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Have a great weekend y'all... ;-)
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Lol good one
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That is SO awesome!!!
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Android has taken the world by storm, and it has all-but-killed Linux's chances to crack the desktop.  Do I think Chromecast will capture the living room?  Yes, because it already has.
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Ubuntu One users, if you haven't already read the news, Canonical has terminated Ubuntu One (http://blog.canonical.com/2014/04/02/shutting-down-ubuntu-one-file-services/).  All content will be deleted July 31st.  Please migrate to Barracuda Copy, Google Drive, or Dropbox.

I've been with Copy for over a year and highly recommend them.  If you do choose to migrate to Barracuda Copy, use my referral link (https://copy.com?r=eLFFQb) and get an extra 5GB free for a total of 20GB of free storage!
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Thank you, Andrew. One thing, though--I downloaded copy_agent-1.43.0290.tgz file to install, but I don't know yet how to install it.

I'll look around online to see if there's any info on how to do this.
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Hard to believe, but it's coming up on a year since I've switched over to Windows.  Not much has changed since I switched last year (http://goo.gl/bsBr7R), I'm still using the same Copyleft wallpaper I settled on that we shipped with Fuduntu.  In the course of the year I've had two minor problems with the system one of which was due to using Microsoft Security Essentials.  Switched to Avast and it's been smooth sailing since.  The other was a problem with Intel's bluetooth driver registration and MS Word causing it to crash opening documents.  I disabled the add-on (Send to Bluetooth) and it hasn't been any trouble since.

As far as Windows is concerned, the laptop hasn't crashed, it suspends when I close the lid (hibernates when it's unplugged), and it is still just as speedy as it was when I set it up.  All in all it's been a breeze.

Software I'm using now:

* Google Chrome
* MS Office 2013
* Media Monkey (Music Manager)
* VLC
* KeePass
* HexChat
* Pidgin
* Cygwin
* OpenVPN
* Duplicati (Encrypted backups)
* GIMP
* Inkscape

Interestingly enough, I don't feel any less free after a year.  In fact, I don't really even think about the computer anymore, it's just a tool and it gets out of my way and acts exactly how it should operate.  No drama, no digging through source to find bugs, no headaches and frustrations because it is a square peg trying to fit in a round hole, it's just a tool that does its job and it's doing that job quite well.

#showyourdesktopfriday   #screenshotfriday  
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You Windows users don't use "Portable Apps"  ?  (http://portableapps.com/)
imo, it's one of the best thing that came to windows land and every "useful" application is there... 
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A very interesting article by a professional photographer on configuring GIMP to somewhat mimic Photoshop's UI making it a functional replacement.
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Dust off that emulator, Flappy Bird has found its way to the Commodore 64!

http://sos.gd/flappy64/
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I'm ok with this.
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WOW, what a colossal waste of time.  There is nothing magical about this experience at-all.  Lets go to the most magical place on earth, and wait in line to get passes to wait in line for rides.  Red tape much?

Not only that, but have a fast pass to the Mad Hatter's Tea Party where the typical standby wait time is 5-10 minutes. #facepalm   #headdesk  
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+Andrew Wyatt you bring up a great point about people like you who would only get a one day pass.  This would be the system you'd use to schedule Fastpasses but as far as I know it'll be kiosk-based, which as I think about it would be less ideal then what they currently have in place (which isn't very ideal at all in our minds).

As APH's ourselves, we're looking forward to the ability to reserve our FP's in advance, whether online or via our smartphone apps.  Personally, this is the part which frustrates us as it seems the APH's would be outnumbered by resort guests on a given day at the parks.  So, if the majority of people visiting the parks are already using the full FP+ system, what more can Disney be testing to get this thing rolled out to everyone?

I'm sure Disney is trying to get as technologically advanced as possible regarding their system.  They probably have it in their minds if the majority of guests reserve FP's online it'll make the lines at the kiosks smaller.  

Their desire to become more efficient and technologically advanced seems to make things just more confusing for the end user and, as you put it very well, less magical.
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