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Kenny Strawn
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Should have posted about this a couple of #ChromeOSCanary  builds ago when it first came out, but yeah, in 36, you'll notice this notification (in contrast to the status icon in the Chrome menu seen previously) when a "captive portal" is restricting Internet access...
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My take on the leaked home screen code... To me, yup, definitely has #GoogleNow written all over it.
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Simply put: If Google actually integrated Google Now into the Chromecast home screen, they could then just let Now cards seamlessly sync from mobile devices (the way they do in Chrome [OS] already) and provide a cast button in the Android/iOS apps to allow the on-screen Now content to be controlled whenever the time is right... Yup, that to me is the perfect home screen interface.

The weather card, of course, may already have leaked code and icons out there...
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When is a computer not "bleeping"? When it wishes you a happy #Big21 ... #GoogleNow   #AcerC720   #Chromebook   #ChromeOSCanary   #ChromebookFTW  
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Just when you thought all hope was lost when 34 hit the stable channel... #ChromeOS   #Transparency   #EasyAsInstallingATheme  
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You can also dock more than one small window on the same side - just "press" with a mouse against the edge as you drag the first window. For the second window - drag and drop it into the dock. Docking additional windows may cause some windows already in the dock to get minimized.
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Perfect for watching the #IO14 live feed...
Even more new Chromecast stuff. 
No sooner did we figure out Google added support for private YouTube videos to the Chromecast, than live videos started working as well. We've been checkin... by Ryan Whitwam in Chromecast, Google, News
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I wonder if 1997-XF11 will be the next asteroid of this nature...
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MUCH better #upskirt  tool than +Google Glass...  #DebunkingAntiGlassSentiment  
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Knew this was inevitable: Last night's #ChromeOSCanary  update (5745.0.0/36.0.1932.0) fixed the voice search bug...
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Out of curiosity: Does Google's stock camera app have the same video resolution restrictions as Motorola's camera app does? Given that the Galaxy Nexus also had a 5MP camera with a smaller, washed out sensor than the Moto G's (whose pixels are identical in size — 1.4 microns — to the pixels on the iPhone 5's and 5C's sensors), yet still took 1080p video, it would make sense for it to be merely a software restriction on Motorola's part

Despite 720p, however, using an iPhone 4S since December 2012 (thanks AT&T for not making Nexus-style Android updates as affordable as a carrier upgrade...), I've found 1080p video recording to be a sort of two-edged sword... Put it this way: it takes up 6x the disk space of SD video, and, if I can recall correctly, 1.5x the space of 720p video. To the point where I can only take maybe 30 minutes of video without filling up my phone... So, frankly, that's probably not a bad move after all.
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Student in mobile software and Web development at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA
  • Green Thumb International
    Nursery attendant, 2013 - present
    Resumed the 2010-11 job in August...
  • Green Thumb International
    Nursery attendant, 2010 - 2011
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    Warehouse upkeeper, 2012 - 2012
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20-year-old Saddleback College software developer in training... who also LOVES to worship
Hello, my name is Kenny Strawn, was born on April 14, 1993, live in Mission Viejo, CA, and am currently a student at Saddleback College studying... you guessed it... software development, particularly for smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks. Have gone through three Chromebooks so far: started with a Cr-48 back in early 2011 that had a lose SATA cable to the SSD, then went on to an Acer AC700-1099 that was very fast and amazing at first, but soon became a severe underperformer, and now I'm rocking an Acer C720-2802 and loving it.

Since I have been so busy splitting time lately between Google+ and other social networks, it's been a long time since I last updated this. And since most of the content in here is ridiculously out of date (in fact, some of it even carried over from (!) Buzz), I figured this entire section deserves a complete rewrite.

I'm obviously kind of a rare mix of political positions here. There's millions of so-called "Christians" in the United States, sure... but what they practice is obviously not what they preach; in fact, the greedy billionaire Republicans in particular are in many ways completely contradicting themselves by being greedy and yet calling themselves Christians at the same time (Matthew 6:24). Likewise, there are others who do many things that are biblically correct on the financial and humility front, yet at the same time are pro-gay, pro-abortion Atheists. I, fortunately, see fault in BOTH of these positions, which is why I ended up voting for Gary Johnson (on his third-party ticket) in the 2012 election, since the choice between Obama and Romney in this case was a choice between a pro-gay, pro-abortion hypocrite and a pro-greed, pro-denialism hypocrite.

Another thing that sets me apart is that I also see that in many ways science and (wait, my pastor cringes at the word) religion are by no means one-against the other, and such relics as the Shroud of Turin (remember Ray Downing's awesome spectacle?) and many references to forensically accurate astronomical phenomena (round Earth, Earth revolves around the Sun... you know, the basic stuff that back in those days scientists frowned upon) in scripture only seem to reinforce what we know about science in general, which is why being a software development student hasn't stopped me from continuing to be a (as anyone else would call me) Jesus-freak at the same time.

Back to the politics bit, since verses like Luke 6:24-26, 1 Timothy 6:10, and Matthew 6:24 all seem to condemn greed, they also condemn (in the modern era) the patent trolling and pervasive license restrictions that software vendors like Apple and Microsoft use to lock down their products and stifle others... but then again, I also know that HTC, Samsung, and LG can in the case of their proprietary forks of Android that they install on non-Nexus devices be just as foul as Apple when it comes to openness (locked bootloaders? Really?), which made me, back in December 2012, settle for an iPhone 4S (which was $99 with the 5 already out) instead of going for another AT&T Android device, since I am much happier with an up-to-date proprietary fork of Darwin (iOS 7) than I ever would be with an out-of-date (by several versions, at least) proprietary fork of Android.

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None. If there's any joy in my life, Jesus is the one who made it happen; therefore, He's the one that deserves the credit (see Ephesians 2:8-9).
  • Saddleback College
    Applications development, 2013 - present
  • El Toro High School
    HS Certificate of Completion, 2009 - 2011
  • Mira Monte Indep. Studies
    HS diploma, 2012 - 2012
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reviewed 5 months ago
Technical support is through the roof. Whether it's a device defect or (if you have AppleCare+ coverage) a cracked screen, it won't just be fixed but replaced with a new device, and that's what makes it awesome. To be fair, open source software, like Android, tends to have trade-offs associated with it when it comes to technical support. You mess up the software, you're on your own. That's good for people like me that actually like to tinker, but for the "average Joe", the lack of technical support in Linux in one form or another is probably why Linux hasn't taken off like it should. Then again, GPL software does get over-the-air upgrades in a much more timely fashion than proprietary BSD and/or Apache forks, so...
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Let's face it, when you are as picky as me when it comes to food (i.e. "enough sweet onion sauce to cover *every* leaf of lettuce, *every* piece of chicken, and *every* olive"), you'll definitely love the amazing flexibility of the staff at this awesome place. Yes, the food is excellent (as you'd always expect from the Subway chain as a whole), and the drinks (including non-sodas) equally so. The decor reminds me of that in most authentic Italian (i.e. Peppino's, Olive Garden) restaurants (not to mention also, thanks to both her parents having immigrated from Italy, my grandmother's house 3000 miles away from here in extreme northeastern, i.e. rural Pike County, Pennsylvania), and it really adds to the place's awesomeness. So, overall, would definitely not be ashamed to give this place a perfect score.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Back in June (8-11 to be specific), I stayed, ate, and rode back and forth to Mammoth from this very resort as part of a church retreat. I must admit, everything about this place was over the top. Food was excellent, the room I stayed in (although the beds were old) was of very good quality, and for the money, you get a much better deal by staying in Tom's Place and commuting to Mammoth than by staying in Mammoth Lakes and having to pay about 3x as much for lodging.
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Simply put, despite how little I get here, what I have gotten (after having gone here multiple times, at least 50 or more, with my family since I was at least 2 or 3 years old) at this amazing Chinese restaurant has overall been nothing short of outstanding. The orange chicken is completely off the chart. The various soups are all total delicacies. The rice is cooked to just the right consistency -- not to hard, not too soft. The drink selection is beyond incredible. Even the appetizer chow mein noodles, when dipped in the right sauces, are transformed into pure awesomeness. The decorative murals that take up entire walls, *real* (in contrast to silk in some other restaurants) houseplants, bright white tablecloths, and off-the-chart plating make up the decor section of the review (which is absolutely outstanding). And, finally, of the countless times I've been here, there wasn't one incident where my family was treated with poor service. Not one! The servers are always friendly, always reliable (I haven't encountered one instance of an order misinterpretation), and always quick to deliver soups, salads, appetizers, and meals. After reading other reviews, I seriously feel somewhat bad for the others who don't feel so fortunate. That doesn't usually happen, and it certainly didn't happen for me one bit. And for those of you "low salt" naysayers: Last I checked, Chinese food (at least Sichuan, along with Thai and other cuisines) is supposed to be sweet and spicy, but NOT salty. And in those areas especially, the restaurant is absolutely outstanding.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Seriously, I have absolutely no idea what the two negative review-less scores are about. The baristas are extremely friendly. The frappuccinos, refreshers, hot chocolate, lattes, and other drinks (with the exception of black coffee, which is *always* bitter and therefore horrible-tasting) are *all* beyond incredible. The various pastries are all delectable, and the atmosphere? Well, let's just say it's not only good for studying, socializing, and using my Chromebook (which, by the way, there's also free Wi-Fi), but also feels just like home (i.e. an old house) for some people. For someone to have the nerve to post negative (1/3) scores sans reviews on this place (at least with a review, people can actually explain WHY they feel so bad) is absurd.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago