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Windows Containers.  Docker.  We live in strange times, my friend.
Quick Start: Windows Server Containers and Docker. This article will walk through the fundamentals of managing windows Server Containers with Docker. Items covered will include creating Windows Server Containers and Windows Server Container Images, removing Windows Server Containers and ...
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One of my servers is over 1000 days uptime.  It's been up since approximately a week after I started my employment here.  If my records are correct, that machine was rebooted only a couple of times, all of them after I was hired.  I intended to migrate off of this machine before it hit 1000 days, but I failed to do so.  Oh well.  It's stable!
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+Darren Moore no offense taken. I rock Linux for the bulk of my personal use workstations
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There should be a law that games with consumable in-app purchases are required to either refund or backup the game state. That means this game was made by assholes. What, Google Play Games service too difficult for you to implement? You did the Achievements and Leaderboards just fine. I bet you just couldn't figure out how to store game state. Assholes.
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+Benjamen Meiers I'm partly making a joke about those folks that say "There oughta be a laaaaawww..."  But this behavior is absurd.  It's trivial to store game state via the really nice services that Google has provided.  Bethesda is just being a dick by not using it.  I can't believe it's anything but intentional at this point.
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I love this. I would love it even more if it really was from Target pretending to be not Target.
 
Haha. This is priceless. Some bigoted Cons got butthurt by Target's practices. ROFL!
A few days ago Target announced that their stores would no longer separate boys' and girls' toy sections. Predictably, people who use the word "political ...
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This is long post on how I wish +Google Photos would quickly evolve so I could fully depend on it as my photo management tool. 

Having been burned once by Adobe Photoshop Elements last decade, I'm extremely wary of trusting any tool over simply organizing photos into folders on my computer.

With Elements, I tagged so many pictures only to discover none of that information could be exported. With iPhoto, I came trusting it only to have the mess that is Apple Photos come along.

And I get it. I really do. I keep hearing what you told me, +Bradley Horowitz, just trust in the cloud and stop losing my mind trying to organize all this stuff myself. And I'm SO SO SO close to wanting to do that. But...

With my music, I can make playlists and know that those playlists will sync anywhere. If I fire up iTunes and make one, Google Music merrily will read all that and keep Google Music in sync. I also have fairly complete control over how I want to store my original music locally. I can organize the files by artist or album or so on. And I can easily have those files, so that on the off-chance some cloud goes nuts or some company folds or some new fancy DRM comes along, my MP3s are safe.

I want that for my photos. I want to know that I can have all my photos synced to a local drive in addition to being out on Google’s cloud. And I can by letting Google Photos make a folder in Google Drive. BUT sometimes the original file names don’t seem to be preserved. There doesn’t appear to be a way to control the folders so that you could have album specific ones (I do appreciate deeply the chronological format, however). Perhaps most important, Google Drive doesn’t work with external drives. I have 500GB of photos which aren’t going to fit on most typical laptops today. Support external drives!

I deeply appreciate the collections that are getting made. But after having just uploaded those 500GBs of photos and videos, it’s gone kind of mad. Trying to scroll through and find them all is very sluggish on desktop. On tablet, it’s easier but still needs to be improved. I know, now that I’m caught up, it won’t be so bad with so many coming in all at once. On the other hand, I think plenty of people already have many. We need a better collections / albums browsing.

While I appreciate we’re in a mobile first / cloud first world, there are times I’d like to do some batch processes on my desktop, where I have a keyboard, horsepower and lot of screen real estate. The way I’d like to do that is with Apple Photos. Except not, because Apple Photos is only for Apple devices. And Apple Photos wants to insanely download all my photos if I use it to some degree. Hey Apple, even if you’re going to compress my pictures, when I’m working on a 128GB laptop, trying to fill all my storage with ALL photos isn’t on.

Still, I want something like Apple Photos that could talk to Google Photos. I want some photo management app for desktop, a real one. And you know, Google has Picasa. So can’t that be brought into the 2010s finally and catch up to become Google Photos for Desktop. Please? Pretty please, because despite all the auto-organization that’s happening, there are times we still need to do some things ourselves. An app would help.

By the way, I’d so love if you could figure out what a screenshot is. I take a gazillion of them for work reasons. They’re all mixed in with pictures of my family, and it’s just kind of a mess. I suppose I should just ignore them all and focus on the auto-collections you make for me as well as ones I make. But they bug me. I want to put them all in a folder called Screenshots and be done with it. And, that may be what I’ll do — except as mentioned above, I don’t want to do all that organizing, find that Google goes “poof” for some reason and then I’m back to square one if all those screenshots can’t be put into a folder on my local computer in specific way. Hope that makes sense.

Speaking of my family, my wife wants ALL our family photos. And I want all of hers. We want one big family photo thing. But I can’t share a stream of all my pictures. And if I could, I’d be sharing all those screenshots I take. It would be nice if there were some way (and maybe I’m missing it) for families (or anyone) to more easily share large numbers of pictures. That would be especially helpful because if you make one of those great automated collections, she get one with her photos, I get one with mine but we don’t have one with our joint photos.

And speaking of sharing, what is up with the inability to stop sharing things. Perhaps this is a bug, but I have large number of albums that all say they’re shared. There’s no way that I can find to see who they’re shared with or how. Nor is there any option I can see to remove sharing. I think maybe, just maybe, things that were shared within an album on Google+ might be causing this bug. But suffice to say, if you’re going to report that something is shared, you should show how or to whom and provide a way to turn that off.

Back to editing, the faces thing is great. But I take a lot of pictures of TV shows and such to share, so I have all these celebrities staring back at me when I go to do a search. Which is kind of cool, but I’d rather have the most important people I’m after showing first. I’d also like to be able to set the photo used as a thumbnail for these people.

Also, how are we still not able to search through our photos by devices. I was desperate for that feature two years ago. I still am.

I know I’ve rambled on here. I hope it’s somewhat helpful. What I really hope, I suppose more than anything, is that we get a desktop app that can let us manage our photos with some control where we want it and in a way that ensures for us that any organization we do — or even you do — won’t somehow get lost in years to come. 
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The question is this: will they also be required to remove links to articles about them being required to remove links to articles about links they were required to remove?
 
If it weren't so serious, it would almost be comical...
The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered Google to remove search results that linked to pages detailing previous link removals by Google.
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<3 this.  Or is that ❤?  Or maybe ♥.  ♡?  💗, 💙, 💖, or 💓?  💕!  If some of those go ▯ on you, 💔.

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+Rex Rivers It really depends on your system.
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Corner cutting board - you can put the trash can under it and sweep the scraps into it
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Sounds like some very good reasons to use code you can see for yourself. Bonus points for not being told you're a criminal for not believing in what you can't review, or for trying to review it. We don't buy Oracle, and it's not because of the exorbitant price tag.
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I'm very opinionated.  I'm not always right and I'm willing to admit it when I've been proven wrong.  I'm a very easy-going guy and I like to be overly generous with people I like and trust.

I love these things and will probably talk about them endlessly:
  • Go language (golang).  Every bit of software I create these days that can be written in Go is written in Go.
  • Linux.  It only powers just about everything there is.
  • Android.  It is an awesome open source Linux-based consumer device operating system that I'm rather sure you've already heard about.
  • Atheism.  I do try to be polite as long as you are.
  • Politics.  I'm left-leaning and politically rather liberal, both socially and financially.
  • Open Source Software (FOSS).  Give me the source so I can fix it myself, thanks.
  • Religion.  I'm very interested in advancing my understanding of world religions and attempting to understand my religious friends.
I hate these things and will probably talk about (or mock or criticise) them endlessly:
  • Apple.  They didn't invent the smartphone, though they like to make some rather wild claims about it.  They used to yell from the mountaintops about how they were proud to steal good ideas from others (and they did), but now they've turned into a patent troll that whines about others using the same or similar ideas they use.  And they don't just whine in the media, but in the courts as well.  No thanks.  When they screw up, I'll be first in line to make fun of them for it and I thoroughly enjoy doing so.
  • Microsoft, but much less so than in the past.  Their licensing isn't pro-consumer and they do a whole lot of positioning and posturing that just doesn't sit well with me.  Plus I really hate the structure of their operating systems, especially their server OS.
  • Religious folks that claim to have family values but then show clearly that they don't actually follow those values.  For example, politicians pushing to make gay sex illegal but then they get caught having gay sex in a bus station bathroom.  Gay sex is perfectly fine, but being a hypocrite is not, especially when claiming religious or moral superiority.
I tend to not get along very well with or disagree heavily with:
  • People that think that Open Source only means free-cost software.  That's not what the F in FOSS stands for.  Yes, the word is "free" but it is free in terms of liberty and collaboration, not necessarily in price.  Open Source Software tends to be free of cost merely as a consequence of how it tends to be packaged and released.  Freeware (as in no-cost software) is not Open Source.  If you ever use the term "Freetard" I will be more likely to block you than to debate you.
  • Social Conservatives which tend to believe that if someone is in poverty it is because they were too lazy to get a job or wanted to live for free off of the government.
  • People that believe Evolution is a lie.
  • People that claim that Evolution is a lie and have nothing but religious texts as proof.
  • Those that consider Capitalism more important than society, humans, and sustainability.
  • Debaters that use circular logic to attempt to prove something.
  • Pests that respond with "I have the right to blah blah blah".  I'm not challenging your right to speak, to have religion, or to have thoughts, opinions, preferences, etc.  But I will certainly challenge any claims to have rights to a whole lot of other things, such as the right to remove other people's rights.  If you come back with "I have the right to say/believe/think/prefer blah blah" I'll probably just block you for being an idiot not worthy of my time.
  • ... Or if you think homosexuality is immoral, that marriage is only moral between two people of opposite genders, that contraception makes deities cry, or any other silly nonsense.
  • People that respond to posts with unclever responses such as "firstworldproblems".  I will probably either delete your comment or block you.  Or both.
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