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Liz Fong-Jones has been shared in 45 public circles

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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 19:22:35440236CC G+
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 23:30:07425809CC G+
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 13:12:34481431263CC G+
Константин Вишневский43,146A Very Social CircleCircle of the Most Active Users of Google+Круг наиболее активных пользователей Google+2014-01-25 13:00:32447361256CC G+
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 11:05:38442492977CC G+
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 02:07:25499361558CC G+
Artur M.34,220A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in 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.#forfriends  2014-01-08 15:24:56421401863CC G+
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 16:06:42447372465CC G+
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 04:10:46500421768CC G+
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 11:43:39493524276CC G+
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 15:58:42462452984CC G+
Silvio De Rossi4,316#happyhalloween Circle! Thanks +Andrey Mashnich! #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlesharing  2013-10-31 14:24:2740124928CC G+
Andrey Mashnich100,957Circle of people, with active life position in Google+ Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+ 2013-10-31 13:37:11396391866CC G+
Ramón Sansone López436Awsome #sharedcircle #bestengagersComment, Do +1 and share it, you'll belong to one of my best #sharedcircles 2013-09-05 06:26:23501003CC G+
Boris Gorelik36,043MY HUMANS2013-04-27 23:59:131949312CC G+
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 07:21:06111000CC G+
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 20:23:364492010CC G+
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 12:44:135007928CC G+
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 00:36:519917120CC G+
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 05:28:214071016CC G+
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 02:38:33421505CC G+
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 18:16:05933010CC G+
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 13:57:05501115CC G+
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 13:44:1447836829CC G+
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 17:44:35382272152CC G+
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 19:45:3532119012CC G+
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 02:58:181001071237CC G+
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 22:51:30372112CC G+
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 23:41:15108011CC G+
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 18:31:504001457CC G+
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 20:59:02501725466CC G+
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 00:07:10109112CC G+
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 14:36:3337538720CC G+
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 22:22:39229251835CC G+
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 22:14:1050013316CC G+
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 10:04:22335221021CC G+
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, +2012-02-02 20:23:1732410916CC G+
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 03:06:0739323CC G+
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 20:06:303648513CC G+
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 19:13:55500623669CC G+
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 20:18:31473000CC G+
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 15:38:32114327CC G+
Jon Bishop3,725Google employees circleJon Bishop shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 18:52:12234001CC G+
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 01:48:38216261931CC G+
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 18:04:37230106121167CC G+

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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, 152 reshares, 48 +1s)

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

Most plusones: 122

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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2014-07-24 14:02:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +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.

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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2014-06-01 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.

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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).

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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 

2014-04-08 17:58:10 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +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 :/

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

Patent number two.

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2014-04-06 02:29:03 (24 comments, 152 reshares, 48 +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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2014-03-15 21:29:33 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

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.

2014-02-20 19:23:08 (11 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

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

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)

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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. :(

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2014-02-04 01:33:45 (0 comments, 4 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.

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

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.

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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...

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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  

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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!

2013-12-20 21:36:35 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 84 +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

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 »

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2013-12-11 03:24:50 (15 comments, 5 reshares, 45 +1s)

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.

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

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... more »

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

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.

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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...

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.

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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.

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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 »

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 »

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.

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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.

2013-07-26 15:28:31 (5 comments, 8 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)

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

I'm disabling comments for this one folks. If you want to comment, please do so via the wordpress site.

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

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

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

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:
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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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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

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

WE WIN DOMA CASE, 5-4. 

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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. 

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

50 minutes to go.

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2013-06-19 22:09:15 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

I dogsat an adorable Newfoundland mix today.

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2013-06-18 19:34:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Two months since the last +EVE Online update we've published for the corp +Colin McMillen, +Ellen McManis, and I run. Here's the latest installment in our adventures!

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2013-06-18 19:32:15 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Two months since the last +EVE Online update we've published for the corp +Colin McMillen, +Ellen McManis, and I run. Here's the latest installment in our adventures!

2013-06-17 22:23:22 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

PSA: the correct thing to do with a non-directed turnstile if someone is already there going the opposite direction from you is to find a different turnstile.

It is incorrect behavior to barrel straight through, knock into a dog, send a purse and its contents flying, ignore the frustrated swearing, and make directly for the exits without even a backward glance or offer to help pick up the mess.

Thanks,
Frustrated and late Liz.

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2013-06-08 12:01:54 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

I have a tremendous number of thoughts about the various revelations about the NSA's domestic espionage programs revealed this week. But first and foremost, I wanted to share this message from +Larry Page and our Chief Legal Officer +David Drummond. Google had no involvement in the PRISM program and the first we heard of it was when Greenwald's article hit the press.

I'm not sure what the details of this PRISM program are, but I can tell you that the only way in which Google reveals information about users are when we receive lawful, specific orders about individuals -- things like search warrants. And we continue to stand firm against any attempts to do so broadly or without genuine, individualized suspicion, and publicize the results as much as possible in our Transparency Report. Having seen much of the internals of how we do this, I can tell you that it is a point of pride, both... more »

2013-06-08 11:21:32 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

From +David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer: We cannot say this more clearly—the government does not have access to Google servers—not directly, or via a back door, or a so-called drop box. Nor have we received blanket orders of the kind being discussed in the media. It is quite wrong to insinuate otherwise. We provide user data to governments only in accordance with the law. Our legal team reviews each and every request, and frequently pushes back when requests are overly broad or don’t follow the correct process. And we have taken the lead in being as transparent as possible about government requests for user information.

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2013-06-07 20:30:13 (28 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)

Why I am happy with the denial:
1.) Made on the record, by specific executives that would have to have known if there were a collection scheme of the alleged form.
2.) The government can compel you to be silent about an issue, but cannot compel you to lie on their behalf to falsely deny claims.
3.) I trust the executives at Google to be strong enough believers in civil liberty to not voluntarily lie to cover up what would be a serious government intrusion into privacy.

That being said, it was fun for a few hours pie in the sky speculating on very far-fetched ways that the NSA could hypothetically pwn Google and attempt to keep it secret from its employees at large given infinite resources and rating their plausibility. Reflections on Trusting Trust (http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/ken/trust.html) figured heavily into what I could come up with.

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2013-06-07 19:56:01 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

I am frankly embarrassed that my employer chose to be associated with this movie, and simultaneously glad that the reality of the company I work for is so far away from the impression one might take away from the film.

For those actually interested in knowing more about the real Google and its internship program (which isn't just for engineers!), check out this article:

http://www.fastcocreate.com/1683136/how-to-actually-land-an-internship-at-google-and-turn-it-into-a-job

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