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Dean Hoover
Works at Centurion, Inc.
Attended Hortonville High School
Lives in Mukwonago, Wisconsin USA
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Just wanted to offer my first impressions of Allo.

First, I use Hangouts for both IM and SMS/MMS because I'm on Google Fi's service. There is really only one person I IM chat with almost every night, and a group of four people where we use Hangouts to get together to talk (no video) while playing World of Warcraft. Since we all have Android devices and Google accounts, Hangouts is the perfect method to do that.

My friend that I decided to use Allo instead of Hangouts last night. We both like the interface, and when it got to the point where we could use Google's AI, having the answer appear on both sides simultaneously was pretty awesome.

The down side (which I believe Google will resolve in the near future) is being able to chat on multiple devices, including the PC. I know it wasn't promised when Allo came out, but to be honest, if you're going to build something that is planned to replace Hangouts for the average user, then I think Google needs to make it as good as Hangouts for what most people use it for.

It's not there yet, but I also don't think Google wants it to be there yet. In my opinion, Allo is a project like Project Fi was when it first came out. Google knows it has to get better, but it's on us to help them by trying it and giving our opinions.

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It's here.......... the completely unnecessary plethora of screenshots to somehow prove that people have received the Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade.

Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that you're getting it. Also, I'm not mad that I'm not getting it yet..... I realize that I will get it someday.

But please respect others so we, as the other users, don't need to see it in order to know it's coming. A screenshot or two is one thing, but I've past by 10-12 on my screen right now, and that's just not necessary.
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I'm totally with you, for the last 10 minutes or so I'm scrolling thru Google+ and it's just f**** annoying. The first dozen messages are for the start of nougat roll out and the second dozen are for all the screenshot geeks. Sure, everybody can do as he pleases but it's still annoying..
And the most fun part of it, it's just the factory images. Nobody did their magic on it yet.. 😋
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At Old World Wisconsin, they're brewing beer like it's 1889 (and showing you how).
A new program, a partnership between the museum and the Museum of Beer & Brewing, teaches the 19th-century process of brewing beer, from growing the ingredients to fermentation.
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Enjoying some old school country at Friday Night Live 
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Wall cloud.... 
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Panoramic of a beautiful rainbow. No editing. Love this phone! 
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Real nice picture 
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My Level 4 has been approved by Google, and now I have 1 TB of Google Drive space that I will never get even close to filling for the next two years. Great way to promote the Local Guide program!
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+Dean Hoover Congrats on making it. Unfortunately I only got the 100Gb and while it will prove slightly useful, it's not nearly enough to get me off of DropBox which I actually don't like... but at the price I have grandfathered Google's not even close. (As a DB beta tester I don't know if I can disclose the exact amount, but let's say it's about 200Gb of Google's price.) Even as I speak today I'm sending off the files for a 2hr movie that was shot with 4 cameras and some scenes requiring 4-5 takes. I think when all totaled it's upwards of 300Gb. And we'll soon be doing everything in 4k... for that I'm likely going to have to setup my own server or use Amazon cloud service. Anyway, I digress... congrats on making it in time.
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I know.... I shouldn't have recorded the video vertically. That being said, considering the circumstances I was very impressed on how well the 6P recorded the fireworks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwj8BTIItY4
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Do you #unplug from work email while traveling? It's not as easy as it seems. http://intel.ly/295GJuk
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Luckily I don't have a work e-mail. 
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Outside John Hawks Pub.... 
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Down town Milwaukee !!! Lol 
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Full moon to add to the awesome evening..... 
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Network/Server Administrator
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I'm pretty good with computers.
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  • Centurion, Inc.
    Network Administrator, 1989 - present
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Mukwonago, Wisconsin USA
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Fun to be around..... I hope!
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Married for almost 25 years.  Have beautiful daughter who is making something out of herself by working hard and going to college.  Best friends one could ask for.
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Trustee for the Milwaukee Repeater Club (http://www.mrc91.org)
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  • Hortonville High School
    1981 - 1985
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There was a time when I almost dreaded going into this oasis because of how dirty it used to be. I'm glad that they have made an effort to clean it up. The new tenants offer good food/drink and decent prices, and the view of the interstate is still cool to see every time I go.
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The place was very clean, and the service was very good, but overall there are other places that serve a better beer and wings while watching the game that costs less.
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Love their fresh vegetables, and they also have a nice meat selection. Some of the other items can be overpriced, so just be mindful of them and you'll be fine.
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Staff was friendly, food was very good, and the restaurant looked well maintained. Many customers, so they seem to be doing a fine job!
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Service was very helpful. No pressure tactics from the sales person made the experience a good one.
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Nice place to stop for a brew and burger.
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Both the presentation and views are amazing. You have to do it!
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