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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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Was it really 10 years ago that we were again at war with the Cylons? Still a great movie and first season. 

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Ok, now the stock Lollipop camera on a N4 is just screwing with me for laughs. This is whst happens when you don't QA your code. 
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And now it looks even more like a Rolex
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+Tapatalk  3.3 for iOS and Android seems to be getting more hate than you'd think possible during holidays. Some reviews are pretty angry. Check out reviews on iTunes and Play Store. 

New version UI does away with efficient use of screen space in favor of big images, fonts, then hides previously easily found functions under menus and icons. Fortunately, still using Tapatalk Pro  4.6.2 on Android, and had backup of 3.2.1 on iOS. (I don't trust auto-updates after Samsung made Smart View for SmarTVs stop working for 2012 models still in use - no version fork, no warning, no compatibility mode, nuthin'.) Another app that gets worse and encourages NOT following their updates. 
Nothing I say to preface this can prepare you for the excruciating giggling that is in store.....
Kids say the craziest things, so this clever dad, Martin Bruckner, decided to turn the sayings of his 3-year-old daughter, Harper Grace, into illustrations. Originally, he started the project as a Mother’s Day gift to his wife, however it now turned into a popular tumblr blog
Merry Christmas, Google+. :)


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Earlier this week I was in a meeting room without a network connection, and could not login to my vault. The "login offline" option had no effect! I kept getting a "no data connection" warning whether it was ticked or not.

Trying to reproduce at home, LastPass logs in regardless of being in airplane mode or not, regardless of the "login offline" option.

Any idea of what bug i might've encountered? Currently on 3.3.27. 
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Weird that you couldn't log in at that office. Would really need a log to know what's going on there. The behavior at home is correct, because it still always tries to log in offline first, regardless of the offline setting. The difference is that if you have explicitly selected offline, it won't try to log in online afterward, to sync your vault.
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Severe weather takes many forms. Blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, even haboobs can turn a regular day into a disaster, and if you're not prepared, it can turn from disastrous to downright dangerous. While you're stocking up the liquor cabinet, boarding up the windows, and collecting the… #android
Severe weather takes many forms. Blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, even haboobs can turn a regular day into a disaster, and if you're not prepared, it can turn from disastrous to downright dangerous. While you're stocking up the liquor cabinet, boarding up the windows, and collecting the games/movies from around the house to keep any little ones happy and distracted, don't forget to...
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Complete and utter #FAIL, +Android​.

Step 1. Transfer imap mail client duties from functional Email app to Gmail app.
Step 2. Turn off or remove old Email app in Lollipop 🍭.
Step 3. Bork up Gmail app on Android so it completely wedges on reading imap or Gmail accounts. Any of them.
Step 4. Watch users flee to iOS so they can get their friggin work/personal emails.

Do you even QA this shite? Prove it. Show me a use case for Nexus 7, 5.0, 3 Gmail accounts, 6 imap accounts. 

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+Ara Wagoner Not the ones I'm eatin'. :)
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Scrum master, Software QA Analyst, Product Owner
I break software just by looking at it.
  • Red Hat Inc.
    Sr. Software QA Engineer, 2007 - present
  • 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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Former Coast Guardsman, public radio producer, infopreneur, and freelance tech and entertainment writer. Now working in software development and testing.
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.

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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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Nice food, affordable prices. I found portions a little conservative, but what was served was above average and truly tasty. I've been back several times.
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Such a great idea, expertly done. Love their specials using local ingredients.
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