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2012-03-17 06:09:40 (28 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Order a Big Mac 'n Chick Hunger Buster Combo without Cheese from McD's
NEK MINIT

OKies, thanks MacDonalds Downtown [Auckland] for getting my takeaway order wrong. Now, don't get me wrong, Sarah was as nice a customer service representative as she could be - the folk behind her let MacDonald's down. I asked for a very simple order, that my server, Sarah, got completely correct. That people can't read crystal clear instructions on slips of paper that are attached to the very boxes they are making the burger into is beyond me.

Do you have any explaination for this, +McDonald's ?

Order a Big Mac 'n Chick Combo, without the Cheese...
NEK MINIT...

I get a Big Mac burger delivered WITH disgusting cheese [see the photo]...

HashTags: #nekminit #levihawken #gotitwrong #whatyougoingtodoaboutit

Most reshares: 5

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2012-05-19 10:05:18 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Smexy Sagan
Oh, how you are missed ...

Most plusones: 13

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2012-04-25 12:56:15 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

FUS RO DAH!
Care of +Julie Murray of +Handmade of Awesome fame

+Andrew Birrell has all the fun, it seems... Not me, though - I'm Wuld Nas Kest'ing out of his way...

You want one of these? You guessed it, head over to +Handmade of Awesome, and check out http://handmadeofawesome.storenvy.com/products/314190-skyrim-inspired-helmet .

SHARE and +1 as you like, but whatever you do, Circle +Julie Murray .

+Mentioning: +Bethesda Softworks +Andrew Birrell +Natalie Villalobos
HashTags: #FusRoDah #SKYRIM #handmadeofawesome

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2015-07-21 07:58:31 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

ZNAPS

Well, my first backing of a Kickstarter Project - and not my last. What a wonderful idea - at a great starting price-point. Not too fussed about the Stretch Goals, though keep 'em coming. This should have been a thing from the very start - an 'Out Of The Box' requirement.

I look forward to receiving it, if all things go to plan and they get shipped in December 2015.

Thanks +Android Police for the article that got me there in the first place [http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/07/17/znaps-on-kickstarter-adds-a-magsafe-style-connector-to-your-phone-for-9/]

URL[1]: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1041610927/znaps-the-9-magnetic-adapter-for-your-mobile-devic/

URL[2]: http://www.znaps.net/

ZNAPS

Well, my first backing of a Kickstarter Project - and not my last. What a wonderful idea - at a great starting price-point. Not too fussed about the Stretch Goals, though keep 'em coming. This should have been a thing from the very start - an 'Out Of The Box' requirement.

I look forward to receiving it, if all things go to plan and they get shipped in December 2015.

Thanks +Android Police for the article that got me there in the first place [http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/07/17/znaps-on-kickstarter-adds-a-magsafe-style-connector-to-your-phone-for-9/]

URL[1]: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1041610927/znaps-the-9-magnetic-adapter-for-your-mobile-devic/

URL[2]: http://www.znaps.net/___

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2014-05-04 05:41:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Atop Mt Victoria, Devonport :-)

Atop Mt Victoria, Devonport :-)___

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2013-12-25 01:30:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Merry Christmas Folk

Hope you've had a great 2013. Bring on 2014...

Merry Christmas Folk

Hope you've had a great 2013. Bring on 2014...___

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2013-06-08 20:22:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

It's Here!

+Carter Gibson and crew have launched the +The LittleBigFund . Take a visit (from the Desktop, Mobile browser optimisation inbound) to https://littlebigfund.org and have a look around :)

Congratulations to Carter and the team :) Don't forget to Circle The Little Big Fund.

To the Future!

Hashtag: #TLBF

LittleBigFund.org is live! Make a big impact to little charities
Check it out and donate now here: http://bit.ly/ZqJerh

The time has finally come! LittleBigFund.org is live and open for business! We're featuring three amazing #LGBT organizations this month on a site that we know you'll love. Go read their stories, donate to create a big fund together, and then vote on which organization you think is most deserving of the fund. The one with the most votes receives the fund and you make a huge impact with only a few bucks. Crowdfunding and storytelling mix to enable charitable passions.

We've vetted these nonprofits, worked with them directly to tell their story, and will return a story back to you, our donors, with how the organization who received the fund used it. Your reward is knowing that you made a difference, not a tote bag. We facilitate the process. It's up to you to participate. 

Help us get the word out!
Today's a really important day for us. We want LittleBigFund to blow people away when they hear about how much we raised this weekend. We rely on you guys for that! This whole process is all about you. Whatever sharing and hashtagging of #LittleBigFund you can do (especially if you can't donate) will really pay off!

What's the LittleBigFund all about? http://bit.ly/18VXpe6
Read our launch press release here: http://bit.ly/11ziSXS___It's Here!

+Carter Gibson and crew have launched the +The LittleBigFund . Take a visit (from the Desktop, Mobile browser optimisation inbound) to https://littlebigfund.org and have a look around :)

Congratulations to Carter and the team :) Don't forget to Circle The Little Big Fund.

To the Future!

Hashtag: #TLBF

2013-05-23 19:41:37 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

INGRESS

Wonder how long my first captured Portal will remain mine...

#ingress

INGRESS

Wonder how long my first captured Portal will remain mine...

#ingress___

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2013-04-28 07:54:54 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Memories

This one is of my brother and I. Looking through older photos of when we were younger...

Memories

This one is of my brother and I. Looking through older photos of when we were younger...___

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2013-03-11 18:15:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

UNIQUE

That would be me :-)

On a trip to the UK, we even had Snow.

HashTag: #handmadeofawesome

UNIQUE

That would be me :-)

On a trip to the UK, we even had Snow.

HashTag: #handmadeofawesome___

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2012-09-02 22:58:16 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

One to add to the Collection

Headache inducing time?

#3Dstereogram  

One to add to the Collection

Headache inducing time?

#3Dstereogram  ___

2012-08-15 07:37:36 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Time to Share some Google+ Lovin'

So, what's been with me?

Settled into a great place for work -- really enjoying myself [and hope my colleagues are putting up with me]. In fact, this is what has been keeping me away from any form of Social Media. That really has to change. Had plenty of compliments on the way to work, stuck in elevators, while wearing my Android Beanie - handing out +Handmade of Awesome cards where I can ;-) [+Julie Murray]

Ubuntu -- 12.04LTS fun. Using it to power a Media Station connected to my TV, and on another computer powering a 'router' that is able to monitor network use-age and tell me which of my internet devices is gobbling up the good stuff. Yet to use it on a day to day basis on my main computer -- I'm still with 10.04LTS for that one. Through no fault of Unity [Lovin' that too], just laziness onmy part ... more »

Time to Share some Google+ Lovin'

So, what's been with me?

Settled into a great place for work -- really enjoying myself [and hope my colleagues are putting up with me]. In fact, this is what has been keeping me away from any form of Social Media. That really has to change. Had plenty of compliments on the way to work, stuck in elevators, while wearing my Android Beanie - handing out +Handmade of Awesome cards where I can ;-) [+Julie Murray]

Ubuntu -- 12.04LTS fun. Using it to power a Media Station connected to my TV, and on another computer powering a 'router' that is able to monitor network use-age and tell me which of my internet devices is gobbling up the good stuff. Yet to use it on a day to day basis on my main computer -- I'm still with 10.04LTS for that one. Through no fault of Unity [Lovin' that too], just laziness on my part not getting everything backed up and moved over yet. [+Ubuntu]

Valve -- I'm not one for Steam, but I did thank Gabe for bringing Steam to Ubuntu [and Linux as a whole] by purchasing The Orange Box. Thanks Gabe. [Still not a fan, though. I have Steam installed for Skyrim only].

SETI@Home-- Will get an update on this one for you all.

NexusOne with ICS -- Oh yes. Lovin' Ice Cream Sandwich on my Nexus One. [+Android]

3D StereoGrams -- I'll upload some more headache inducers I'm sure :-)

I really have to keep in touch with folk on Google+. Thanks all my followers, it seems I've breached the 10,000+ mark. Doesn't mean much, though, if the person you are following hasn't kept in touch for over a month and a half... I aim to improve that going forwards :-)___

2012-06-30 00:41:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Has it Really Been a Year?

It certainly has...

I believe I need to keep on posting :-)

Has it Really Been a Year?

It certainly has...

I believe I need to keep on posting :-)___

2012-06-06 00:22:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

No Pictures, and plenty of clouds, but the Transit of Venus is happening!

URL: http://venustransit.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/ .
Hashtags: #transitofvenus   #venus   #transit   #onceinmylifetime  

No Pictures, and plenty of clouds, but the Transit of Venus is happening!

URL: http://venustransit.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/ .
Hashtags: #transitofvenus   #venus   #transit   #onceinmylifetime  ___

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2012-05-29 11:28:28 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

That Rabbit Game Bounds Onto 'a Linux'
http://blog.wolfire.com/2012/05/Overgrowth-a180-video-changelog .

There it is, people. Overgrowth now has a Linux build to play with. Thank the lovely folk at Wolfire for this little Jem, sitting at Alpha180 - looking good on Ubuntu there.

+Mentioning:+Linus Torvalds
HashTag: #linux #linuxgaming

That Rabbit Game Bounds Onto 'a Linux'
http://blog.wolfire.com/2012/05/Overgrowth-a180-video-changelog .

There it is, people. Overgrowth now has a Linux build to play with. Thank the lovely folk at Wolfire for this little Jem, sitting at Alpha180 - looking good on Ubuntu there.

+Mentioning:+Linus Torvalds
HashTag: #linux #linuxgaming___

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2012-05-20 02:43:53 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Graduation
17th April 2012

I've got to get this album sorted...

Graduation
17th April 2012

I've got to get this album sorted...___

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2012-05-19 10:05:18 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Smexy Sagan
Oh, how you are missed ...

Smexy Sagan
Oh, how you are missed ...___

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2012-05-09 07:52:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Carl Sagan
The Universe is diminished without you here

Carl Sagan
The Universe is diminished without you here___

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2012-05-07 09:51:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The Night After the SuperMoon
Damned Auckland Cloud on the Actual Night

But it's only a SuperMoon ;-) Forgive any aberrations, these were taken by hand with no access to a Tripod...

I'm now awaiting the Transit of Venus...

The Night After the SuperMoon
Damned Auckland Cloud on the Actual Night

But it's only a SuperMoon ;-) Forgive any aberrations, these were taken by hand with no access to a Tripod...

I'm now awaiting the Transit of Venus...___

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2012-05-06 06:36:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A Neon Beauty

___A Neon Beauty

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2012-04-29 06:39:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Graduation Shot
In Android ICS Colours

It was a great day [on the day], and the shot was delicious :-D Not only are the Science Colours an Electric Blue, so was the Shot. Love the ICS Colour...

+mention: +Android +Massey University
Hashtags: #graduation #ICS #android #funfunfun

Graduation Shot
In Android ICS Colours

It was a great day [on the day], and the shot was delicious :-D Not only are the Science Colours an Electric Blue, so was the Shot. Love the ICS Colour...

+mention: +Android +Massey University
Hashtags: #graduation #ICS #android #funfunfun___

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2012-04-25 12:56:15 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

FUS RO DAH!
Care of +Julie Murray of +Handmade of Awesome fame

+Andrew Birrell has all the fun, it seems... Not me, though - I'm Wuld Nas Kest'ing out of his way...

You want one of these? You guessed it, head over to +Handmade of Awesome, and check out http://handmadeofawesome.storenvy.com/products/314190-skyrim-inspired-helmet .

SHARE and +1 as you like, but whatever you do, Circle +Julie Murray .

+Mentioning: +Bethesda Softworks +Andrew Birrell +Natalie Villalobos
HashTags: #FusRoDah #SKYRIM #handmadeofawesome

FUS RO DAH!
Care of +Julie Murray of +Handmade of Awesome fame

+Andrew Birrell has all the fun, it seems... Not me, though - I'm Wuld Nas Kest'ing out of his way...

You want one of these? You guessed it, head over to +Handmade of Awesome, and check out http://handmadeofawesome.storenvy.com/products/314190-skyrim-inspired-helmet .

SHARE and +1 as you like, but whatever you do, Circle +Julie Murray .

+Mentioning: +Bethesda Softworks +Andrew Birrell +Natalie Villalobos
HashTags: #FusRoDah #SKYRIM #handmadeofawesome___

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2012-04-25 12:24:35 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

It Appears I Got Something In The Post
Care of +Julie Murray of +Handmade of Awesome fame

I get my own little slice of the FireFly Pie :-) I'm no Jayne, but I must say it fits rather well, and is lovely and warm on my noggin' on these crisp Auckland Winter Nights.

A big shoutout to +Julie Murray. She lovingly knits these hats, along with other things [she's a dab hand at crocheting, too]

GO and get yours from http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeofAwesomes . (even if it is Summer where you are)

HashTags: #firefly #handmadeofawesome

It Appears I Got Something In The Post
Care of +Julie Murray of +Handmade of Awesome fame

I get my own little slice of the FireFly Pie :-) I'm no Jayne, but I must say it fits rather well, and is lovely and warm on my noggin' on these crisp Auckland Winter Nights.

A big shoutout to +Julie Murray. She lovingly knits these hats, along with other things [she's a dab hand at crocheting, too]

GO and get yours from http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeofAwesomes . (even if it is Summer where you are)

HashTags: #firefly #handmadeofawesome___

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2012-04-25 12:06:30 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Just What Is Our Overlord Up To?
Mining in SPAAAAAAAAAAACE

Great to see +Planetary Resources -- a company I invested in launch officially today. Their first mission: to mine asteroids for the benefit of humanity!
Check out the video below.

What could you do with a huge amount of currently rare materials on earth? Or a lot of raw material for building things in space?

http://www.planetaryresources.com/___Just What Is Our Overlord Up To?
Mining in SPAAAAAAAAAAACE

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2012-04-13 10:39:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Google+ for Android has been updated
Version 2.5.0.329322

Looks like it's been even more ICS'ised. Looking good, +Google. Why the App can't use 'Cache' instead of internal 'Data' is beyond me.

HashTags: #android #update #google+

Google+ for Android has been updated
Version 2.5.0.329322

Looks like it's been even more ICS'ised. Looking good, +Google. Why the App can't use 'Cache' instead of internal 'Data' is beyond me.

HashTags: #android #update #google+___

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2012-04-11 07:27:57 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

For SCIENCE!

Can you identify these folk :-)

For SCIENCE!

Can you identify these folk :-)___

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2012-04-10 08:45:47 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

It's Our Ricky ;-)

It's Our Ricky ;-)___

2012-04-10 08:43:47 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I don't have all Month, Valve
Sort your stuff out, NOW!

I don't think I'm being unreasonable when I've spent good money on a game, and The Steam Service falls on its arse.

I did warn them I'd take it Public...

I don't have all Month, Valve
Sort your stuff out, NOW!

I don't think I'm being unreasonable when I've spent good money on a game, and The Steam Service falls on its arse.

I did warn them I'd take it Public...___

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2012-04-10 08:33:08 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Rule the World?
More like the COSMOS ;-)

Rule the World?
More like the COSMOS ;-)___

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2012-04-10 08:17:09 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Wait, WHAT?
Calling +Canonical and +Ubuntu .

I wonder just what on Earth the NZMA is thinking ripping off a logo such as this? That advert was from my local newspaper, I immediately locked onto it. One cannot simply rotate a logo and use it in such a manner.

Looks like some other Linux-esk logo's were ripped away in the process. Google Maps Streetview Doesn't Lie!

+Mention: +OMG! Ubuntu! +Jono Bacon +Alan Pope +Alan Pope
HashTags: #whatsgoingonhere #ubuntu #nzma #OMG

Wait, WHAT?
Calling +Canonical and +Ubuntu .

I wonder just what on Earth the NZMA is thinking ripping off a logo such as this? That advert was from my local newspaper, I immediately locked onto it. One cannot simply rotate a logo and use it in such a manner.

Looks like some other Linux-esk logo's were ripped away in the process. Google Maps Streetview Doesn't Lie!

+Mention: +OMG! Ubuntu! +Jono Bacon +Alan Pope +Alan Pope
HashTags: #whatsgoingonhere #ubuntu #nzma #OMG___

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2012-04-09 08:40:45 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Contact
My favourite movie, and a Sagan one at that

And Arroway is an +INTJ

[Also, Drumlin needed to 'go away'!]

Contact
My favourite movie, and a Sagan one at that

And Arroway is an +INTJ

[Also, Drumlin needed to 'go away'!]___

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2012-04-09 00:55:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

FUS RO DAH!
Another +Julie Murray of +Handmade of Awesome .

Brilliant :--)

Circle +Julie Murray if you haven't already :--)

Read more: https://plus.google.com/107434498986931444930/posts/gLQDmpRcBe9


+Mentioning: +Andrew Birrell +Carter Gibson +Technogran +Natalie Villalobos +Handmade

HashTag: #fusrodah #skyrim #OMG

SHARE and +1 as you like
PS I also know where in the world this hat is going: Expect pictures soon...

O HAI! Just finished this about 10 minutes ago :)___FUS RO DAH!
Another +Julie Murray of +Handmade of Awesome .

Brilliant :--)

Circle +Julie Murray if you haven't already :--)

Read more: https://plus.google.com/107434498986931444930/posts/gLQDmpRcBe9


+Mentioning: +Andrew Birrell +Carter Gibson +Technogran +Natalie Villalobos +Handmade

HashTag: #fusrodah #skyrim #OMG

SHARE and +1 as you like
PS I also know where in the world this hat is going: Expect pictures soon...

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2012-03-26 06:54:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

BOINC - SETI@Home
26th March 2012 - Update post

Have I found them yet? :--)

HashTags: #BOINC #SETI #networkedcomputing
BrandPage: +BOINC
Computer: Ubuntu 10.04LTS 2.6.32-39-generic; 741MB RAM; Intel Celeron M Processor 1.50GHz CPU.

SHARE and +1 as you Like :--)

BOINC - SETI@Home
26th March 2012 - Update post

Have I found them yet? :--)

HashTags: #BOINC #SETI #networkedcomputing
BrandPage: +BOINC
Computer: Ubuntu 10.04LTS 2.6.32-39-generic; 741MB RAM; Intel Celeron M Processor 1.50GHz CPU.

SHARE and +1 as you Like :--)___

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2012-03-26 06:28:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

You may have heard of Re-Cycling...
. +Handmade of Awesome brings you UP-CYCLING ...
URL: http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeofAwesomes .

+Julie Murray knows a thing or two about crocheting and knitting, but give her an old Tee and it appears she knows her way around a sewing machine too.

I'm not sure what folk in their neck of the woods do, to not over-use plastic bags -- but here in New Zealand the concept of Canvas Bags is pushed as soon as you start putting your groceries on the conveyer-belt. A quick Throw-all bag? I'm there... I'm also not sure what folk is their neck of the woods do with [laundered] old Tee-shirts -- mine just sit in the back of my wardrobe gathering dust.

Bring these to concepts together though, as what Julie has done, and you have UPCYCLING . An unused Tee, a little thread, and a lot of imagination -- the... more »

You may have heard of Re-Cycling...
. +Handmade of Awesome brings you UP-CYCLING ...
URL: http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeofAwesomes .

+Julie Murray knows a thing or two about crocheting and knitting, but give her an old Tee and it appears she knows her way around a sewing machine too.

I'm not sure what folk in their neck of the woods do, to not over-use plastic bags -- but here in New Zealand the concept of Canvas Bags is pushed as soon as you start putting your groceries on the conveyer-belt. A quick Throw-all bag? I'm there... I'm also not sure what folk is their neck of the woods do with [laundered] old Tee-shirts -- mine just sit in the back of my wardrobe gathering dust.

Bring these to concepts together though, as what Julie has done, and you have UPCYCLING . An unused Tee, a little thread, and a lot of imagination -- the possibilities are endless.

Now, don't get me wrong, Julie isn't the first to re-use cloths for other things, and she hopefully will not be the last, but she is the first person I've seen to use the Google+ platform in an Up-cycling Endeavour.

Do check-out her ETSY Shop for these bags, but also her wonderful Android Beanies. And at the very least, do add +Julie Murray and +Handmade of Awesome to your circles so you can keep up with what this Sci-Fi Lovin', technocratic, heavy/dethmetal, Android using Lady is up to.

RESPECT HER AUTHORITY!


HashTags: #upcycle #respectmyauthority #nyancat #handhadeofawesome___

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2012-03-17 08:28:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

A Quarry does not a Hotel Make?
Which way to the Penthouse?
via +jan schellenberger
[ http://reisen.t-online.de/intercontinental-shanghai-wonderland-ein-hotel-im-steinbruch-songjiang-china/id_54861638/index?news ]

Now this is a place I would stay - a hotel, hidden away in a quarry, that can only be seen when you get to its edge... Direct from a James Bond movie is right!

The architects plan to use an abandoned quarry in Songjiang, a district near the city of Shanghai, and transform it into an entertainment center with a difference. The leisure resort will include sports facilities, a visitor center and a luxurious five star hotel. What is unique: some levels of the hotel will even be under water!

The resort will be built to be sustainable: for example, a green roof as well as the planned utilization of geothermal energy to generate electricity and... more »

A Quarry does not a Hotel Make?
Which way to the Penthouse?
via +jan schellenberger
[ http://reisen.t-online.de/intercontinental-shanghai-wonderland-ein-hotel-im-steinbruch-songjiang-china/id_54861638/index?news ]

Now this is a place I would stay - a hotel, hidden away in a quarry, that can only be seen when you get to its edge... Direct from a James Bond movie is right!

The architects plan to use an abandoned quarry in Songjiang, a district near the city of Shanghai, and transform it into an entertainment center with a difference. The leisure resort will include sports facilities, a visitor center and a luxurious five star hotel. What is unique: some levels of the hotel will even be under water!

The resort will be built to be sustainable: for example, a green roof as well as the planned utilization of geothermal energy to generate electricity and reduce heating costs. The courtyard will be flooded with natural light and will be surrounded by rock walls.

+Mention: +Grace F___

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2012-03-17 08:00:30 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Canonical...
Not in 12.04LTS - bring on 14.04LTS

In my absentia, a lot has happened in the world of +Ubuntu... Far too much to wrap up in a Google+ post. I wouldn't do the past justice, anyway. So moving forwards, it looks like +Canonical have got great things in mind post 12.04LTS. I doubt I'll be making use of them till 2014, though - due to my propensity for using the LTS releases. Looks like I have a lot to look forward to.

I'm lovin' the direction this is taking though. Can't wait to get my hands on the Unity interface in 12.04LTS.

About 40 days till the Big Release...

Interessante, davvero carino!

http://www.design-by-izo.com/2012/03/16/canonical-unveils-the-spread-ui-in-ubuntu/___Canonical...
Not in 12.04LTS - bring on 14.04LTS

In my absentia, a lot has happened in the world of +Ubuntu... Far too much to wrap up in a Google+ post. I wouldn't do the past justice, anyway. So moving forwards, it looks like +Canonical have got great things in mind post 12.04LTS. I doubt I'll be making use of them till 2014, though - due to my propensity for using the LTS releases. Looks like I have a lot to look forward to.

I'm lovin' the direction this is taking though. Can't wait to get my hands on the Unity interface in 12.04LTS.

About 40 days till the Big Release...

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2012-03-17 07:39:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Google Play Store 3.5.15
Pushed to my Nexus One

I'm liking the push so far, but the more ICS it gets, the more I get frustrated by not having a native Android ICS OS on my phone...

I think the improvements to the review section are long overdue, but most welcomed :-)

+Google - get together with +HTC and release the source code to the drivers so we can compile a 3.0 Kernel - the first stepping stone onto ICS for the N1...

Google Play Store 3.5.15
Pushed to my Nexus One

I'm liking the push so far, but the more ICS it gets, the more I get frustrated by not having a native Android ICS OS on my phone...

I think the improvements to the review section are long overdue, but most welcomed :-)

+Google - get together with +HTC and release the source code to the drivers so we can compile a 3.0 Kernel - the first stepping stone onto ICS for the N1...___

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2012-03-17 06:09:40 (28 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Order a Big Mac 'n Chick Hunger Buster Combo without Cheese from McD's
NEK MINIT

OKies, thanks MacDonalds Downtown [Auckland] for getting my takeaway order wrong. Now, don't get me wrong, Sarah was as nice a customer service representative as she could be - the folk behind her let MacDonald's down. I asked for a very simple order, that my server, Sarah, got completely correct. That people can't read crystal clear instructions on slips of paper that are attached to the very boxes they are making the burger into is beyond me.

Do you have any explaination for this, +McDonald's ?

Order a Big Mac 'n Chick Combo, without the Cheese...
NEK MINIT...

I get a Big Mac burger delivered WITH disgusting cheese [see the photo]...

HashTags: #nekminit #levihawken #gotitwrong #whatyougoingtodoaboutit

Order a Big Mac 'n Chick Hunger Buster Combo without Cheese from McD's
NEK MINIT

OKies, thanks MacDonalds Downtown [Auckland] for getting my takeaway order wrong. Now, don't get me wrong, Sarah was as nice a customer service representative as she could be - the folk behind her let MacDonald's down. I asked for a very simple order, that my server, Sarah, got completely correct. That people can't read crystal clear instructions on slips of paper that are attached to the very boxes they are making the burger into is beyond me.

Do you have any explaination for this, +McDonald's ?

Order a Big Mac 'n Chick Combo, without the Cheese...
NEK MINIT...

I get a Big Mac burger delivered WITH disgusting cheese [see the photo]...

HashTags: #nekminit #levihawken #gotitwrong #whatyougoingtodoaboutit___

2012-03-16 21:08:52 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Trouble in HTC land again

Bubbling up again, but a shoutout to +Julie Murray in particular :-)

My 'contacts storage' is sitting pretty at 0.99mb

The Problem with Google+ on Android, and How I Fixed it

I Like Google

Yes, I really do. My 'love affair' started with google.com itself, when it first really started whacking Alta Vista's [Alta What?] arse, and kicking Yahoo in the balls. Along it came, with a clean and simple interface and got to the nitty gritty without all the fuss. Then [in no particular order] along came Gmail, Docs, Labs, Wave, and Buzz [to name only but a few] - services I've used and liked. Google also has me in the physical world - I love my Pure Android Experience in a phone, an experience that is out smarting everything out there [including iOS].

And then along comes Google+


I Love Google+

This is no love affair. This is something else. Google has pulled off the Social Networking Game, and has me enraptured. I avoided FaceBook for a very long time, and only created an account because 'everyone else was doing it'. I have now pulled away from the FaceBook service, and am not missing it. Google+ comes along and I jump in on day 1 [actually just before day 2, and before they closed off the invite system for the first time] - no hesitation. It just works - on both large and small computers.

But it wasn't all roses, unfortunately.


The Google+ App Force-feeds my Phone

Everything was going swimmingly, on both the Desktop Experience, and the Smartphone Experience until I noticed the internal space on my phone being gobbled up rather rapidly. I didn't have a whole lot of internal space left when installing the Google+ App - approximately 50MB remained. Google+ took 8MB straight off the bat - something I was prepared for, and was happy to live with. While using Google+ on the Desktop, I added the Suggestions that Google provided to my circles [as of now, over 3000 Google+ users can be found listed in my various Circles] - adding 100's in each sitting. When heading back to my phone, I noticed the internal space remaining was slipping away from me. With some investigation, I found my 'Contact Storage' App was creeping up in size, ballooning quite rapidly to over 10MB [before Google+ it was consistantly under the 1MB mark]. What was going on?


Digging Deeper

It appeared that every single person I'd Circled had been added to my Gmail contacts, and my phone was syncing all of my contacts from Gmail whether they had a phone number or not. The ballooning 'Contact Storage' App had over 3000+ persons listed [and was now an obese 15MB, leaving me with about 25MB internal storage factoring in cache files from the Browser App and other places], 315 of the people I wanted on my phone, and the rest - well, I'd have been happy for the rest to be within Google+ only, thanks Google... What was I to do? If I remove my Circled contacts from Gmail, I loose them from Google+ - certainly not what I wanted to have happen. I asked about for a solution, and although I had a few bites, nothing jumped out at me saying 'This is how you fix it!' - and I was not prepared [yet] to implement a solution that did show up several times [more on that later].


The Google+ App Throws Up

And then it happened - for the first time since I'd installed the App and kept up with the updates [yes, I'm on 1.0.5], Google+ experienced a 'Forced Close'. I didn't think too much - it is in Beta after all. So I restarted Google+ and attempted to respond to other peoples posts. Typed out replies on my phone, and hit send, and the message [have you tried writing a few paragraphs on the on-screen keyboard?] just sits there telling me that it is 'Sending...'. I wait a few more moments, still 'Sending...'. I wait longer than any sane person would wait, still 'Sending...'. Bummer... I closed down the App and tried again - same thing. I turned off my phone, turned it back on, and tried again - the same thing. O M G[s], my Android Experience was ruining my Google+ Experience [or is that the other way around?]. I asked again for solutions, and was jolted into trying to uninstall the App, and reinstalling it. I noted that I had 20MB internal storage available at this point. I followed through and uninstalled Google+, and cleared out some cache - taking me to 30MB internal storage. I reinstalled Google+, leaving me with 22MB internal storage. And I was back in business... For about 30 minutes...


Problem?

You better believe there was a problem... No Google+... Same error... 'Sending...'


Can I Fix This

'Yes I can' I told myself. So I investigated and found my internal storage had once again hit 20MB. 'There had to be a connection with the amount of internal storage Google+ had to play with, against it's inability to post to my Stream' I thought. 20MB must have been that hard limit [on my phone]. But I had no wiggle room to make extra space without doing something drastic - I needed the Apps I've got installed, and ridding myself of the superfluous Apps recovered about 1.5MB internal storage for me to use. This wasn't looking good. So I contemplated the solution that I was unwilling to try before for about 10 seconds, and told myself 'to hell with it, do it'. So I did. And I'm sitting pretty currently with 41MB internal storage, and Google+ whirring away in the background...


Hmmm... What Was That? You Want to Know What I Did?

I'm sure you do... And I'm going to tell you. I had to open another Gmail account. I then had to take the 315 Contacts that I wanted from my original account, and copy/move them to my newer account. I was also going to have to have the two Gmail accounts on my phone - one account set up to sync with Gmail Contacts and nothing else, and the other account to sync with everything except my Gmail Contacts. And my initial apprehension of setting it up all came to naught - it's working fine, and given me back some space. My 'Contact Storage' App is back down to a slim 850KB, and the Google+ App is behaving itself rather well [for a Beta App ;-)]. I'm happy...


I Love Google+

I think I told you that already, but I'm not too sure...


Epilogue

Are you bringing Animated GIF's to the Android App, Google? Come on, you know you want to... I'm off to add more people to my Circles...___Trouble in HTC land again

Bubbling up again, but a shoutout to +Julie Murray in particular :-)

My 'contacts storage' is sitting pretty at 0.99mb

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2012-03-16 08:34:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The reason for my absence from Google+
Don't mind me... www.paymentexpress.com .

I'll reveal more as time progresses, but I can say I am enjoying myself immensely.

Welcome to Google+, +Direct Payment Solutions Ltd (DPS).

___The reason for my absence from Google+
Don't mind me... www.paymentexpress.com .

I'll reveal more as time progresses, but I can say I am enjoying myself immensely.

Welcome to Google+, +Direct Payment Solutions Ltd (DPS).

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2012-03-16 08:06:39 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

As an "I'm Back" styled gift
It's time to give out the headache's again ;-)

It's been a while since posting, well, really anything! So here are a few images to add into the headache inducing category :-)

Namaste


Enjoy, SHARE, and +1 as you like

As an "I'm Back" styled gift
It's time to give out the headache's again ;-)

It's been a while since posting, well, really anything! So here are a few images to add into the headache inducing category :-)

Namaste


Enjoy, SHARE, and +1 as you like___

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2012-03-16 07:33:02 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The Jupiter/Venus Show
Simulated images, as my camera failed to work

So, the planets of Jupiter and Venus decide to have a little dance. This is something I have to watch, and watch I did. Within the red circle In the top half of the image in this post is a Google Maps rendition of where our 'grandstand' [the grassy floor] was. Due to a major mechanical malfunction [I didn't charge my camera battery], I had to rely on Stellarium to provide a simulation of the view +Andrew Birrell and I had of the Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter.

Typical Auckland skies got in the way for part of the evening, but split long enough for us to sit back and enjoy the show. We even listened to Carl Sagan read his 'Pale Blue Dot' commentary - very apt at the time.

I hope the rest of you had a good view of the event, but in the event you didn't never fear, another... more »

The Jupiter/Venus Show
Simulated images, as my camera failed to work

So, the planets of Jupiter and Venus decide to have a little dance. This is something I have to watch, and watch I did. Within the red circle In the top half of the image in this post is a Google Maps rendition of where our 'grandstand' [the grassy floor] was. Due to a major mechanical malfunction [I didn't charge my camera battery], I had to rely on Stellarium to provide a simulation of the view +Andrew Birrell and I had of the Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter.

Typical Auckland skies got in the way for part of the evening, but split long enough for us to sit back and enjoy the show. We even listened to Carl Sagan read his 'Pale Blue Dot' commentary - very apt at the time.

I hope the rest of you had a good view of the event, but in the event you didn't never fear, another is about 14 months away.___

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2012-03-13 05:54:26 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

She's Done It Again
And I'm Not Talking About Britney...

Just remember the Grenades, though ;--)

For the #Firefly fans out there [like me] - take a gander at Jayne's hat that +Handmade of Awesome fame +Julie Murray has created. Alongside her +Android beanies, she is now able to take orders for a Cobb Beanie too :--)

I've got mine on its way, and will be posting the obligatory images when I can.

"It's a girl. She's cute, too. Except I don't think she's all there, you know? 'Course, not all of her has to be."

You want one, folk...? You know where to gorram get em!

Dear #firefly fans,

http://www.etsy.com/listing/93641131/firefly-inspired-hat

Sincerely, Julie___She's Done It Again
And I'm Not Talking About Britney...

Just remember the Grenades, though ;--)

For the #Firefly fans out there [like me] - take a gander at Jayne's hat that +Handmade of Awesome fame +Julie Murray has created. Alongside her +Android beanies, she is now able to take orders for a Cobb Beanie too :--)

I've got mine on its way, and will be posting the obligatory images when I can.

"It's a girl. She's cute, too. Except I don't think she's all there, you know? 'Course, not all of her has to be."

You want one, folk...? You know where to gorram get em!

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2012-03-13 05:21:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

BOINC - SETI@Home
13th March 2012 - Update post

A long overdue post :--)

HashTags: #BOINC #SETI #networkedcomputing
BrandPage: +BOINC
Computer: Ubuntu 10.04LTS 2.6.32-39-generic; 741MB RAM; Intel Celeron M Processor 1.50GHz CPU.

SHARE and +1 as you Like :--)

BOINC - SETI@Home
13th March 2012 - Update post

A long overdue post :--)

HashTags: #BOINC #SETI #networkedcomputing
BrandPage: +BOINC
Computer: Ubuntu 10.04LTS 2.6.32-39-generic; 741MB RAM; Intel Celeron M Processor 1.50GHz CPU.

SHARE and +1 as you Like :--)___

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2012-03-12 05:56:18 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Another Year Older
Another Year Wiser?

Well, a lot has happened since I last posted, but it’s time to try and get back in the swing of things. I’ve aged a year, I’m putting my degree to good use, Ubuntu 12.04LTS is getting close to release, I’ve been plugging away CPU power on SETI@home, I’ve been patiently looking into getting Ice Cream Sandwich onto my phone [which looks like it’s not going to happen anytime soon, but no complaints – I may have to get the next Nexus device following the Galaxy Nexus], and a many many other things that I will get around to posting about.

And in the midst of all this I received a wonderful present from a great friend of mine [Katie] – a handmade Android-styled cover for my phone, and a Andy-the-Android handmade card to go with it. I love it [and if my phone was sentient, I’m sure it would love it too], and the folk aroundme and at work ha... more »

Another Year Older
Another Year Wiser?

Well, a lot has happened since I last posted, but it’s time to try and get back in the swing of things. I’ve aged a year, I’m putting my degree to good use, Ubuntu 12.04LTS is getting close to release, I’ve been plugging away CPU power on SETI@home, I’ve been patiently looking into getting Ice Cream Sandwich onto my phone [which looks like it’s not going to happen anytime soon, but no complaints – I may have to get the next Nexus device following the Galaxy Nexus], and a many many other things that I will get around to posting about.

And in the midst of all this I received a wonderful present from a great friend of mine [Katie] – a handmade Android-styled cover for my phone, and a Andy-the-Android handmade card to go with it. I love it [and if my phone was sentient, I’m sure it would love it too], and the folk around me and at work have given it only compliments. A one-off, unique present, which I love. A public shout-out to the wonderful lady sewed up this wonderful creation, and whom put up with me while baking in the Kitchen :-)

Thank you muchly, Katie :-)

Now to start preparing myself for getting back to posting a little more regularly, and get back into the Engagement Game. See you all soon :-)

Just a shoutout to those that tried to get my attention in my absentia [sitting at 75 notifications]: +Andrew Craucamp +Kristin Hawach, +Eric Martindale, +Carter Gibson [I better get Engaging again, thanks for the Circle Share Carter], +Julie Murray [via Google+ and Twitter], +Farran Lee, +Andrew Birrell, +Grace F, and everyone else :-)

NOTE: Today is not my Birthday, and [under instruction] I posted this to my FaceBook Wall before Google+ [URL https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3319562103998&set=a.1360486168324.2054170.1116648005&type=1]___

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2012-01-29 11:34:09 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Android would never turn on Humanity
Like an Apple can ...

I love this one :-) Thanks, +Ivan Lezhnjov IV.

___Android would never turn on Humanity
Like an Apple can ...

I love this one :-) Thanks, +Ivan Lezhnjov IV.

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2012-01-29 10:03:22 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Skyrim: 1.4 Patch Sees 'Great Results', Hits PC Next Week - Bethesda
by Tom Hopkins http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1223037/skyrim_14_patch_sees_great_results_hits_pc_next_week_bethesda.html .

"Skyrim's hugely-anticipated 1.4 update will miss its promised January release date on PS3 and Xbox 360, but isn't delayed by much, Bethesda has confirmed."

Considering I've had such trouble with Steam [thanks, +Gabe Newell ], I'm not going to install the BETA version of the Patch. But, saying that, v1.3 has been great on the PC for me - no CTD's or glitchs of note [apart from being constantly 'invisible' after using a magic scroll]. Bring on the MOD Creation Kit, though, Bethesda ;-)


CC'ing: +Technogran
HashTags: #fusrodah #skyrim #ES5

Skyrim: 1.4 Patch Sees 'Great Results', Hits PC Next Week - Bethesda
by Tom Hopkins http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1223037/skyrim_14_patch_sees_great_results_hits_pc_next_week_bethesda.html .

"Skyrim's hugely-anticipated 1.4 update will miss its promised January release date on PS3 and Xbox 360, but isn't delayed by much, Bethesda has confirmed."

Considering I've had such trouble with Steam [thanks, +Gabe Newell ], I'm not going to install the BETA version of the Patch. But, saying that, v1.3 has been great on the PC for me - no CTD's or glitchs of note [apart from being constantly 'invisible' after using a magic scroll]. Bring on the MOD Creation Kit, though, Bethesda ;-)


CC'ing: +Technogran
HashTags: #fusrodah #skyrim #ES5___

2012-01-29 09:26:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Wayland Can Now Do Surface Transformations
by Michael Larabel http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTA0OTk .

Things are looking fine for when things land in Ubuntu 14.04LTS [yep, 12.04LTS isn't out the door yet, but 14.04LTS is going to be great].

Keep you eyes on FOSDEM 2012 for further Weyland discussion.

CC'ing: +Ubuntu +Ubuntu Development +Linux
HashTags: #ubuntu #weyland #linux

Wayland Can Now Do Surface Transformations
by Michael Larabel http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTA0OTk .

Things are looking fine for when things land in Ubuntu 14.04LTS [yep, 12.04LTS isn't out the door yet, but 14.04LTS is going to be great].

Keep you eyes on FOSDEM 2012 for further Weyland discussion.

CC'ing: +Ubuntu +Ubuntu Development +Linux
HashTags: #ubuntu #weyland #linux___

2012-01-29 09:21:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Hedgehogs in the Garden
Life is Grand

The Moon is crescent'd, and I'm feeling good for many many different reasons...

HashTags: #lifeisgood #hedgehogsinthegarden

Hedgehogs in the Garden
Life is Grand

The Moon is crescent'd, and I'm feeling good for many many different reasons...

HashTags: #lifeisgood #hedgehogsinthegarden___

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2012-01-22 11:49:45 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

BOINC - SETI@Home
23rd January 2012 - Update post
Forgive me, I'm getting lax in my 'old age'...

HashTags: #BOINC #SETI #networkedcomputing
BrandPage: +BOINC
Computer: Ubuntu 10.04LTS 2.6.32-33-generic; 741MB RAM; Intel Celeron M Processor 1.50GHz CPU.

SHARE and +1 as you Like :-)

BOINC - SETI@Home
23rd January 2012 - Update post
Forgive me, I'm getting lax in my 'old age'...

HashTags: #BOINC #SETI #networkedcomputing
BrandPage: +BOINC
Computer: Ubuntu 10.04LTS 2.6.32-33-generic; 741MB RAM; Intel Celeron M Processor 1.50GHz CPU.

SHARE and +1 as you Like :-)___

2012-01-22 11:32:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Good, Old, Atheist, +Warren Buffet
Not only does he give his money away...

...He welcomes in the Chinese Year of the Dragon in with panache :-)

Happy Year of the Dragon, FOLK

CC: +Jared Mecham, +Atheist, +Grace F :--)
HashTags: #dragon #fusrodah #atheist #warrenbuffet #chinesenewyear

Good, Old, Atheist, +Warren Buffet
Not only does he give his money away...

...He welcomes in the Chinese Year of the Dragon in with panache :-)

Happy Year of the Dragon, FOLK

CC: +Jared Mecham, +Atheist, +Grace F :--)
HashTags: #dragon #fusrodah #atheist #warrenbuffet #chinesenewyear___

2012-01-22 06:26:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Inspired by +Carter Gibson's Google+ post
https://plus.google.com/115121555137256496805/posts/Q3GS6r3Mqh9 .

This is my Top Eleven Relevant people on Google+ [as sorted by Google] in my Circles - the addition of these folk to your Circles wouldn't be bad, either. You may already have them in your own Circles, though - but it's only a small Circle of Eleven ;-)

SHARE and +1 as you Like

Inspired by +Carter Gibson's Google+ post
https://plus.google.com/115121555137256496805/posts/Q3GS6r3Mqh9 .

This is my Top Eleven Relevant people on Google+ [as sorted by Google] in my Circles - the addition of these folk to your Circles wouldn't be bad, either. You may already have them in your own Circles, though - but it's only a small Circle of Eleven ;-)

SHARE and +1 as you Like___

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2012-01-22 05:11:50 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Neowin is upset with Android Market
Pointless and Annoying Restrictions?

No, it's that your device cannot play the App's in question, +Tom Schiesser - get a new device, don't go crying on about your #firstworldproblem that is eminently resolvable. App Developers will do as they must - and if you don't like it, go spend your $$$ somewhere else!

CC: +Neowin .
URL: [ http://www.neowin.net/news/android-market-device-restrictions-pointless-and-annoying ]

Neowin is upset with Android Market
Pointless and Annoying Restrictions?

No, it's that your device cannot play the App's in question, +Tom Schiesser - get a new device, don't go crying on about your #firstworldproblem that is eminently resolvable. App Developers will do as they must - and if you don't like it, go spend your $$$ somewhere else!

CC: +Neowin .
URL: [ http://www.neowin.net/news/android-market-device-restrictions-pointless-and-annoying ]___

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