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Derek Ross
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My wife's book is now available on Amazon:

In 1992, nine-year-old Katie Beers was kidnapped by a family friend and locked in an underground box for 17 days. Katie has now come forward to tell the story that created a national media storm as reporters uncovered the truth about her pre-kidnapping life of neglect and sexual abuse and the details of her rescue. She shares how this experience and the recent death of her kidnapper, John Esposito, has affected her life. Despite the horrible reality of Katie's days of being chained in darkness, the kidnapping was, in fact, the climactic end of a tragic childhood and the beginning of a new life.

Katie has been traveling around the country the past two years keynote speaking at various child advocacy and victim events, motivational and inspirational speaking venues, and of course various media outlets.

My wife's book, Buried Memories, is a NYT Bestseller. This is the new and updated version that includes new chapters such as life after Buried Memories.

For those that do not know, part of the reason for the new book is sadly because the original book publisher completely screwed her and I over, stealing thousands of dollars from us (essentially victimizing a victim, awesome huh?). The book has been released with a reputable publisher and we couldn't be happier with the change.

Thank you so much for the share and the kind words +Virginia Poltrack. Katie and I appreciate it :)
So I really struggled with how to word this post. Let me start by linking to this book-

I met +Katie Beers​​ before I knew about this book, about her story. I liked her immediately, and in fact, just thought she was a GREAT person. The kind of friend that when you meet them for the first time, you walk away thinking to yourself, "I really adore that person, I'm so happy to have met them!"

Then I learned a bit about this story, and ordered the book. And I was floored. To say she is an amazing person and survivor is an understatement. Basically, I was completely blown away and have a new found respect for someone I already held in really high regard. Katie, thank you for sharing this. You're amazing, and deserve every happiness. I'm really proud to call you a friend 💗

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Google's Measure app has finally been updated, now works with ARCore supported phones, and it's awesome.

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It looks like some of the Assistant updates announced last month at Google IO are starting to roll out. This information used to be in Google Now. It's been relocated to Assistant.

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And here it is... Google Podcasts.

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Impulse: A YouTube Original Series: I may not be the target demographic, but I enjoyed it, because Sci-Fi.

Well, I'm done with the series. I binged the hell out of it. I liked it and I'll watch the second season if it gets renewed. I didn't love it. But that's okay. The show wasn't meant for me. I'm a 38 year old dude. This show was for teenagers with teenager issues such as your relationships with the opposite sex, sex in general, your relationships with your parents, and other general issues that someone that's in their late 30's does not deal with.

As I said though, that's okay that I didn't match the shows demographic. Because of the Sci-Fi element, I enjoyed the show anyways. Some have mentioned the show was slow, but that's okay too. Season 1 built a story. It takes a while to discover your abilities, learn about them, and the world that exists because of them.

As I said, Season 1 built a story. I would assume if this gets renewed that story will continue to blossom and expand. Otherwise, there's no need to renew if everything gets completed right away. Nearly every super hero show these days is like this. They don't go from normal person to super hero that we've known all of our lives (Arrow, Flash, Daredevil, etc.) all in the course of Season 1. It takes them time to fit into that role and discover who they are and become who we know them to be. This show is no different. It's just that we don't know this main character and we haven't been told their backstory a dozen times over or more throughout our lives.

TLDR the show is fine. We aren't the target demographic. It's still a good show because Sci-Fi.

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Google Podcasts is close to launch? But we already have Podcasts available via Google Play Music.

Apparently we're getting a Google Podcasts app and here I am using Podcasts on a daily basis inside the Google Play Music app. Why do I need this? Is that because Google Play Music is eventually going away and YouTube Music will not have podcasts?

I guess the Googs does like to build two of everything.

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This is why we can't have nice things. I'm still rooting for you Elon.

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Android Messages for the web is now rolling out to all users and other Messages enhancements.

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Awwww Yiiissss!!! I love Lucifer. I'm very excited to see this show return on Netflix.
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