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Thom Allen
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Lives in West Jordan, UT
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WordPress - Open Navigation Links In New Tab

Not sure why this feature is turned off, but if you can't find the Open link in a new window/tab checkbox for your menu items, click on the Screen Options link in the top right when in the Menu section. Click the Link Target checkbox on the left, you should now see the checkbox to open in a new tab under a menu item.

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I agree you should keep visitors within the site and should be the default. There's no reason this feature couldn't be on but unselected. It's kind of odd how this feature is managed.
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Photo gallery from our 2014 Alaska Cruise.

I had a week break between treatments and we decided it was the right time to take a vacation. None of these photos have been enhanced or photoshopped. I'm still working on a few treated photos, but I always like sharing right off the card.

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Thanks! Terrific photos. Thanks for sharing!
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Jetpack 3.1: Portfolio Custom Post Types, a New Logo, and Much More

If you haven't tried JetPack you should. Lot's of goodies in this package. You probably don't need everything, but you will want to try some of the apps available.

The latest Jetpack update adds exciting new features like additional JSON API endpoints and Custom Content Types -- which includes the Portfolio Custom Post Type. And we've got a spiffy a new logo!...
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Early morning photo walk.

Took a lot more but working on several photos. These were my favs.

Little Cottonwood Canyon, #Utah
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Reading Rainbow Has More Backers Than Any #Kickstarter Campaign Ever 
Ever since Reading Rainbow went off the air in 2006, LeVar Burton has been working to bring it back. In 2012, he launched a tablet app program, and just..
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#tech5 Yahoo Tried Buying One Of YouTube's Biggest Content Creators For $250 Million
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The Insidiousness of Facebook Messenger's Mobile App Terms of Service

There is a lot to read here, and probably some decisions you need to make. Has anyone using this app experienced any problems or privacy issues?

How much access to your (and your friends') personal data are you prepared to share for access to free mobile apps? I suspect the amount is significantly less than that which you actually agreed to share when blindly accepting the Terms of Service.
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Very intersecting article on features Google should implement if/when they spin off Google Photos.

Google used to have a standalone photo sharing service. It was called Picasa. I never really liked it. It wasn’t a very social site. I thought Flickr was a
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I really like the idea of allowing artists to sell through the app. Cheap stock images needs to come out of this effort. I need to be able to safely and legally use good images I find on G+. If it only costs a $1 or less to have usage rights on my website or blog with an easy attribution model I'd be all over that.
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"Disney owns marvel. Marvel owns Thor. Thor is the son of a king. Thor is now female. Thor is now a Disney princess." yep.
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I mentioned this to someone and it was pointed out that Thor's helm is sort of like a tiara :)
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Works great for me. Wish the status bars would not show. But progress.
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Start July 4th off with a parade of magical proportions! Join Soldiers, Dragons, Jabba the Hut, and some special guests as they march to the Salt Palace. #JoinTehAdventure
Celebrate Independence Day with A Fantasy Parade in downtown Salt Lake City FantasyCon is taking to the streets the morning of July 4th at 8:30 a.m. with a free parade for residents and visitors to Salt Lake City. Celebrating the freedom to dream, the parade will have a patriotic and fantasy...
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    Producer on Gospel Library, Mormon Channel, Family History.
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Google+ Is My Home!

After spending the past 10 years blogging on a number of hosted and self hosted platforms, I am taking advantage of Google+ as a publishing and social network platform. I reviewed my engagement activity here and on my WordPress site, and I can say I get more engagement here than any other place. So this is where I spend most of my time.

You will find all of my photos here on Google+, including portfolio images of projects I've worked on.

I have a WordPress site that I'll keep active, but as I'm not really interested in making money off the site, I'll leave it up for archive purposes. All my latest posts can be found here on Google+.

I'm most active on Google+, but you can also find me on Twitter. I also have a few links below to sites I contribute to. You can find my code repository at

I mostly write about Technology on Google+, but I'm also working on several fiction and graphic novels, which I'll share when I can. I love writing, and the only way I get better is to write often. Here are a few more interesting tid bits:

- I Read/Write/Code
- I talk about Software Development, Cloud and Mobile Computing
- I like to take pictures, but not of cats, I'm allergic 
- I served in the United States Marine Corps
- I'm a proud father of four, and married to one amazing Wife (oh, and Grandkids of course)
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South Korea - Okinawa, Japan - Fallbrook, CA - Oceanside, CA - Riverton, UT - Kearns, UT - Salt Lake City, UT - San Jose, CA
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