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For those who've been looking for G+ profiles to have a Wall, it's coming: http://grack.com/blog/2011/09/26/google-upcoming-feature-discovery-google-experts-and-the-facebook-wall/
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Seen this going around a lot, and though I like the dig on the rankings, the part that scares me is this: "Don’t go into debt—or do—but make your decision about your writing and the writers you want to work with first, and money after."

Recall this nugget from The Atlantic last month: "The next subprime crisis will come from defaults on student debts, starting with for-profit colleges and rising to the Ivy League. The parallels with housing are striking. In both, the written warnings aren't understood, especially on penalties and interest rates. And in both, it's assumed that what's being bought will rise in value, in one case the real estate, in the other the salaries which will accrue with a degree. One bubble has burst; the second is already losing air." (From http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/08/the-debt-crisis-at-american-colleges/243777/.)

We just no longer live in a time when we can afford to be so cavalier about debt.
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Would be interested in hearing a speaker (or admirer) of non-American English promote "different to" as somehow making more sense than "different from" or "different than."
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"Go with the Flo: What Good Customer Service Looks Like": Slightly sycophantic blog post at http://www.devangoldstein.com/780/what-good-customer-service-looks-like/.
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Some facts: Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad are sisters. Their mother Vivian Ayers was nominated for a Pulitzer and gave her name to Aunt Viv on The Fresh Price of Bel Air—whose first two episodes Allen directed.
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Recent change on Facebook: In the status update and messaging boxes, Enter creates a new line, but you have to click a button to send your update/message. In comment boxes, shift-enter still creates a new line, and enter posts your comment.

And that's why we're here, folks. Facebook is only getting worse.
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Well, I'm here now, I guess. So that's something.
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"When you purchase an HD video from the iTunes Store, you will also receive the SD version." And when you delete the SD version from your list of downloads in iTunes—because you know you're going to watch it by streaming from your laptop to your Apple TV—it will nonetheless remain in your list of available downloads, rendering the "Check for available downloads" feature useless to you—since your available downloads now include two seasons' worth of SD episodes of, say, Breaking Bad, all of which begin downloading every time you try to start downloading that single new episode of, say, Project Runway.
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Comfort with SD for me would depend on what I'm watching. To take the two examples from my original post, I probably wouldn't mind Breaking Bad in SD, but Runway, where texture and color and movement matter so much, I think I'll want in HD. (But then, if SD comes with greater compression on the audio, count me right back out for Bad too. No idea how to find that out.)
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I do wish that we could separate the death-penalty discussion from the potential-innocence discussion, though. I have never figured out where I stood on the death penalty, and I don't want to have to do so in order to make an informed decision about whether there were grounds for the re-opening of Davis' case.

More pressingly, my own beliefs lead me to think of a wrongful sentence of life in prison as far, far more tragic than a wrongful execution. So if you have to be opposed to the death penalty to care about the Davis case—as seems to be a pervasive sentiment—then I should be commenting about how innocent people sit in jail for decades with no media coverage simply because they don't happen to fall under the umbrella of a highly politicized issue. But I hope that's not really what's going on here. (Troy Davis is currently on the homepage of The Innocence Project, but they also do great work for those not condemned to death.)
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I feel just the same. It's going to be one of the few things I've read that have felt somehow momentous as I've read them—and that makes me both excited and sad. Weird spot.
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Idea for a Netflix commercial: Rod Stewart singing, "Who else is gonna bring you Broken Aaa-rrow? Who else is gonna bring you Pu - u - rple Rain?" And so on.
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Somebody just wrote to me in an email, "i appreciate your long reply." I responded, "That's like telling the Phantom of the Opera, 'I understand how hard it must be to look like you do, but you make beautiful music.'"
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Putting my money where my mouth has been (see http://www.devangoldstein.com/342/football-coaches-conscience/ and http://www.devangoldstein.com/473/nfl-cheap-shots/) and ditching the NFL this season. Step 1: Up at 7:30 to watch Liverpool/Arsenal on ESPN3.
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Haha. Yeah, man. Been a hectic summer. But glad to hear it, finally. And to your (half-joking?) point above about him, he might be something of an enticement for me to pay more attention to MLS. But it's also partly like, who's my team? I guess maybe the Revolution, because I also support the Red Sox and Liverpool (who the Red Sox, you know, sort of support). But I feel no connection there.
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"Anything new with that thing over there?" —Jean-Luc Picard.

(From Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 1, Episode 7: "Justice")
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In about six weeks, with circles under your eyes and Dorito stains on your t-shirt, you'll thank me in earnest.
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