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Liz Fong-Jones has been shared in 47 public circles

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Sunny CT2,281Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sharedcircle 2014-09-15 09:05:4950111312
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 13:14:5050111414
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 07:07:225017313
Colin Wilson56Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesThis is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post #circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-08 06:25:20459111619
John Nuntiatio36,868#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-20 19:22:35440236
Carms Perez47,102Here's a circle with amazing women to follow on G+! My most recent find is+Kristen Macready  who is very engaging and always has a positive and uplifting word to say! Do you know any other amazing G+ women that I'm missing in this circle? Please mention them in the comments! :) #ns  2014-02-26 23:30:07425809
Artur M.36,283circle of people, with active life position in Google+Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2014-01-25 13:12:34481431263
Константин Вишневский42,958Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-23 11:05:38442492977
Mikhail Petrovsky63,015Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-23 02:07:25499361558
Константин Вишневский40,080Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Simple To be added PLUS the post Share the post and Add the circle. Once you have done this let me know in the commentsКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Просто быть добавлены PLUS сообщению Share пост и добавить круг. If you agree that this is a great circle, please re-share!#ForFriends2014-01-02 16:06:42447372465
Mikhail Petrovsky59,452This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-26 04:10:46500421768
Vladimir Samsonov23,777Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-08 11:43:39493524076
Andrey Mashnich102,869Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-11-23 15:58:42462452984
Silvio De Rossi4,316#happyhalloween Circle! Thanks +Andrey Mashnich! #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlesharing  2013-10-31 14:24:2740124928
Andrey Mashnich100,957Circle of people, with active life position in Google+ Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+ 2013-10-31 13:37:11396391765
Ramón Sansone López436Awsome #sharedcircle #bestengagersComment, Do +1 and share it, you'll belong to one of my best #sharedcircles 2013-09-05 06:26:23501003
Boris Gorelik36,043MY HUMANS2013-04-27 23:59:131949312
Brian Harrod4,402ACCESSIBILITY CIRCLEActive G Plussers who have an interest in Acessibility issues and design.Feel free to add yourself and re-share.if you have an interest in this topic.#disability #usability #universaldesign #at #assistivetech #axs  Also:#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles    #circle   #circles   #circlemeup    #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2013-03-23 07:21:06111000
Tim Moore23,086My Shared Circle of the weekGooglers who are just #awesome . _Don't stalk, just talk, they won't bite_  #sharedcircles   #Google  2012-08-29 20:23:364492010
Steven Roose8,175+Max Huijgen's Big Technology circle+Vincent Buyssens, you asked for a good #tech  circle, now here you are. +Max Huijgen shared it a few months ago and it's the only circle I added but didn't remove a single person from!2012-08-12 12:44:135007928
t grey4,715My Top 99 CircleThe #top99   #sharedcircles  are going around... I figure I don't share circles that often, so here's mine.  I tried to filter out family, businesses, non-users (deleted?)... but I may have missed one or two.If you're notified of this post, you're in it. :)Want to make your own?Go to circles. Make sure 'sort by relevance' is selected at the top. Drag and drop to select roughly 100 people. Make a new circle. Maybe edit out a few personal people etc.. but thats it.. pretty simple.. Share the circle with the little share button in the middle of the new circle and tag it with #top99. Done :)2012-07-25 00:36:519917120
Carms Perez22,447G+ amazing women that you can't miss out on!! Add any lady that belongs here and isn't here yet!! No stream would be great without them!! =D Enjoy & share this circle!2012-07-06 05:28:214071016
J Schippnick1,123These are 42 of the most beautiful women and men that I follow on G+ and I'd like to share them with you! Special mention to +Stephanie Van Pelt, +Diana Stevens, +Rachel Desilets, and +Annemarie Clendening !! If you don't follow them yet, do it! #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #googleplus #google  2012-06-23 02:38:33421505
Jaana Nyström50,117Google 2 by Jaana -circleHere is circle 2 / 8 of Google employees on Google+The first circle: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107742059751171695340/posts/5TMQbd48fPVYou are notified because you are in this circle.The circle in circlecount.comhttp://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z12qvvezumeuufzmo22celljpvm0wvzfs #Google   #circleshare   #Jaanatip  2012-06-08 18:16:05933010
Michael Kendle299Here's a circle of tech people. The circle is bigger but only lets me share 500. If you're interested in tech, this is a good place to start.2012-06-07 13:57:05501115
Jaana Nyström49,593I've been hoarding these peeps...My Googlers CircleGoogle employeesEveryone in this circle works for Google, been collecting the guys since July last year.Well, worked at the time of me adding them, anyway...Here it is in +CircleCount:http://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z13uvt3okqj2cxxvc22celljpvm0wvzfsVery international...  If you have some more to add that I've missed, please comment! #circleshare   #CircleSunday  2012-06-03 13:44:1447836829
Louis Gray115,286Shared Circle: Engaging Women On Google+Last night +Daria Musk highlighted the top 50 women on Google+ who bring great content to her stream. As you can imagine, all users of Google+ bring unique value, but what I've found from having a circle dedicated to some of the great women on Google+, even as that circle has grown to hundreds, is incredible diversity and discovery of new interests.That's not to say men are boring... but... I digress. Here is my updated circle of great ladies on Google+. Add as many or as few as you like, and be prepared for some fantastic content and smart people.2012-04-13 17:44:35382272152
Carms Perez18,332Do you know of any exceptional G+ ladies that are not on this circle and should be? High quality posts, posts often (every day, or every other day)? Let me know please. Also feel free to share this circle with others :)2012-04-10 19:45:3532119012
Joe Lancaster14,593This is my first shared circle!I give you 100 genuine engagers. This should be of use to you, +Hamish Lancaster.2012-04-07 02:58:181001071237
Jimmy James2,522This is my second shared circle of great G+ Ladies.... So many ladies have been brought (or brought themselves) to my attention since sharing the first one, I made this one... There is still room to add more here... but filling up fast... so I started yet a Third Great Ladies Circle I will re-post the first one forthwith... then the third. If you wish to be added or have any suggestions please comment on any of the three.2012-04-05 22:51:30372112
Damian Sanchez985It's been a while since I was able to access G+ from a PC...darn those work IT guys blocking it! LOLBut aaaaaaaaaanyhoot...It's kind of exciting to see my circlecount.com numbers starting to creep up every so slowly to 1,000. I realize that's just a number, and by now pretty much everyone's got at least 5 times that amount of followers. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not looking for followers for follower's sake. I may not interact with each and every single one of you people; still, it's nice to know that there are 1,000 people that have made the conscious decision to add me to their circles and have read at least one of my posts.Over the last couple of months I've been compiling a list of G+'ers that have interacted with me and give meaning to my stream. Without them G+ would be another FB...void of any meaningful interaction. There are some celebrities there, as well as some pages I'm following. They're all good..they have all interacted with me in one capacity or another. Some more than others...but everyone has had an impact on my life here in G+. I want to now share this circle with the world, to let everyone know that these people have enhanced my experience in G+ and made it the number one internet destination for me, IMHO.So, without further ado, I give you my "Totally Awesome People!" circle! *and, yes, I did include myself in the cicle!2012-03-16 23:41:15108011
Jimmy James1,980Ok... Here is what I consider to be a valuable circle indeed. My first shared circle, so why not start with the Best ....Ladies . If you know the G+ Men to Women ratio.... you know there are too few ladies out here so far. Add this circle to balance your stream a bit. There are some very interesting people in here. I left it at 400 to start in case I miss any ladies who want to be added. If I missed you and you would like to be in this circle... let me know. ....this circle includes 1 really cool guy.... the guy all these fantastic Ladies have in common2012-03-16 18:31:504001457
Gideon Rosenblatt8,047Big Technology CircleThis is a big, honking circle of people who are interested in or working on technology. It's a mix of people interested in different types of technologies, so it's not super fine-tuned. This would be a good group to add to your circles if you are just ramping up on Google+ and want to get a stream of technology-related content flowing here.2012-03-15 20:59:02501725466
Nicolas Amelio-Ortiz52TECHNOLOGY CIRCLEGood evening G+. Today I was cleaning up and arranging some of my circles and I discovered that my Tech Geek circle just passed the 100 people :)I'd like to share it with you. These people provide very good material and post fun things! Hope you like it! #technology #geek #software #developers #publiccircles2012-03-13 00:07:10109112
Sir John Hardy17,427There have been a few circles shared about lately. None, however, is as good as this one. Each person in this circle has been crash tested in a laboratory, simmered in a social incubator and boiled in the crucible of interaction. All have come up with a pH reading of 4 or higher.2012-03-11 14:36:3337538720
Louis Gray104,456International Women's Day: A Circle of Top Women on G+Today is International Women's Day http://www.internationalwomensday.com/.In honor of the day, here's a list of some of the most active G+'ers and tech savvy women I interact with on the network. I called this the "Women in Tech" circle when I first created it a few months back, and visiting this circle is a regular stop for me to see diverse updates and interests. I recommend adding this as its own circle and setting the volume slider to what makes sense for you. Over time, I bet a bunch of these people will be some of your favorites in your circles.2012-03-08 22:22:39229251835
pio dal cin15,828A warm welcome to some great people here on G+'s Musketeers of Google plus circle#Musketeers.Please welcome: +Chris Lang +Mark Traphagen +Lee Smallwood +La Vergne Lestermeringolo Thatch +Travis Campbell Circle them for great content as well as the other 500+ (there is another circle of almost 200 that I'm sharing after this one having reached the 500 limit).If you are new to Google plus, set your stream full throttle on these two circles and you'll have all the updates and vital information to "play this great game".If you have been here long enough check these people once in a while; they are the "bricks" of this establishment.Don't forget that +Sharing is Caring on G+ , so when you want to show your G Love to someone share their content after you pluss it...they are going to love it as much as you do.There is another group here that you may want to join +Community Support - Friends That Listen designed and wanted by +M Monica for reaching out to anyone here on G+ and to let them know than nobody here is left alone.2012-03-05 22:14:1050013316
Jaana Nyström27,889#circlesharing #circlesunday My Google employees CircleHave you noticed that there is another circle sharing possibility: When you look at a certain circle's stream, there is a green button on the right saying Share this circle.That's what I'm testing right now. Works like a charm.I've been collecting this circle for a long time. Googlers from all over the globe.Enjoy! :-)#G+Tip #googleplustip #Jaanatip PING +The Best Circles on Google+ +Shared Circles on G+PS: Here's a Googler circle from +Natalie Villalobos with +58 peeps different from my circle. You might like to add this, too:https://plus.google.com/u/0/109895887909967698705/posts/VrfWQrgcVmUCombining the two circles is a good idea, that's what I did. Now it's a MEGA Googlers circle, have to share that later! :-)2012-02-05 10:04:22335221021
Daniel Sandstein5,494The Cream of the Crop of January 2012What's this?On +CircleCount everyday some very interesting persons are choosen and recommended. These are persons without hunders of thousands of followers but with a lot interesting content. You won't find silent people here leading the rankings, but interesting people that are worth to be followed.You can find the Cream of the Crop daily here:http://www.circlecount.com/daily/Past Cream of the Crop circles:December 2011: http://goo.gl/RBCpgNovember 2011: http://goo.gl/x6TJkOctober 2011: http://goo.gl/2xVn9This month we try also mentioning everyone of you.Let's see if Google+ allows us this ;)+A. Murat Eren, +Adrienne Bernakevitch Ludwick, +Agh Hamid Reza, +Agro Rachmatullah, +Aibo LiN, +Al Brydon, +Alexander Kesselaar, +Ali Adelstein, +Ali Mousavi, +alirezayof f, +Alizée Rait, +Amanda Broughton, +Amanda Olszewski, +Amin Badie Zadeh, +Amir Honarmand2012-02-02 20:23:1732410818
Forrest Thiessen382Cure for Slim Stream Syndrome (SSS)I was discussing with +Phil Tubb the other day that--in my experience--the way people use Facebook and Google+ are quite different. I've seen people follow family members and old friends and classmates on Facebook to learn about how friends are getting along, who's dating whom, what people had for dinner, etc... and when they come to G+ many of those people they follow on Facebook aren't here yet, so their stream is still and quiet ("just the sound of crickets", as +Aisha Thiessen told me). Unlike Facebook, though, G+ is much more about finding new friends and people whose interests you share, though--with a little poking around and a little "gardening" of your circles, you can find all kinds of interesting people... but how to get started finding those folks, and curing "Slim Stream Syndrome" ("SSS")?There are a growing number of ways to do this (searching G+ for a topic that interest you, for example), but one is to load yourself up with a "starter set" of G+ people that someone recommends to you as having interesting things to say (or at least that share funny cat photos...). I just spent half an hour quickly going through my circles and pulled together this "shared circle" of people who (a) post regularly on G+; (b) say interesting (or entertaining) things, and do it well (whether I always agree with them or not); and (c) encourage discussion. (It's not an all-inclusive list by any means--please don't be offended if I didn't include you!).If you're suffering from SSS, consider clicking on the "Add circle" link below--that will copy all these folks into a new circle in your G+ account, and away you go. If you don't like or enjoy what you're seeing from them, take them out of your circle, and they're gone; if you do, see who they're sharing things from and discussing things with, and you'll soon find other new people on your own to add to your circles.Have fun with it!2012-01-22 03:06:0739323
Stephanie L Davis19,590I was asked by #SMMCamp attendees to share my "Googlers" circle. These are people who work for Google; community managers, engineers, developers, free-lancers; staff... etc. Cheers!2011-12-08 20:06:303648513
Louis Gray71,017It's been a little while since I shared with you my Googlers circle. This circle includes a massive number of people working on the Google+ project, company execs, and a lot of sharp people working on many of the services you use every day, including +Blogger +Android +YouTube, etc. Now that we can share 500 at a time, have at it. But this circle isn't for everyone, so if you do add them, expect geekiness ahead.2011-11-22 19:13:55500623470
siam simte856For those who think Google Inc. employee must be Totally Circle ; Here's your chanceWhatever and however they're awesome thoughsiam simte shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 20:18:31473000
Kim Patch106Updated, sharing publicly so I can add this circle to the shared circle database #a11y #disability #usability #universaldesign #at #assistivetech #axsKim Patch shared a circle with you.2011-10-27 15:38:32114327
Jon Bishop3,725Google employees circleJon Bishop shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 18:52:12234001
Melissa Daniels20,719This circle of Women in Tech started with +Louis Gray and is chock-full of amazing women that are smart, savvy, and all-around noteworthy (some of whom I've had the pleasure of working with or currently work with!)I stopped and added a few to the mix and am now passing it on to you :) Perhaps you'll do the same-- review, add, and share as it's always nice to discover smart women doing equally smart things in and out of the valley.Melissa Daniels shared a circle with you.2011-10-02 01:48:38216261931
Veronica Belmont93,281Sharing my Women in Tech circle, which is now actually my largest one! Thanks to +Louis Gray for introducing me to many of these great women via Google Plus.Veronica Belmont shared a circle with you.2011-09-29 18:04:37230106121167

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2014-07-15 21:01:01 (42 comments, 5 reshares, 35 +1s) 

When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. This helped create a community made up of real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names. 

Over the years, as Google+ grew and its community became established, we steadily opened up this policy, from allowing +Page owners to use any name of their choosing to letting YouTube users bring their usernames into Google+. Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use. 

We know you've been calling for this change for a while. We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users. For this we apologize, and we hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcominga... more »

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2014-04-06 02:29:03 (24 comments, 147 reshares, 51 +1s) 

Quite possibly one of the most hilarious pieces of music I've heard in quite some time. h/t +Joseph Wu 

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2013-06-26 15:32:22 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 122 +1s) 

This is to notify you that Zhen E Fong-Jones has made a change in the witholding status of one or more of the following:

Federal marital status: Changed From - Single To - Married

State marital status: Changed From - Married To - Married

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2014-09-21 16:11:40 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s) 

Near the top of the Esja trail across the bay from Reykjavik, it was blowing 45+ MPH, and nearly impossible to stand up. The route from the fourth to fifth waypoint was in the gusty fog clouds. Needless to say, I bailed at the fifth waypoint marker and turned back around to go home, only to discover the wind was blowing against me as opposed to with me, making the descent so much more precarious than even the ascent.

I wound up taking off my glasses in order to avoid having them blow off my face, and trying to not trip on anything or blow over until I made it down to the fourth waypoint where the wind tapered off some.

After some public bus convolutions, am nice and safe back in Reykjavik, killing time before my Flybus pickup at 9:30pm.

Near the top of the Esja trail across the bay from Reykjavik, it was blowing 45+ MPH, and nearly impossible to stand up. The route from the fourth to fifth waypoint was in the gusty fog clouds. Needless to say, I bailed at the fifth waypoint marker and turned back around to go home, only to discover the wind was blowing against me as opposed to with me, making the descent so much more precarious than even the ascent.

I wound up taking off my glasses in order to avoid having them blow off my face, and trying to not trip on anything or blow over until I made it down to the fourth waypoint where the wind tapered off some.

After some public bus convolutions, am nice and safe back in Reykjavik, killing time before my Flybus pickup at 9:30pm.___

2014-09-19 18:38:49 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s) 

Safely in Iceland. Took a few photos of things that were vaguely interesting/fun, but none of the landmarks that have been photographed to oblivion.

My feet hurt after 8-10 hours of walking all across, up, down, and sideways in Reykjavik's downtown-ish area. On the plus side, I think my boots are vaguely re-broken in. I think the closest comparison I can draw is really to Seattle - it's certainly got the same general cloudy dreariness to it.

Man, do Icelanders love their street/house art though -- there were some really awesomely painted fences and sides of houses where there are vacant lots causing what would be row houses to have their sides exposed.

Tomorrow, actual proper hiking time, hopefully.

Safely in Iceland. Took a few photos of things that were vaguely interesting/fun, but none of the landmarks that have been photographed to oblivion.

My feet hurt after 8-10 hours of walking all across, up, down, and sideways in Reykjavik's downtown-ish area. On the plus side, I think my boots are vaguely re-broken in. I think the closest comparison I can draw is really to Seattle - it's certainly got the same general cloudy dreariness to it.

Man, do Icelanders love their street/house art though -- there were some really awesomely painted fences and sides of houses where there are vacant lots causing what would be row houses to have their sides exposed.

Tomorrow, actual proper hiking time, hopefully.___

2014-09-09 17:00:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

Last night in the Fong-Jones household: spicy szechuan eggplant with fake meat. Szechuan sauce is amazing and goes on practically anything and is super easy to make - a splash of vinegar, white sugar, soy sauce, fake chicken broth, and Sriracha chili sauce (the kind in the round jar with the whole pepper seeds, not the red rooster homogenous stuff, although that's also delicious).

Last night in the Fong-Jones household: spicy szechuan eggplant with fake meat. Szechuan sauce is amazing and goes on practically anything and is super easy to make - a splash of vinegar, white sugar, soy sauce, fake chicken broth, and Sriracha chili sauce (the kind in the round jar with the whole pepper seeds, not the red rooster homogenous stuff, although that's also delicious).___

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2014-09-09 16:55:37 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Oh dear goodness. I was just watching for the first time the "don't talk to the police" video and was thinking to myself "surely it can't be that simple" and indeed, it isn't :/

From the excellent +Nathaniel Burney of lawcomic.net, here's the second comprehensive "how to properly invoke your rights" flowchart, for the 5th amendment: http://lawcomic.net/guide/?p=2897

See also the 4th amendment: http://lawcomic.net/guide/?p=2256___Oh dear goodness. I was just watching for the first time the "don't talk to the police" video and was thinking to myself "surely it can't be that simple" and indeed, it isn't :/

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2014-09-06 16:39:08 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s) 

That was a scary 48 hours.

So in the middle of what was already a hectic week from Big Work Crisis of doom that came out of being oncall this week and worrisome personal hard drive failure from last weekend, Misty started seizing late Wednesday night (3:30am Thursday).

And I was terrible and had forgotten to refill her emergency seizure stop medication because, well, it's not the kind of thing you give daily and keep track of when you're running out, and right after you use the last bottle of it, the last thing on your mind is remembering to get a refill because your dog has just had a huge seizure.

We were unable to get the seizures to stop on their own without the rectal Valium, so I wound up having to sprint to where Ellen had parked the car (fortunately, only 5 min run) since she has it on weekdays, and Elly and I raced her to Angell. By the time we arrived, she... more »

That was a scary 48 hours.

So in the middle of what was already a hectic week from Big Work Crisis of doom that came out of being oncall this week and worrisome personal hard drive failure from last weekend, Misty started seizing late Wednesday night (3:30am Thursday).

And I was terrible and had forgotten to refill her emergency seizure stop medication because, well, it's not the kind of thing you give daily and keep track of when you're running out, and right after you use the last bottle of it, the last thing on your mind is remembering to get a refill because your dog has just had a huge seizure.

We were unable to get the seizures to stop on their own without the rectal Valium, so I wound up having to sprint to where Ellen had parked the car (fortunately, only 5 min run) since she has it on weekdays, and Elly and I raced her to Angell. By the time we arrived, she had had over 30 seizures in as many minutes, and was glassy-eyed and unresponsive.

She was admitted to the hospital at 4:30am. Fortunately, her neurologist is amazing and was already in that early and was able to immediately begin treatment (and went on to come in on his day off on Friday to re-assess her - he apologized on the phone for being "in a little late, because it's my day off"). Misty remained in the hospital until last night when she was discharged.

She's mostly back to normal, but is on a new, more powerful, medication that we still need to adjust the dosage of over time. As a result of the need to do dosage adjustment, Misty still wound up seizing again last night twice, but it was not a full on cluster and thus quite manageable. We now know the initial dose wasn't enough and can adjust accordingly. Still, I need to monitor her 24/7 for the next week at least.

It's nice to have a bit of a sense of normalcy back though - the house and my office were rather empty without her. I don't expect to be super going-out social for the next week because of oncall and dog monitoring, but can have company over if people want to hang out ;).___

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2014-09-01 21:59:51 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Amusingly enough, some of the speculation around Google tends to obey this pattern. Things that aren't outright leaks are still things that people can add up to get a coherent picture.

On the other hand, there's so goddamn much baseless stupid paranoid noise too, so maybe someone on the inside has a lot easier time distinguishing fragments of fact from whole cloth fiction.

One of the fundamental properties of secret research -- beyond the fact that as the number of persons involved increases, the opportunities for leaks greatly rises -- is that even studying where information appears to be available -- and especially unavailable -- can often yield the shape of the secret, the boundaries of the secret as it were -- even when you can't see inside per se.___Amusingly enough, some of the speculation around Google tends to obey this pattern. Things that aren't outright leaks are still things that people can add up to get a coherent picture.

On the other hand, there's so goddamn much baseless stupid paranoid noise too, so maybe someone on the inside has a lot easier time distinguishing fragments of fact from whole cloth fiction.

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2014-08-11 22:27:08 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s) 

Bottom lel.

"Tamper evident" holographic seal on Trezor hardware Bitcoin wallet: because the bad guys won't think about opening the bottom flap.

(Tampering done by +Liz Fong-Jones using just a knife -- I presume a bit of steam would make the bottom-flap glue come off more easily.)___Bottom lel.

2014-07-24 14:02:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

In this week's City-States, I take on the farce that is keeping up with the Joneses in sov nullsec from the perspective of the new player and new coalition.

In this week's City-States, I take on the farce that is keeping up with the Joneses in sov nullsec from the perspective of the new player and new coalition.___

2014-07-15 21:01:01 (42 comments, 5 reshares, 35 +1s) 

You'll find some more in-depth discussion on https://plus.google.com/103389452828130864950/posts/gkEADkciCzc from +Yonatan Zunger

When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. This helped create a community made up of real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names. 

Over the years, as Google+ grew and its community became established, we steadily opened up this policy, from allowing +Page owners to use any name of their choosing to letting YouTube users bring their usernames into Google+. Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use. 

We know you've been calling for this change for a while. We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users. For this we apologize, and we hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be. Thank you for expressing your opinions so passionately, and thanks for continuing to make Google+ the thoughtful community that it is.___You'll find some more in-depth discussion on https://plus.google.com/103389452828130864950/posts/gkEADkciCzc from +Yonatan Zunger

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2014-06-01 19:13:18 (41 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s) 

Rear ended. We are okay. Dogs were fortunately in the back seat. Never putting dogs in the trunk ever again.

Rear ended. We are okay. Dogs were fortunately in the back seat. Never putting dogs in the trunk ever again.___

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2014-05-22 13:30:44 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

I still miss my Hiptop. My Nexus 5 is great today, but 2004-2005 was an amazing time for me to have been one of the very early Hiptop/Sidekick adopters. Having the internet in my pocket and the ability to touch-type at pretty much full speed was incredibly cool (and something nobody else had).

I still miss my Hiptop. My Nexus 5 is great today, but 2004-2005 was an amazing time for me to have been one of the very early Hiptop/Sidekick adopters. Having the internet in my pocket and the ability to touch-type at pretty much full speed was incredibly cool (and something nobody else had).___

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2014-04-28 14:47:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s) 

Kiev ingress agents want to say our two words against undeclared war in Ukraine.
Sitrep to follow.

#ingressreport  
+Ingress +Anne Beuttenmüller +Joe Philley +Brandon Badger 

Kiev ingress agents want to say our two words against undeclared war in Ukraine.
Sitrep to follow.

#ingressreport  
+Ingress +Anne Beuttenmüller +Joe Philley +Brandon Badger ___

2014-04-08 17:58:10 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s) 

PSA: when someone tells you that no, she doesn't want you to pet her animal and turns away and pointedly looks back at her book rather than continuing the conversation, it's probably a good idea to not continue following her onto the train and harassing her with further questions and comments about her animal and making kissy noises to get the animal's attention.

That was a scary Red Line ride :/

PSA: when someone tells you that no, she doesn't want you to pet her animal and turns away and pointedly looks back at her book rather than continuing the conversation, it's probably a good idea to not continue following her onto the train and harassing her with further questions and comments about her animal and making kissy noises to get the animal's attention.

That was a scary Red Line ride :/___

2014-04-08 12:14:54 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s) 

Patent number two.

Patent number two.___

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2014-04-06 02:29:03 (24 comments, 147 reshares, 51 +1s) 

Quite possibly one of the most hilarious pieces of music I've heard in quite some time. h/t +Joseph Wu 

Quite possibly one of the most hilarious pieces of music I've heard in quite some time. h/t +Joseph Wu ___

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2014-03-15 21:29:33 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Yikes.

___Yikes.

2014-02-26 23:14:17 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s) 

I am really thankful for how tolerant of a dog +Misty the Samoyed is, having just squeezed her through a rush hour bus commute involving at least a dozen people with their feet inches from her tail, nose, face, and body trying to maintain balance or stepping past us. Nary a single movement from her nor a single peep. Couldn't take her to work on transit if she weren't so impeccably well behaved.

I am really thankful for how tolerant of a dog +Misty the Samoyed is, having just squeezed her through a rush hour bus commute involving at least a dozen people with their feet inches from her tail, nose, face, and body trying to maintain balance or stepping past us. Nary a single movement from her nor a single peep. Couldn't take her to work on transit if she weren't so impeccably well behaved.___

2014-02-20 19:23:08 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 55 +1s) 

Last bit of me smugging about graduating, at least until Commencement in June.

Dear Liz Fong-Jones,

Congratulations!!

You have officially been awarded your degree on February 19, 2014.

Regards,

[snip]
Assistant Registrar

Last bit of me smugging about graduating, at least until Commencement in June.

Dear Liz Fong-Jones,

Congratulations!!

You have officially been awarded your degree on February 19, 2014.

Regards,

[snip]
Assistant Registrar___

2014-02-18 15:12:30 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 66 +1s) 

My very first patent issued today!

My very first patent issued today!___

2014-02-07 15:53:14 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s) 

Undergrad Audit in Course 6 3 -- All General Institute Requirements
Complete.
Complete: 17.0 GIR subjects (17 req'd) plus 222 units beyond GIRs (180 req'd)

Undergrad Audit in Course 6 3 -- All General Institute Requirements
Complete.
Complete: 17.0 GIR subjects (17 req'd) plus 222 units beyond GIRs (180 req'd)___

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2014-02-05 00:29:34 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Nothing like a snow emergency in Somerville to make me want to slap YouParkLikeAnAsshole.com violation notices on peoples' cars. Seriously, the number of people who park directly in the center  of where two cars should be parked is absurd, and makes it even harder to find parking when half of the available parking spaces evaporate due to the snow emergency. I must have passed a dozen parking spots that I couldn't use because some jerk parked smack dab in the middle. :(

Nothing like a snow emergency in Somerville to make me want to slap YouParkLikeAnAsshole.com violation notices on peoples' cars. Seriously, the number of people who park directly in the center  of where two cars should be parked is absurd, and makes it even harder to find parking when half of the available parking spaces evaporate due to the snow emergency. I must have passed a dozen parking spots that I couldn't use because some jerk parked smack dab in the middle. :(___

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2014-02-04 01:33:45 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s) 

This is huge.  Google is finally able to publish information about the number and scope of the FISA (secret intelligence court) subpoenas received.  The takeaway:  it's massively fewer subpoenas and accounts involved than many people suspected.

There are caveats.  Google is required to delay reporting by six months and required to only report information in bands of 1,000.  But it's massively better than nothing.  

The world, but especially US citizens, have a right to know what kind of surveillance their government is authorizing.  It has been cool to see companies like Google push for this kind of openness.  Reform is a long time coming and this is only the beginning.  Baby steps.

This is huge.  Google is finally able to publish information about the number and scope of the FISA (secret intelligence court) subpoenas received.  The takeaway:  it's massively fewer subpoenas and accounts involved than many people suspected.

There are caveats.  Google is required to delay reporting by six months and required to only report information in bands of 1,000.  But it's massively better than nothing.  

The world, but especially US citizens, have a right to know what kind of surveillance their government is authorizing.  It has been cool to see companies like Google push for this kind of openness.  Reform is a long time coming and this is only the beginning.  Baby steps.___

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2014-01-25 05:02:21 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 21 +1s) 

Apologies to the world from SRE.

Apologies to the world from SRE.___

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2014-01-21 23:14:26 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s) 

Misty is a snow beast, perfectly camouflaged in the snow.

Misty is a snow beast, perfectly camouflaged in the snow.___

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2014-01-19 15:57:43 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Iron Chef: Mystery Hunt edition. Coffee Milk, Avocado, and Pineapple. Now what to make...

Iron Chef: Mystery Hunt edition. Coffee Milk, Avocado, and Pineapple. Now what to make...___

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2014-01-13 18:04:56 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s) 

First day on my new team. My new officemate also has a dog, and so far the dogs seem to be getting along just fine...

First day on my new team. My new officemate also has a dog, and so far the dogs seem to be getting along just fine...___

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2014-01-02 15:41:15 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s) 

Kudos to the NYT for the courage to call for a pardon or clemency for Snowden: 


I am proud that Edward Snowden took his responsibilities as a citizen of our Republic seriously. 

#pardonsnowden  

Kudos to the NYT for the courage to call for a pardon or clemency for Snowden: 


I am proud that Edward Snowden took his responsibilities as a citizen of our Republic seriously. 

#pardonsnowden  ___

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2014-01-02 15:27:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s) 

8-14 inches of snow predicted over next 24 hours? Ski to work day!

8-14 inches of snow predicted over next 24 hours? Ski to work day!___

2013-12-20 21:36:35 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 83 +1s) 

Senior thesis is in, meaning all of my work for this term is turned in. One paper to resolve an incomplete, and a pile of transfer credit to resolve, and I'll actually be on the graduation list for February. XD

Senior thesis is in, meaning all of my work for this term is turned in. One paper to resolve an incomplete, and a pile of transfer credit to resolve, and I'll actually be on the graduation list for February. XD___

2013-12-19 18:26:36 (31 comments, 18 reshares, 10 +1s) 

So in belated fashion, I need to beg help with my senior thesis project for MIT, which is due tomorrow (urk). I promised I'd do a user study, and the app is only today ready to use in the wild, so meep.

I made an accessibility/security app for Android that replaces the available default unlock mechanisms on Android with a code-based unlock that uses haptic feedback instead of passcodes or patterns which can be shouldersurfed, overheard when read aloud, or recovered via smudge attacks. Your help would greatly be appreciated in testing my prototype, whether you are sighted or blind. It should work on ICS and above, and should work with Talkback off, Talkback on but Touch-to-explore off, and Touch-to-explore on.

Steps to install:
1.) Disable your OS keyguard. Settings -> Security -> Screen lock -> none. If you are a Googler PLEASE do not do this to a device that hasy... more »

So in belated fashion, I need to beg help with my senior thesis project for MIT, which is due tomorrow (urk). I promised I'd do a user study, and the app is only today ready to use in the wild, so meep.

I made an accessibility/security app for Android that replaces the available default unlock mechanisms on Android with a code-based unlock that uses haptic feedback instead of passcodes or patterns which can be shouldersurfed, overheard when read aloud, or recovered via smudge attacks. Your help would greatly be appreciated in testing my prototype, whether you are sighted or blind. It should work on ICS and above, and should work with Talkback off, Talkback on but Touch-to-explore off, and Touch-to-explore on.

Steps to install:
1.) Disable your OS keyguard. Settings -> Security -> Screen lock -> none. If you are a Googler PLEASE do not do this to a device that has your corp account; Device Policy Manager and secops will be sad at you.
2.) Install Haptic Unlock via the link below, or find it in the store by searching 'edu.mit.lizfong.android.hapticunlock'. I uploaded version 1.01alpha an hour ago which supercedes 1.0. Please don't install 1.0 if it shows it to you as it's buggy; it may be a few hours until 1.01alpha appears in the store :/
3.) Once installed, press the 'home' icon on your phone. You'll be prompted which launcher to use. Check 'use by default' and choose "Haptic Unlock".

You'll now be in the Haptic Unlock locker, and will be dumped into the lock screen. The labels of the correct sequence of password elements is 02143 (because proof of concept). When you successfully input the password, you'll be returned to your normal home screen and able to use the device as normal. Should your screen turn off due to inactivity, the lock will be re-engaged and will appear when you power your screen back on. You should in most cases be returned to your most recent activity, but sometimes the detection is buggy and dumps you at the home screen. If that happens, just use recent apps to return to where you were. The lock screen will also be launched on boot.

How to unlock: With touch-to-explore off, pick up individual password elements to feel the vibration, and set them down if they're incorrect; drag them to the right and let go if you want to select an element. The behavior is slightly different with Touch-to-explore on -- swipe up and down to feel each vibration, and simply double-tap when you've found the next pattern you want to enter as an element. It's confirmed working with the KitKat launcher on Nexus 5, and the TouchWiz launcher on Galaxy Tab 10.1. It ought to work with stock launchers, but may not work with weird shit like motoblur; if it detects that case it will automatically disable itself and return you to your launcher after first successful unlock.

Missing:
* The ability to set your own password (the default is 02143 because go Somerville). It's a proof of concept, after all. And obviously with the ability to set your own password, the visual/auditory hints of labeling each element will no longer be needed, but for training's sake it will show you the vibration and the identifier of each element for now.
* It's possible to evade the lock screen by opening the notifications bar, or by very careful timing of the 'recent apps' button. This is a proof of concept and functionally equivalent to no security; if it's successful I'll try rewriting it as an ordinary base OS lockscreen with all the associated proper protections.___

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2013-12-11 03:24:50 (15 comments, 6 reshares, 45 +1s) 

NSA fuckers, seriously, not okay. Go the fuck away. Leave my users alone.

NSA fuckers, seriously, not okay. Go the fuck away. Leave my users alone.___

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2013-12-11 02:58:51 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

My wife wrote a guide to soloing by using kiting to break formidable enemy gangs into more digestible engagements.

My wife wrote a guide to soloing by using kiting to break formidable enemy gangs into more digestible engagements.___

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2013-11-05 20:42:07 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s) 

The United States has declared war on Google and its users, in my personal opinion. Doing shit like this is definitely a very clear trespass, and an act of war in the sphere of the internet. Once again, fuck you, NSA.

The packet capture shown in these new NSA slides shows internal database replication traffic for the anti-hacking system I worked on for over two years. Specifically, it shows a database recording a user login as part of this system:

http://googleblog.blogspot.ch/2013/02/an-update-on-our-war-against-account.html

Recently +Brandon Downey, a colleague of mine on the Google security team, said (after the usual disclaimers about being personal opinions and not speaking for the firm which I repeat here) - "fuck these guys":

https://plus.google.com/108799184931623330498/posts/SfYy8xbDWGG

I now join him in issuing a giant Fuck You to the people who made these slides. I am not American, I am a Brit, but it's no different - GCHQ turns out to be even worse than the NSA.

We designed this system to keep criminals out. There's no ambiguity here. The warrant system with skeptical judges, paths for appeal, and rules of evidence was built from centuries of hard won experience. When it works, it represents as good a balance as we've got between the need to restrain the state and the need to keep crime in check. Bypassing that system is illegal for a good reason.

Unfortunately we live in a world where all too often, laws are for the little people. Nobody at GCHQ or the NSA will ever stand before a judge and answer for this industrial-scale subversion of the judicial process. In the absence of working law enforcement,  we therefore do what internet engineers have always done - build more secure software. The traffic shown in the slides below is now all encrypted and the work the NSA/GCHQ staff did on understanding it, ruined.

Thank you Edward Snowden. For me personally, this is the most interesting revelation all summer.___The United States has declared war on Google and its users, in my personal opinion. Doing shit like this is definitely a very clear trespass, and an act of war in the sphere of the internet. Once again, fuck you, NSA.

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2013-10-30 19:15:31 (12 comments, 6 reshares, 33 +1s) 

!@#$!@#$!@#$!@#$ is all I have to say about this.

Oh, and fuck you, NSA. No thanks for undermining the work that I and my coworkers do to keep Google's users safe.

Following up on this story, it's clear that Google's worries were substantive.  The NSA has been sniffing Google (and Yahoo! and other) traffic and the previously disclosed plan ( http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/google-encrypts-data-amid-backlash-against-nsa-spying/2013/09/06/9acc3c20-1722-11e3-a2ec-b47e45e6f8ef_story.html ) to encrypt that was clearly necessary.

My favorite quote:  "Two engineers with close ties to Google exploded in profanity when they saw the drawing."

So, to sum up:  the NSA are bad.  Google and others are working to prevent them from being effective at their invasive activities.  This story is not yet done.___!@#$!@#$!@#$!@#$ is all I have to say about this.

Oh, and fuck you, NSA. No thanks for undermining the work that I and my coworkers do to keep Google's users safe.

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2013-09-05 00:18:34 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

I can't tell whether this is a legit sign from the City or not. It mysteriously appeared in front of my house next to my car, but I didn't put it there, and it doesn't have the usual City of Somerville logo and phone number and such. The notice certainly doesn't give a specific time it's valid for so...

I can't tell whether this is a legit sign from the City or not. It mysteriously appeared in front of my house next to my car, but I didn't put it there, and it doesn't have the usual City of Somerville logo and phone number and such. The notice certainly doesn't give a specific time it's valid for so...___

2013-09-04 14:06:06 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

New month, new dog related griping. An adult that walked up to Misty on the subway and just started petting without asking or even making eye contact with me. A parent that watched her child tease Flurry by ruffling her fur with a stick, and just let the kid do the same exact thing to Misty as well, at which point I snapped at her to tell her that was definitely not okay.

The former was at least not dangerous and only discourteous, but the latter could have been hazardous to the child given a less tolerant dog.

New month, new dog related griping. An adult that walked up to Misty on the subway and just started petting without asking or even making eye contact with me. A parent that watched her child tease Flurry by ruffling her fur with a stick, and just let the kid do the same exact thing to Misty as well, at which point I snapped at her to tell her that was definitely not okay.

The former was at least not dangerous and only discourteous, but the latter could have been hazardous to the child given a less tolerant dog.___

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2013-09-02 03:35:36 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

See if you can spot the animal in this picture.

See if you can spot the animal in this picture.___

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2013-08-30 14:04:45 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Catch-22, part 2:

So my car was hit by a neighbor on August 14. She nicely left me a note and called her insurance and the police. Despite the fact that I was parked well away from the street corner, the helpful police officer ticketed me for "being within 20 feet of the intersection". I was very plainly well away from the intersection, with photo proof.

So I try to appeal or worst-case pay the citation online, and discover that I can't, because it was written by a police officer rather than a parking control officer, and the police ticketing system is not hooked up to the parking control system and tickets must be hand-transcribed, a process which City Hall said takes "several weeks" despite the fact that there's a 21-day deadline to pay the ticket or file an appeal. So for handwritten tickets, they won't appear in the system until after the deadline... more »

Catch-22, part 2:

So my car was hit by a neighbor on August 14. She nicely left me a note and called her insurance and the police. Despite the fact that I was parked well away from the street corner, the helpful police officer ticketed me for "being within 20 feet of the intersection". I was very plainly well away from the intersection, with photo proof.

So I try to appeal or worst-case pay the citation online, and discover that I can't, because it was written by a police officer rather than a parking control officer, and the police ticketing system is not hooked up to the parking control system and tickets must be hand-transcribed, a process which City Hall said takes "several weeks" despite the fact that there's a 21-day deadline to pay the ticket or file an appeal. So for handwritten tickets, they won't appear in the system until after the deadline has passed. Lovely.

So I'm stuck printing out my photos and snail mailing them to the City of Somerville, because I can't just upload the photos online. Rawrgh. At least the Progressive insurance claim was simple, easy, and took less than 3 minutes to submit online.

Just argh. Way too much dealing with bureaucracy for me today :(___

2013-08-30 13:35:32 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

So my bank transferred my mortgage to another servicer.

I need to make the first payment to the new servicer today so that it arrives by the 1st of the month. So I try to register for online banking with the new servicer, and they want my account number.

Of course, they don't print the new bank's account number on the transfer notice, but at least the first option of the toll-free help number is "retrieve your new account number" and I'm taken care of. Smooth sailing so far.

Then I get to inputting a password and stuff. "8-20 characters, must contain both upper and lower case letters, numbers optional, no more than 3 repeating characters, no punctuation or spaces, and cannot be the same as your User ID". What decade is this?

But I'm registered at least, and can see my mortgage balance. I click 'make a payment'. It spits... more »

So my bank transferred my mortgage to another servicer.

I need to make the first payment to the new servicer today so that it arrives by the 1st of the month. So I try to register for online banking with the new servicer, and they want my account number.

Of course, they don't print the new bank's account number on the transfer notice, but at least the first option of the toll-free help number is "retrieve your new account number" and I'm taken care of. Smooth sailing so far.

Then I get to inputting a password and stuff. "8-20 characters, must contain both upper and lower case letters, numbers optional, no more than 3 repeating characters, no punctuation or spaces, and cannot be the same as your User ID". What decade is this?

But I'm registered at least, and can see my mortgage balance. I click 'make a payment'. It spits out an error. "For your security, we require all customers who wish to use the transfer and bill pay services to have an M&T Check Card or ATM Card. The card number and PIN are an additional method to verify your identity and to protect your accounts". Except, of course, I'm not a customer with an ATM card because I don't have a bloody account at the bank besides the mortgage.

But oh, there's a link in the upper right for www.mtb.com/mymortgageinfo which I was supposed to use instead of the M&T online banking site. So I go to register there, which takes a separate username and password of course, again with pants on head password security requirements (no symbols allowed) etc. And then I try to register for automatic deduction of payments.

"The minimum hardware/software requirements necessary to enroll in automatic payment electronically are Internet Explorer 5.5, Netscape 6.2.3, or America Online 8.0."

Wonderful. And there's a $15 fee to pay by telephone. What decade is this?

But, happily, it allows me to make a one-time payment from my unrecognized ChromeOS browser, and I'm fine. For another month. Next month I might just spill over into a fit of rage.___

2013-08-06 14:24:59 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

The Providence civil war continues, with SOUND on the offensive. Last night, we put a CSAA and R64 into reinforce in Providence with a clever gambit, written up in the battle report.

The Providence civil war continues, with SOUND on the offensive. Last night, we put a CSAA and R64 into reinforce in Providence with a clever gambit, written up in the battle report.___

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2013-07-31 14:36:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Regrettably, Providence is now embroiled in a civil war.

Regrettably, Providence is now embroiled in a civil war.___

2013-07-26 15:28:31 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 9 +1s) 

US judge says: you have no free speech or privacy rights with regard to your data stored in the United States if you are not a US Citizen or someone legally permitted to live in the United States. The Constitution does not apply to you.

See page 9 of original source document (court ruling)

US judge says: you have no free speech or privacy rights with regard to your data stored in the United States if you are not a US Citizen or someone legally permitted to live in the United States. The Constitution does not apply to you.

See page 9 of original source document (court ruling)___

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2013-07-16 21:01:57 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Didn't see this until a minute ago. h/t +Sarah Sharp 

I'm disabling comments for this one folks. If you want to comment, please do so via the wordpress site.___Didn't see this until a minute ago. h/t +Sarah Sharp 

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2013-07-16 18:27:58 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Sheesh.

(The ‘budget’ includes a second job, no heat, and no money for food.)___Sheesh.

2013-07-16 18:22:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

One of the reasons I support the +Ada Initiative. Go +Sarah Sharp!

If you are paid to work on open source, bad behavior on the part of people in that open source project very much would contribute to a hostile work environment, even if the people in it aren't also paid by your employer.

I'm standing up against verbal abuse on LKML.  I will happily stand alone, however you can also support this cause.  Please speak up, either here on Google+ by resharing this post, or commenting on this post with words of support.  If you dare, you can also reply to my lkml email.

http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=137390362508794&w=2

"Where do I put this fire? This bright red feeling? This Tiger Lily down my mouth? He wants to grow to 20 feet tall... I'm so tired of being shy; I'm not that girl any more. I'm not that straight-A anymore."

Paula Cole - "Tiger" - Live at Pershing Square

#linux #kernelhackers #kernel #abuse #resistance  

Update

Examples of verbally abusive behavior on the Linux kernel mailing list:

http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=135628421403144&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=linux-acpi&m=136157944603147&w=2

Further Update

I don't have time to moderate comments on this Google+ post, and I don't want to leave personal threats visible in this thread.  Please comment on my blog post instead: http://sarah.thesharps.us/2013/07/15/no-more-verbal-abuse/___One of the reasons I support the +Ada Initiative. Go +Sarah Sharp!

If you are paid to work on open source, bad behavior on the part of people in that open source project very much would contribute to a hostile work environment, even if the people in it aren't also paid by your employer.

2013-06-26 15:32:22 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 122 +1s) 

This is to notify you that Zhen E Fong-Jones has made a change in the witholding status of one or more of the following:

Federal marital status: Changed From - Single To - Married

State marital status: Changed From - Married To - Married

This is to notify you that Zhen E Fong-Jones has made a change in the witholding status of one or more of the following:

Federal marital status: Changed From - Single To - Married

State marital status: Changed From - Married To - Married___

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2013-06-26 15:22:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

If you want some squee in your life:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/edith-windsor-and-thea-spyers-great-american-love-story
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/06/edith-windsor-doma-struck-down.html

If you want some squee in your life:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/edith-windsor-and-thea-spyers-great-american-love-story
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/06/edith-windsor-doma-struck-down.html___

2013-06-26 14:03:39 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s) 

:D.

Crying happy.

WE WIN DOMA CASE, 5-4. ___:D.

Crying happy.

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2013-06-26 13:51:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s) 

Texas Senator Wendy Davis for 2016!

Now that is true grit. 

Texas Senator Wendy Davis for 2016!

Now that is true grit. ___

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2013-06-26 13:11:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

50 minutes to go.

50 minutes to go.___

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