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David Spalding
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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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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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OH, I misunderstood you. I read "tries to login offline first, regardless of the check box state," thinking you mean login in to the cloud server, not open the vault. Derp. My bad. 
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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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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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"I have been, and always shall be, your friend."
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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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Scrum master, Software QA Analyst, Product Owner
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I break software just by looking at it.
Employment
  • 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.
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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 for Shar Banning 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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Was lucky to shuttle the members of Dedanann there in the 80s after a show. 12 Adler is also known as the place where Leila aka Lisa Guiraut first performed as a belly dancer. From her performances, she was hired for THE DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (1962). After traveling to London and dancing there, she got a bit part as the gypsy dancer in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963) ... and used as the "backdrop" for Robert Brownjohn's innovative, hallucinogenic title sequence for that film (and set a trend for many years to come, even with Maurice Binder returned to the EON film stable to do main titles for Bond films). Specs is San Francisco history that you can have a drink in, still.
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Store, and store staff, are first rate. Excellent personal service. Parking can be a little tight, but searching around Babys R Us you should be able to find a slot and take a little walk.
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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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I've been a member of Costco for 20 years ... wow. I can't type enough good things about them. Great customer service, they consistently and enthusiastically put the customer above any single purchase. Easy returns. 90 day returns on some electronics. Automatic 1-year add'l warranty on most electronics. Really good foods, good selection of above average products (I've really gotten something crappy there, but you can return something that really disappoints). Again, super-friendly staff and brightly lit (clean!) warehouses make coming to Costco a nice shopping experience. I hate going into the other warehouse club stores because they're so dingy and sloppy by comparison.
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Great place, really. Hand-crafted coffee, neat atmosphere, plenty of seating, comp wi-fi. Nice place for a meetup or morning cup of joe.
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Only Burger ... what's in a name? A superbly crafted and prepared hamburger. All others pale by comparison. They're the "only burger" for me.
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Really nice staff, convenient location, nice prices. Membership (monthly debit) brings discounts and benefits.
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