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The agency’s 3-2 vote is intended to ensure a level playing field for Internet content providers, with no so-called pay-to-play fast lanes.
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It's a hell of a birthday present, for sure.

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Today's post is about disambiguating the language of tablet weaving set-up and weave drafts.  This particular article hasn't reached a wide audience before now, but I think it might help fill a need that many tablet weavers experience during their first few projects.
© Carolyn Priest-Dorman 2002-2003     A number of excellent instructional books are available for beginning tablet weavers.  However, they don't all use the same words to mean the same things.  Teachers of tablet weaving don'...
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Tagging so I find this later.

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Well, I finally figured out after three years why I wasn't able to comment on Blogger blogs.  You have to have third-party cookies enabled. 

That problem has been making me so bat-guano crazy, I can't even!  But I tweaked my browser setting and voila!  Now I can comment, at least on my own blog.
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Congratulations on figuring it out!

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Now entering the next phase.  What a ride!
We’re graduating from Google[x] labs

It’s hard to believe that Glass started as little more than a scuba mask attached to a laptop. We kept on it, and when it started to come together, we began the Glass Explorer Program as a kind of “open beta” to hear what people had to say.

Explorers, we asked you to be pioneers, and you took what we started and went further than we ever could have dreamed: from the large hadron collider at CERN, to the hospital operating table; the grass of your backyard to the courts of Wimbledon; in fire stations, recording studios, kitchens, mountain tops and more.

Glass was in its infancy, and you took those very first steps and taught us how to walk. Well, we still have some work to do, but now we’re ready to put on our big kid shoes and learn how to run.

Since we first met, interest in wearables has exploded and today it’s one of the most exciting areas in technology. Glass at Work has been growing and we’re seeing incredible developments with Glass in the workplace. As we look to the road ahead, we realize that we’ve outgrown the lab and so we’re officially “graduating” from Google[x] to be our own team here at Google. We’re thrilled to be moving even more from concept to reality.

As part of this transition, we’re closing the Explorer Program so we can focus on what’s coming next. January 19 will be the last day to get the Glass Explorer Edition. In the meantime, we’re continuing to build for the future, and you’ll start to see future versions of Glass when they’re ready. (For now, no peeking.)

Thanks to all of you for believing in us and making all of this possible. Hang tight—it’s going to be an exciting ride.
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Today's most notable phishing spam is from "Red Dot Design."  Yep, just chase this red bug right here while we steal all your catnip, lady.
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Francesco Marciuliano's I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems By Cats

You can't hold someone who wants to leave
You can't clutch a memory as if it were today 
You can't take an insult close to heart
You can't grasp for glory from your chair 
You can't seize life thinking only of loss
And you can't grab a laser pointer dot on the wall
No matter how much you try.

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Today's article is short and simple, on a four-shaft fustian weave with an unusual structure.
© Carolyn Priest-Dorman, 2003 Sometimes interesting information comes along when you're researching something entirely different.  Take this unusual four-shaft weave, for example; I found it in an article on printed fustians...

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Today's post is about later medieval multishaft linen weaves.  It contains one of my favorite medieval textile patterns executed in one of my favorite structures:  the pavy liseré weave.  Someday I'd like to have a whole set of table linens in that weave.
© Carolyn Priest-Dorman, 2002 This article presents some multishaft self-patterned linen weaves that are a bit more complex than those of previous articles.  The interlacements can be woven on seven to 15 shafts.  All drafts ...

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 Check this out:  it's an LJ-style meme!  On the Plus!  :-)

Let's play a game.

You've been given the letter.....  D (by +Brian Vo)

Something I hate.... Deception.  "When a man lies, he murders some part of the world."

Something I love... Dancing when no one is watching.

Somewhere I've been... Delaware Water Gap, PA

Somewhere I'd like to go... Delphi, Greece

Someone I know... +Denise Cicuto 

Plus 1 this and i'll send you a letter, so you can play.
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Yeah, it was what my internal algorithm told me I had to give you.  I angsted over whether it was too difficult (as I did over +Dolzaina Citharista's Z  before deciding that was the case).  But there are more things starting with Y than Z, and you did fine with it!
I set up a simple blog to stash my writings about string things.  I'll begin by reprinting some things I have written for various newsletters, etc., and then move toward writing up some of my newer research that doesn't belong on the project blog or the knitting pattern LJ.

Can't believe the name wasn't already taken.  :-)

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I feel the same way, +Lois Swales!  :-)

I feel like I'm getting too old to root around in a bunch of different places for my stuff!  I am hoping that this blog will be like my stash page at Ravelry and nudge me into orderliness. 

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My Plus is out of whack today.  Can't see who has plussed any of my posts; can only see a subset of who has plussed other people's posts.

I assume this is another temporary weirdness, but you never know....
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Likewise. Gearing up for an update.

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Free Anglo-Saxon/Viking string books!!!

Hey, early period/cosplayers/string geeks!  You can download both Penelope Walton Rogers' hugely important books on York and some of her hard to find articles at this link, offered directly by the lab she founded.

Go forth and download!

h/t +Béibhinn Mhodartha 
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Thank you!

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This visually subtle change represents a huge revision to the way Google+ resharing works.
Why Comments on Google+ Posts Is Now Even More Important

Anyone active on social media wants comments on their posts, but a change on Google+ now rolling out to users makes that even more important.

The change that began rolling out late yesterday affects posts that are reshares of other posts. Previously, the phrase "originally shared" in the display of the original post being reshared linked to that post. Now it is no longer a link.

Instead, there is now only a link to the original post if it had comments. That link now appears at the bottom of the display of the post being reshared (which now is highlighted in a gray box.)

Look at the example below. In this case I had reshared a post by +Antoine Carriere. But Antoine's post had never received any comments. So it has no link below the post.

Why Did Google Make This Change?
My speculation is that Google+ wants to "reward" or promote the version of content that is getting engagement. If the original post has comments, now the reader is alerted to that fact, and clicking on that notice enables one to get to that discussion.

In other words, for Google+, discussion trumps time priority. In Google+'s valuation, a post is valuable not because it was shared first, but because it is generating discussion.

Google+ Communism
This devaluing of "original ownership" has actually always been a part of the very structure of Google+. I observed early on, for example, that a reshare of one's post by a higher authority profile would usually outrank the original in Google Search. (See 

So in the Google+ world battles over who shared something first (as if he or she were "owner" of the share) are meaningless. Google+ is putting the emphasis on community, and community happens where the discussion happens.
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At least the link to the original post now spawns a new tab instead of just opening in the current page.  Also not sure how I feel about it though, if the post is shared along a chain (if I re-share this posting, not the original, will the "chained" comments be referenced?
Independent scholar, string geek, dream weaver
Easterner transplanted to the West Coast.
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Owned by nearly a dozen looms. On G+ before it was public. My Kevin Bacon number is a 2.
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