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Christopher Brown
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Recent observation: if you're talking to an undocumented API and there's a resource with sub-resources that look like they all have unique IDs, THEY MAY NOT ACTUALLY BE UNIQUE. Also, assuming some value is a unique identifier can be a really tricky bug to diagnose! (Thanks for the valuable life lesson, B-Cycle.)
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Look coders, I recognize that SourceForge.net was a crucial component of the open source community in the early 2000's, but there's no excuse for using it, say, after 2009.

"Wait 5 seconds for your download to begin"? Jesus. Ain't nobody got time for that. "Select a mirror from the list below"? There's these fancy things called CDNs now, which use another fancy thing called Anycast, which is pretty awesome.

(Same goes for Google Code, just s/2009/2011 or so/, and Bitbucket, around 2012.)
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Apache's fascination with Atlassian tools (like wikis) is disconcerting. Richard Stallman's open source purity politics are a little over-the-top, but Apache is playing to the opposite side in a way that makes me mighty uncomfortable.
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So many new forays for content hosting and redistribution (latest I've signed up for being Svbtle), but none are yet incentivizing me in micro-payments besides intangible publicity badges, e.g., likes and reposts.

Not that karma should be cashed in, but Google has a lot of money, and whatever I'm doing on Google+, they must be benefiting from it far more than I am, based on how hard they are pushing it. They obviously have more to gain from me posting on G+ as opposed to a personal blog, which is one reason why they killed Reader, but do they really think it's going to be that easy? Is it?
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"Switch back to old compose"? Yes, thank you!
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I'm not a big video-chatter. Haven't tried hang-outs yet, and despite how awesome people say it is, I really don't think I'd like it. Is there anything that G+ has got that Twitter/Facebook haven't?
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What's new is this box. #nothanks (does + support twitter-style hashmarks?)
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So, is Google+ open to everyone now?
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