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Chromecast Headaches

Ahh, the joys of perpetual beta.  Using +Google Play Music with +Google Chrome and my #Chromecast I've been having all sorts of issues lately.

1. Last night it would play one track properly, but upon advancing tracks it would stop and say some other device started playback. This was false, but I went ahead and de-authorized all my other devices to be sure.  Nope, same issue.

2. This morning, trying the same from a different computer I get a different behavior.  Upon advancing tracks, it continues to play on the Chromecast but ALSO plays on my local PC...out of sync of course.

I've rebooted the Chromecast.  I've reinstalled the Cast extension in Chrome.  As it stands, if I'm using a computer I can't Cast.  Definitely frustrating when you pay money for All Access but can't play music on a real stereo.  Get it together guys, before Apple Music eats you for lunch.

OS X Chrome: 43.0.2357.124 (64-bit)
Chromecast FW: 32904
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Going to be a rough day at the office...
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I can only imagine +Christian Flowers !  :)  Have a good day and weekend.  Thanks for all that you do at +Motorola Mobility !
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Wallet a little too easy

So I use the Dunkin Donuts app to buy my coffee and track points.  Basically they have a rewards card that you fill with money and it comes off of that.  Previously the process was select Add Money and the value, then put in my Dunkin password, then put in the 3 digit security code from my ccard.

Today, I noticed I had options to pay, either Wallet or my credit card.  I selected Wallet, and boom the transaction went right through.  While great and nifty and convenient, in my opinion this shouldn't have worked.  Why, because my Wallet was locked.

If I want to make an NFC payment, I have to separately enter my Wallet pin.  _Why didn't Wallet demand my pin in this instance?!?_

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No, I even launched Wallet immediately after to ensure I was actually locked...and it was.
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You'd think they'd come up with a better tag.
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GIF would be quicker but there's that Compuserve licensing fee :/
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I swear this box was bigger back in the day...
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Have fond memories of a giant sized box that carried potential sky scrapers. In reality I found to my dismay it was half the size of a shoe box. The memories are still are still awesome. Lego space man was my favorite.
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Walter: OVER THE LINE!
Smokey: Huh?
Walter: I'm sorry, Smokey. You were over the line, that's a foul.
Smokey: Bullshit. Mark it eight strike, Dude.
Walter: Uh, excuse me. Mark it zero. Next frame.
Smokey: Bullshit, Walter. Mark it eight strike, Dude.
Walter: Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.
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Happy Anniversary to +Robert Flowers and +Helen Flowers.  Of course, she's enjoying it in Europe and he's enjoying it in the garage.
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Many thanks! I'm enjoying it more than dad! I'll drink an extra glass of
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United Kingdom?!?

So as cool as the new Photos grouping and searching is, it's not quite perfect.  I figure because these are in a Collection called "UK South Regionals" that Photos thinks I must have meant the United Kingdom.
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+Bradley Horowitz​ since i can't find Photos represented yet.
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So +The Verge calls the Apple Watch "more capable" but it can't even run native apps?  All renders are done on your iPhone and transferred over, genius!
Developers are excited about the possibilities of the Apple Watch, but frustrated by limitations within the software.
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Short of simply bodying/shoving her, I have no idea how I'd defend this.  She gets my vote.

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Peamount United - Wexford Youths / Bus Eireann National League / 20 October 2013: When the ball came towards Peamount United forward Stephanie Roche against Wexford Youths, she had her back to goal, yet three touches later and without the ball touching the turf, it was in the back of the net. With her first touch she controlled it masterfully, before producing a dink over her marker’s head, spinning and unleashing a magnificent volley.
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I never said I was a great defender. Wasn't bad though.
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Flowflow!  Flo!  Flobowski!  Senor Fleur!  Taco!  You may know me by one or more of these names...or I might just be Christian Flowers.
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I write code...sometimes. I debug problems...always. Have worked software development for over a dozen Motorola phones, including the Droid, DroidX, and the Droid Bionic, Droid RAZR, Droid4, and the MotoX. Display drivers, USB, charging, factory issues, 3G CDMA issues, 4G LTE issues, you name it.
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    Distinguished Member Technical Staff, 1998 - present
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With farm to table food, two big bars, and a friendly staff this is one of my favorites. Pretty decent selection on tap never hurts either. Started with fresh trout on a carrot puree, and finished with a mint chocolate chip ice cream sundae. The menu may change, but there's always the amazing cheese curds. If you get nothing else, get an order of those.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Good grilled cheese with pork belly, 50s diner atmosphere without being completely cliche. Nice rich chocolate shake, but small and pricey. Looking forward to heading back.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Fresh bass, lobster mashed potatoes, and an orange butter sauce. Really good, and a nice coffee ice cream for dessert with little specs of coffee beans. I actually enjoyed it more than embeya next door. Even the iced tea had a great unique minty flavor. Only shortcoming might have been a rather normal presentation, but that's just from watching to much Hell's Kitchen. All that really matters is how it tastes, and it was delicious.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Huge quarter pizza slices, NYC style thin or deep dish. They slide it into the oven to heat it nice and perfect, and have a little patio outside where you can eat. Considering their location, being open to 10:30 is pretty decent and it's significantly better than Beggar's Pizza for just a slice.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Oh yeah, Kobe beef burger and some tasty fries at the Paramount Room. Blue cheese and bacon...how am I going to finish this thing?!? Add to that their "No crap on tap" motto with rotating beers and late night kitchen on the weekends makes this a great little neighborhood bar. Prefer the upstairs bar area, but they have a great downstairs space as well (although a bit loud).
Atmosphere: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Great guacamole. Great Mole Enchiladas. It was admittedly a lunch time portion, but the size was stereotypically gourmet... on the small side.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
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