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Brian Koppe
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Tech Enthusiast, Musician, Political Junkie
Tech Enthusiast, Musician, Political Junkie

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"The Punk Singer" is a really good documentary about Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and the Julie Ruin, and co-founder of the Riot Grrrl movement. With appearances by Joan Jett (The Runaways), Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Portlandia), Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Adam Horovitz (The Beastie Boys), and more. #musicmonday

See the trailer on YouTube and rent it for $3.99: Punk Singer
Or watch it for free (minus your subscription) on Netflix: http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70273232

Fun fact, which I didn't know because I was 8 years old at the time: Kathleen Hanna is responsible for the title of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit".

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Hey, +Google Chrome: I spoke to someone today who was surprised and upset to learn that Chrome sent all their remembered passwords to Google's servers. While I think a good chunk of responsibility lies with the user for not paying attention when he signed in to Chrome (he says he thought he was signing into GMail), he does have a point: passwords are not explicitly mentioned on the Chrome sign-in page or the pop-up box after sign-in is complete (see the attached photo that he created).

Password data is too important not to mention explicitly in order to avoid user confusion. A simple solution would be for the Chrome sign-in page to say, "Sign in to get your bookmarks, history, passwords, and settings on all your devices. Learn more."

Additionally, it wouldn't hurt for the "Choose what to sync" option to be checked by default - again, to minimize the potential for a user to be surprised by what data is synced. It might also help to make the font the same size as the sentence above the sign-in box.

cc: +Sundar Pichai +Andrea Mesterhazy +Sarah Morales 
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Celebrate Independence Day today by pledging your support for Mayday PAC and their mission to reduce the influence of money in politics. Over 30,000 people have already pledged, and it takes just 2 minutes to do your part at http://www.mayday.us to help take our democracy back. If they reach their goal, it will mean an additional $10 million to elect politicians - regardless of party* - who are committed to electoral reform. If they don't reach their goal, you get to keep your money! There's no risk involved, so please help this worthy cause by pledging and sharing so that Mayday PAC can reach their goal by midnight tonight. 

* If you want, you can even tell them that your money should only be used to support one party or the other, so you have no excuse not to pledge! 

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There's a reason +Matt Kuzma is one of the best managers I've had the pleasure of working for. He knows the value of people, and he's great at communicating that value to others.

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Simple advice that too many people haven't heard. Everyone forgets a name from time to time, and it's more respectful to just admit it and move on. When you're trying to remember someone's name and hide that you forgot, you're not listening and they can tell.

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Treating people with respect is always a winning strategy.

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If you're on Twitter, you might want to follow http://twitter.com/FirstTimeTrek and experience one Trek newbie's entertaining and insightful journey as she watches ALL of Star Trek for the very first time and live-tweets the experience.

I read through her past tweets in just a few days when I found out about her journey, and it was a pleasure to experience TNG for the first time again through the eyes of another. 

BUT DON'T SPOIL HER! She has seen TNG so far (the series, not the movies), but has only just started TOS and went into this experience not even familiar with the title sequence voiceover! Follow her here: https://twitter.com/FirstTimeTrek
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