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Steve Yelvington
Works at Savannah Morning News
Lives in Wilmington Island, GA
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A day does not go by without a Stupid Apple frustration.
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I use Alfred but I think it should use the same index so you should experience the same problems but maybe not
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Snowfall in the Garden of Good and Evil? 

This has got to stop.
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It's been awhile since I did any #Drupal development -- the last site I launched was in March of last year. Today I downloaded D8-alpha7 and took a look. Nice!

The core now includes not just a rich text editor (CKEditor) but in-line "quick" editing, even on summary views. And the Views module is now in core, too. The default theme is mobile-friendly HTML5.  

Under the hood: a configuration management system for migrating not just a complete image from dev to prod, but individual component configurations as well. If you've ever managed a large site, you know how huge this is. 
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I have to wonder: Why does Google Analytics send out "alerts" two days after a traffic surge? Not useful.
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I wish Google would take some small fraction of the time and energy it spends on auto-magical moving sparklies and get automatic photo backup to work reliably on iOS.
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It seems to work most reliably when I either actually open up the app - though it may take a while to start - and when I connect to a computer. Otherwise it's hit and miss. Sometimes it will go for days or longer without backup if I don't do one of those two things. But that's something I noticed more in passing one day than something I've experimented with.
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The usual Google News stupidity: Nothing in this linkset is actually from #Savannah  
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Google's slow descent into "be evil to the competition whenever possible" continues. By forcing all searches into https, it has broken the passage of search terms to websites. This removes data useful in site management (what are my users looking for?) and -- significantly -- breaks competitive behavioral ad targeting systems that infer interests from search terms. And by changing the way Gmail processes embedded images, it has broken email marketing metrics. Then there's the abandonment of FOAF in favor of Google+ profiles on search results. I'm still an enthusiastic user of Google products, but this picture is looking more and more like the New Boss is same as the Old Boss.
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While I have no sympathy for 'email marketing' specifically, I largely agree.
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Setting up a new Moto G for my father in law. That is one slick, fast phone, especially for the price. But so far I can't figure out how to enable Google Now voice response. #android #motoG #googlenow
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The Moto G does not yet have the option to say "OK Google Now" from even a locked screen. You have to touch the speaker on the Google Now search bar. Sorry, only the Moto X has it.
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Journalist, media strategist, online geek
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  • Savannah Morning News
    Vice President of Audience, 2012 - present
  • Morris Communications
    Senior strategist, 2001 - 2012
  • Cox Interactive Media
    Executive editor, director of Internet content, 1999 - 2000
  • Star Tribune, Minneapolis
    Editor, online, 1994 - 1999
  • St. Louis Globe-Democrat
  • Champaign News-Gazette
  • CBS Television/KMOX-TV
  • Yelvington Publications
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Steve Yelvington is a journalist, new-media strategist and, on occasion, a technologist who started in print and moved to the online world in 1994. He was the founding editor of Star Tribune Online, which became startribune.com after moving to the Web. He has been a featured speaker and teacher at conferences and seminars throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.  He is VP/Audience for the Savannah Morning News, part of Morris Publishing Group. 
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Awarded both the "EPpy" for Outstanding Individual Achievement and the NAA "Edgie" as Online Innovator.
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Evans, GA - Fairview Heights, Illinois - Minneapolis, MN - Champaign, IL - Stone Mountain, GA - Marine on St. Croix, MN - Mascoutah, IL - White Bear Lake, MN
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You'll either love the Atlanta, or hate it. I've stayed twice and I'm in the "love" category. If you're a fussy traveler, don't go here. Don't expect the Hyatt Regency. You won't be happy and you won't be welcomed by the staff or other guests. The hotel is hard to find, a bit run-down, and there's no a/c in the lobby, restaurant or hallways. The rooms are spartan, there's also no lift, and those stairs are a challenge after a long day of sightseeing. But it's also charming, full of history, very safe, and very cheap. Behind the stern facade the staff is warm, friendly and eager to help. The food is excellent and the hotel has the most interesting guests of any place I've stayed, including the dogs, cats and giant tortoises. To find the Atlanta, take a taxi to "Sukhumvit soi-song" (Soi 2) and go all the way to the end of the road, where you'll see the entrance on your right. It's a bit of a walk to the skytrain (Nana or Phloen Chit) but not unpleasant. I see by their website that they now accept email reservations, which is a pretty big concession to the 21st century, so making a reservation should not be so difficult as I experienced. But you should be flexible about your accommodations. When you get there, your room may not be available (guests may decide to extend their stays). The hotel is very good about finding a solution.
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