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+Dave Besbris​ as you are the boss of +Google+​ and an avid photographer, I'm writing to request that the Google+ team please concentrate on fixing photo uploads and album creation. Failed uploads of pictures, and especially videos, plague the album creation process. Often times the videos will say processing for eons and rarely play. This happens from Android phones, iPhones, on WiFi or on mobile networks. No rhyme or reason. Also, if the video is already auto-backedup, why would it ever have problems since it's already on your servers?

Albums are a frustration on mobile (or the Web) because as we create an album we try to tell a story with our photos, however our carefully selected order of photos is immediately disregarded by Google+ and it is put in very random order. A prime example of this is an album where we have over 1061 pictures of my daughter, chronicling her first 3 years of life with a picture a day. When we view this album, it will slip photos in random order instead of respecting the time stamps order we have selected. Much less 10 photos from a trip that we'd like to put in order despite time stamps. Facebook puts number labels on photos as you select them, ensuring the proper order. This seems like it should be an easy fix for G+. It would also be nice to be able to "title the album" of a post on mobile as its created instead of it being titled with the date and "Photos from posts".

We are avid users of Google+ to share our experiences with our families, but the really shining jewel of G+ (photos and pictures) needs some bug fixing attention. It makes it hard to attract new users if 50% of their photos fail to upload. I've submitted tons of feedback when I encounter any issues but these things have been going on nearly from the beginning with little fix. It's been a long time since we've had substantial G+ improvements (except "stickers" for some reason), so I'm hoping all this is in the works.

(Oh, and while I'm requesting things, please add the ability to attach pictures/gifs to comments and a proper hamburger menu on the left)

#issues #googlephotos #photography #faileduploads #help #bugs 
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You better use this.... it's endorsed by the brightest minds on campus. 

+UW Biochemistry +University of Wisconsin-Madison +Pike Lab 
Researchers have long relied on the venerable and trusted paper lab notebook for keeping an orderly record of research data, notes and experimental procedures. Soon, researchers on the UW-Madison campus will have a new option to store and organize these activities in the form of Electronic Lab ...
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Chromecast keeps improving its worth for $35 lowly dollas.  Great additions +ESPN and +Google+ !

#chromecast   #espn  
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#FestivAle 2014 is rapidly approaching!  

please reshare this message with your followers, we need to sell out these tickets!

March 15th at Madison Turners in Madison, WI

Join us for the +Arthritis Foundation  2014 FestivAle, the ultimate craft brew tasting experience for both the novice and most seasoned beer connoisseur.  

Notice the VIP session this year is going to be very great with Madison's +Whole Foods Market  those tickets are selling very fast!  Don't miss out! 

Great list of brewers this year: +Ale Asylum  +Founders Brewing Co.  +Lagunitas Brewing Company  Crispin +Oskar Blues Brewery  Central Waters +Karben4 Brewing  Capital Brewery Grumpy Troll +Lakefront Brewery, Inc. Ommegang Brewery New Glarus Brewery +Vintage Brewing Company  House of Brews +Wisconsin Brewing Company  Lazy Monk Brewing and +3 Sheeps Brewing Company  

#beer #beerfest #festivale2014   #arthritis  

+NBC15 Madison +Channel 3000 | News 3 +WKOW News +Genentech +Pretzilla +Whole Foods Market 
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#FestivAle 2014 is rapidly approaching!  

March 15th at Madison Turners in Madison, WI

Join us for the +Arthritis Foundation  2014 FestivAle, the ultimate craft brew tasting experience for both the novice and most seasoned beer connoisseur.  

Notice the VIP session this year is going to be very great with Madison's +Whole Foods Market  those tickets are selling very fast!  Don't miss out! 

Great list of brewers this year: +Ale Asylum +Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. +Lagunitas Brewing Company Crispin +Oskar Blues Brewery Central Waters +Karben4 Brewing Capital Brewery Grumpy Troll +Lakefront Brewery, Inc. Ommegang Brewery New Glarus Brewery +Vintage Brewing Company House of Brews +Wisconsin Brewing Company Lazy Monk Brewing and +3 Sheeps Brewing Company 

#beer #beerfest #festivale2014   #arthritis  

+NBC15 Madison +Channel 3000 | News 3 +WKOW News +mix1051 +Madison Craft Beer Week +Genentech +Pretzilla +Whole Foods Market 
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This is a real problem +Android +Android Developers +Google Play +Samsung Support USA . The S4 has such limited storage space available and now our apps can not take advantage of writing to the External SD card?  Very disappointing indeed. 
 
KitKat will make your SD Card completely useless: per the Android API specification, apps can no longer write files to your SD card.  And Samsung is following it.

This only applies to dual-storage devices, i.e., devices with a user-writable internal flash storage AND a removable SD card.

From http://source.android.com/devices/tech/storage/index.html:

"The WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission must only grant write access to the primary external storage on a device. Apps must not be allowed to write to secondary external storage devices, except in their package-specific directories as allowed by synthesized permissions."

If your device has user-accessible internal flash storage, your SD Card is a "secondary external storage device".

What this means is that with KitKat, applications will no longer be able create, modify, or remove files and folders on your external SD card.  As a for-instance, you can no longer use a file manager to copy files from your computer to the SD card over a network.  This ability, which has existed since the beginning of Android, has been taken away.

The only stated reason for this removal of functionality is that, "Restricting writes in this way ensures the system can clean up files when applications are uninstalled."  I do not pretend to understand this logic.  Apps are still allowed to write in arbitrary directories on the primary storage (with the appropriate permission), but are denied the same access to external storage.

Samsung has implemented this feature with their KitKat OTA updates.  Note3 users are now complaining that FX File Explorer can no longer write to their external SD cards.  There are solutions to this problem for users with root access.  Users without root access appear to be screwed.

I'm not quite certain how Google intends for you to place files on your SD card.  Perhaps you have to use proprietary Google apps that contain permissions unavailable to the rest of the developer world.  Perhaps you're supposed to put everything on the cloud and pay carrier data fees to get it there.  Perhaps you're supposed to use some kind of WIRE to attach your WIRELESS device to your computer and have the computer do that work for you.

In my opinion this is a horrible misstep by Google and the Android Open Source Project.  Functionality has been removed without reason, to the severe detriment of users and developers alike.

I apologize for not bringing this to everyone's attention when KitKat 4.4 was released, but it was not mentioned in the Android 4.4 changes document: http://developer.android.com/about/versions/android-4.4.html.  It's only mentioned in the article on source.android.com.  I was only made aware of its existence from user reports as a result of Samsung implementing this change in its KitKat OTA updates.
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The only one with the 4.4 currently.....Sprint SPH-L720. 
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People be giving away stuff and I get more entries for posting this. neat. 
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Clever idea.  I think I'd rather just have direct mirroring from phone to computer [like many Android apps do] rather than switching to/from each device though.  Still, a clever idea and I wouldn't mind one if +Logitech wanted me to test one for them :)

#logitech  
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I like this. Imagine some short usb cables in that upper tray to charge your phone/tablet while they sit there with the screen on. And I think a number pad would have been a good addition for something that would be at your desk. 
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I figured this was only a matter of time.  Sad for the sake of science.  Regardless, these things (rockets and ferrying astronauts to space) should be home grown and shouldn't be outsourced to Russia.  Be it from +SpaceX or actually putting money back into +NASA .  #ISS #CRIMEAaRIVER #spacex   #nasa   
In retaliation for imposing sanctions, Russia will also bar its rocket engines from launching US military satellites
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We need to hsve a real space program with launch and flight capacity. 
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I had 3 shirts tailored by Sashka. They were "Dri-fit" material polo shirts that needed to be shortened and tapered. The seams and stitches looked like they were factory hems when she was done. Sashka did an excellent job and very quickly. Two of my shirts were done same day, in fact. She was also less expensive than others in Madison for these repairs. I would absolutely recommend Sashka. She also uses Square payment so she accepts all forms of payment! (very, very convenient) Her shop is in an office building, 2nd story, and is easiest to get to by driving to the back of the building.
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The guacamole made fresh at the table is worth a trip here. Salsa was also good. Food was Mexican and delicious. Free parking in the garage directly behind the restaurant and you can enter through the alley. Very convenient.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
GET THE LOBSTER STUFFED SHRIMP. End of review. Best sunsets.
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reviewed 9 months ago
I'm not sure what more one could ask for as a water front restaurant? Outstanding atmosphere, right on the water. Smells can be a little funky as its an active fishing harbor. Restaurant is walk up order (cash only) and find your own seat at picnic tables on their dock. Food comes out in boxes and is excellent. There are pelicans, egrets and gulls all just chilling there. The food is not expensive, but the line can get long on the weekends. We went on a week night. Highly recommend.
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I'd definitely go back to this place. The lump crab cakes were pretty good. Beer selection is meh. Views of the Tampa Bay bridge was excellent.
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They claim the #1 burger on the island and they're not joking. Burger was excellent, fries were reasonable. Cash only place but there's an ATM on site (2.95 fee). The beer selection was the best that we saw down there. Cigar city Brewing on tap, prices were actually reasonable. Highly recommend.
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