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Threes a Pokefrog on my doorstep. I threw a red ball near him, but he didn't jump in. :(
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand begin uninstalling Evernote in 3 ... 2 ... 1. Sorry, not paying them to use it on my home PC, work PC, and phone. It's just not worth it when I have Keep and OneNote already. Time to migrate the data and shut it down.
Evernote is committed to making you as productive as you can be and to running our business in as transparent a way as possible. No ads. No data selling. Just a great product at a fair price. We're adjusting our pricing today, but we want you to know what we’re doing, why, and what it means for you.
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Generally people use 3 devices ; phone, tab, computer. Basic may be limited to 3 devices instead of 2.
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On sale for $39.99 and i have a $10 reward certificate in my wallet. I might have to get one today.
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Feels like Google has done something in the last Hangouts update to make it intentionally debilitated for texting. Now finding it can take 8-10 seconds from hitting send to it actually acknowledging that I tapped the button.

The text disappears, but doesn't show in the conversation as sending for a long time. A couple of times long enough that I wondered if it just deleted what I wrote without doing anything. Messenger appears to be perfectly snappy.

#WTFgoogle
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That's probably why it's going away and why messenger made the light
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Not sure why people are freaking about about Motorola announcing they won't bring Android Wear 2 to the 1st generation Moto 360.

A) it's a two year old product. How many manufacturers push software to their devices once they turn two? Very, very few. Even Nexus devices get deprecated by Google at that point.

B) It's about the only Wear watch out there not running at least a Snapdragon 400 CPU. I'm betting there isn't much return on investing manpower to backport Wear 2.0 to the old TI OMAP processor in the 360v1.

It's still a great watch, and the price is awesome for what you're getting. But if you're waiting for Wear 2.0, yeah, not the watch for you to buy right now. Shell out 4X more for the Huawei. (Which I'd personally snap up in a heartbeat should an extra $6-700 bucks I don't need find its way into my hands.)
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While the OG 360 is about 18 months old, the TI-Omap processing chip used in that device dates from 2010...I think that's probably why Moto isn't updating it to Android 2.0. Shame.. Moto must have had a lot of them left over....
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Hotel is booked for next month ... tickets are in place ... can't wait to see Weird Al at The Burt!! More specifically ... to finally meet the legend himself! I wonder if I'll need hearing protection in the 2nd row ... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....
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17 years ago tonight, I was a nervous man, wondering what the hell I was getting myself into. Hard to believe it's already been that long! Were we crazy, having met in an IRC chat room, and only having spent about 5 weeks in each other's physical company before tying the knot? (including the week before the wedding) Yep. Probably. But then again, everyone's always called me crazy ... so I guess it's fitting.

12 hours from now ... happy 17th anniversary to me!
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Aaah :)
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My old truck has entered the 21st century of Bluetooth, and the elimination of optical media. At 85 bucks, I couldn't pass this one by. Installed last night, and discovered this morning that ... my truck has working rear speakers. Never heard noise from them in the two years I've owned it. Usually just had noise from the passenger speaker ... now I've got quadraphonics! Best upgrade ever. :) 
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Found it very odd today, walking by the Fossil store in the mall, that the giant ad for the Q, touting its Android Wear, is pictured in front of an iPhone. Sure, Wear works with iOS, but it just seems ... wrong somehow when I look at it. #oddservations
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Soooooooo didn't get the flash drive. Ended up snagging this instead. Couldn't pass it up at $50 off and a $10 discount on top of it all. Been eyeing it for a while. The mouse is a little weird, being somewhere in between a half a melon and a vertical mouse. But I'll get used to it. Already notice the difference in my wrist when using it. The keyboard is a nice little upgrade from the wired 4000 series ergo keyboard I've been using at work for years. Keys have a nice 'clickiness' to them. :)
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So last night I decided to try out Vultr VPS ... pretty much the same deal as DigitalOcean, only most reports say they're a little faster. I'm not doing much with one of my domains at the moment, and I grabbed some free promo cash to spin up a server at no cost, so figured why not give it a go.

So far, in the brief time I've found since late last night to actually try to configure things, it actually seems to be working pretty well. I kind of wish it had something nice and familiar like cPanel for managing things, but I'm finding Sentora works fairly well ... so far. It has a few weird little quirks too though.

It's serving web pages, and I got the email account I had on the other server working with minimal effort. So far, so good. Could be a fun little challenge to do some server management. Or I could decide it's a colossal pain. Guess we'll see!

Anyway, if I get this all working the way I'd like, I just might move all of my sites over to one of these VPS and ditch my old shared hosting. Time will tell. 
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Not everyone would. I'm not sure I would myself, honestly. My linux command line is rusty after 8 or 9 years back in Windows too...
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Ah, I knew it felt like everything was going far too smoothly. Nothing like entering a test weight and discovering that the forms aren't connecting to the database. Guess a few of those WordPress updates since last June changed how some of the DB access code works from 3rd party scripts like mine. All good now. Test weight entered, edited, and deleted. NOW I can rest easy. Because there's always something, and so far there had been nothing. Whew!

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