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Kevin Marks is a host and co-founder of TummelVision.tv. He was VP of Web Services for BT form 2009-2010. He worked at Google on OpenSocial from 2007- 2009. From 2003 to 2007 he was Principal Engineer at Technorati. He has been inventing and innovating for over 20 years in emerging technologies where people, media and computers meet. Before joining Technorati, Kevin spent 5 years in the Quicktime Engineering team at Apple, building video capture and live streaming into OS X. He was a founder of The Multimedia Corporation in the UK, where he served as Production Manager and Executive Producer, shipping million-selling products and winning International awards. He has a Masters degree in Physics from Cambridge University and is a BBC-qualified Video Engineer. One of the driving forces behind microformats.org he regularly speaks at Conferences and Symposia on emergent net technologies and their cultural impact.
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  • Salesforce.com
    VP Open Cloud Standards, 2011 - 2013
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    VP Web Services, 2010 - 2011
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    1998 - 2003
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    2003 - 2007
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    1988 - 1990
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    1990 - 1997
  • Google
    2007 - 2010
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The latest Android M 6.0.1 update put my Nexus 6 into a corrupted state. I can't flash a new image per https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images#instructions as it says "Device is LOCKED. Status Code 2", and 'fastboot oem unlock' fails.

Does anyone know of a way to get it out of OEM lock?
(bootloader) Check 'Allow OEM Unlock' in Developer Options. is not helpful
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LOL.  Yeah, that seems a bit much.

Though, the NRT option may work as well.  At least there's an "official" way to do it.
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The way to make this sustainable is to tap into the value that Google can create by making railways more useful with data - I wrote about this last week http://www.kevinmarks.com/traintimes.html +Sundar Pichai +Google Maps 
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you'd think, I wonder why it isn't done yet? Do googlers not realize people take buses!?  My main beef is they will gladly route you on google maps using public transportation from city A to city B via some crazy-ass train/metro-bus route no one in their right mind will take (when taking a greyhound will work simply). They should just say that can't do that kind of routing yet since they are missing the largest chuck of data needed to do it. /end rant
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I just I followed the link and found an explanation and a ton of useful information!
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What do you think of this logo?
http://podcast.industries
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I think its a bit unclear. Looks like an energy provider. I.d just go for an antenna 📡 
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If you're in the US and want to read Terry Pratchett's The Shepherd's Crown this weekend, follow this simple six-step process: http://www.kevinmarks.com/binationalkindle.html
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I just checked Amazon, and the US version will be available on Tuesday. I think I can wait :)
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The latest android M 6.0.1 update corrupted my nexus 6, and attempts to reflash it are failing with oem lock.
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It bricked my N(, too.
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What is this 'apps drawing over the screen' bullshit with Android 6.0.1? Can't upgrade +GooglePlayMusic because of vague errors.
Is there any way to revert a nexus 6 so I don't get incoherent lockouts every time I try to use +googlecardboard or upload a picture to twitter?
who allowed +GooglePlayMusic to ship with an error message saying "turn off any apps that might be drawing over the screen and try again" ?
Seriously, +GooglePlayMusic, +googlewallet, it's not my job to guess what apps you're fretting about. It's yours.
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The choice of error message sometimes astounds. 

For reference, the app settings I have for the draw over other apps permission are:
Clock: Yes
Google Play Music: Yes
Google Play services: Yes
MX Player Pro: No
Photos: Yes
TalkBack: Yes
Tasker: Yes
YouTube Music: No

There are some non-stock apps in the list but they're pretty popular so I included them. This is on a Nexus 7 (2013).

For those having the same issue who don't know where to look: Settings -. Apps -> (cog) -> Draw over other apps
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hang on, when I click follow on someone now, G+ puts them in a random circle? And has lot the "new circle" UI?
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My first reaction to the AMP project fro speeding up webpages
The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project is an open source initiative that embodies the vision that publishers can create mobile optimized content once and have it load instantly everywhere. Which sounds very much in tune with indieweb goals, so I had a quick look. My first reaction was one of ...
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It seems we are on the verge on a new web-ish model. "Modern" sites and applications are coming up against shortcomings in the delivery protocols. Cookies, security, identity and authentication issues are creating a mess in many sites.
Of course, all the big players want us to use their specific solutions.
The more open and independent solutions are fighting an uphill adoption battle.
Hopefully, the evolution will be rapid and the dust will settle soon.
But until then, I've got job security. :)
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Trying to login with Google to an appengine app, I just got a login dialog copyright 2011, not at all responsive on mobile. This may be because that account was created with an external email address, and later had a gmail name attached, but it was a bit jarring. +Eric Sachs ?
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No. In fact, it simplifies the story because a single OAuth flow can take care of both the G+ authorization as well as users API integration. The only change that may be necessary to the G+ auth flow is to configure additionally the scope 'email' since AppEngine users API relies on that.
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