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Pretty pics on departure out of ALK on NZ101
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Is anyone else here seeing 503 errors with +googlecloudplatform Storage? Even logging into the Console to see if our usage is hitting rate limits (would be surprising) is getting a "An error has occurred - please try again later" response. 

Unfortunately, the error has taken down all of the JS and CSS and images in our production app hard :-( #downtime  
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Will have some news around timing later today.
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Hi Geoff, what's the eta?
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The only thing fit for posting to Google+ is that Facebook is down right now. 
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Christmas Day by the Bay!
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Having a great weekend.. one of the least productive in years ;-)
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Amazing footage! (now to read up on Wikipedia about the breathtaking location)
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First time walking on an ice lake - Android's photo sphere is pretty impressive too.
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Great shots. The ice sliding looks like great fun
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A beautiful spring Sunday in the Bay
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Party dog by the bay...
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And of course, the people recording the video are class 1 bogans.
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is that Wollongong?
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Could agree more. Fuck you, NSA.
 
The packet capture shown in these new NSA slides shows internal database replication traffic for the anti-hacking system I worked on for over two years. Specifically, it shows a database recording a user login as part of this system:

http://googleblog.blogspot.ch/2013/02/an-update-on-our-war-against-account.html

Recently +Brandon Downey, a colleague of mine on the Google security team, said (after the usual disclaimers about being personal opinions and not speaking for the firm which I repeat here) - "fuck these guys":

https://plus.google.com/108799184931623330498/posts/SfYy8xbDWGG

I now join him in issuing a giant Fuck You to the people who made these slides. I am not American, I am a Brit, but it's no different - GCHQ turns out to be even worse than the NSA.

We designed this system to keep criminals out. There's no ambiguity here. The warrant system with skeptical judges, paths for appeal, and rules of evidence was built from centuries of hard won experience. When it works, it represents as good a balance as we've got between the need to restrain the state and the need to keep crime in check. Bypassing that system is illegal for a good reason.

Unfortunately we live in a world where all too often, laws are for the little people. Nobody at GCHQ or the NSA will ever stand before a judge and answer for this industrial-scale subversion of the judicial process. In the absence of working law enforcement,  we therefore do what internet engineers have always done - build more secure software. The traffic shown in the slides below is now all encrypted and the work the NSA/GCHQ staff did on understanding it, ruined.

Thank you Edward Snowden. For me personally, this is the most interesting revelation all summer.
New documents reveal exactly how the Post was able to determine that the NSA was peeking inside the Google and Yahoo's cloud network.
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Entrepreneur, Geoff McQueen is the founder and CEO of AffinityLive, automates all of the work in a service company, from prospect to payment, and everything in between, in a single, easy to use online system.

Geoff moved to the US in 2011 to take AffinityLive to the world market. 

Since its commercial launch in November 2011, AffinityLive has seen growth in paying clients of more than 20% a month and has been covered by the likes of TechCrunch

With a free 30 day trial, and paid plans starting at just $49/month, AffinityLive provides the power of an enterprise system, with the ease of use of a consumer web app, and the features that service industry businesses need - all in one place.

Originally from Wollongong, Australia, Geoff received his MBA from the Sydney Business School, is an Honorary fellow from the University of Wollongong and a strong supporter of the Australian startup scene (recognised in the Pearcey Awards, 2010).
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