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Well, that's it. I was hoping to hear that Project Ara phones would be available soon in the Project Ara Module Developers' Conference yesterday.  Looks like folks in Puerto Rico might be able to get one "later this year," but here in the UK?  Who knows.

Since my trusty Nexus 4 bit the dust (or, more accurately, a puddle) last summer, I've been suffering with this Xperia T, which has the worst memory management I've ever seen in a phone. I was hoping to hold out for a Project Ara phone, but with yesterday's announcement, I've given up on that one.
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Good, I've just ordered one for my business use :)
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I'm pretty sure I've waited longer to make a joke like that. Totally worth it. 
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Stephannie having fun in the snow, circa 2012.
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Reminds me of flying ferrets...
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G+ does not have an "Er-Ah-Uh?" button.
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Goodbye, Chrome.

I've been using Chrome since 2009.  I switched to chrome later than pretty much everyone I knew since I was using FireFox and had no complaints.  I switched to Chrome because FireFox's Linux performance was, at the time, abysmal.

Since then, I've had few gripes with Chrome.  It mostly does what I want and, mostly, how I want it.  The one gripe I did have is that I don't like the tab notification alerts because their visibility is too low.  I submitted a bug report to this effect and never even saw a response.

Today, however, my biggest gripe came to the forefront.  Chrome doesn't support plugins on Android.  This means no Adblock Plus.  That means obtrusive ads sucking bandwidth and battery life on a mobile device.  That just seems silly to me.  But the thing that really did it for me was the webcomic I visited that I couldn't actually read because of the popup dialogs.  No matter what I did, Cancel, tap outside box, or back, it navigated me away from the webcomic and tried to install an APK on my phone.

Now I still really don't have gripes about Chrome on the desktop--except for that tab notification thing--but I want history and tab synchronisation across devices, and FireFox offers that.  So I'm headed back to FireFox.  Sorry, Chrome.  You should have let me have my plugins.

#chrome   #firefox   #adblockplus   #android  
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Yep, I'm using Firefox as we'll.
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Now that is a Canadian doughnut. +Stephannie Moran
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Ew*

*Source: I am a Canadian
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An excellent article about connected devices and what they should (and shouldn't) be.
http://www.wired.com/2014/10/is-your-refrigerator-running/
Imagine if your refrigerator could learn how to keep food cooler more cheaply by looking at the data from other refrigerators in the area?
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And that is a question that players in the market are going to have to answer.

Social media has demonstrated that the general population is willing to give up all privacy for social interaction, so someone may manage to make spying devices attractive if they provide a value proposition that people buy into.
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To who anyone who rides a #bicycle, read this warning!

I was riding in a cycle lane yesterday, when a car travelling just ahead of me made a sudden turn through the cycle lane. I didn't have time to react. I was catapulted through the air, landing on my head and back.

The real story here is my helmet. You can see that it was completely demolished. If I hadn't been wearing it, it is easy to see that my head would have suffered significant trauma. As it is, I suffered no head injury whatsoever. I am convinced that my +Catlike Helmets Whisper at least saved me from serious head trauma and it probably saved my life.

Therefore, I implore you: wear your helmet when you cycle. Whatever it is that might hold you back from wearing your helmet is not worth your life or your quality of life.
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That was quite the smack. How are you doing today?
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So, it seems I've worn out my tyres after about a year's daily use. I suspect they have been underinflated. That, combined with the occasional heavy load on the rack and some very bumpy roads, has surely caused this.

Any suggestions on what type of tyres I should look for? My existing ones are Bontrager H2, 700x35c.
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Nice.  The LBS (+Station Cycles Superstore ) had Shwalbe Marathon and Shwalbe Marathon Plus in stock.  I got the Marathon since I haven't had a puncture in quite a long time.

Now I need to get a pump with a pressure gauge.  I'm split between two Topeak models: Joe Blow Max HP and Turbo Morph G Mini.
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+Stephannie Moran Looks like this was made for you!
 
Hey, +Aryca Acromite. . .   Do you bake? 
A baker in Poland decided her confections were lacking a certain something, so pulled out her laser cutter to engrave rolling pins with dinosaurs. The result is edible geekiness, and further proof that baking is science for hungry people.
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Look!  It's a Carmadillo!
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Hah. It took me a moment. xD
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It's the last few hours of the Geek Pulse campaign.  It's a really good DAC for the price.  I have backed it, and I think you should too if you love music.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/geek-pulse-a-digital-audio-awesomifier-for-your-desktop/x/5891178

Of course, it takes some disposable income, and this thing IS expensive, but they are offering installment plans for that hurting holiday wallet.
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Great food for the price! Goodfare has a lively atmosphere, ample seating, and good service.
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The Dumpling Tree is tucked away on Homerton Street. Its unassuming decor belies the food and the service; both excellent. I had the pork dumplings in hot and sour soup, which were some of the best I've ever had, the steamed vegetables were excellent, and the steamed nutella buns were great too. The latte I ordered was good and the lemon tea that my friend had was good too. If you're planning to see a movie at the nearby leisureplex, I highly recommend stopping by The Dumpling Tree for dinner before the show.
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