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Peter G McDermott has been at 16 events

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Hermine Ngnomire29,362Testing out the Promo App again!  Plus, I got some new bangs - want to know what you think!New Bangs2014-06-27 23:35:0611  
Robert Warren (Gadgetguy)3,171@108541235642523883716 is leaving Nashville for good on Friday the 28th and it is only fitting we send him off with his last big hooray in Nashville at one of his favorite places! Come join us for a fun evening of friends and fellowship at Tennessee Brew Works to say farewell and good riddance (oooppsss I mean good luck hahaha) to our friend.... Hope to see you there to send off our friend and long time Nashville socialite!! We will miss you Peter and good luck in your new adventures!Peter's sendoff party... For real this time!2014-03-27 16:30:0013  
Google Plus Week TV Show485[Update: We will likely start around 9 pm Eastern/6 pm Pacific USA time to accommodate travel schedules] So what if it is Friday the 13th? That won't scare us off from covering the latest changes to Google and Google+! And quite a few changes there have been! Too many to list here, so just show up, take part, have fun on another Google Plus Week!Google Plus Week - 13 Dec 20132013-12-14 03:00:0030  
Peter G McDermott499,607Ever wonder what it's like to wear Google Glass? Join Robert Warren, Shaker Cherukuir and Peter G McDermott for a night filled with cocktails, photo ops and lots of fun. You can finally get your token "glass shot" for all of your social media profiles and get a look of what it's _really_ like to be a "glasshole."Get All Glassy Eyed2013-12-07 16:00:004  
The White House2,957,251Join Kal Penn, White House Senior Commnications Advisor Tara McGuinness, and Young Invincibles for a Google+ Hangout. During this live video chat, we'll announce the winners of the "Healthy Young America Video Contest," preview the upcoming Youth Summit, and take questions about the Affordable Care Act and what It means for young Americans.   Post your questions in the comments section in advance. Then, watch live on Monday, December 2nd at 8:00 p.m. ET.Calling All Young Americans: Youth Summit Preview2013-12-03 02:00:00272  
Google Plus Week TV Show485Google Plus Week 11/1/2013: SO MUCH news this week. Can't wait to get started! Google Plus Week 11/1/20132013-11-02 01:30:0020  
Big Android BBQ7,792The Big Android BBQ is the world's preeminent mobile technology conference for Android developers, hackers and enthusiasts. This year, the Big Android BBQ will return to the well-liked Hurst Convention Center in the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas.Big Android BBQ 20132013-10-10 15:00:00299  
Peter G McDermott499,607We're going to talk about some cool stuff.SEO 2 The Top Super Mega Event2013-05-03 19:00:002  
Lynette Young1,537,535Join Google+ tech and marketing expert (and small businessperson) +Lynette Young for a discussion on the unique and creative ways your solo or small business can take charge of your online brand and content without spending a lot of time or money. Lynette will be hosting a panel of small business owners to discuss the need-to-know items about why Google+ is _the_ place to start and grow your business online! *About the Book:* _"Google for Small Businesses" helps you target the specific tasks that’ll deliver the greatest and most immediate returns, and execute on a tiny (make that non-existent) budget, even if you have practically no technical expertise._ This book will help you discover how to: • listen, search, and scope out your Google+ environment • connect and network with Circles • create, teach, shorten sales cycles, and close business with Hangouts • collaborate on Pages to make your offerings even more valuable • build a winning business profile • use Events • leverage Google+ integration with Google Search • add value to your client’s day • attract qualified referralsBook Launch - Google+ for Small Businesses2012-12-12 19:00:00127  
Peter G McDermott499,607This year’s theme pays tribute to all of the people who serve their friends and neighbors for the greater good. This type of salute is normally directed at our nation’s soldiers fighting for freedom across the globe and defending us here at home. And while we want to express gratitude to those brave men and women, our salute goes even further.  We salute our soldiers, our police officers, firefighters, public servants and everyone else who sacrifices their time or resources to make our community a great place to live. We hope you’ll join us in our Christmas Salute.The 60th Annual Nashville Christmas Parade2012-12-07 18:30:006  
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival416,360*Film Block 1* http://www.ugpff.com/the-unofficial-google-plus-film-festival/film-block-1/ *Film Block 2* http://www.ugpff.com/the-unofficial-google-plus-film-festival/film-block-2/ *Film Block 3* http://youtu.be/BkZPiWB1mH0?t=17m5s *Web Series Block 1* http://www.ugpff.com/web-series-block-1/ *Web Series Block 2* http://www.ugpff.com/web-series-block-2/ *Web Series Panel* http://www.ugpff.com/panels/web-series-panel/ *Pitch Panel* http://www.ugpff.com/panels/pitch-fest-submit-your-pitch-to-screenwriting-panelists/ *Producer Financing Panel* http://www.ugpff.com/producer-financing *Music Panel* http://www.ugpff.com/panels/music-panel/ We are getting ready to go live at +The Los Angeles Film School and to the world for our third block of films. Stay tuned for a great show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkZPiWB1mH0 We will pass on a requests to the Google+ development team to include an option to message guests for future festivals!  Thanks. We are live with filmmakers from all over the world for our first block of short films. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAjEmHYcGI4 The Pitch Panel. http://www.youtube.com/user/UGPFilmFestival?v=yuMmmfR8bK4 Web Series Block 1 http://youtu.be/VozU9Xxbg5g?hd=1&t=10m Web Series Block 2 http://youtu.be/VozU9Xxbg5g?t=1h18m22s The Unofficial Google+ Film Festival is an online, interactive, live, international short film festival featuring some of the best short films and web series out there. To be notified of the most accurate information for the festival visit: http://ugpff.com/signup *This years festival includes* 1. Great short films w/ live interactive Q&A sessions w/ the filmmakers. 2. Interactive film panels. 3. An interactive marketplace. 4. A public film festival lounge where anyone can interact with anyone attending. 5. Free live showings in both Los Angeles, CA and Asheville, NC. See our complete schedule of events here. http://goo.gl/NXxcN or add the complete event to your iCal http://goo.gl/WN1WV By using some of the tools of Google+ like Hangouts On Air, as well as the easy of the internet, we are able to bring the film festival experience to your living room or computer.  You will be able to interact directly with the filmmakers and participate as if you were actually sitting in a theater. Join us for many of our exciting events between Fri. Nov. 30 - Sun. Dec. 2, 2012 for our second annual film festival.  This event is *FREE* to anyone who wants to attend. Please share this event and help make this one of the most exciting events on Google+ (and beyond). Thank you, +Adam J. Cohen  #ugpff2012  Unofficial Google+ Film Festival - 2012 (Public Event)2012-12-01 22:30:001014  
Verizon2,003,156Experience the Newest Droid Before its Public Launch!2012-11-19 18:00:001108  
Geek Media Expo [GMX]183Nashville's premier multi-fandom convention, the Geek Media Expo, is back to bring YOU the very best in fandom programming, panels, events, contests, VIP guests, artists, and much, much more! Get ready...for another 48 Hours of Cool!Geek Media Expo Vol. 42012-10-26 14:00:0026  
McDermott Media206Please join me (@108541235642523883716) and @107350354213838732087 specialist @100147094927476057991 for an interactive session on how your business can get the most out of LinkedIn. To learn more about Donna, check out here website www.donnaserdula.com. To learn more about McDermott Media and how we can help your business, visit www.mcdermottmedia.com  Here's a little snippet from Donna:  "I have been blogging for well over 10 years. Yes, it’s true! I built my first Web site in 1996 and in late-1998 I set up a blog. As the years passed, I utilized my knowledge of blogging and social networking as a sales professional. Just as I was trying to develop relationships with my prospects and customers on a personal level, I immediately recognized the potential of digital relationships as well."Small Business Workshop Series: Making Sure Your Business is LinkedIn2012-10-24 02:30:0013  
Nashville Symphony640Monday October 1, 6-8 pm @113243244384815195074  take us behind the scenes with their social media and give SMCNash program attendees an exclusive private tour of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Enjoy a meet & greet with Nashville Symphony Music Director, Giancarlo Guerrero, and Symphony musician, James Zimmerman. Nashville Symphony Social Media Strategist and Website Manager, @113797540960553651423  will share the Symphony’s social media success, including Nashville Symphony's performance at Carnegie Hall and Tweet Seats launch. *Please RSVP on Eventbrite for the Nashville Symphony event. Seating is limited to the first 45 to RSVP HERE: http://smcnashartober.eventbrite.com/Social Media Club Nashville at Schermerhorn Symphony Center2012-10-01 18:00:0012  
Yifat Cohen78,569*THIS IS A SOLD OUT EVENT THAT YOU CAN ATTEND VIA HOA* I've always wanted to host a Hangout from Austin's land mark - the Alamo Draft House and this is one of the best events to take place there. As part of this Hangout you will get to watch the amazing speakers and even *interact with the panel* - asking the questions and offering your suggestions. *FEATURING:* Hugh Forrest, *Director, SXSW Interactive* as the main speaker *Panel I: Change Makers*  Dan Gillett, CEO, Kimbia Karen Bantuveris, CEO, Volunteer Spot Erine Gray, CEO, Aunt Bertha Jose Alejandro Flores, Founder, VOS  *Panel II: Change Facilitators* Steve Wanta, Exec. Program Dir. Whole Planet Foundation & Co-Founder/Chief Compadre, Center61 Kevin Koym, CEO, Tech Ranch Paul O'Brien, Co-Founder, Cospace *BACK STAGE GOODIES* We're working on offering back stage interaction during the break, so stay tuned. *INVITE YOUR FRIENDS* This event is open the the public, so feel free to share it with any of your friends who  wants to see Digital. Global. Action. *Official web site* http://mashable.com/sgs/Mashable's Social Good Summit on Google Hangout2012-09-24 16:00:00140  

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2015-07-11 13:30:30 (46 comments, 5 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Whoa, whoa whoa...wait a minute here...

I just read this "article" (if you can call it that) by +Davey Alba over at +WIRED. And I have quite a few problems with it.

1) I use a PC for at least 10 hours 5 days a week. I use a personal computer at work to manage information within several very complicated databases. I never see myself able to do this with a smartphone or tablet device because of the level of complexity involved in my work.

2) We need PCs to support our economy. The United States is a post-industrial economy and most of our revenue is now coming from services and not products. Many of those services require lots of people doing lots of work with computers. It would be impractical for a middle manager to sit in a cube all day and conduct his business on a 5.5" smartphone when he can use a full size keyboard and 3 20"... more »

Most reshares: 13

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2015-07-14 23:24:51 (6 comments, 13 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

Some beautiful flowers caught my eye on my lunch break today.

#NoFilter #Flowers #LunchBreak #WalkInThePark

Most plusones: 161

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2015-07-21 01:41:39 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 161 +1s)Open 

This.

Latest 50 posts

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2015-08-02 23:54:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Here's a great way to keep your spices and herbs ready when you need them!

and on the matter of ticking things off the "to-do" list ... I tidied up my spice jars - I like to use these 500 ml mason jars since they are 1) cheap 2)easy to sterilize in the dishwasher and 3) wide enough to fit a measuring spoon

#kitchentips
___Here's a great way to keep your spices and herbs ready when you need them!

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2015-08-02 18:43:56 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

As long as the cooler is in the shade, everything's going to be OK.

#Summer

As long as the cooler is in the shade, everything's going to be OK.

#Summer___

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2015-08-02 15:36:55 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Veggie Omelette with Turkey Bacon

Super simple to make and extremely delicious. Dice a quarter of a red bell pepper, slice 5 or 6 baby bella mushrooms and get a cup of washed spinach leaves. Sautee the mushrooms to allow some of the moisture to cook out, then add the spinach and peppers. Cook down until the spinach is all wilted. Then add three eggs, very lightly beaten with just kosher salt and a bit of black pepper. As the egg mixture sets, lift the sides to allow the uncooked egg to roll underneath. Cover to allow the top to cook evenly. Fold and serve with two slices of your favorite turkey bacon! (I get mine from Trader Joe's and like to bake it at 400 for 15 minutes.)

#Breakfast   #Eggs

Veggie Omelette with Turkey Bacon

Super simple to make and extremely delicious. Dice a quarter of a red bell pepper, slice 5 or 6 baby bella mushrooms and get a cup of washed spinach leaves. Sautee the mushrooms to allow some of the moisture to cook out, then add the spinach and peppers. Cook down until the spinach is all wilted. Then add three eggs, very lightly beaten with just kosher salt and a bit of black pepper. As the egg mixture sets, lift the sides to allow the uncooked egg to roll underneath. Cover to allow the top to cook evenly. Fold and serve with two slices of your favorite turkey bacon! (I get mine from Trader Joe's and like to bake it at 400 for 15 minutes.)

#Breakfast   #Eggs___

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2015-08-02 13:49:32 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Importing Photos: What do you use?

Every time that I plug a device into my computer that contains digital photographs, Windows asks me what default application I would like to use to import the photos. I've tried using Picasa, the default Windows 8 importer and even the factory-supplied software for various devices, but it all seems to handle the process quite differently.

What have you found to be the most efficient way to import photos and videos from a number of various devices to free up space on those devices and keep things organized on your computer?

Devices I commonly download from: Nikon D5300, Samsung NX1000, Samsung Galaxy S5, Flipcam HD and GoPro Hero.

#Technology #Photos #CrowdSourcing

Importing Photos: What do you use?

Every time that I plug a device into my computer that contains digital photographs, Windows asks me what default application I would like to use to import the photos. I've tried using Picasa, the default Windows 8 importer and even the factory-supplied software for various devices, but it all seems to handle the process quite differently.

What have you found to be the most efficient way to import photos and videos from a number of various devices to free up space on those devices and keep things organized on your computer?

Devices I commonly download from: Nikon D5300, Samsung NX1000, Samsung Galaxy S5, Flipcam HD and GoPro Hero.

#Technology #Photos #CrowdSourcing___

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2015-08-02 13:20:26 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

While The Nerdist and Serial are long-term commuting pals, it’s easy to find some new, smart company with Pocketcast. https://goo.gl/pGXGtN

While The Nerdist and Serial are long-term commuting pals, it’s easy to find some new, smart company with Pocketcast. https://goo.gl/pGXGtN___

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2015-07-30 13:13:01 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-30 02:11:02 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Has anyone gotten their update yet?

#Windows10  

Has anyone gotten their update yet?

#Windows10  ___

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2015-07-29 11:15:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

I'd say so.

Is Nashville the most innovative music tech destination in the world?

#Virgin #Nashville #Hubs #music  ___I'd say so.

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2015-07-29 01:22:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Because science.

Thanks to your generosity, we’ve surpassed our original ‪#‎RebootTheSuit‬ goal to bring back Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit. What will we do with the additional funds raised? Up to $200,000 will go toward conserving, digitizing and displaying Alan Shepard’s Mercury spacesuit, which will also be part of our upcoming Destination Moon exhibition. If you haven’t backed the campaign, there’s still time to pledge and gain unprecedented access to our work on these two historic spacesuits: http://bit.ly/RebootTheSuit

Image Credit: NASA

#RebootTheSuit   #Apollo11   #Space  ___Because science.

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2015-07-28 12:59:29 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

This is just too cool not to share.

#IWorkForMarriott  

This is just too cool not to share.

#IWorkForMarriott  ___

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2015-07-27 17:53:12 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

So this is happening...

Everything in its right place
When we launched Google+, we set out to help people discover, share and connect across Google like they do in real life. While we got certain things right, we made a few choices that, in hindsight, we’ve needed to rethink. So over the next few months, we’re going to be making some important changes. Here’s more about what you can expect:

http://googleblog.blogspot.ie/2015/07/everything-in-its-right-place.html___So this is happening...

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2015-07-26 17:48:38 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Just did my first hot yoga class with +Brittani McDermott​. Wow was that a workout!

#Namaste

Just did my first hot yoga class with +Brittani McDermott​. Wow was that a workout!

#Namaste___

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2015-07-26 14:02:26 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Here's some morning inspiration for you.

Here's some morning inspiration for you.___

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2015-07-25 17:46:18 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Cheap & Healthy Ceviche

You might notice that a lot of my cooking comes from throwing together whatever I have in the fridge and pantry. Today it was a can of tuna, bell pepper, cucumber and a lemon. Tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper and a sprinkle of sesame seeds, you have yourself a very thrifty, healthy and delicious civiche.

#FoodAndDrink #Cooking #Tuna

Cheap & Healthy Ceviche

You might notice that a lot of my cooking comes from throwing together whatever I have in the fridge and pantry. Today it was a can of tuna, bell pepper, cucumber and a lemon. Tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper and a sprinkle of sesame seeds, you have yourself a very thrifty, healthy and delicious civiche.

#FoodAndDrink #Cooking #Tuna___

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2015-07-25 04:50:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Such an awesome show!

#Chicago #EarthWindAndFire

Such an awesome show!

#Chicago #EarthWindAndFire___

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2015-07-25 01:03:21 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

I have the best sister in law ever!!!!

I have the best sister in law ever!!!!___

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2015-07-24 11:45:32 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

How I feel like I look when I get a venti straw for a grande cup.

#Coffee #FirstWorldProblems #LOTR #Starbucks

How I feel like I look when I get a venti straw for a grande cup.

#Coffee #FirstWorldProblems #LOTR #Starbucks___

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2015-07-23 12:18:18 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Houston, we've had a problem.

Houston, we've had a problem.___

2015-07-21 02:24:58 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

If you doubt yourself, you will always be vulnerable to attack. When you accept who you are and what you stand for, you are completely defensible and no one will dare to take a swing.

If you doubt yourself, you will always be vulnerable to attack. When you accept who you are and what you stand for, you are completely defensible and no one will dare to take a swing.___

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2015-07-21 01:41:39 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 161 +1s)Open 

This.

This.___

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2015-07-21 01:38:17 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

Whole Dry-Rubbed London Broil

Brown sugar, granulated onion powder, granulated garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, cayenne, cumin and coriander.

#Grilling #Texas #Cooking #FoodAndDrink

Whole Dry-Rubbed London Broil

Brown sugar, granulated onion powder, granulated garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, cayenne, cumin and coriander.

#Grilling #Texas #Cooking #FoodAndDrink___

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2015-07-19 16:18:17 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Egg sandwich on sourdough with house bacon, fried egg, fresh arugala and duck fat fries.

Egg sandwich on sourdough with house bacon, fried egg, fresh arugala and duck fat fries.___

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2015-07-19 15:45:30 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

Chicken and waffles with thyme maple syrup

Chicken and waffles with thyme maple syrup___

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2015-07-19 15:40:54 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Excited to give this spot a try!

#Brunch

Excited to give this spot a try!

#Brunch___

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2015-07-19 14:22:12 (14 comments, 7 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

It's a beautiful morning in Cow Town. Headed out to brunch and to check out the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens today.

It's a beautiful morning in Cow Town. Headed out to brunch and to check out the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens today.___

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2015-07-18 18:24:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Is that +Paul Snedden​ coming to crash our pool party?

#GoodMates +Qantas​

Is that +Paul Snedden​ coming to crash our pool party?

#GoodMates +Qantas​___

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2015-07-17 15:11:46 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

For Internal Use Only

On my latest +LinkedIn contribution, I talk about internal communications and what you can do to create more engaging content for not only you customers, but also your team.

Read more here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/internal-use-only-peter-g-mcdermott

For Internal Use Only

On my latest +LinkedIn contribution, I talk about internal communications and what you can do to create more engaging content for not only you customers, but also your team.

Read more here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/internal-use-only-peter-g-mcdermott___

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2015-07-17 00:50:53 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

This brisket torta is a Mexican take on a French Dip and it is simply amazing.

#FoodAndDrink

This brisket torta is a Mexican take on a French Dip and it is simply amazing.

#FoodAndDrink___

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2015-07-15 18:15:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Great piece by +Jack C Crawford on improving customer experience.

Great piece by +Jack C Crawford on improving customer experience.___

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2015-07-15 14:39:49 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Happy Prime Day!

$20 off your first Prime Now purchase today with promo code "TRYITNOW" (requires $50 purchase)

Happy Prime Day!

$20 off your first Prime Now purchase today with promo code "TRYITNOW" (requires $50 purchase)___

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2015-07-14 23:24:51 (6 comments, 13 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

Some beautiful flowers caught my eye on my lunch break today.

#NoFilter #Flowers #LunchBreak #WalkInThePark

Some beautiful flowers caught my eye on my lunch break today.

#NoFilter #Flowers #LunchBreak #WalkInThePark___

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2015-07-13 00:56:40 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

Time for the molcajete to get a work out...

#Guacamole #FoodAndDrink #Cooking #Avocado

Time for the molcajete to get a work out...

#Guacamole #FoodAndDrink #Cooking #Avocado___

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2015-07-12 11:44:22 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Should we end the War on Drugs?

Interesting thoughts by +Johann Hari 

Should we end the War on Drugs?

Interesting thoughts by +Johann Hari ___

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2015-07-12 01:25:15 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

It's the weekend. Take it easy.

#Dallas #Texas #CraftBeer

It's the weekend. Take it easy.

#Dallas #Texas #CraftBeer___

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2015-07-11 19:47:46 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Google Needs To Fix Some Stuff

That's probably the most understated title I could think of for this post. If you're an +Android​ fanatic, you probably think this guy is off his rocker. Basically, a writer for +The Business Journals​ tried out +Google Photos​ on his Android phone, enabled Auto Backup and then uninstalled the app. He was horrified when he found that after he uninstalled the app that all of the photos he had taken since uninstalling it had been backed up to Google's cloud.

So, a few things at play here. First of all, where is the actual setting that determines whether or not photos get backed up? Is it in your Google account settings, Google+ or Google Photos? Did the writer also have Google+ installed and Google+ Photos enabled? Did the writer disable backup before uninstalling?

Either way, whether he's right or wrong, Googleneeds to... more »

Google Needs To Fix Some Stuff

That's probably the most understated title I could think of for this post. If you're an +Android​ fanatic, you probably think this guy is off his rocker. Basically, a writer for +The Business Journals​ tried out +Google Photos​ on his Android phone, enabled Auto Backup and then uninstalled the app. He was horrified when he found that after he uninstalled the app that all of the photos he had taken since uninstalling it had been backed up to Google's cloud.

So, a few things at play here. First of all, where is the actual setting that determines whether or not photos get backed up? Is it in your Google account settings, Google+ or Google Photos? Did the writer also have Google+ installed and Google+ Photos enabled? Did the writer disable backup before uninstalling?

Either way, whether he's right or wrong, Google needs to fix the way that it explains permissions to users. In a post-Snowden world where people are much more cautious of what information they store on the cloud, companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft that have developed ecosystems for our information, need to be crystal clear about what and how information will be stored and shared.

Most of you reading this are most likely familiar with Google Photos, Google Plus and Android, so before you start spewing your hatorade in the comments, think about your mom, your boss, the co-worker that can't rectify the paper jam in the copy machine, and then ask yourself if they would be able to figure out the seemingly principals of Google Photos' Auto backup?

CC +Allen Firstenberg​ ___

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2015-07-11 13:30:30 (46 comments, 5 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Whoa, whoa whoa...wait a minute here...

I just read this "article" (if you can call it that) by +Davey Alba over at +WIRED. And I have quite a few problems with it.

1) I use a PC for at least 10 hours 5 days a week. I use a personal computer at work to manage information within several very complicated databases. I never see myself able to do this with a smartphone or tablet device because of the level of complexity involved in my work.

2) We need PCs to support our economy. The United States is a post-industrial economy and most of our revenue is now coming from services and not products. Many of those services require lots of people doing lots of work with computers. It would be impractical for a middle manager to sit in a cube all day and conduct his business on a 5.5" smartphone when he can use a full size keyboard and 3 20"... more »

Whoa, whoa whoa...wait a minute here...

I just read this "article" (if you can call it that) by +Davey Alba over at +WIRED. And I have quite a few problems with it.

1) I use a PC for at least 10 hours 5 days a week. I use a personal computer at work to manage information within several very complicated databases. I never see myself able to do this with a smartphone or tablet device because of the level of complexity involved in my work.

2) We need PCs to support our economy. The United States is a post-industrial economy and most of our revenue is now coming from services and not products. Many of those services require lots of people doing lots of work with computers. It would be impractical for a middle manager to sit in a cube all day and conduct his business on a 5.5" smartphone when he can use a full size keyboard and 3 20" monitors to manage more information more efficiently. Programming on an iPad mini? Give me a break.

3) Correlation does not prove causation. Because Apple is selling more iPhones than MacBooks doesn't mean that people are abandoning computers in favor of smartphones and tablets.

4) Technology is incredible. Moore's Law is so awesome that our everyday software hasn't even caught up to the potential of current personal computers. Because storage, processing speed and RAM have increased exponentially, a computer purchased 5 years ago might still be great for light browsing, e-mail and watching YouTube (which is what I imagine what most home PC users do on their machines). Because products that we purchased 5 years ago can still accomplish the tasks we use them for, there is no incentive to re-invest or upgrade until they can no longer perform the task we want them to. Squeezing all of that processing power, memory and storage into a device the size of a pack of baseball cards has taken a couple of decades. Battery technology alone can't keep up with our demand shrink things smaller and smaller. What we're able to do in a laptop or desktop that hasn't changed size in 20 years is almost limitless compared to what we are trying to do on these pocket-sized modern marvels.

5) Phones break and people lose them. People buy new phones because they break and they lose them, not just because they want the shiny new one. I can't remember the last time I cracked my laptop's screen on the sidewalk or left my notebook computer in the back of an Uber.

6) Some contracts still subsidize phone cost every 2 years. If you're on a big carrier, there might be an incentive to get a new phone every two years if the carrier is willing to eat a large portion of the cost.

7) People need an incentive to buy a new computer. Marketing for computers sucks. Why would I buy a new laptop when my $1,000 machine that I bought in 2012 is doing perfectly fine? It came with Windows 8, Microsoft is about to give me Windows 10 for free, it still works with all of my devices and since I store so much of my information on the cloud, the limitations of the hard drive aren't a concern for me.

8) The article's title could have been more appropriately chosen. "Compared to Smartphones, PC Growth is Slow" would have been much more fitting.

Anyway, that's just a few ideas that bugged me about this. I find it silly to see such sensationalist headlines that don't carry any weight. If the PC is really doomed, why am I writing this on my 3 year old 15" ultrabook instead of my 3 year old iPad?</rant>

What do you think?___

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2015-07-10 23:42:06 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

Sashimi

Sashimi___

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2015-07-09 14:09:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Throughout our lives, you've always been at the helm, (whether it was your ship or not!) but we all know it was always mom steering. Your sense of humor, patience and adaptability taught us how to make lemonade out of any situation we were thrown into. You have four of the most difficult children you could have asked for and we are so glad to have someone so patient and kind to always be there for us. Thanks for giving us so many unique and memorable experiences and always taking us along for the journey.

Always remember, "God is good, but never dance in a small boat."

#tbt #happybirthday #dad

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Throughout our lives, you've always been at the helm, (whether it was your ship or not!) but we all know it was always mom steering. Your sense of humor, patience and adaptability taught us how to make lemonade out of any situation we were thrown into. You have four of the most difficult children you could have asked for and we are so glad to have someone so patient and kind to always be there for us. Thanks for giving us so many unique and memorable experiences and always taking us along for the journey.

Always remember, "God is good, but never dance in a small boat."

#tbt #happybirthday #dad___

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2015-07-09 02:32:18 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Can you guess where I am?

Can you guess where I am?___

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2015-07-08 22:50:58 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-08 17:43:37 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

Doner sandwich with Shepard salad

Doner sandwich with Shepard salad___

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2015-07-08 13:14:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

It looks like Microsoft is getting closer to a 0-latency digital pen...

It looks like Microsoft is getting closer to a 0-latency digital pen...___

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2015-07-06 17:54:48 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

Blackened Corvina with fresh kale caesar

Blackened Corvina with fresh kale caesar___

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2015-07-06 01:32:41 (42 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Dear +Google+​​,

I'm at my parents' house. My wife and I flew over 1,000 miles to get here and spent close to $1,000 to get here. We're all sitting here on the couch and as I tried to share some photos to the Chromecast which I demanded my father have for his TV, I realized that the +Google Photos​​ app does not support Chromecast.

Whoever forgot this feature needs to be fired.

Here I am, trying to share photos from our travels and am instead trying to explain to my father why Android is superior to Apple. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it's time to get an iPhone and Apple TV so I don't embarrass myself that next time I go to share these precious moments.

#PissedOff

Dear +Google+​​,

I'm at my parents' house. My wife and I flew over 1,000 miles to get here and spent close to $1,000 to get here. We're all sitting here on the couch and as I tried to share some photos to the Chromecast which I demanded my father have for his TV, I realized that the +Google Photos​​ app does not support Chromecast.

Whoever forgot this feature needs to be fired.

Here I am, trying to share photos from our travels and am instead trying to explain to my father why Android is superior to Apple. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it's time to get an iPhone and Apple TV so I don't embarrass myself that next time I go to share these precious moments.

#PissedOff___

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2015-07-05 21:05:20 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

The best.

The best.___

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2015-07-05 01:35:11 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Ready for the fireworks with my two favorite ladies!

Ready for the fireworks with my two favorite ladies!___

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2015-07-04 22:17:38 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

We heard it might storm before the fireworks. Precautions have been taken.

We heard it might storm before the fireworks. Precautions have been taken.___

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2015-07-04 21:33:37 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

What a perfect afternoon to noodle around!

What a perfect afternoon to noodle around!___

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2015-07-04 20:31:03 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

What a perfect day for dolphin spotting!

What a perfect day for dolphin spotting!___

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2015-07-04 01:14:13 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

'Murica

'Murica___

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