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JB Segal
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How the heck did I just discover that Daevid Allen is dead now, 15 months later?
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/13/daevid-allen
Damn it.
#fuckcancer  
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If you were to be trying to do a personal happiness building regime that included "Acts of kindness: Make a conscious effort to do something nice for no reason other than to help." what would those acts look like, do you expect?
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Compliment strangers, especially those whose job it is to help you - cashiers, bus drivers, receptionists, etc. If you have a good experience, report it to their boss. So few people take the time to praise rather than complain, and it can make all the difference.
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If I'm looking for this generation's Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, who - besides Boden and Spiers - am I looking for?
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Dr. Seuss was FAMOUS for spending a long time with every book making sure the scansion of all his rhymes was perfect.

I really wish ALL the writers of children's book who write in rhyme would care as much.

(I'm looking at you, Little Blue Truck...)
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I still love LBT. Beep beep beep!
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http://www.futilitycloset.com/2007/09/18/overruled/

This story (which I read in some late 70s trivia book) is the genuine origin of me not shaving.
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I am repeatedly amazed at just how INCOMPETENTLY BAD +YouTube's Subscription notification is.

The left hamburger menu Subscriptions section regularly has new numbers flagging channels where no, there's nothing new, and NO FLAG where something was added 5 days ago, 3 weeks, and 2 months ago, but which I haven't looked at for all that time because it NEVER TOLD ME there was a new video to check out.

I have no idea if I know anyone there or not, but if someone can get the YT team to explain WTF they're smoking, I'd appreciate it.
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" . . . if someone can get the YT team to explain WTF they're smoking, I'd appreciate it."

Or at least share.
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"I was just watching Funding Nemo."

"“Funding Nemo”! What a great movie, all about Venture Capitalism, and Dory! The Angel Investor!"
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http://www.justinobeirne.com/essay/what-happened-to-google-maps

I very much appreciate his analysis, and agree with his conclusions.

+Google Maps - You've been going down the wrong road for years now. Your desktop UX folks, too (not covered in this essay) have also gone off the rails, sadly.
Surprising Changes to Google Maps's Cartography Browsing Google Maps over the past year or so, I've often thought that there are fewer labels than there used to be. Google's cartography was revamped three years ago – but surely this didn't include a reduction in labels? Rather, the sparser maps appear to be a recent development. A few days ago, I was looking at some screenshots I used for a post in April 2010. I've posted one of tho...
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Yeah, google maps left my useful list of things about a year ago.  The constant downgrades have been stunning.
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You know what you get when you soak fruit-filled cookies in Scotch Whisky? Newton Highlands!

(Just had to share it more...)
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My cat kept looking up at our bedroom skylight in concern. (Also in "mom, it's 3am why aren't you asleep")
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This article backs up with numbers and examples what I've seen over the years-- the women's version costs more, even if there are no changes other than color or packaging. Buy the men's version. It won't come in pink or purple, alas, but you'll get a better value for your money.
It's a good principle to live by, based on this new discovery.
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And if you can buy the kids version rather than the adult version, it is usually cheaper too.
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I believe that G+'s rules about pseudonymity and anonymity were wrong-headed, potentially dangerous, culturally deaf, useless, and basically stupid.

http://infotrope.net/2011/08/04/google-plus-names-policy-explained/
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_plus_bans_creator_of_firefox_for_using_his.php
https://bentrem.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/sidebar-googles-plus-suspensions/

I'm also frustrated that they managed to have seemingly neutered a site that could've been So Much Better than FB.
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    CS, Audio Engineering, 1985 - 1989
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