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2014 RR glistening in the morning sun at Kern Private Track Days. What a great way to end the 2014 track season! 
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A snapshot in time from Monday.  Oh how I love my RR!
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Just to let everyone know.  I won't be updating Google+ anymore.  It's pretty much a wasteland here without much real content or conversation going on.  Find me on Facebook the "real" social networking site.  Even Google employees aren't using Google + anymore.  That's a pretty damning indicator of how much of a failure Google Plus is.  

Over and out.   
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Hey Google. and +Anil Sabharwal 

I have been using Picasa for many years now.  First you guys crammed G+ down our throats by forcing it into everything and then tried to take away Picasa by intentionally breaking it with the redirect page.  Now you are trying to do it again but being more friendly.  The users don't want it to go away and you still won't listen to us!

What you don't realize is the end user could care less about your internal rebranding and reinvention of the wheel.  Photos are photos.  Stop constantly bullying your users and figure out a way to make this transition seamless.  We should not have to do anything differently.  If the user wants to use Picasa to add photos or G+ or Google Photos or whatever "new and innovative" product you have next week it's all the same to us regardless of what you have going on in the back end of things.  

The real rub here is I'm PAYING you for extra storage space for you to try to tell me how I can use it.  The moment you shut down the Picasa web interface I will nuke my Picasa galleries and I'll take my photos to a more stable provider that's not going to rebrand themselves every few months and try to tell me what to do.  I barely use Google plus anymore because it's just as bad of a failure as Google Buzz in comparison to the established social networking sites.  It won't be much of a loss to me.  

Enough is enough.  They are photos.  Make your useless extra features work the way the user wants or just stop tinkering with things.  Figure out what your market WANTS or just stop wasting your time. And ours for that matter.  That's the real reason so many of your products fail to be quite honest.  You get users interested and then just waste their time when you pull the plug for no real reason other than your internal politics and nerdy engineers who know nothing about the end users or their desires.  Invest in some real product management who understands the use cases instead of software engineers on their quest for the "new shiny".  Users are tired of constantly having the rug pulled out from under them for no real reason or benefit.  

Take a look at what your users have to say about this.  Perhaps you aren't aware?  Or perhaps you just don't care?  

https://productforums.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/picasa

http://googlephotos.blogspot.com/2016/02/moving-on-from-picasa.html
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As expected no response from +Anil Sabharwal 

This is really why you guys can't get a foothold for your products in the market.  Users never know when you are going to suddenly decided to pull the rug out from under them.  

It's downright arrogant to ignore your users and pull the rug out from under them.  What happened to "do no evil"?  If you ask me it's pretty darn evil to pull the rug out from your users when you could easily take a bit of effort to continue a service people have invested years of their time into.  

It's also pretty arrogant to not respond to public comments directed toward you on your own social networking site.  But then again you probably use Facebook like everyone else does.  I know I do.  
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Had a great time at the California Superbike School this year.  As usual learned a LOT.  
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I keep forgetting about this G+ thing despite Google's best efforts to shove it down my throat.  Some photos from last Sunday.  It was hot and the track was packed with riders but due to great company I still managed to have a good time.  
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Neat auto awesome photo at Roebling Road Raceway.  
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Kern Track Day Roebling Road.  It was HOT at 101 degrees.  Had a ton of fun.  
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Looks like you had a great time. I'll send you a couple of bucks for some new tires and pegs...if you need them.

Drag on!
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Robert Chase, Computer Scientist, Systems Archaeologist, Atlanta GA

I have worked for a number of ISP's and hardware manufacturers.  My background is Systems Engineering and R&D.  
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