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Sterling Udell
Works at Udell Enterprises, Inc.
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Makes me wish I had $500 to spare. I've always really liked this concept.
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I just discovered that Google's spellchecker doesn't red-underline the word automagically. Outstanding. 
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My #watchfacewednesday  contribution this week is minimalist, with a twist - nothing special to look at, but it's unusual under the surface. It was developed using an Android layout (rather than just rendering everything directly to a Canvas), a technique I wrote up in a blog post a few days ago.

If you like the face, you can install it from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.udellent.layoutwatchface

The developer's guide to using the technique is here: https://sterlingudell.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/layout-based-watch-faces-for-android-wear/

and the source code is here: https://github.com/StringMon/layout-watch-face
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Great observation from +Kevin Tofel about Amazon. Maybe they'll buy Yota?
 
Seriously: With its expertise in e-ink devices, why wasn't this the Fire Phone? I think Amazon would have done it even better than Yota, although I'm not trashing what Yota did. 
Summary:An innovative Android phone with a power efficient e-ink touchscreen on the back would have played to Amazon's strength: Kindle reading.
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Okay, that's enough now.
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Ooh look, a shiny new app!
Put your favorite widgets in a notification, for easy access from anywhere ...
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+John Burke and +Joeri D you guys have done some great work for wearables, but this new widget host is different. Not just in size (roughly 360dp x 250dp), but also in use... people may want different information in their notification than on their wrist.
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When keyword-based advertising gets it wrong.
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Just got to use one of my favorite bug-fixing techniques:

    minSdkVersion 16 -> 19

So long, Jellybean!
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Has anyone else noticed this? Since Wear gained support for multiple watches, it tends to update every app to the watch every time it reconnects - whether it needs to or not.
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It was worse previously. Whenever I changed watches it would go through and delete and then reinstall all apps on the watch. And I had over 100. I could only change watches overnight, as the battery drain was very severe.

Now it's a LOT better - changing watches is seamless and it only checks and updates what is needed.

I can actually change watches during the day and not worry.
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Ads like this always irritate me. As someone who does "work from anywhere", let me tell you... The view may be great, but a big rock actually sucks as a workspace.
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  • Drake University
  • Cornell College
  • Horlick High School
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Currently traveling North America full time in an RV.
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Writer of software, and occasionally books
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  • Udell Enterprises, Inc.
    Writer of software, and occasionally books, present
  • Arian Development Ltd
  • Opus 2 Revenue Technologies
  • Dead River Company
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Stopped here for breakfast after an overnight stay driving through on I-80. Was immediately impressed by the selection of donuts, and the one I had (Devil's Food Glazed) was the tastiest donut I've had in a long, long time. And I eat more donuts than I should probably admit. Staff were helpful and friendly too. All around, a 5-star donut-shop experience.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Great stop for RVers. Gas, diesel, propane all reasonably priced, a free dump station (with potable water fill), and even a small, inexpensive RV park out the back.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This has to be one of the nicest settings for a commercial RV park anywhere. We usually stay in state & national parks, and usually stay well away from commercial parks, but we found this campground to be delightful. The facilities are a bit in need of upgrading, but the overall experience (and friendliness of the owners) more than made up for it. If you're coming to camp, this should be your first choice.
Appeal: Very GoodFacilities: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Onsite carpark will happily sell you a space they don't have. Reserved (an prepaid!) a week in long-stay parking recently, and when we arrived, there was not a space to be had. Cars parked on curbs, pavements, blocking entrances, etc. Don't do it.
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Breakfast was just perfect! And the decor is out of this world.
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reviewed a year ago
A first-rate breakfast in a friendly, locals diner.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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