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Michael Bernstein has been at 6 events

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Derek Ross1,076,710Google Press Event: Breakfast with Sundar PichaiFeel free to speculate. I'm guessing we'll find out about Android 4.3 and a new Nexus 7.Live Stream URL added.Possibilities:Android 4.3New Nexus 7H2G2 media streaming deviceNew ChromebookChrome Dongle for TV (Chromecast?)Google Press Event: Breakfast with Sundar Pichai2013-07-24 18:00:00359 
Euro Maestro78,940Live hangout on air with Alexis Ohanian - co-founder of RedditSpotlight on Alexis Ohanian with Euro Maestro - Live Show2013-05-15 17:00:0064 
NASA1,695,311Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station---------Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth.During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions.SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONSTo ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event.WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUTTo join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA.During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008352 
Google Science Fair2,139,808Join us for a Hangout on Air with Vint Cerf, a computer scientist recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet." We look forward to a conversation with him about how the Internet continues to evolve, and the challenges and opportunities ahead of us.Have a question for Vint? Submit it in the comments below and we may ask it on air!Google Science Fair Hangout on Air with Vint Cerf2012-11-13 01:00:00464 
Jerry James Stone447,534+SXSW Eco presents +Craig Newmark (founder of craigslist and craigconnects) for a live video chat with OFF TOPIC hosts +Amanda Blain and +Jerry Stone on the use of social media for good. Both SXSW Eco and Craig Newmark will discuss the current issues non profits face with getting their message out on all available channels, especially when it comes to using technologies such as social media. Best practices, successful campaigns, and building a grassroots effort through social efforts are just some of the things that will be discussed.SXSW Eco: OFF TOPIC with Craig Newmark2012-08-08 19:00:0080 
Fraser Cain910,461To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout. In conjunction with +CosmoQuest. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, +Pamela L. Gay, +Philip Plait and +Miles O'Brien for this special event.Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the +The Planetary Society and the +SETI Institute.+Scott Lewis and +Amy Shira Teitel will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment.We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout  (this will replace our regular Sunday night +Virtual Star Party)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004876 

Michael Bernstein has been shared in 82 public circles

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Becky Collins15,992Herbal, Health and Gardening Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-05 05:06:044302212
Becky Collins3,213Gardening Circle for you#Gardening  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 06:14:154522310
Johnny Huntington0#webdesign #sharedcircles #webdevelopment  Here is a great shared circle of Professional Web Designers.2013-11-04 13:45:45501003
STEM on Google+ Community9,223Thank You, Top 222!!Here are the names circulating around the STEM community lately.They've commented, shared, been shared, plussed and posted.  They all share some common interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.Add this circle and test the waters...  maybe some of them are your kind of people!  *Re-share to promote Science!* #sciencecircles   #engagement   #STEM     #sciencesunday   #publicsharedcircles   #welcometogplus   #newtogoogleplus  2013-08-26 03:10:02222331542
Brian Wolfe22,328I haven't shared a circle in a long time. Maybe too long.Anyways.. Here is the circle that my browser spends the most time on.   Just in case I become a petulant child and walk away (not that I'm planning on doing so , just in case.)2013-08-22 05:36:251941335
Technology Roundup0BMN Geek List #3122 more geeks!!!!This circle contains a bunch more geeks/developers techie types that I found today. Keep the suggestions coming!2013-06-21 01:01:30120123
Matthew Shuey6,232Meet Web Developers on Google+This circle contains the top Web Developers, Web Designers, SEOs and Google+ Experts on Google Plus.If anyone would like to be added to this circle please do the following.1. Make sure your profile description mentions that you are either a Web Developer, Web Designer, App Developer, SEO, SMM, or Google Plus Expert.2. Share This Circle Publicly3. Leave a comment confirming your shareHave fun meeting your colleagues.! #webdesign #webdevelopment #seo #googleplus #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleday  2013-06-12 15:17:0129912213
Richi Jennings37,922Sunday Circle Share of Awesome... :: Hello to all the new Plussers I met last week (plus a few I reconnected with).Mainly, these folks are engagers, not passive consumers, so do add them if you're looking for interesting conversations here on G+.Also, feel free to share this with your circles. Spread the love! (Or not, as you wish.)For the previous circle: plus.google.com/u/0/117220625678034723010/posts/D5aWSkcMzEg2013-05-05 18:36:38492441569
Luna Roelans2,503These are people involved in all facets of Geeky life.Posters of cool stuff, Makers of awesome silly comments. These are your geeky brethren. You would want them in your tardis, On your starship, or your firefly class vessel.If you want to be part of the next shared circle 1.  Please Re-Share This Post Publicly. (Press Share Button Next To +1 Button)2. [ New Comers / Option ] Comment on this post "Add Me Please". #pastafarian   #pastafarianism   #circleshare   #sharedcircleoftheday   #geekhumor   #nerdhumor   #nerdygirl   #sciencehumor   #science   #sciencesunday   #scienceeveryday   #doctorwho   #doctorwhocircle   #doctorwhofans   #doctorwhoaddict   #drwho   #drwhohumor   #drwhovians   #whovians   #whoviansunite   #tardisart   #tardistuesday   #companion   #serenity   #serenityrules   #firefly   #shiny   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #geekcircle   #browncoats   #starwars   #darthvader   #lightsabe2013-04-16 17:06:10104354
Matthew Shuey1,587Meet Web Designers & Web DevelopersMeet web designers and web developers on Google+ with this shared circleHelp me build this circle. Here's how.1. If you are a web developer or web designer make sure your profile mentions that.2. Share this circle publicly3. Leave a comment to confirm your share2013-03-25 23:12:29289229
Matthew Shuey1,499Shared Public Circle Of Web Designers & Developers Updated 3-21-13This is a hand picked circle of Web Developers and Web Designers that share valuable information about our industry.To be added to this circle or related circles please do the following. If you would like to be removed from this circle or moved to another circle, message me.1. Share this circle publicly2. Leave a comment3. Make sure your profile description says something about yourself e.g. work, interests, hobby's etc.If you are not a web designer or developer feel free to share this post and comment here. I will add you to the appropriate circles. #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #meetnewpeople #googleplus  2013-03-21 17:52:34287144
Carolyn Curtis (Wenchkin)219,898Today I thought I would make a circle of the very few people in my circles that are somewhat local to me. Do you live in Albuquerque or New Mexico? Let me know so I can add you! I know I am missing a few. Also - who are your favorite people on plus from New Mexico? I am dying to know!Where are all my locals at?2013-03-18 16:08:2716411
Matthew Shuey880Shared Circle Of Web Developers and Website Design CompaniesTo be added to this circle do the following.1.Plus this post2.Share this circle publicly3.Leave a comment confirming your share3.You must be a web developer or web designer to be added2013-03-08 23:53:08148137
Robert Best578Members CircleHere is a circle containing all of the Collective Intelligence & Wisdom community members so far.I will try to keep on top of adding new members to a circle and will share it after important milestones or in our upcoming "Start here" posts.If you are not in the circle yet, but would like to be in the future, then just let me know and I will add you. #CICW   #RAJB   #sharedcircles  2013-01-23 17:21:30316212
Jason Hurtado Daniels12,888Shared CircleSustainability and Clean TechnologyThis is the first installment of a community I am growing. Please let me know if you want to be included. Frequent sharers about: #biology #biomass #biomedical #energy #environment #ethanol #gardening #food #geothermal #green #innovation #international #internet #Linux #methane #opensource #organic #renewable #science #software #solar #startup #strategy #sustainability #technology #wave #web #wind #wireless#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle  2013-01-16 01:47:255005711
Shells Bells5,180Best of 2012 CircleThis circle is some of the G+ awesomeness that has enriched my life this year - and I am grateful.  A while back +Sean Cowen asked what G+ has meant to us.  After watching Brene Brown's TEDTalks (http://www.ted.com/speakers/brene_brown.html) I realize that for me, G+ has been a lesson in vulnerability and courage. I have been humbled by the courage of every one of you.  I love that women post no make-up pictures and that you all speak your minds (your clever, creative, crazy & beautiful minds...). I have been blown away by the public sharing regarding topics as deep as abuse and depression - talk about vulnerability and putting yourself out there - absolutely amazing.  By doing so, you have helped others in ways you may never know.  <3Inspiration's what you are to me, inspiration, look... see.  Led Zeppelin - Thank YouYou have inspired me. (warning TL:DR personal stuff below) Oh, & I did include some new peeps.  If they're freaks, blame +Ben Zaitz.This month, I gathered some courage and let three people see me in, what was to me, a position of vulnerability.The first was a very dear friend from Elementary School.  For the past few years, I avoided HIRLing because I was ashamed of my weight and I guess I didn't want to disappoint him.  The same reason recently kept me from seeing a dear High School friend.  I saw them and each did not care that I was not perfect, they love me for me.  Mann, it was great to see their faces again, talk in person and have some non-virtual hugs.  <3I attribute this change in thinking to your responses to a July post: https://plus.google.com/115807723984369772514/posts/Ui2TQBPuELKAmong the other awesome words from you peeps, +Alvin Stearns wrote, "Never again compare yourself to others so that you make unfair and useless judgments about yourself or others.  That includes comparing yourself to you in the past."  The third was that, with your encouragement on a private post, I actually asked a guy out.  I would have never even considered doing that a year ago.  (He has a gf, so no deal, but it's all good cause he was cool.)I know these are little things, but I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.  And thank you to +matthew rappaport, Bobbi Jo Woods and +Tiffany Henry for coordinating the first NYCHIRL. Due to my kiddies, I couldn't see +Daria Musk and +Ryan Van Sickle2012-12-31 06:09:4450026231
Bob Mulholland12,616Inform | Act | Share | Stay Aware #InformActShareStayAware  #InternetFreedom   #SharedCircle  *Part 1 of 2*With the impending #Anonymous  day of action tomorrow #PM2012 , here's a Circle of people who care about internet freedom.+1 or share to be added.2012-12-20 18:51:28490916
Bob Mulholland12,239#InternetFreedom   #SharedCircle  [Part 1 of 2]+1 to be added. I don't notify anymore, but all #InternetFreedom  related posts have this added:Inform | Act | Share | Stay Aware #InformActShareStayAware 2012-12-04 15:15:2349251011
Bob Mulholland9,885#InternetFreedom #CircleShare #SharedCircles  Part 1 of 2+1 the post to be included, +1 my first comment to also be notified (although these types of posts are becoming less and less common)2012-10-01 02:46:474983213
Cliff Wade7,287This is my Linux circle for #FollowFriday  and I highly suggest you add these awesome folks to your circles!!2012-09-28 04:27:463701127
Sarah Vela12,440Here's my FriendFeed Circle of Life. HI Y'ALL.2012-09-13 16:02:08175709
Blythe Metz9,883The #stopmonsanto Circle - Make sure you update, share and please join in! #NOGMO   #YESON37   #stopmonsanto  We all have a right to know what we are eating! #eathealthy  BlessingsBlythe2012-08-28 03:13:234835514
Cliff Wade7,170For all of you #Linux  users out there on this #FollowFriday , this shared circle is for YOU!!2012-08-24 15:06:10369304
Amanda Blain1,772,551*Web Developer Circle*One of my largest and oldest circles... If you need some web work, or love talking web code in php, java, html, css, .net, asp and more... They are here!As always if you would like to be in this circle.. feel free to comment with what languages you speak... and share with any coders you know not here... :) Cleared of inactive poster, if you are in this circle share the circle love around!#webdeveloper #php #asp #coder #webdev #developers #html #sharedcircles #sharedcirclesday2012-08-16 20:18:2013816147186
Blythe Metz9,649Good day to you all - here is the update of the #stopmonsanto  If you want your food labeled and believe in healthy planet and healthy living feel free to join and share our #stopmonsanto  circle!2012-08-13 18:38:47472114
Blythe Metz9,544A fabulous Circle of plus people all dedicated to  #stopmonsanto  - We all support #GMO labeling! We all care about what we eat and what is happening to our planet!Join us!BlessingsBlythe2012-08-10 17:45:19470826
Blythe Metz9,079502 in the #stopmonsanto  circle! A circle who appreciates organic food! #nogmo  food! People who are fed up with the crimes of Monsanto! 3 weeks old!Add, share and join!BlessingsBlythe2012-07-23 03:16:45498319
Blythe Metz9,073Here is the update of the #stopmonsanto  circle! Please make sure you all click to add our new members! Please feel free to re share! Also please let me know if I missed you and you would like to join!It's a large circle of like minded people who care about our planets health! And the food we eat and feed our children!BlessingsBlythe2012-07-22 19:05:24493324
Blythe Metz9,060Good day to you #stopmonsanto  circle! 484 strong! Let's all share an add!Help us get #GMO  labeled! Help us #stopmonsanto  BlessingsBlythe2012-07-19 18:53:54481048
Blythe Metz9,035The #stopmonsanto circle is 462 strong! A fabulous group of people that believe in GMO labeling and our fed up with the crimes of #Monsanto!Please update, share and let me know if you would like to be added!2012-07-17 17:59:31462514
Bob Mulholland7,562Sorry it's been a couple weeks, but Melissa is going to have the baby any day now and my focus now needs to be offline most of the time.After Zane has been born, my posts will become regular again.#InternetFreedom   #CircleShare  [part 1 of 2]Inform | Act | Share | Stay Aware+1 if you want in+1 my first comment if you also want notifications. #InformActShareStayAware  2012-07-17 17:15:194947211
Blythe Metz8,909Good Morning #stopmonsanto - Hope you all slept well!Today is a Match day! If you have contributed yet please do! $1 is worth $2 -Indiegogo.com/stopmonsanto -Please add share our circleBlessingsBlythe2012-07-15 16:46:20452414
Blythe Metz8,909Update on the #stopmonsanto circle! 447 people that all share belief in an healthy planet and labeling foods properly!Please share update and add!Thank you all for your support!BlessingsBlythe2012-07-15 00:25:30447629
Blythe Metz8,643It's a great circle! Share and Add! #stopmonsanto ! And keep promoting; indiegogo.com/stopmonsanto !BlessingsBlythe2012-07-07 17:55:50276517
Blythe Metz8,599262 strong - Thank you all!2012-07-05 17:49:50265334
Blythe Metz8,538#stopmonsanto group 238 strong let's us know if you like to join! Add and Share!2012-06-30 15:51:22238506
Blythe Metz8,504WOW! We now have 217 people in our #stopmonsanto  circle and it keeps getting bigger every day! Please let us know if you'd like to join and feel free to share this circle with your friends. Think we can hit 300 members by the weekend? Let's do it!2012-06-28 16:43:5121713217
Blythe Metz8,435103 strong and growing! Please let me know if you would like to join the #stopmonsanto circle! And feel free to share this circle everywhere and anywhere!BlessingsBlythe2012-06-25 17:07:381031228
John Ward4,989This is a circle I have set up for people who enjoy Science Fiction or Fantasy. If you'd like to be added to the circle, please let me know in the comments. Also, make sure you guys add the circle as well; so you can see other people's recommendations on the subject. Feel free to re-share this post. #circlesharesunday  2012-06-24 22:05:395014938
Blythe Metz8,336I have just started a #stopmonsanto  circle. If you are interested please let me know so I can add you! Also please feel free to share! ADD.Visit INDIEGOGO to see a project I am currently working on!- would love all of your support!Please help us #stopmonsanto  Indiegogo.com/stopmonsantoBlessingsBlythe2012-06-22 16:44:12405678
John Kellden7,662Here's a few people who are not too shabby.I will spend a week in Greece with wife and kids. Have promised not to bring laptop, and not cheat too much with the G+ mobile thing either. This means you will have to wander aimlessly through the Google Plus Ghosttown while I'm working my tan, enjoying food and wine and sploshing about in the pool. But have no fear, quality content and even higher quality conversation is just a few clicks away, even if you only add a few of the people in the below circle. You all behave now, and talk more in a week.2012-06-18 09:24:0950043238
Karl Hughes7,360Geeks, Designers, and Interesting PeopleThis is my most watched circle, so I figured I would share.  These people tend to post the stuff that I read and respond to most often, so if you like technology, you should add them.Enjoy!2012-06-13 14:22:22446124
Prashanth Akunuri1,883sharing my "web developers" circle. could be useful for some. This includes the "web developer circle" shared by +Amanda Blain thank you.2012-06-09 01:30:52323002
Cliff Wade5,676This is the second circle I'm sharing for FollowFriday #FF which is my Linux circle.If you are a Linux user, I'd highly suggest following these people. If you aren't in this circle and would like to be, just leave a comment, please and I'll certainly add you!!!2012-06-08 19:16:04356624
Marko Shiva Pavlovic (4N7IS3C)5,291This is my #LinuxArmy circle this is more a community circle I mean here in this circle are ppl from very different businesses and different life roles not only a IT technology oriented ppl but beautiful fact is that all of them use or it was using #Linux As my earlier post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111716948575577959969/posts/MkVq8shasA1follow them all if you want a lot of posts about #linux and IT technology2012-05-29 09:37:56501007
Meilani MacDonald2,935Small Business circle 1 of 2Hello small business peeps! I'm a small biz person and naturally I want to connect with other small biz owners. I really feel we all have so much to share with each other and to learn from one another as we navigate this world called Google+ that provides us with so many great tools and resources to support our small biz efforts. I also think it's a good thing to support each other, and lift each other up as we work towards our goals. So I've been collecting small biz people and shared small biz & entrepreneurs circles, because those are the people I most want in my own circles, to follow, to connect with, and to support. I have 700+ small bizzes in my circle, so I've split it into two circles to share with you. This is #1 of the 2, and #2 is next. Let's hear it for small business!Btw, speaking of supporting small bizzes, I host a TGIF Biz Networking Hangout every Friday at 4pm pst, now a Hangout on Air. It is a chance to give yourself and your biz a little promo, and I feature special guests who are small biz owners and who have all kinds of good advice and info to share with other small biz owners. Please check my profile for more info or to watch last Friday's episode, where we talked about QR codes and great ideas for how to use them, and also talked about the value of keeping content fresh on your blogs and web sites, and when and why to blog, or not to blog. #smallbusiness #sharedcircles #entrepreneur +CircleCount +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Shared a Circle with you2012-05-28 18:22:494491159
Mike Clancy4,742Some of you may notice that the scifi group is smaller than last time I shared it ... that's because non-participants are dropped. This group is curated to include only those with an active interest in science fiction. If you want to be added to the group, just +1. If you're already a part of it, please share ... and continue posting!2012-04-29 00:18:592766719
Bob Mulholland5,392Do you want to #StopCISPA ?So do these people. This is my Internet Freedom Circle. If you aren't in this Circle but should be, click +1 and I'll add you to it.If you also want to be notified when important posts regarding Internet Freedom are shared, click +1 on my first comment. (no more than 5 per day, usually only one or two)Edit: Sorry, I got distracted by something shiny and forgot to comment. Look for comment number 6 or 7.2012-04-20 13:46:4424021626
Mike Clancy4,368321 ... Blastoff! Here's my circle of avid and engaged lovers of science fiction again ... with +70 new interesting participants. If you want to be part of this curated group, just +1. If you're already a part of it, please share and continue posting. Be advised: non-posters are dropped.2012-04-18 22:35:153211612
Rob Gordon22,157*Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed & Small Business OwnersUPDATED SHARED CIRCLE: Part 1 of 2: A through L (by last name).Link to Part (M-Z):         http://goo.gl/0Fcg1Link to Supplemental 1: http://goo.gl/AXXrWLink to Supplemental 2: http://goo.gl/TZKKeLike to Supplemental 3: http://goo.gl/3x6hINOTE:  This circle is no longer maintained in its present form but is still a good place to start if you are looking for entrepreneurs to follow and connect with here.  It has mostly been replace with a Google+ community of the same name that you can find at http://goo.gl/ejG9P**********************This is the most recent update to the popular "entrepreneurs" circle that posted a few months ago. As you can see, it has gotten bigger than 500 people so I have had to split it alphabetically into two parts. These two circles includes the self employed, small business owners, independent contractors, small startup companies and pretty much anyone trying to make it outside of the traditional economy.This is different from the other business circles of this type in that it doesn't include too many of the "celebrity entrepreneurs" and instead has mostly people with their own business or venture. There are more than 800 people here, but this has been reviewed extensively since it was last published -lots of fantastic new people have been added, and some have been dropped - mostly because they don't interact much. The end result is a circle of really awesome business people who actively interact with others here and have a small business or entreprenueral mindset.This is a really diverse group and includes entrepreneurs of all stripes - some have well established ventures and are wildly successful, others are just getting started and haven't made it yet. As can be expected, it is a little tech heavy, but represents most industries and many different types of business. There are even a handful of people here who have traditional jobs, but seem to have an interest in small business issues and always seem welcome to help entrepreneurial efforts. The people in these circles post all manner of things - not just business, but all are smart and interesting people so I recommend that you check this out.I do want to add the disclaimer that this is in no way "definitive" - there are millions of entrepreneurs on Google+ and this is just a tiny fraction of them - the ones I have curated. It seems that about two seconds after I publish this I always remember someone I should have included so just me know if you think you should be here. I republish this periodically and generally add everyone who comments on the post.As with all circles of this size I would use some discretion in adding this - either update your existing circle, pick and choose the ones you like or use these as a trial circles - whatever works for you. I'm not even sure Google will let you add all this many names at once so you may have to come back if you want to add all of them. The technology for this is not perfect, but I am trying to do my part to help build a highly interconnected community of entrepreneurs here on Google+.I hope you find the people in this circle interesting.RobReshares welcome and appreciatedIMPORTANT: You don't want to follow people based on where their last name fits in the alphabit do you? Make sure you also take a look at the second part of this list:LINK TO PART II (M-Z): http://goo.gl/0Fcg1#smallbusiness2012-04-18 18:49:234401197169

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2014-08-03 00:08:37 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This seems a bit lame, but I need some extra space on DropBox (it seems to be the only cloud storage company that actually has a desktop Linux client). If anyone out there hasn't already created an account and installed the client, doing so via this link would help me out a bit (each person that joins via the following link and installs the desktop client software increases my storage by 500Mb):

UPDATE:  Thanks to several folks I now have enough space!+Roxanne Bernstein could use some more space too, use this referral URL if you are inclined to help her as well: https://db.tt/MTDMrKUM

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2014-10-10 21:57:11 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Check out the BookLiberator Beta, a flatpack kit version of an affordable, low-tech book digitizer that looks good in your living room or library, and can scan 600-900 pages per hour!

Comes with everything you need except the cameras, assembly required but the only tool you'll need is a screwdriver.

I'll likely purchase one within a week or so, and after I assemble it, I'm going to steampunk it up and make it even more awesome.

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2014-08-02 14:30:43 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Grace Hopper recalled to active duty to head COBOL programming effort
On August 1, 1967 — 47 years ago today — Grace Murray Hopper, at age 61, was recalled by the U.S. Navy to help standardize the programming language COBOL for use as a high-level computer language. From August 1, 1967 to 1977, Hopper served as Director of the Navy Programming Languages Group. Although Hopper had retired from the Naval Reserve at the attrition-regulated age of 60, she remained on active duty during this 10-year period by special approval of Congress.

Hopper had joined the Navy shortly after the U.S. entered World World II. Because Hopper had a PhD in mathematics from Yale University, she was assigned to the computing program at Harvard University, where the IBM-constructed Mark I computer was being used in computations for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships. At Harvard, Hopper becamethe... more »

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2014-10-25 09:54:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Suggest New Categories

So, with only 18 votes, I am closing the poll. The winning option was "more categories". Here is where you get to suggest new categories, or +1 others' suggestions.

Tell me what categories are missing!

Suggest New Categories

So, with only 18 votes, I am closing the poll. The winning option was "more categories". Here is where you get to suggest new categories, or +1 others' suggestions.

Tell me what categories are missing!___

2014-10-24 20:15:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Please imagine there was a way in which you could anonymously give $1/week to someone you know or are aware of who you love and / or are inspired by.

Given the above, which ONE of the following best applies to you?

Please imagine there was a way in which you could anonymously give $1/week to someone you know or are aware of who you love and / or are inspired by.

Given the above, which ONE of the following best applies to you?___

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2014-10-18 15:48:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Sharing this here in case you folks have suggestions for improving the Growing Food community too! ;-)

MILESTONE

We've just crossed 8k members in our 'little' community, folks!

I would really appreciate your feedback in this poll to figure out how best to keep the community growing and interesting to the members. Please vote, or if you don't see your choice represented in the poll, add a comment (or +1 a similar comment). Thanks in advance!:

https://plus.google.com/104064546334481015008/posts/2AhXttd5wtf___Sharing this here in case you folks have suggestions for improving the Growing Food community too! ;-)

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2014-10-18 13:10:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

MILESTONE

We've just crossed 8k members in our 'little' community, folks!

I would really appreciate your feedback in this poll to figure out how best to keep the community growing and interesting to the members. Please vote, or if you don't see your choice represented in the poll, add a comment (or +1 a similar comment). Thanks in advance!:

https://plus.google.com/104064546334481015008/posts/2AhXttd5wtf

MILESTONE

We've just crossed 8k members in our 'little' community, folks!

I would really appreciate your feedback in this poll to figure out how best to keep the community growing and interesting to the members. Please vote, or if you don't see your choice represented in the poll, add a comment (or +1 a similar comment). Thanks in advance!:

https://plus.google.com/104064546334481015008/posts/2AhXttd5wtf___

2014-10-18 12:55:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+Federated Social Web, this community needs a logo. I am willing to create one for you. For free. Let me know if you're interested, and I'll share samples of other free logos I've created.

+Federated Social Web, this community needs a logo. I am willing to create one for you. For free. Let me know if you're interested, and I'll share samples of other free logos I've created.___

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2014-10-18 12:31:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This. Is. HILARIOUS. I laughed so hard chai came out my nose.

Found the new star of Lilith Dark: The Movie.

#LetMePoop   #Frozen   #LilithDark  ___This. Is. HILARIOUS. I laughed so hard chai came out my nose.

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2014-10-18 12:19:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Ah, the morning dose of caffeine... I take mine as tea (usually chai these days). How about you?

Sky in a cup - beautiful montage by our member Bonniebbx http://pixabay.com/p-488177___Ah, the morning dose of caffeine... I take mine as tea (usually chai these days). How about you?

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2014-10-18 03:31:01 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Hey, I've been experiencing this blocker on creating apps that work the same on both GAE and Google Cloud Managed VMs without modification:
https://code.google.com/p/googleappengine/issues/detail?id=11393

If this is something you find interesting or important, please star the issue!

Hey, I've been experiencing this blocker on creating apps that work the same on both GAE and Google Cloud Managed VMs without modification:
https://code.google.com/p/googleappengine/issues/detail?id=11393

If this is something you find interesting or important, please star the issue!___

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2014-10-18 03:30:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Hey, I've been experiencing this blocker on creating apps that work the same on both GAE and Google Cloud Managed VMs without modification:
https://code.google.com/p/googleappengine/issues/detail?id=11393

If this is something you find interesting or important, please star the issue!

Hey, I've been experiencing this blocker on creating apps that work the same on both GAE and Google Cloud Managed VMs without modification:
https://code.google.com/p/googleappengine/issues/detail?id=11393

If this is something you find interesting or important, please star the issue!___

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2014-10-18 03:28:44 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Hey, I've been experiencing this blocker on creating apps that work the same on both GAE and Google Cloud Managed VMs without modification:
https://code.google.com/p/googleappengine/issues/detail?id=11393

If this is something you find interesting or important, please star the issue!

Hey, I've been experiencing this blocker on creating apps that work the same on both GAE and Google Cloud Managed VMs without modification:
https://code.google.com/p/googleappengine/issues/detail?id=11393

If this is something you find interesting or important, please star the issue!___

2014-10-16 13:13:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Wow. That is cool...

#FutureMe  
Slides from an IPython/Jupyter notebook

http://www.slideviper.oquanta.info/tutorial/slideshow_tutorial_slides.html

http://nbviewer.ipython.org/github/fperez/nb-slideshow-template/blob/master/install-support.ipynb___Wow. That is cool...

2014-10-16 08:19:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Discuss the Poll

Have an opinion about the poll I am running to shape the direction of the community (or the results so far)? Discuss it here!

But don't forget to actually vote! https://plus.google.com/104064546334481015008/posts/2AhXttd5wtf

Discuss the Poll

Have an opinion about the poll I am running to shape the direction of the community (or the results so far)? Discuss it here!

But don't forget to actually vote! https://plus.google.com/104064546334481015008/posts/2AhXttd5wtf___

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2014-10-11 13:52:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Check out the BookLiberator Beta, a flatpack kit version of an affordable, low-tech book digitizer that looks good in your living room or library, and can scan 600-900 pages per hour!

Comes with everything you need except the cameras, assembly required but the only tool you'll need is a screwdriver.

I'll likely purchase one within a week or so, and after I assemble it, I'm going to steampunk it up and make it even more awesome.

Check out the BookLiberator Beta, a flatpack kit version of an affordable, low-tech book digitizer that looks good in your living room or library, and can scan 600-900 pages per hour!

Comes with everything you need except the cameras, assembly required but the only tool you'll need is a screwdriver.

I'll likely purchase one within a week or so, and after I assemble it, I'm going to steampunk it up and make it even more awesome.___

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2014-10-11 13:28:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Greetings! I just joined, and thought this topical post would help introduce the kind of guy I am.

Other related points: I am a Sci-Fi geek, now prefer reading ebooks after resisting for years, and work professionally as a web developer.

Check out the BookLiberator Beta, a flatpack kit version of an affordable, low-tech book digitizer that looks good in your living room or library, and can scan 600-900 pages per hour!

Comes with everything you need except the cameras, assembly required but the only tool you'll need is a screwdriver.

I'll likely purchase one within a week or so, and after I assemble it, I'm going to steampunk it up and make it even more awesome.___Greetings! I just joined, and thought this topical post would help introduce the kind of guy I am.

Other related points: I am a Sci-Fi geek, now prefer reading ebooks after resisting for years, and work professionally as a web developer.

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2014-10-11 13:23:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Check out the BookLiberator Beta, a flatpack kit version of an affordable, low-tech book digitizer that looks good in your living room or library, and can scan 600-900 pages per hour!

Comes with everything you need except the cameras, assembly required but the only tool you'll need is a screwdriver.

I'll likely purchase one within a week or so, and after I assemble it, I'm going to steampunk it up and make it even more awesome.

Check out the BookLiberator Beta, a flatpack kit version of an affordable, low-tech book digitizer that looks good in your living room or library, and can scan 600-900 pages per hour!

Comes with everything you need except the cameras, assembly required but the only tool you'll need is a screwdriver.

I'll likely purchase one within a week or so, and after I assemble it, I'm going to steampunk it up and make it even more awesome.___

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2014-10-10 21:57:11 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Check out the BookLiberator Beta, a flatpack kit version of an affordable, low-tech book digitizer that looks good in your living room or library, and can scan 600-900 pages per hour!

Comes with everything you need except the cameras, assembly required but the only tool you'll need is a screwdriver.

I'll likely purchase one within a week or so, and after I assemble it, I'm going to steampunk it up and make it even more awesome.

Check out the BookLiberator Beta, a flatpack kit version of an affordable, low-tech book digitizer that looks good in your living room or library, and can scan 600-900 pages per hour!

Comes with everything you need except the cameras, assembly required but the only tool you'll need is a screwdriver.

I'll likely purchase one within a week or so, and after I assemble it, I'm going to steampunk it up and make it even more awesome.___

2014-10-10 12:09:01 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

What should I do for the community next?

Folks, we're almost to 8,000 members, so I figured I'd ask about the next thing I should do to try and make this community better.

I'll leave this poll pinned as the top post for a couple of weeks or so, or until I feel I have enough votes for a representative sample, whichever comes first.

I may be the community 'owner' here but it wouldn't be anything without all of you, so please vote on how to make it better for ourselves and the next few thousand members!

What should I do for the community next?

Folks, we're almost to 8,000 members, so I figured I'd ask about the next thing I should do to try and make this community better.

I'll leave this poll pinned as the top post for a couple of weeks or so, or until I feel I have enough votes for a representative sample, whichever comes first.

I may be the community 'owner' here but it wouldn't be anything without all of you, so please vote on how to make it better for ourselves and the next few thousand members!___

2014-10-10 00:11:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

We've always had bullies. And we've always had mobs.

And the Internet truly does let any people self-organize in common cause.

But one of the side effects is that now we have self-organized mobs of bullies roaming the Internet, and I'm pretty sure we haven't seen anywhere near the worst of this yet.

As a species and as a culture, we just don't have the right herd immunities for these memetic behaviors. Yet.

I am not often blindingly furious, but today I am. 

Kathy Sierra's writing has been very influential on me. When she was harassed off the Internet some years back, it was horrific.  When she came back, just a little bit, It was a sheer delight. 

Today she is gone again.  I cannot blame her, even a little bit. But I am sad and angry as all hell that it happened.___We've always had bullies. And we've always had mobs.

And the Internet truly does let any people self-organize in common cause.

But one of the side effects is that now we have self-organized mobs of bullies roaming the Internet, and I'm pretty sure we haven't seen anywhere near the worst of this yet.

As a species and as a culture, we just don't have the right herd immunities for these memetic behaviors. Yet.

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2014-10-08 00:31:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My friend, Bradley Kuhn, a longtime activist on behalf of free software and copyleft, has started using +Gratipay to accept personal donations.

If he reaches a sustainable level of $800/month, he'll be able to continue his work without interruption for paid software development side-gigs.

I, for one, am truly grateful for the years of work Bradley has devoted to these causes, and hope he will reach a figure 10x that in recognition of the expertise he brings to bear in this area if nothing else.

Meanwhile, if you've read this far, check out the free tutorial book he is writing and editing on GPL Compliance: http://ebb.org/bkuhn/articles/copyleft-book.pdf

My friend, Bradley Kuhn, a longtime activist on behalf of free software and copyleft, has started using +Gratipay to accept personal donations.

If he reaches a sustainable level of $800/month, he'll be able to continue his work without interruption for paid software development side-gigs.

I, for one, am truly grateful for the years of work Bradley has devoted to these causes, and hope he will reach a figure 10x that in recognition of the expertise he brings to bear in this area if nothing else.

Meanwhile, if you've read this far, check out the free tutorial book he is writing and editing on GPL Compliance: http://ebb.org/bkuhn/articles/copyleft-book.pdf___

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2014-10-08 00:30:30 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

My friend, Bradley Kuhn, a longtime activist on behalf of free software and copyleft, has started using +Gratipay to accept personal donations.

If he reaches a sustainable level of $800/month, he'll be able to continue his work without interruption for paid software development side-gigs.

I, for one, am truly grateful for the years of work Bradley has devoted to these causes, and hope he will reach a figure 10x that in recognition of the expertise he brings to bear in this area if nothing else.

Meanwhile, if you've read this far, check out the free tutorial book he is writing and editing on GPL Compliance: http://ebb.org/bkuhn/articles/copyleft-book.pdf

My friend, Bradley Kuhn, a longtime activist on behalf of free software and copyleft, has started using +Gratipay to accept personal donations.

If he reaches a sustainable level of $800/month, he'll be able to continue his work without interruption for paid software development side-gigs.

I, for one, am truly grateful for the years of work Bradley has devoted to these causes, and hope he will reach a figure 10x that in recognition of the expertise he brings to bear in this area if nothing else.

Meanwhile, if you've read this far, check out the free tutorial book he is writing and editing on GPL Compliance: http://ebb.org/bkuhn/articles/copyleft-book.pdf___

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2014-10-02 01:42:17 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This looks like a quite awesome giveaway, and the odds look pretty good so far.

This looks like a quite awesome giveaway, and the odds look pretty good so far.___

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2014-10-01 00:35:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Interesting idea for a chat-like email client.

Interesting idea for a chat-like email client.___

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2014-09-21 12:28:40 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Came across this NPR story via +Kee Hinckley:
http://www.npr.org/2014/09/19/349626755/keeping-heirloom-apples-alive-is-like-a-chain-letter-over-many-centuries

I'm also a fan of Trees of Antiquity where you can purchase many heirloom apple trees: http://www.treesofantiquity.com

Came across this NPR story via +Kee Hinckley:
http://www.npr.org/2014/09/19/349626755/keeping-heirloom-apples-alive-is-like-a-chain-letter-over-many-centuries

I'm also a fan of Trees of Antiquity where you can purchase many heirloom apple trees: http://www.treesofantiquity.com___

2014-09-07 13:32:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I'm trying to improve how App Engine handles 3rd-party libraries, but am getting some pushback. Any suggestions for improving this code?:

I'm trying to improve how App Engine handles 3rd-party libraries, but am getting some pushback. Any suggestions for improving this code?:___

2014-09-07 13:30:53 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Any suggestions for improving this code?:

Any suggestions for improving this code?:___

2014-09-07 13:29:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Any suggestions on improving this code?:

Any suggestions on improving this code?:___

2014-09-07 13:28:20 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I'm trying to improve how 3rd-party imports are handled in the App Engine example apps, but am getting some pushback. Any suggestions for improving this code?:

I'm trying to improve how 3rd-party imports are handled in the App Engine example apps, but am getting some pushback. Any suggestions for improving this code?:___

2014-09-07 13:25:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

So, I'm getting some pushback about my proposed solution for 3rd-party imports. Can any of you suggest improvements to the code to make it cleaner?

So, I'm getting some pushback about my proposed solution for 3rd-party imports. Can any of you suggest improvements to the code to make it cleaner?___

2014-08-31 13:30:48 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I found and fixed[1][2] an issue with +Google Cloud Platform's python app skeletons that was preventing the use of namespaced[3] Python packages.

As a result, additional frameworks can now be supported more easily, for example, this skeleton for the Morepath framework[4]: https://github.com/webmaven/appengine-python-morepath-skeleton, or this one for Pyramid[5]: https://github.com/webmaven/appengine-python-pyramid-skeleton

*UPDATE:* Subsequently, I realized there was now a problem with packages (such as WebOb 1.4) being masked by the included libraries (such as WebOb 1.2) due to the import order. I went ahead and fixed that too[6].

[1] https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/appengine-python-flask-skeleton/pull/9
[2] https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/appengine-python-bottle-skeleton/pull/8[3... more »

I found and fixed[1][2] an issue with +Google Cloud Platform's python app skeletons that was preventing the use of namespaced[3] Python packages.

As a result, additional frameworks can now be supported more easily, for example, this skeleton for the Morepath framework[4]: https://github.com/webmaven/appengine-python-morepath-skeleton, or this one for Pyramid[5]: https://github.com/webmaven/appengine-python-pyramid-skeleton

*UPDATE:* Subsequently, I realized there was now a problem with packages (such as WebOb 1.4) being masked by the included libraries (such as WebOb 1.2) due to the import order. I went ahead and fixed that too[6].

[1] https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/appengine-python-flask-skeleton/pull/9
[2] https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/appengine-python-bottle-skeleton/pull/8
[3] http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/books/1230000000393/ch10.html#namespacepackage
[4] http://morepath.readthedocs.org/
[5] http://www.pylonsproject.org/projects/pyramid/about
[6] eg. https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/appengine-python-bottle-skeleton/pull/12/files___

2014-08-31 13:12:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Good news for Python App Engine developers:

Huzzah, Hooray!

Looks like 'pip install -r requirements.txt --target lib/' will soon be fixed to work much better for App Engine style deployments: https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/1489#issuecomment-53985431

This will make building App Engine based apps much easier without having to either vendorize all your dependencies into your VCS, or setting up crazy build scripts.

Thanks for working on the Pull Request, +Jon Wayne Parrott!___Good news for Python App Engine developers:

2014-08-31 12:42:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Huzzah, Hooray!

Looks like 'pip install -r requirements.txt --target lib/' will soon be fixed to work much better for App Engine style deployments: https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/1489#issuecomment-53985431

This will make building App Engine based apps much easier without having to either vendorize all your dependencies into your VCS, or setting up crazy build scripts.

Thanks for working on the Pull Request, +Jon Wayne Parrott!

Huzzah, Hooray!

Looks like 'pip install -r requirements.txt --target lib/' will soon be fixed to work much better for App Engine style deployments: https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/1489#issuecomment-53985431

This will make building App Engine based apps much easier without having to either vendorize all your dependencies into your VCS, or setting up crazy build scripts.

Thanks for working on the Pull Request, +Jon Wayne Parrott!___

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2014-08-25 21:01:30 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Those of you lucky enough to harvest more than you can actually eat, these resources for printable canning labels may come in handy: 

Those of you lucky enough to harvest more than you can actually eat, these resources for printable canning labels may come in handy: ___

2014-08-25 15:59:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I found and fixed[1][2] an issue with +Google Cloud Platform's python app skeletons that was preventing the use of namespaced[3] Python packages.

As a result, additional frameworks can now be supported more easily, for example, this skeleton for the Morepath framework[4]: https://github.com/webmaven/appengine-python-morepath-skeleton, or this one for Pyramid[5]: https://github.com/webmaven/appengine-python-pyramid-skeleton

*UPDATE:* Subsequently, I realized there was now a problem with packages (such as WebOb 1.4) being masked by the included libraries (such as WebOb 1.2) due to the import order. I went ahead and fixed that too[6].

[1] https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/appengine-python-flask-skeleton/pull/9
[2] https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/appengine-python-bottle-skeleton/pull/8[3... more »

I found and fixed[1][2] an issue with +Google Cloud Platform's python app skeletons that was preventing the use of namespaced[3] Python packages.

As a result, additional frameworks can now be supported more easily, for example, this skeleton for the Morepath framework[4]: https://github.com/webmaven/appengine-python-morepath-skeleton, or this one for Pyramid[5]: https://github.com/webmaven/appengine-python-pyramid-skeleton

*UPDATE:* Subsequently, I realized there was now a problem with packages (such as WebOb 1.4) being masked by the included libraries (such as WebOb 1.2) due to the import order. I went ahead and fixed that too[6].

[1] https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/appengine-python-flask-skeleton/pull/9
[2] https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/appengine-python-bottle-skeleton/pull/8
[3] http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/books/1230000000393/ch10.html#namespacepackage
[4] http://morepath.readthedocs.org/
[5] http://www.pylonsproject.org/projects/pyramid/about
[6] eg. https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/appengine-python-bottle-skeleton/pull/12/files___

2014-08-25 15:40:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How to Override the Built-Ins with Newer Versions?

When creating an app that uses 'pip install -r requirements.txt -t /lib/', I've noticed that one of the dependencies, WebOb (1.4), while installing correctly in /lib, does not actually get used (in the local environment at least). Instead, the default version (1.2) that is packaged with the App Engine SDK gets used, even though I have not configured my app to use any of the built-in libraries in app.yaml.

Various frameworks require newer versions than those GAE provides, so what is the correct way to override the built-in libraries with newer versions? 

How to Override the Built-Ins with Newer Versions?

When creating an app that uses 'pip install -r requirements.txt -t /lib/', I've noticed that one of the dependencies, WebOb (1.4), while installing correctly in /lib, does not actually get used (in the local environment at least). Instead, the default version (1.2) that is packaged with the App Engine SDK gets used, even though I have not configured my app to use any of the built-in libraries in app.yaml.

Various frameworks require newer versions than those GAE provides, so what is the correct way to override the built-in libraries with newer versions? ___

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2014-08-07 15:06:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The CIA isn’t reporting any data to federal transparency site

The CIA argues that because its unclassified programs are in support of its classified work, reporting on the former inexorably leads to insights about the latter. As the GAO reports in its assessment of the transparency site's 2012 data, a CIA "official added that the agency also does not report unclassified contract information because of the risk that an individual could use it, along with other publicly available information to develop a picture of Central Intelligence Agency requirements."

That is not entirely unreasonable, but also a very convenient way for preventing effective official oversight. I would be more comfortable if the 'sensitive' data was still being reported to the aggregators like usaspending.gov and itdashboard.gov but then required appropriate credentials to see.more »

The CIA isn’t reporting any data to federal transparency site

The CIA argues that because its unclassified programs are in support of its classified work, reporting on the former inexorably leads to insights about the latter. As the GAO reports in its assessment of the transparency site's 2012 data, a CIA "official added that the agency also does not report unclassified contract information because of the risk that an individual could use it, along with other publicly available information to develop a picture of Central Intelligence Agency requirements."

That is not entirely unreasonable, but also a very convenient way for preventing effective official oversight. I would be more comfortable if the 'sensitive' data was still being reported to the aggregators like usaspending.gov and itdashboard.gov but then required appropriate credentials to see.

If Congress is limited to traditional paper (or PDF) reports on spending, we already know the oversight is far from being as effective as it could (and should) be.

BTW, while the NSA and DOD apparently do not report either, FBI and Homeland Security both do (at least on usaspending.gov. The set of agencies that report on itdashboard.gov is slightly different).___

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2014-08-07 01:11:42 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I knew some of this (broccoli and cauliflower, in particular, as well as cabbage and Brussels sprouts), but not the whole story. Fascinating!

I wonder what we'd have today if they'd started with dandelions, instead?

I knew some of this (broccoli and cauliflower, in particular, as well as cabbage and Brussels sprouts), but not the whole story. Fascinating!

I wonder what we'd have today if they'd started with dandelions, instead?___

2014-08-06 19:16:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This looks like a really interesting UX for task-oriented communication in a team: http://opp.io/?ref=LJCB3CLL

This looks like a really interesting UX for task-oriented communication in a team: http://opp.io/?ref=LJCB3CLL___

2014-08-03 00:08:37 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This seems a bit lame, but I need some extra space on DropBox (it seems to be the only cloud storage company that actually has a desktop Linux client). If anyone out there hasn't already created an account and installed the client, doing so via this link would help me out a bit (each person that joins via the following link and installs the desktop client software increases my storage by 500Mb):

UPDATE:  Thanks to several folks I now have enough space!+Roxanne Bernstein could use some more space too, use this referral URL if you are inclined to help her as well: https://db.tt/MTDMrKUM

This seems a bit lame, but I need some extra space on DropBox (it seems to be the only cloud storage company that actually has a desktop Linux client). If anyone out there hasn't already created an account and installed the client, doing so via this link would help me out a bit (each person that joins via the following link and installs the desktop client software increases my storage by 500Mb):

UPDATE:  Thanks to several folks I now have enough space!+Roxanne Bernstein could use some more space too, use this referral URL if you are inclined to help her as well: https://db.tt/MTDMrKUM___

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2014-08-02 15:13:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This is what happened a few blocks away while I was asleep listening to my desert animal sounds space coyote new age music.

+Tiffany Mercado

This is what happened a few blocks away while I was asleep listening to my desert animal sounds space coyote new age music.

+Tiffany Mercado___

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2014-08-02 14:30:43 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Grace Hopper recalled to active duty to head COBOL programming effort
On August 1, 1967 — 47 years ago today — Grace Murray Hopper, at age 61, was recalled by the U.S. Navy to help standardize the programming language COBOL for use as a high-level computer language. From August 1, 1967 to 1977, Hopper served as Director of the Navy Programming Languages Group. Although Hopper had retired from the Naval Reserve at the attrition-regulated age of 60, she remained on active duty during this 10-year period by special approval of Congress.

Hopper had joined the Navy shortly after the U.S. entered World World II. Because Hopper had a PhD in mathematics from Yale University, she was assigned to the computing program at Harvard University, where the IBM-constructed Mark I computer was being used in computations for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships. At Harvard, Hopper becamethe... more »

Today in History: Grace Hopper recalled to active duty to head COBOL programming effort
On August 1, 1967 — 47 years ago today — Grace Murray Hopper, at age 61, was recalled by the U.S. Navy to help standardize the programming language COBOL for use as a high-level computer language. From August 1, 1967 to 1977, Hopper served as Director of the Navy Programming Languages Group. Although Hopper had retired from the Naval Reserve at the attrition-regulated age of 60, she remained on active duty during this 10-year period by special approval of Congress.

Hopper had joined the Navy shortly after the U.S. entered World World II. Because Hopper had a PhD in mathematics from Yale University, she was assigned to the computing program at Harvard University, where the IBM-constructed Mark I computer was being used in computations for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships. At Harvard, Hopper became the third person to program the Mark I, and she continued work on the Mark II and Mark III computers — becoming a genuine pioneer in the nascent computer field. 

After the war, Hopper left the Navy and became an employee of the company building the UNIVAC I. In this capacity, Hopper developed the first compiler for a computer programming language and pushed the idea of machine-independent programming languages. In 1954, Hopper became the company’s first director of automatic programming.

Sources:
•http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/
•http://www.history.navy.mil/bios/hopper_grace.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper
•http://www.thocp.net/biographies/hopper_grace.html
•http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/tap/Files/hopper-story.html
•http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Grace_Murray_Hopper.aspx
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Mark_I

Image Credit:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper#mediaviewer/File:Grace_Hopper.jpg___

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2014-07-29 14:05:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

New 'journal' with interesting articles.

Interesting new DIY Bio mag from O'Reilly:___New 'journal' with interesting articles.

2014-07-29 06:03:41 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

If you were to characterize game systems as FAE characters, with approaches like Detailed, Consistent, Creative, Realistic, Collaborative, etc. what approaches would you put in the set, and how would you fill out the 'character sheet' for your favorite systems?

If you were to characterize game systems as FAE characters, with approaches like Detailed, Consistent, Creative, Realistic, Collaborative, etc. what approaches would you put in the set, and how would you fill out the 'character sheet' for your favorite systems?___

2014-07-28 11:05:06 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Wow, npm is leaving every other code ecosystem (including Python's) in the dust.

There may be reasons that this particular measure is misleading, but I think trying to understand why PyPI is so much smaller and growing so much slower would be worthwhile.

node.js has more modules for it than any other system, beating out Maven Central (Java) and Rubygems, according to Modulecounts, which collects data by scraping the relevant websites once a day via a cron job, storing the data in a Postgresql database, and calculating growth rates by averaging data over the last week. Care is taken not to count different versions of the same module as different modules.___Wow, npm is leaving every other code ecosystem (including Python's) in the dust.

There may be reasons that this particular measure is misleading, but I think trying to understand why PyPI is so much smaller and growing so much slower would be worthwhile.

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2014-07-23 12:10:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Hi folks. I found this project that some of you may find useful for deduplicating data (something OpenRefine has a bit of trouble with, compared to normalizing or transforming data): https://github.com/datamade/dedupe

Hi folks. I found this project that some of you may find useful for deduplicating data (something OpenRefine has a bit of trouble with, compared to normalizing or transforming data): https://github.com/datamade/dedupe___

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2014-07-22 10:55:07 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

A very useful tutorial, but I was disappointed that +CodingEntrepreneurs decided to play it so safe regarding the legality of using YP data that the viewers are actively mislead. In the US there is no copyright on mere collections of facts like names, addresses, and phone numbers (and the same goes for prices on e-commerce sites), so scraping and reusing that data would have been entirely fine (Europe has copyright on such databases currently, but that seems likely to change soon).

Or a federal government website could have been used as the example since the federal government can't hold any copyright on data it creates at all!

A very useful tutorial, but I was disappointed that +CodingEntrepreneurs decided to play it so safe regarding the legality of using YP data that the viewers are actively mislead. In the US there is no copyright on mere collections of facts like names, addresses, and phone numbers (and the same goes for prices on e-commerce sites), so scraping and reusing that data would have been entirely fine (Europe has copyright on such databases currently, but that seems likely to change soon).

Or a federal government website could have been used as the example since the federal government can't hold any copyright on data it creates at all!___

2014-07-18 11:45:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

/cosign

"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 people who matched our expectations about what a “real” person was, but excluded many other real people, with real identities and real names that we didn’t understand.

We apologise unreservedly to those people, who through our actions were marginalised, denied access to services, and whose identities we treated as lesser. We especially apologise to those who were already marginalised, discriminated against, or unsafe, such as queer youth or victims of domestic violence, whose already difficult situations were worsened through our actions. We also apologise specifically to those whose accounts were banned, not only for refusing them access to our services, but for the poor treatment they received from our staff when they sought support.

Everyone is entitled to their own identity, to use the name that they are given or choose to use, without being told that their name is unacceptable. Everyone is entitled to safety online. Everyone is entitled to be themselves, without fear, and without having to contort themselves to meet arbitrary standards.

As of today, all name restrictions on Google+ have been lifted, and you may use your own name, whatever it is, or a chosen nickname or pseudonym to identify yourself on our service. We believe that this is the only just and right thing to do, and that it can only strengthen our community.

As a company, and as individuals within Google, we have done a lot of hard thinking and had a lot of difficult discussions. We realise that we are still learning, and while we appreciate feedback and suggestions in this regard, we have also undertaken to educate ourselves. We are partnering with LGBTQ groups, sexual abuse survivor groups, immigrant groups, and others to provide workshops to our staff to help them better understand the needs of all our users.

We also wish to let you know that we have ensured that no copies of identification documents (such as drivers’ licenses and passports), which were required of users whose names we did not approve, have been kept on our servers. The deletion of these materials has been done in accordance with the highest standards.

If you have any questions about these changes, you may contact our support/PR team at the following address (you do not require a Google account to do so). If you are unhappy, further support can be found through our Google User Ombuds, who advocates on behalf of our users and can assist in resolving any problems."

http://infotrope.net/2014/07/16/meanwhile-in-an-alternate-universe/


Skud aka Alex Bayley — an ex-Googler, and one of the first and most vocal victims of #nymwars  — posted the above alternate-universe version of Google's press release about the change of policy on names.

I think it's spot on, and I wish that Google had the chutzpah to actually own up to their failure like this and make amends, rather than the non-apology apology it actually released (which claimed that the original policy was a success and insulted people whose names are perceived as somehow less "real" by equating them with being less "real" people).

I'm quoting it in full here for better spread, but please include the link if you repost.___/cosign

2014-07-15 21:25:06 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

And thus, at long last, the #nymwars  finally come to an end.

I wonder if there is any connection to Vic Gundotra's departure in April.

Update: +Yonatan Zunger says in comments on the original post that this decision was in the works before Gundotra's departure, and in fact had been approved by him.

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.___And thus, at long last, the #nymwars  finally come to an end.

I wonder if there is any connection to Vic Gundotra's departure in April.

Update: +Yonatan Zunger says in comments on the original post that this decision was in the works before Gundotra's departure, and in fact had been approved by him.

2013-12-16 15:17:18 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Does anyone know what happens to custom G+ URLs when you migrate your G+ account? Specifically, from an account attached to gmail to one that is on a custom Google Apps domain.

Personally, I would like the custom URL to then point to the migrated-to account.

Does anyone know what happens to custom G+ URLs when you migrate your G+ account? Specifically, from an account attached to gmail to one that is on a custom Google Apps domain.

Personally, I would like the custom URL to then point to the migrated-to account.___

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2013-10-23 00:03:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Via +Firecat Stef .

A retrospective on #nymwars, Google as the Identity Network, and the NSA

The #nymwars  in the light of  #NSA  history and news, including a summary for those who weren't on the front lines -- and reflections on Google's +Jared Cohen's announcement of their new circumvention network this week.

Yes, I used to work at Tor, but I got involved in Tor because I was involved in civil liberties and free speech -- and anti-surveillance -- for decades before.  

If you count having resented being included under Hoover's ridiculous surveillance of civil rights activists as a kid?  Half a century... that's a long interest in civil liberties.

Public interest internet?  Only a little over half that.

Do you trust Google to roll out a proxy network for oppressed countries after the #nymwars ?   Not their motivations, mind you, but their ability to protect the user RTFM education, public interest, privacy, and security of the people who might trust them?

Do you know how many people don't understand that their gmail isn't encrypted?  That it's encrypted in transit but it's in clear text on Google's network? (https://freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/felten/end-to-end-encrypted-gmail-not-so-easy/).  Compare that to the kind of "arms race" Google would have to engage to keep users' trust and safety, considering assumptions of their compromises with China, US and other governments in countries where they operate.

Google, I do not get it...  Honeypot anyone?  How not, whether you want it or not?


#uProxy   #callmecassandra  ___Via +Firecat Stef .

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