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C J Silverio
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I keep forgettting about this place. What's the update? Is Google still failing horribly about pseudonymous access?

Twitter is where I mostly live these days.
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There seems to be a split standard regarding nyms of people signing up before G+ went public and after. Too early to tell whether it's a deliberately arbitrary policy or Google hasn't started a new round of clean up yet.
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Oops. I closed the G+ tab and forgot to open it again for a couple of weeks.
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If I didn't have a G+ page open on my iPad I'd probably forget all about it.
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I did a Turkish get-up today with a barbell. I've done the infamous TGU many times before with kettlebells, with heavier weights than I used today even, but the barbell get-up looks way more bad-ass. It's an old-time strongman trick, all about raw strength and not bodybuilding. The barbell TGU will definitely -impress- intimidate the boys.

I had been doing power clean skill drills with a very light weight (32#, light enough that I could just use arm strength to snap the bar up and practice the catch motion approximately 1 million times), and I thought, huh, that's light enough that I should be able to do a get-up with it. And lo! I did. And it was fun.

Here's a video of a guy doing one with lots more weight.
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This was by far the most awesome video I found when looking for something to illustrate the post.
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I wanted to write a bit about barbell complexes here, because they're fun and maybe there's some chance I could coax one of you into trying them next time you go to the gym. What I ended up writing had a bunch of links to articles & videos in it, which G+ is terrible with. So I posted on Tumblr instead.
More on barbell complexes As I mentioned yesterday, I did a Cosgrove-style complex this week at the gym for the first time. I’d done the Bear complex in several variations before. (Cosgrove provided.....
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Key insight in this article:

"The big deal is that we are having an identity related clash of values, I think, between two very different kinds of heavily engaged online people:

• Integrated Identity: These are people who live online and offline with the same personality (including the Technorati because in fact their unified identity is their bread and butter), and
• Separate Identities: people who keep their online and offline worlds quite separate, not for duplicitous reasons but because they are in many ways two people; the online person and the offline person."
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I have friends with multiple online identities not for duplicitous reasons but because they are in many ways two people: the human being, and the role (criminal defense attorney, district attorney, psychiatrist, etc.). Whether it's truly necessary or they just feel safer or just that it's more appropriate, they simply don't want the non-co-workers they interact with at work interacting with their family and friends.
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It seems that using Google+ with the nickname that everybody knows you by can get all your Google accounts toasted. Being a former Google employee offers no protection. I wonder if they fully thought through all the customer support issues when they made this thing live. One interesting question would be: how many new customer support reps did they hire before they hit the on switch?

Anyway, I am now regretting a) signing up for G+, and b) migrating most of my other Internet accounts to use my gmail address. I had mistakenly thought that a gmail account would be more stable than the one on the domain I've been running myself for a decade now.
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Frank: the point is: I've seen them, I don't want to see them any more. I'm done with them. As for whether they're spammers: I don't know about the google+ definition, nor do I get an option besides "add to circles". I call them spammers because they are plainly people who don't know me in any capacity, have streams that include pitches for some product mixed in at some ratio with impersonal observations (i.e. Amy Winehouse is dead: so sad), not much if any interaction with other users, and really don't give me the feeling there's a person there.
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The guy some friends know as "Mr Ceej", some as "Mr Leafie", and some more as "Mr <fannish pseud>", on the topic of my name and his mom's.
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I think my Mom's name has been Anne-Marie Anders (birth), Marianne Youngblood (adopted at age 2), Anne Youngblood (her whole life, including many legal documents), Anne Youngblood Zink (after marriage). Also: Jarhead.

My wife's name has been Christine Silverio (birth), Chris Silverio (childhood through grad school), C. J. Silverio (ever since grad school), CeeJ Silverio or Ceej Silverio (when retarded software wants a one-word name), C. J. Silverio or Ceej Silverio interchangeably (after marriage).

My employer sent me a retail discount card for "Mrs. Zink" and we just stare at it. Should I gift it to my mother? Regift it to my sister-in-law? Who by the way is named Christine Zink (after marriage).
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Oh, that's nothing. Once in a great while I still get mail for Heather Mayhar. She was my first wife; we were separated in 1990, divorced in 93 and she died in 2002. That's an eyebrow-raiser.
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That giant Kee Hinckley post on pseudonyms and their importance:
https://plus.google.com/117903011098040166012/posts/asuDWWmaFcq
Google has said that they plan to "address" the issue of pseudonymity in the near future. I hope that these thoughts and experiences may help…
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My Fitbit arrived this morning. I'm looking forward to recording a lot of "intense effort" sexual activity at puzzling times of the day in a vain attempt to make my life look more interesting than it is.
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Those of you who aren't gamers might not have heard of the RealID incident. Last year Blizzard Entertainment, possibly planning a connection with Facebook, attempted to make its forums and in-game cross-server friend feature use subscribers' real names instead of their handles. Customer reaction was not good and eventually Blizzard backed down in part. In the meantime, people used, um, well, probably Google to dig up lots of information about Blizzard employees from the starting point of just their names. Got kinda messy.

I'm still looking for a definitively readable link on this incident, but in the meantime, here are all the articles WOW Insider wrote about the feature. Reverse chronological order.

Controversy starts here: http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/07/06/official-forum-changes-real-life-names-to-be-displayed/
And ends with Blizzard's capitulation: http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/07/09/mike-morhaime-real-names-will-not-be-required-on-official-forum/

Their motivations were probably similar to Google's. Anonymity and easily-changed names allow a lot of bad behavior people wouldn't indulge in if they had a reputation at stake. Put a real name on a forum troll and he slinks away never to be seen again. But there's that middle ground of the established pseudonym, which has reputation & identity attached to it even though it matches no official passport.
Skip to Content. WoW Insider has the latest on the WoW: Cataclysm expansion! AOL; MAIL. WoW. Class. Death Knight; Druid; Hunter; Mage; Paladin; Priest; Rogue; Shaman; Warlock; Warrior. Guides. Blizzar...
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And the chilling effect has begun. This is from a gaming acquaintance (not a guild mate, but a Wow blogger I sometimes read). Once again, it's the threat to pre-existing Gmail accounts that is the problem.
This morning I deleted my Google Plus account. I'd seen a post or two of people using Google Plus and getting their accounts suspended, but this morning I woke up to this article which compliles a lot...
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Here is a nice g-mail support forum link: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/gmail/thread?tid=40356d87de8509c0&hl=en

Hong Kong users trying to communicate to google that their occupado naming conventions are outside the google norm, that mainland users using their real names risk summary execution, and that the form to submit ID is insecure, which in asia is unsupportable.

However these asians imagine that google is properly executing european naming conventions rather than dumbed down american ones.
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Attempting to figure out how to share photos.
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