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Well, this is oddly appropriate.
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TWO YEARS AGO, people. WTF.
 
+google  can we PLEASE get the option to edit privacy levels on posts? That would be CAPSLOCK AWESOME.

Especially when plus auto-fills the To field based on your previous post. 

#googleplusupdate   #usability   #problem  
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OH HELL NO.
 
Fuck.

Collections? Is a huge security risk.

Collections appear to allow reshares of semi-private content (Circles or shared to individuals) with no limit except "you can't post to a Collection with the privacy setting 'Public'." That's the same as a normal reshare now.

The difference is it does this silently. I got no notification when he reshared my content into test Collections (content that was shared only with him and created for the test). I got no notification when he shared it into a collection shared with only me, and ALSO no notification when he shared it into a collection that is available to anyone he has circled.

Collections also allow reshares of old posts into collections. Meaning things you might have thought were safe are definitely not because now you won't get a notification if someone you trusted decides to screw you.

(Yes, they could have copy/pasted before, but now they can click 1 button.)

This is a PROBLEM.

Googlers? Help?
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+Google+​ seriously. Those of us who've had to deal with the very real threats of stalking, appreciate this even less than everyone else.
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One of the costs of parenthood is self censorship, in thoughts, words and actions. It makes the road harder and narrower and bordered with barbed wire, often.
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So, I drove all the way to the Special Olympics event my younger child is competing in today, only to discover that the organizers didn't really bother to arrange sufficient parking to cover families attending from a large (multi-county) rural area. It was at a large urban high school in the largest city in this area, where there is no street parking for blocks and blocks in any direction, numerous permit only lots (several of which were completely empty), and a couple of lots marked "visitor parking" that each only contained about ten visitor spots, with the rest actually reserved parking.

Even the bus parking was insufficient, apparently, as my son's school informed me they had had trouble parking. There were no signs up for the event, few people with the event were apparent, those few people that were there ignored most people trying to get help. I drove around for an hour attempting to locate anywhere to park. Some people had given up and were parking on lawns (specifically prohibited by the school) or in the streets, blocking them. As I was making my final pass, after speaking to my son's school on the phone and the hosting school on the phone, I heard the High School receptionist making "move or be towed" announcements.

I called my son's school and asked them to call his teacher and apologize for me, as I was running out of gas. The sporting events had already begun by then, and there were another twenty or so cars full of event participants still trying to find somewhere to park.

I had to leave and go get gas and go home. I just hope he was unfazed by my inability to park and attend. This was his very first sporting event. It would have been awesome, right?

This was HORRIBLY planned. I am at this point really disgusted with the organizers.

#SpecialOlympics #eventplanning #failure #inadequateparking  
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Dang. Not taking constructive criticism isn't a good thing.
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Kill Six Billion Demons is adding interstitial pages (1 so far, as yet uncolored) and reworked dialogue. It is worth it to read again from the beginning.

I love this comic. Metaphysical Magical Girl.
“Pour me a little more, and gather thee chopwise, and I'll tell the the tale of Koss and the Flames. It's said the race of Men was created because of a strained back. Gob thee not! I'll tell thee shortly how it came to be. The lord Koss was the caretaker of heaven in the days when YS-Pravi was ...
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That mom in Baltimore that the media are gloating about being caught on camera whacking her son about the head, and yelling at him to get home?

She is terrified the police will kill him, not angry about him participating in protest actions.

The media coverage is just disgusting.
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And, DO NOT read the comments, they are full of racism and "colorblind" comments.
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The new mobile app update has rendered the android version of plus unusable. I can't even report the crash problem. Go Google!
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I still have feedback on my android app and sent feedback with a screenshot of this post.
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DO NOT ADD ANY OF MY NON PUBLIC POSTS TO A COLLECTION. Thank you.

If you do, I will block you.
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Please feel free to reshare this if you are also concerned by this.
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Oh, please, please, can we have editable privacy settings on posts? We really didn't need a third or fourth way to organize posts before we get editable privacy settings.

#googleplus  
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See my latest post, reshared from another person. Time to disable reshares on, like, EVERYTHING.
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UGH. Junebugs, already.

Dumb, clumsy, noisy, and my dog likes to eat them.
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Benjamin and I took a walk yesterday and had to turn back because of all of the midge flies. Their hum was deafening, and they were so thick I had a hard time taking in breath without added protein.
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Ugh, ugh, ugh.
I was at a stoplight in front of Frederick Douglass High School and directly across from Mondawmin Mall. It was exactly 3 p.m. The mall was on lockdown. There were police helicopters flying overhead. The riot police were already at the bus stop on the other side of the mall, turning buses that transport the students away, not allowing students to board.They were waiting for the kids. As I sat at the intersection of Gwynns Falls, I saw several pol...
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It's funny how we get the news and then a day or two later we get the truth, and the first so rarely reflects the second. Actually, it's not funny at all.

If there is a bright side, it must be that at least we get the truth. It wasn't always this way; we used to be trapped in the propaganda.
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Graphic Designer, Artist, Textile Artist
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  • Graphic Designer, Artist, Textile Artist, present
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Introduction
Artist, mom, wife, house restorer, graphic designer, computer geek, gamer, nerd, writer, researcher. Obnoxious. Feminist. 

From California, but not a beach person, unless you count building sandcastles. Grew up in the rain, love the snow.

Most public posts will have links to interesting stuff, my blogposts, or my publications.
Bragging rights
Organized a course for the Spring 2011 School of Webcraft
Education
  • Monterey Peninsula College
    Theatre Production, 1990
  • College of the Redwoods
    Graphic Communications, 1987 - 1992