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Caroline Pointer
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Attended Texas A&M University, Class of 1994
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Genealogy & Family History Research Coach, Writer, Blogger, In2Genealogy Columnist for Shades of the Departed, & Texas Aggie.
Introduction

As a genealogist, a family historian, a writer, and a blog author, I've been blogging stories about my ancestors since 2009 on Family Stories. Additionally, I've been having epic results combining family history, genealogy, technology, research services, tutorials, and videos on my blog 4YourFamilyStory.com.


When I'm not blogging about dead people, coaching others on how to use technology to find dead people, or researching other people’s dead people, I can usually be found in an antique store searching for letters, post cards, tickets, photos, books, etc. once owned by people who are now dead. 


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Wife, mother, genealogist, personal historian, dog & cat owner [or they own me], chauffeur, doctor/nurse, counselor, teacher, basketball team equipment/uniform manager, and the list goes on. Oh well, you get the picture...
Education
  • Texas A&M University, Class of 1994
    English, 1994

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FGS 2014 is in San Antonio, Texas this year, August 27-30, 2014. With over 160 sessions and awesome activities, you're not going to want to miss this conference for all skill levels! 
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Clever!

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Programmable notifications system for Google+ communities, and beyond! (VIDEO about 4 mins)
Imagine a way to tailor messages on Google+ 'to the right people, at the right time...'

Well, this is exactly what we have created!

The quick video will show you a demo of a programmable desktop notification, and 'badging system' to follow soon  - meaning you can e.g. attribute different 'levels of competence' to people in a community, and deliver unique content to specifically them.

It is about you, and your community.
But here is the thing: you will be able to decide how you and your community want to use it (within reason, of course)!
You will decide on the images, the call to action, and where people will 'land' next, as well as 'when' they see it.
It may be a featured article, a 'member of the week', a link to a quiz/test on knowledge, directing people to a YouTube video of the day, a free course at the right level for that person, special 'bonus content', pretty much anything.

Sound good?! We hope so.

As you can see from the video, we have an AWESOME working prototype, but need your help over the coming months...

Request:
Would you like your 'Google+ community'  to be considered for Beta testing? (you'll need to be the owner/moderator)
If so, please let us know now by filling in the  in the Google form below:
http://martinsherv.com/1x
You can also leave feedback on the concept and request additional features.

Timescales:
We are not going to rush a release, so please be patient. Most probably middle of summer 2014.
We want to get it working 100% right for my own communities first and will make sure it is super awesome for you all.

Background and thanks.
Myself and +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh have been working on this for about 9 months now. And I'd like to say a big thank you for all his hard work.
Thank to +Linda Dee and +George Sepich for being the midwives at many of the births of Plusto's characters Don't know Plusto? He is the little robot fella.
Thank you once more to +David Stickney for all his help on the videos.
And thanks to earlier testers; things have really moved on now!
Btw, we called it commoogle as we believe in the power of the Google+ community. Now we have a system that may well help us take things even further...

Thank for your interest and we look forward to hearing what you think!
Are you commoogling? (almost!)

#commoogle   #chromeextensions   #plusto  
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A list of some of the popular services that were affected and you can now change your password for. Certainly not every one of the services affected but helpful nonetheless.
 
If you haven't already, you need to change your passwords on the following sites.
Heartbleed: A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed bug.
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Thank you :)
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Gorgeous.
 
Sunset on the Midway
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Wine...breakfast of champions 
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Here's an iOS app that will quickly take your multipage document scans and create a single PDF document of them.
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Works with iPod Touch with iOS 7 or later.
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Mmmmm. #crawfish  
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Crawfish, or crayfish?  They're known as crayfish or yabbies down here in Australia!
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If you buy a Livescribe pen, you get a 1 year subscription to Office 365. Tempting.
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I guess being a fast typist has shifted me away from writing. Still, wish I could have figured out a good use for this pen and Anoto notes. 
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This is why the overzealous sense of entitlement amongst our youth bothers me so damn much. They just don't get it...
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Just about any sitcom...or movie...
Technology's so great. All this communication capability can put you in touch with your friends and family, no matter where in the world they are. Which blows a giant hole through most of the movie and TV plots written up until, say, the late 1990s. What's your favorite storyline that would never exist in a world with cell phones and internet?
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Ha ha. I'm so far behind this article. My fav - Casablanca. 
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