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Dan Engle
1580 BoC, husband and father, purveyor of fine oilfield control systems
1580 BoC, husband and father, purveyor of fine oilfield control systems

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For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. -- 2 Corinthians 5:21.  Blessed Good Friday to you.

Looking to upgrade from my iPod Touch gen 2 in a month or two. Touch gen 5 seems obvious, but I wouldn't mind checking out Android. Nexus 7? The Nexus 7 looks wonderful, but it would be awkward carrying it while I mow the lawn.

I wish the Nexus 4 weren't a phone. I need more of a smart app/music player like the Touch than I do a real tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Player looks good, but Android version is only Gingerbread, not Ice Cream Sandwich.

Sony F-Series Walkman has the size and OS (Android 4+) I'm looking for, but no camera & it's nearly the same cost as the iPod Touch. Good grief.

Oh, snap. We were going to have marinated pork chops last night, but plans changed, leaving them to marinate in tamari, ginger, apple cider vinegar, and sugar another whole day. Tonight I cooked them up by searing them and finishing them off in the oven. They are like butter. :)

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49 ways better than a "like"
50 Things a +1 Can Mean

A +1 is simple. It’s one of the easiest ways on the web to take an action that endorses the content and says you saw something. But it can mean many different things. That’s the beauty of +1. You can +1 things you like. You can +1 bad news. You can +1 things you love. You can +1 casual status updates or items that change the world.

Often, we get asked what it means to +1. Here are some ideas. We’d love to see yours.

1. A +1 can say you agree with the post.
2. A +1 can say your photo is beautiful.
3. A +1 can say your joke was funny.
4. A +1 can mean you share in sympathy.
5. A +1 can mean you endorse content found on the web.
6. A +1 can say “thanks for sharing!”
7. A +1 can say “thanks for mentioning me!”
8. A +1 can say “Glad to see you hanging out!”
9. A +1 can say “Good to see you here!”
10. A +1 can say “Wow! That’s cool!”

11. A +1 can say your video was amazing.
12. A +1 can mean you’re excited about new features.
13. A +1 can mean your post was clever.
14. A +1 can say you like this brand.
15. A +1 can say you’re the biggest fan.
16. A +1 can mean you agree with the shared story.
17. A +1 can say “thanks for commenting!”
18. A +1 can say “I vote for this choice.”
19. A +1 can say “your high score is impressive”.
20. A +1 can say “thanks for playing!”

21. A +1 can say you’re with the band.
22. A +1 can say you love the band.
23. A +1 can mean your meme is hilarious.
24. A +1 can mean your child is adorable.
25. A +1 can mean your food looks delicious.
26. A +1 can mean that song is incredible.
27. A +1 can mean “You said what I was going to say!”
28. A +1 can say you saw the post, but have no comment.
29. A +1 can say that video is stunning.
30. A +1 can say you found the news interesting.

31. A +1 can say you sure do know how to recommend people.
32. A +1 can say “I’m rooting for you!”
33. A +1 can say “Congratulations!”
34. A +1 can mean this article is a must-read.
35. A +1 can mean “I have this product too.”
36. A +1 can mean “I love this book!”
37. A +1 can mean “I hear you.”
38. A +1 can mean “You rock.”
39. A +1 can mean “I love you.”
40. A +1 can mean “I + you.”

41. A +1 can say “I can’t wait!”
42. A +1 can say “You shouldn’t miss this!”
43. A +1 can be a smile.
44. A +1 can say “You look hot.”
45. A +1 can say “I’ve been there before, and I love it.”
46. A +1 can mean “I wish I were there.”
47. A +1 can mean “I am so proud of you.”
48. A +1 can mean “You took my breath away.”
49. A +1 can say “I’m on my phone and only have a second.”
50. A +1 can say anything.

Bizarro.  My laptop would rather transmit a large file over wireless at "54 Mbps" than over the wire at "100 Mbps" over the same router, hooked up to the same Internet line.  I rebooted the router, same results.  Wonder if there's compression over the wireless that it wouldn't get over wire?

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Making it easier to find friends & colleagues on Google+

With so many new people signing up for Google+ every day, it’s easy to miss friends and colleagues who’ve recently joined. So today we’re making some updates to Google+ to help you find people you care about and add them to your circles. 

For starters, the Circles icon in the app ribbon is now labeled Find People. Click through and you’ll find a new page with a list of people you might want to add. We'll show you people you're already talking to on Gmail and other Google products at the top of the page. To get even more suggestions, it’s easy to search by your school, workplace, or other email accounts.

If you want to organize the people you’ve added a bit further, you can always click the “Your circles” button at the top of the page. From there you can use the circle editor to see all of your circles and decide who belongs in each one. 

We hope this update helps you find and build great connections on Google+. Let us know what you think in the comments!


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Neato, for community managers...
Add links in your community’s “About” section

Are there other pages that you want your community members to check out? Today we're rolling out the ability to link to other communities, documents, websites, or whatever you'd like in your "About" section.

To get started, just click “Edit community” under the “Actions” menu, and click to “Add” a link. Then just type in a name for the link, and paste in the link’s URL. Let us know what you think!


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Cinnamon-candied cashews cooling.  Chomp.

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