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Google Plus Week is postponed until MONDAY night. Here's an old show with McGruff the Crime Dog!
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I miss the interviews, Good show.
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Never judge a book(worm) by his cover(tune)
Lujendra "Luju" Ojha led the team that discovered the existence of liquid flowing water on Mars, as announced by NASA this week.
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President Obama scheduled to speak on Oregon shooting at 6:20 pm EDT/3:20 pm PDT
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thanks Dan
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Reports of major shooting at Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg, Oregon
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12 dead on count so far. No where is safe.
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Comcast's new free ad supported multi-platform video offering 'Watchable' isn't

I'm not impressed but I'm not a millennial, which is obviously what "Watchable" is targeting. If you like short clips of things like "Dudes Try Pinterest Nail Art" then this site is for you!  (

I browsed by genre and found Beat Bobby Flay, something I find interesting since it is unlikely I could ever out-cook Bobby Flay.  The segment was Curry in a Hurry ( It was great. Bobby was trying to make a curry on rice and the Indian chef he was competing against was going with a bread and had just 10 minutes left! Oops! The clip ended at 3:23 so I have no idea who won or even how the dishes turned out.  I may be really white but I love me some curry!

Total waste of time. Worse than not knowing, I was teased.

There is no Android app yet.  I tried the iOS app and the web viewer. The web viewer lets you start viewing clips right away. The iOS app requires you to create a new account with your email address so I abandoned it. 

If one night there is nothing on TV or Netflix or Amazon Prime or HBO Now then I might try Watchable again.

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Live NASA Video: Liquid saltwater on Mars
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There's one less goat in Florida
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The "modern" equivalent of "didn't inhale"?
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President Obama about to do a Q&A following a personnel announcement in the State Dining Room
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That's what I was wondering. I actually watched the video to figure that out. At the beginning, he announced a couple people that were leaving, and didn't seem to make any personal statements (I skipped around a little), so I suppose it really is "personnel".
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Headline of the day...  "Elon Musk elaborates on his proposal to nuke Mars"
A few weeks ago, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was likened to a James Bond villain after he announced his idea to nuke Mars on The Late Show with Steven Colbert. He said it was the most rapid way to induce...
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Public Safety Scanner Traffic - Umpqua Community College Shooting
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Watchdog: Top Secret Service official wanted information about Chaffetz made public

“Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out,” Assistant Director Edward Lowery wrote in an e-mail to a fellow director on March 31, commenting on an internal file that was being widely circulated inside the service. “Just to be fair.”

Two days later, a news Web site reported that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, had applied to be a Secret Service agent in 2003 and been rejected.
“Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out,” Assistant Director Edward Lowery wrote in an e-mail.
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 Good to know that anyone in the Secret Service can access files that are supposed to be kept private.  Even better that the only reason they need is to amuse themselves and those around them. 
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" Intern available for software engineering position in Palo Alto area. Former Facebook employee seeks position. Available now "
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I'm the host of the web TV show Google Plus Week and the publisher of three newspapers in Virginia: Warren County Report, Frederick County Report and The Lynchburg Times. They have a combined readership of about 70,000.

I also host daily News & Technology shows on Google+ and YouTube Live

If you are looking for information on my studio setup click here.

I am a former teacher and director at Randolph-Macon Academy where I oversaw the school's installation of internet connectivity in every dormitory room and classroom on campus in the mid 90s. We were the first school in the nation to do so. I also founded the school's low-cost internet service R-MA OnLine.

In 1993 I left R-MA for a year to work as a database programmer and write a computer game that sold over 110,000 copies.

I am a former radio talk show host who still fills in from time to time for the noon hour on WFTR and WZRV in Front Royal.

I am the son of a U.S. foreign service officer and was born in Okinawa, Japan. I have lived in more than 20 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and Africa.

I am a classic example of a creative person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a curse I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy and the greatest gift I have ever received.
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I had a cameo as "the evil print reporter" in Real Housewives of Washington, D.C. I have lived all over the world from poverty-stricken countries in between civil wars to the fanciest neighborhood on Abbey Rd. in London. I prefer something in between.
News show host and newspaper publisher.
  • Google Plus Week & Newspaper Publisher
    Host, 2011 - present
  • McDermott Report
    Host, 2011 - 2012
  • Warren County Report Newspaper
    Publisher, 2006 - 2012
  • Frederick County Report Newspaper
    Publisher, 2009 - 2012
  • The Lynchburg Times
    Publisher, 2010 - 2012
  • U.S. Embassy London, England
    Grunt, 1985 - 1986
  • The Washington Star
    Paper boy, 1980 - 1981
  • Randolph-Macon Academy
    Teacher then Dir. of Communications, 1990 - 1999
  • Deltek Systems
    Programmer, 1993 - 1994
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Bentonville, Va.
Dacca, Bangladesh - Okinawa, Japan - London, England - Brussels, Belgium - Kifisia, Greece - New Dehli, India - Monrovia, Liberia - Lynchburg, Va. - Manassas, Va. - Fairfax, Va. - Islamabad, Pakistan
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