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I needed to take a moment and say just how much I enjoy Google Chrome.

I recently upgraded my older phone to Cyanogenmod 12(lollipop) and a lot of things just didn't work like I expected. This evening I noticed a post by someone else about new gapps. I thought about it and realized that is likely a big part of my problem. I am still running older gapps and that is stopping me from getting certain functionality.

So I went to download the new gapps. Only to find my keyboards on the older phone are all refusing to come up and let me type in the URL. So, I just used the history syncing between Chrome on my desktop and Chrome on my phone to visit the site I needed. No typing necessary.

Now in a bit, I will install the new gapps package and see if that fixes the rest of the issues. Who knows, I may swap back to my Note 2 from the S5 Active if it goes smoothly enough. 
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I used that method lots of times when downloading apks.
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#actualingressgameplay  Smurfs must be peeing outside while farming Centennial Park.
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Looks like Nashville is getting Google Fiber. If you are at all interested, Go sign up. Show Google you are interested. Let them know your neighborhood.
Nashville, Fiber is coming. Get the latest updates and track our progress.
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I suspect it will be close to 2 years out before there is any real deployments. I say that because there will be a lot of infrastructure first. Then they mentioned needing to move power lines around to put their equipment on the polls. So, I expect that will be quite a while. Then I look at places like KC and how long it has taken there. Many neighborhoods are not even to taking signups.
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Wtf Comcast? What am I paying for?
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I pay for 50 and on average get 30... it's shared networking at it's greatest. I hope +Google Fiber comes to #nashville soon!!!
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Today I was looking at some new books that I wanted to buy. It has been a while since I bought computer related books. I thought it would be nice to have one or two for my travels here shortly. You know that time when you aren't supposed to have any electronics on. I looked at Amazon, price wasn't bad, but I thought I might want to see if I could just go pick it up locally. I chose to look at Books a Million. There is a nice store not far from my home. So I look up the book online, and it says the price is similar to Amazon. So hey, seems like I might be in luck. I use the websites check store availability....

This is where I get very frustrated. The website says "Limited availability, call store". I figure this might be one of those CYA responses to cover the fact they have 1 copy and it might be sold before you get there. I also figure, I am the only person likely to be looking for this title, so lets go on over and just buy it.

I get to the store, and their computer section is disgraceful. It used to be an aisle or so, now it is 3 section on the wall. It also is overrun by dummies books. I think 1 saw a grand total of 2 books for programming. 

I go chat with customer service. They look up the book, and they confirm what I suspected after seeing the crappy selection, not in their inventory. Furthermore, it looked like they couldn't even order it. 

Guess I can't support the local book store since they have no interest in having books I need. 
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I guess it has been a bit longer ago since the last time I flew. They still wanted phones and such turned off then. Also, there is a point where print books are still good. Especially if you aren't getting updates for it anyway. Now I might have to jump over on Pragmatic Bookshelf and see if they have anything on the topics I need.
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Had to share publicly to get a link to it. So, most can ignore this picture.
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so face book is flipping off apple. Nice I don't like either. it'd be funny if the apple bit down on the finger.
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#actualingressgameplay  

Seen while wandering around Vandy Campus.

Gotta love sexologist in the SLO Ball Room. 
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Do with new glyph badge, how long till +Dagmar d'Surreal​ has his onyx?
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I've already gotten silver, and I expect to see gold (which will get me level 11) within the next two weeks.  Most of my time lately has been gobbled up working on some septiclock timer homescreen widgets.

(I've also given away or recycled wildly over 1,000 L8 items now.)
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Saw this flash by at the end of some tax prep commercial. Wow, gtk based code. How far oss has come.
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Look at the code in the background. 
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This looks interesting. Might be a big tie in with their fiber deployments to reduce bandwidth costs. I could see that as a big advantage of getting google fiber if there was a better than wifi option while around town too.
Unused spectrum could mean higher data rates and lower bills
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Comcast suck of the day.

Starts out by trying to get some webpages to load. Network connectivity looked good, but no DNS. I had my router release and renew lease to check for changes. Some things seemed to work better, and then stopped. Used phone to look online, and it says I am connected fine. I'm sure they didn't need DNS to figure that out. But here is what showed up when looking for modem status.
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Not responsible carriers.  DNS server uptime isn't even remotely rocket science.
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Woot woot. Another portal just went live from our trip to Shiloh way back in May.
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So that's what... six hundred portals there now?
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  • 2020 Research
    Programmer/SysAdmin, 2012 - 2014
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