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Entrepreneur, tech junkie, lover of blues rock & delta blues, gamer, Brit in Texas (!)
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I post a lot privately, add me to a circle to get the ball rolling!

I'm Chris *waves*, a Brit living in Texas

If you stick around you may find me talking about all kinds of technology, web software, web design, books (I have a thing for Tolkien and H.P. Lovecraft), antique maps, and sometimes politics and world news.  

That's when I'm not talking about the heat.  Damn, its hot in Texas.  

I'm married to my wonderful wife and native Texan, Tiffani. Together we own and manage Clever Mutt, LLC where we create websites, web software and mobile apps.  I'm also involved in several other ventures too.

Check out my links (if I've circled you).  I'm always looking for new ventures & opportunities so get in touch.

Thanks for stopping by.  You do realize you're never getting those 30 seconds back right? They're mine, I'm keepin' 'em ;)
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Barely raise an eyebrow now when I see a Black Widow crawl nearby. Survived Texas summers (I'm a Brit, its a big achievement).

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Well, crap.  So long, Sir Terry........
Tributes pour in for veteran BBC broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan who has died at the age of 77, after a "short but brave battle with cancer".
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Inbound Google+ redesign.....
 
The new Google+ is all about the stuff you’re into and the people who get you. We can’t wait for you to start exploring. 

https://goo.gl/gAeYSL
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Yeah, its rolling out slowly over the next day or so I think.  We'll eventually get a top of screen notification to switch, but that process gets in you to play with it in the meantime. 
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Nifty...
 
Pink Floyd's album "Wish you were here" now free on Google Play!

Pink Floyd followed the commercial breakthrough of Dark Side of the Moon with Wish You Were Here, a loose concept album about and dedicated to their founding member Syd Barrett. The record unfolds gradually, as the jazzy textures of "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" reveal its melodic motif, and in its leisurely pace, the album shows itself to be a warmer record than its predecessor. Musically, it's arguably even more impressive, showcasing the group's interplay and David Gilmour's solos in particular. And while it's short on actual songs, the long, winding soundscapes are constantly enthralling. - All Music

Here is a direct link to the album on Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Pink_Floyd_Wish_You_Were_Here?id=Bw2kk345y5ivx4m35tflhzsvg6a

Please be sure to check out our Chromecast Central community too:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111872452551180665185



#dealoftheday   #freemusic   #pinkfloyd   #wishyouwerehere  
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^---  wise guy :-P
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R.I.P. Wes Craven....  :(
Legendary director Wes Craven died yesterday at the age of 76. His name became synonymous with horror, thanks to films like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Last House on the Left, and the Scream series—a most unexpected career for a man who didn’t even see his first movie until he was in college.
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So long, "Arfur". :(
George Cole, the British actor who became best known in the U.K. in the long-running TV show "Minder" but also starred in major films including "Cleopatra" and "Scrooge" (released in the U.S. as "A Christmas Carol"), has died. He was 90.
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Nifty :)
 
The New Horizons spacecraft is quickly approaching Pluto, and we will soon have high-resolution maps of this distant world's surface. The New Horizons team has decided to do something unusual: they're opening up a public campaign to nominate and vote for names for the surface features that will be discovered.

Names will come from three different themes: the history of exploration, the literature of exploration, and the mythology of the underworld. (You can read more about the themes, and why they were chosen, on the site) The ballot will be open until April 7th. 

For all those who want to join in leaving our mark on an alien world, now is the time!
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R.I.P David Bowie. :(
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The lengths the cat will go to avoid a bath never ceases to amaze me.  The little furball can shift when she wants to O_o.
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My cat has also shown signs of being able to vamoose strategically. 
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Great story about Google, Wish of a Lifetime and one 97 year old lady called Olive :)
When 97-year old Olive Horrell visits Google's Mountain View campus as part of a wish, rides in a self-driving car and tries out virtual reality.
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Bit of a branding refinement for Google+ (alongside the wider update to Google's logo today).
 
We're getting a little logo love today too. Hope you like it! g.co/evolve
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Huh.
 
Really excited about our big news, announcement of Alphabet!
As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter 11 years ago, “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” As part of that, we also said that you could expect us to make “smaller bets in areas that might seem very speculative or even strange when compared to our ...
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Exactly.  Mike Elgan writes a good piece on this. Its good to see someone calling out how some segments of the tech press have a distorted view of Twitter which, by its own admission, has relatively minimal growth and a small user base.  Worth a read.
 
Sorry, tech press. Google+ is alive and well.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/Z6sQ6w )

A chorus of tech journalists this week is saying that Google is phasing out its social network, Google+.

Where did they get this juicy nugget of information? Well, they made it up. And I'll tell you why.

But first, let's look at what the press is saying and compare that with reality:

http://www.eweek.com/cloud/google-is-alive-and-well-despite-persistent-media-reports.html

#GooglePlus #Google+
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+Chris Hill ,
my guide to the new Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DenisLabelle/posts/h7sCsFe7DaU
Hope it will help your Google+ network.
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