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Mercedes Masterson, and the Sweet Sixteen Killer: Prologue.
Here is an early look at my crime novella, the first in a series, following private detective Mercedes Masterson. I'm hoping I can have it ready for you all to read by end of year or early 2019.

For now, I hope you enjoy this preview and lemme know what your think.

#amwriting #crimefiction #noir #writing #mysteryfiction
Sweet Sixteen Killer - Prologue
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Some Blogger news, Spring cleaning - via +Peggy K
Blogger has some new changes in the works, which also includes some retirements of current (old) features.

Blogger's original announcement: https://blogger.googleblog.com/2018/05/its-spring-cleaning-time-for-blogger.html

Peggy K's breakdown from below:
Blogger announced there will be “Spring Cleaning” - retirement of some features - to “make room for some exciting updates” that will be coming soon. A major change is that Blogger will no longer redirect blog visitors from outside the US to a country-specific blogspot domain. Instead you will be served the country service based on your location at blogspot.com. Also, using an OpenID identity to comment will no longer be supported, and all comments that used OpenID will be anonymized. And there are a number of features being retired: third party gadgets will no longer be available in the gadget library, Google+ widgets will be converted to HTML widgets, the Poll gadget will be completely retired, and several other changes.

Thoughts on the changes? Excited for upcoming shakeups and improvements? How does this effect your blog?
New this week: YouTube Music & YouTube Premium replace YouTube Red, Blogger does some spring cleaning, Google One Drive storage with expert Google product support and special deals

This week some of the new product features announced at Google I/O started to roll out. And not to be outdone, there were big updates from YouTube, Google Drive and Blogger. Read on for details.

* YouTube announced two new subscription services that replace YouTube Red: a new improved YouTube Music (which was originally launched in 2015) and the new YouTube Premium. Currently a YouTube Red subscription gets you both Google Play Music, plus ad-free, background and offline video watching and YouTube Originals. Under the new plans a Google Play Music or YouTube Music Premium subscription will get you organized and personalized music, plus the revamped YouTube Music app and website. A YouTube Premium subscription will cost $2 more per month, and will additionally include access to the ad free and offline videos and YouTube Originalis. Availability will expand from the five countries where YouTube Red is currently available to 19 countries.

Note that if you are a current Google Play Music subscriber with YouTube Red, nothing will change. You will pay the same price for YouTube Premium that you are paying now, with all the same features.

* YouTube also launched two new music-related features. There are new improved music charts (charts.youtube.com) in 44 countries and artist, songwriter, label and publisher credits are being added automatically to videos with recorded music.

* Blogger announced there will be “Spring Cleaning” - retirement of some features - to “make room for some exciting updates” that will be coming soon. A major change is that Blogger will no longer redirect blog visitors from outside the US to a country-specific blogspot domain. Instead you will be served the country service based on your location at blogspot.com. Also, using an OpenID identity to comment will no longer be supported, and all comments that used OpenID will be anonymized. And there are a number of features being retired: third party gadgets will no longer be available in the gadget library, Google+ widgets will be converted to HTML widgets, the Poll gadget will be completely retired, and several other changes.

* Google One is a new program that comes with paid storage. Instead of simply getting more Google Drive space or more room for your original quality photos, the new plans include 1:1 support from Google Experts for most of Google’s consumer products, shared family plans, and perks like Google Play credits or deals on hotels found in Google Search. If you currently have paid Google Drive storage, your account will eventually be upgraded automatically. Sign up to be notified when Google One is available in your area (https://one.google.com/getupdates).

* New AI-driven product features announced at Google I/O are starting to roll out, including Gmail "Smart Compose" and automated reply reminders, plus the new Google News app.

* What’s your Klout score? After May 25th it no longer matters (if it ever mattered at all), because Klout is shutting down. Lithium Technologies, which purchased Klout in 2014 for $200 million, says it will use Klout’s “AI” and machine learning capabilities in it’s “customer care” services. Alas, my own mediocre Klout score of 62 will never improve and people will never know I have expertise in “Adult Swim” and “Craigslist” (must be clever AI to link those topics that I never post about to me). If you’re curious about your Klout score, better check now.

See my article below for links and more tips and updates for webmasters, Google Plussers, business owners, and more.

Get all this week’s tips and updates
https://www.peggyktc.com/2018/05/weekly-update-may-19-2018-youtube-music.html

Upcoming
* 21 May: Google+ #CreateConnections with Margaret Tompkins
https://plus.google.com/+RachelBakkered/posts/TgWHrmFqKoc

* 23 May: AdSense on Air: Discover Doubleclick for Publishers
https://events.withgoogle.com/google-adsense-livestream/upcoming-livestreams/#content

* 25 May: Enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) begins
https://www.lawfareblog.com/summary-eu-general-data-protection-regulation

* 25 May: Klout shuts down
https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2018/5/10/17340714/klout-lithium-social-media-reputation-tool-clout

* 31 May: SlideShare Video Functionality no longer available on LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/help/slideshare/answer/91914

Image: Guitar on a Table by Juan Gris, 1915 (Public Domain)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Juan_Gris_-_Guitar_on_a_table_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

It's mind-blowing to me the number of Wrong Turn movies have been made. Who watches these movies? Do they make any profit at all?
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Let me tell you about ICE for a second.
They are America's version of the Gestapo. Plain and simple. They've even been proven to take legal immigrants, falsify information, lie and say they are gangsters, and attempt to deport them. This was proven in a court of law. ICE is literally rounding up Mexicans and falsifying information about them, in an attempt to prove their "badness" and deport them. That's Gestapo crap. And the president constantly going on TV and spewing propaganda and lies in an attempt to get us Americans to hate Mexicans and blame them for things (like stealing jobs, raping women, drugs, whatevs) is Nazi crap. How do I know this? Because it's what Germans did to their own people to convince them Nazis were good, Jews were bad, etc.

And as I say this, I'm reminded of the fact that before there was the Gestapo, there was the United States Army. The US Army rounded up one of my own family members and thousands of her tribe, marched them across the US to the Midwest. A lot of them died. All were mistreated. They were housed on a reservation in the Midwest. My x-many greats (we're not sure how many greats) grandmother lived to tell the tale. And not only that, that tale has been passed down generation after generation to my generation. And I will pass it on to my son.

But the point is this... it is not necessary to repeat history. It is not necessary to constantly commit these same crimes against humanity. We know what they are, we know how to call them out. And I'm sick of people in positions of power just standing by like, "Welp."

#welp #drainthewhitehouse #endrant
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If God stubbed his toe on the corner of the couch, would he exclaim, "ME DAMN IT?"

Are there a lot of couches in hell?

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I feel like Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence, Zo, and I just had a breakthrough tonight. Feels like we're really connecting.
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Follow-up on Michael Cohen confession: The Mistake.
So the CEOs of AT&T and Novartis have both admitted that dealing with Michael Cohen was a "mistake." I like this tactic, and I think I'll grab it by the insert locker room talk.

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson: "Our company has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons these last few days and our reputation has been damaged... there is no other way to say it – AT&T hiring Michael Cohen as a political consultant was a big mistake."

Novartis CEO Vasant Narasimhan: "We made a mistake in entering into this engagement and, as a consequence, are being criticized by a world that expects more from us."

OK, here goes... my turn.

As previously disclosed in my previous post (attached below), I was completely transparent about my going to high school with a guy named Michael Cowan (not Michael Cohen). Well, I would like to take some time today to acknowledge that going to high school with a guy named Michael Cowan was a colossal mistake. An enormous dump of a mistake. Like, when you've ate too much cheese, and you need to push like a mother giving birth 2 weeks late to drop that turd like it's hot mistake. (Happy Mother's Day) Like, a really, really big mistake. Like, I never should even gone to high school, if it meant going to high school with a guy named Michael Cowan mistake. Like, wow, what a mistake. Just a mistake, though. It wasn't because I was a corrupt teenager doing deals under the cafeteria table. No. Just a mistake. Only a mistake. Completely forgivable. Absolutely not worth investigating by Mueller, no. Just a mistake. Like, yeah... just a mistake.

Phew, so glad we could clear that air. Like one waves his hand after passing gas to spread it around.

If you having lawyer problems, I feel bad for ya son, I got 99 problems but corruption ain't one.

#notcorrupt #justamistake #ATT #ATandT #Novawhat #Novartis #NotMichaelCohen #DefinitelyNotMichaelCohen
I have a confession to make concerning Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.
There's been a lot of buzz going around in the news lately. A lot of pretty damning shenanigans about this one and that one. And one thing is for certain, if you've had any association with a lawyer named Michael Cohen, you've probably done something questionable. Especially if money was involved, or even if you just had a casual conversation about the weather.

Well, I wanted to get out in front of any false accusations concerning my associations and questionable behavior. So here goes...

I went to high school with a guy named Michael Cowan. And that may not seem like much, but I don't want anyone getting the wrong idea. The guy was not Michael Cohen, but Michael Cowan. The guy seemed like a nice guy, at the time, but I didn't really associate with him. He ran more with the jock/prep crowd and I typically didn't do much associating with those types -- except where necessary during a school day. But like I said, he seemed like a nice guy, but I didn't really know him. Not well. Not really at all.

And I can't stress this enough.... his name was spelled Michael Cowan, not Michael Cohen. As best I can tell from pictures of this Michael Cohen in the media they are not the same person. I repeat NOT THE SAME PERSON.

To the best of my knowledge I have never met a man who spells his name Michael Cohen, but I did go to high school with a guy named Michael Cowan.

That's to do with associations... but concerning questionable behavior, well, I've done plenty of that let me tell ya.
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How to dominate the news cycle: A step-by-step guide.

1. Make stupid claim or comment that you can walk back the day after the news cycle has cycled said comment.

2. Walk back said comment from previous news cycle.

3. Spew about fake news after news cycles through walk back of original comment.

4. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Note attached example:

#drainthenewscycle #RudyGiuliani #Trump #politics
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I have a confession to make concerning Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.
There's been a lot of buzz going around in the news lately. A lot of pretty damning shenanigans about this one and that one. And one thing is for certain, if you've had any association with a lawyer named Michael Cohen, you've probably done something questionable. Especially if money was involved, or even if you just had a casual conversation about the weather.

Well, I wanted to get out in front of any false accusations concerning my associations and questionable behavior. So here goes...

I went to high school with a guy named Michael Cowan. And that may not seem like much, but I don't want anyone getting the wrong idea. The guy was not Michael Cohen, but Michael Cowan. The guy seemed like a nice guy, at the time, but I didn't really associate with him. He ran more with the jock/prep crowd and I typically didn't do much associating with those types -- except where necessary during a school day. But like I said, he seemed like a nice guy, but I didn't really know him. Not well. Not really at all.

And I can't stress this enough.... his name was spelled Michael Cowan, not Michael Cohen. As best I can tell from pictures of this Michael Cohen in the media they are not the same person. I repeat NOT THE SAME PERSON.

To the best of my knowledge I have never met a man who spells his name Michael Cohen, but I did go to high school with a guy named Michael Cowan.

That's to do with associations... but concerning questionable behavior, well, I've done plenty of that let me tell ya.
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Roman Polanski calls for due process like a duck claiming it's unfair he doesn't have feathers.
Like this has to be the most absurd thing I've ever seen. Like, seriously, go eff yourself Roman Polanski. Or, if you like due process so much, come back home to America and face the courts for raping a 13 year old girl. You know, that thing you admitted to and have been a fugitive from since 1977?

#notdeepthoughts #romanpolanski #romanpoopski #iloveducks
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