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David Spalding
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+Mike Letcher, Is this community still active? Looks like there've been no posts in over a year. 
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Fascinating read.... Found the author via his blog via a piece he did for Snap Judgement.
Consumer boycotts don't stop sweatshops any more. This might.
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:Brilliant. Of course, it'll never happen. The MPAA will never relinquish its power voluntarily.
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Oh, I see what you did here +The Criterion Collection . You used the font from the bus station sign for the cover art. And since Robert Riskin wrote the script for this Frank Capra classic, adapted from a short story, "Night Bus," it's a delightful pseudo-Easter Egg. Well done, +Sarah Habibi and +Jessica Hische . #frankcapra #ithappenedonenight #CriterionCollection 
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The app filler helper seems must faster under Beta. I've had it go away and wondered how to get it back once or twice. No item in the Notifications area, is that optional? 
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+David Spalding starting an app for which you have logins should do it.
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Happy birthday, Hedy Lamarr. Easily overlooked as another of Germany's and Hollywood's movie industries' great beauties, she also was a brilliant inventor, participating in the development of spead spectrum and frequency-hopping technologies (developed to aid in the Allied war effort in WWII), a better traffic light, and -- I think -- Fizzies (a soft-drink created by dropping a tablet in water, one of my favorite childhood sweets). 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr

Honored in 1997 by the EFF.  https://w2.eff.org/awards/pioneer/1997.php

Hedy ... like Grace Hopper, and the Top Secret Rosies[1]  .... is a beacon of inspiration to techie women everywhere. Beauty != lack of brains. In fact, for this gentleman, it makes for an awesome lady. 

[1] http://www.witi.com/wire/articles/3/Invisible-Computers:-The-Untold-Story-of-the-ENIAC-Programmers/1/
http://archive.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/1997/05/3711

#hedylamarr   #topsecretrosies   #spreadspectrum  
Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr's 101st birthday #GoogleDoodle
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Where can I post feedback about LastpPass prebuild for Chrome? I found a usability blunder, want to give my report... ,:} 
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Send a mail to feedback4.0@lastpass.com
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You're right, Adobe, thanks. I do feel a little tuckered out.
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Someone at Yamaha consumer electronics (developer on the RX-V receiver web control app) has got a sense of humor. A sophomoric one, but still there. Or is this an Easter egg?
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Oh my god.. That made me chuckle!

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The mobile app keeps prompting me to run a security check. I wouldn't mind the browser plug-in doing this, but when I use LP on mobile, it's with a very specific action to take: look up a password, check a secure note, infrequently to launch in the LP browser to a site, etc. I'm not at all interested in spontaneous redirects to another action.

The choices are "Run now" (NO) and "Remind me later" (um,... NO, thank you). How about a "Bugger off" ("Dont ask me this again") option? Or something in the settings?


The popup to run a security check is both an annoyance and an interruption to my use case(s). I want it to stop doing that. Can I?
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+Jeff Edde if you mean the popup that happens when you launch a page in another app, we can't add a do not ask option to that. However, you should be able to select the default browser on your Android device, either by pressing the Always button, or through system settings.
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Gee, Google Play Music. I don't know why you would REVERSE the arrangement of the "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" icons in your app, depending upon iOS device (iPod Touch, iPad Mini in these examples), but it's a pretty silly goof. I find myself tapping the wrong icon on one or t'other.

A little consistency, please? Get a UI maven to help out. I vote for "thumbs up" on the left as it is on other platforms. ;)
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Former Coast Guardsman, public radio producer, infopreneur, and freelance tech and entertainment writer. Now working in software development.
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Native San Franciscan, adopted Southerner (think I'm still an honorary Texan), self-avowed grump and prop replica geek, watch idiot savant, amateur racetrack rat,  gadget freak and closet Luddite, proud papa, flirtatious and elegant gent and notorious slouch. I'm not old enough to say "I'm too old for this ****" yet. I hope.


Thanks to Shar Banning for the inspiration for the following: 

If you don't see my +1's it's because I only share those with IRL friends who ask to see them. Ask me. Spoiler: if you don't know me, we haven't interacted face to face or at least online and become acquainted, I won't even acknowledge your request. There are some exceptions, and you people probably already know who you are. 

How to change your +1 visibility:



If I had you circled back at one point and you aren't now feel free to message me about it and I'll review that.

If you are circling me for the first time please be aware that I won't circle you back, and may even block you,  for one or more of the following reasons:

. You don't have a profile pic or it's a pic of someone or something else. 
. You have nothing original in your stream (e.g. inspirational posters, caturday pics, photos that don't belong to you without attribution), nothing more than status updates CC'ed from your Twitter or Facebook feed. 
. The only things in your stream are re-shares. See above. (I make exceptions for outstanding art that is attributed to the original author/artist.)
. You have content in your stream that makes me queasy. 
. Your content is extremely topical in a topic I don't find interesting, or you're only here to sell stuff that I don't want or have. If you're a company and you're blogging or interacting with us, that's cool. 

Things that will get you blocked or muted:

. Commenting on a topic with "Hi how are you?" or any non sequitur  instead of just getting involved in the conversation at hand.
. You post spam or chain letter type shit.
. Spamming 2 or more of your blog posts, PARTICULARLY IF THEY ARE NOT NEW. (Yes, people do this.) I won't tolerate you hogging 10 spots on my stream because you're an attention whore. 
. Sending me what appears to be a private message but in fact is also sent to everyone in your circles or publicly.
. Evidence of repeated behavior as a jerk. 

ATTN. COMMERCIAL COMPANIES: if you "follow" me without any relationship or clear connection to my profession or business, I WILL block/report you for mass subscription. This is a SOCIAL NETWORK, not an advertising channel. Go directly to FB for that, do not pass GO, do not collect $200. If your situation is different, send me a message first. 

Things that will get you put in a containment circle:

. I come across +1 spam in my stream from you.  (please see above link on details on how to customize your +1 activity)
. Misuse of Google+.
. Abuse of others. 
. Stalking me, my posts, anyone in my circles.
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San Rafael, CA - Novato, CA - Mobile, AL - Elizabeth City, NC - Houston, TX - Villa Grande, CA - Los Angeles, CA - San Francisco, CA - Cape May, NJ - Aguadilla, PR - Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
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Scrum master, Analyst, Quality & Usability maven
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Many. Some I can talk about, some I am obligated by love and country to keep secret.
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  • Verisk Health
    Sr. Business Analyst, 2015 - present
  • Red Hat Inc.
    Sr. Software QA Engineer, 2007 - 2015
  • CC Intelligent Services
    Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer, 2005 - 2006
  • Yellowbrick Solutions
    Sr. Software Tester, 2002 - 2003
  • Brightware, Inc.
    Software QA, 1999 - 2001
  • Inference Corporation
    Tech Support Analyst, 1998 - 1999
  • United States Coast Guard
    Aircrew (sensor system operator), radioman, intelligence specialist, 1985 - 1998
  • IBM
    Software tester (Director), 2004 - 2005
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Really great local ethnic fast food place. Simple decor, a little pricey but you can eat for < $10. I've returned several time and had a hard time resisting making a big meal of it, so many of the choices are enticing.
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Nice little downtown coffee shop. Food's a bit overpriced but made to order, with some really amazing looking desserts. Nice place to stop in and study on a rainy day.
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reviewed a month ago
Brand new Costco store, long awaited in the south Raleigh area. As usual, has all the departments and amenities that you expect from Costco, in a new store utilizing all the latest facility technologies.
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reviewed a month ago
Okay location, but often has very long lines (at 10 pm, even; really?), service is okay, dining room is a bit dark. Cook Out is a perennial favorite, but I'll take Only Burger or Williams Gourmet Kitchen (the latter is right around the corner on NC Hwy 54) for my hamburger fix.
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Relatively new location with more than ample parking, very easy in and out. Not a Super Target, so don't expect much in the way of groceries (there's a Harris Teeter adjacent if needed), but they stock a limited selection of fresh fruits and veggies, and the usually refrigerated groceries. Very well laid out entrance and checkout area (checkout lanes are staggered so you easily find an open one.
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Well-lit, easy to navigate store, with very helpful staff. Veterans are said to get a discount upon showing a retirement card or DD-214 year-round.
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Very clean location, convenient drive through lane, next to a exit ramp to NC Hwy 55 (no traffic light for left turns).
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