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Logan Cate
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OK Google, you have a problem. It's a simple problem, and one that you really can fix in about 30 seconds:

LET ME SEARCH THE HANGOUTS EMOJIS

I don't want to have to know where the emoji I want is. I can't keep track of them. I don't want to have to dig through them all frequently. Even Facebook has managed to figure this out, and it works. You're a search company and this oversight is pretty pathetic, to be honest. 

I use this in GMail mostly, but I've yet to see them implement it anywhere. I really don't get how this has happened. 
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The whistle song is the song of the day. Get your dance on!

#bigroom  

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Yup, sounds about right. 

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Merry Christmas, G+! May your day be filled with joy and friends and family!
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Video game soundtracks

I was listening to the linked soundtrack today and it got me thinking about game soundtracks and when they became so good. Halo was really the first soundtrack that I distinctly remember enjoying enough to listen to outside of playing the game. Unreal Tournament is another. 

When did this change happen? I know there are plenty of iconic soundtracks like Mario and Tetris, but they don't hold up in the same way. I am guessing the late 90's, but as I am not a well-versed gamer, I'd like to hear your thoughts. What soundtracks did/do you enjoy, and when are they from? What makes it so enjoyable?

Personally, I feel like games became less of a game and more of an immersive experience in the late 90's and early 00's. The soundtrack is a huge part of that; I feel like I'm the character, the music gets me going for certain actions, and so on. On another note, I wonder what a graph of the soundtrack budgets over time would look like. 

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Pick up the GotG soundtrack for free* today!

*USA only, as far as I can tell

#guardiansofthegalaxy   #freemusic  

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Some days just require no fear. 

#musicmonday  

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Dressed up as Logan. :)

#halloween   #wolverine  
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Google Now needs a few tweaks

I like Google Now. It's handy for tracking the things I need to take care of, and occasionally alerting me to things that I might not have otherwise noticed. However, one of these alerts is really not helpful.

When Now alerts me to the fact that a musician I listen to is playing locally, it really really needs to do this a week in advance, instead of a day. Buying tickets the day of is either more expensive or they won't be available at all. As it is, it seems like it's taunting me. "Oh hey, you like this artist but tickets are either sold out or being scalped. Sucks to be you!"

WTF, Google. That's a terrible implementation of a useful feature. 

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Sankaty Head, Nantucket. 
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