Motorola is rolling out Lollipop 5.0.2 OTA to retail Moto G 2014 customers. I just got the upgrade on my phone (unlocked, Amazon). Here's a shot. I'm glad to have received 5.0.2 and not 5.0.0. The purpose of the slow rollout is to discover and fix bugs before getting them widely distributed. After the download, the update takes 20-30 minutes, as all your apps will be recompiled to use the Art virtual machine instead of Dalvik. After that, it wants to update Google Play Services again, and will take a few minutes to stabilize. Then you're off and running.___

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2015-01-22 20:05:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Lollipopping my Moto G #motog2014  

Lollipopping my Moto G #motog2014  ___

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2015-01-21 14:11:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#tbt  The best panel ever from the newspaper Spiderman strip. BUMS! LOAFERS!

#tbt  The best panel ever from the newspaper Spiderman strip. BUMS! LOAFERS!___

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2015-01-20 21:03:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Actually, if the crowd is big enough, you can't successfully fall down. 

Actually, if the crowd is big enough, you can't successfully fall down. ___

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