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Mike Downey
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Do any of you have a OnePlus invite that you can share with me? I need to pick up a new Android phone for testing and that seems to be the one that all the cool kids are getting.

Transferring all of my saved articles from Instapaper to Pocket is kind of a pain in the ass. 

Resolved: I am going to start writing again. However, I'm a little overwhelmed by the many choices of where I can share my wisdom, or lack thereof.

There's the traditional blog. Pluses: I control the entire experience and have one, SEO'd hub for all of my content. Minuses: it doesn't effectively leverage my social network nor does it have the viral upside of tumblr, Fb, G+, etc. Then there's Medium, which is beautiful and brings an expectation of quality while still providing easy sharability and social discovery. But the bar seems high. I don't know if I want the added pressure of writing something good enough for Medium. And if I do get lucky and write something fantastic, how do I make sure it's stored on my permanent record (blog) and shared with my social networks on Fb and G+ - without just posting links to everything from everything? Basically, I envision myself writing on one forum and then cross-posting everywhere else.

+Christian Cantrell - how do you decide where to write what? You seem to manage this better than anyone I know. Anyone else care to help me figure this out?

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The condensed version of Gary Taubes' book, "Why we get fat". Thanks to +Dion Almaer for the recommendation. Fascinating book.

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For my Terminal-loving, Mac-using friends who dabble in Windows.

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Good stuff.
A couple weeks ago I geeked out with +Scott Hanselman on Channel 9. We talked about web development, +Adobe Creative Cloud and Browser Wars II.

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I picked up a Logitech Harmony Ultimate universal remote and I am blown away by how good it is. It recognized all of my equipment during the easy setup, made it really easy to automate a lot of things, and works perfectly. It even controls my Hue lights. And the Ultimate edition includes an IR blaster and Bluetooth module that allows you to hide all of your equipment in a cabinet. The control module connects to your wifi so you can control everything from your smartphone as well.

Highly recommend. I was considering a $2K+ Control4 system but this works just as well for $349. 

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Godzilla!
Inside Nissan's GT-R, the $105,000 sports car for the everyman. | http://bloom.bg/16YPuLB

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TIL: Google Plus was completely left out of the coverage of the capture of the marathon bombers. I think that says a lot.
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