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Hm, I could knit for the #ravelympics  and find streaming coverage of the events and share them with the kids...and support the jerk-offs who think that my doing this "denigrates" the efforts of the Olympic athletes I'm sitting on my ass watching. Or I could just ignore the Olympics as I did for pretty much my whole adult life until I joined Ravelry. DECISIONS, DECISIONS.
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Exactly!  #ravelympics
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Feeling ghoulish tonight.
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Hee.
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Some comic relief for the heated real name issue here on G+.
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Kinda cool!
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As the night felt, the light took on a blue color, creating an interesting color contrast with the underneath lava. Those close-ups were shot around 200mm. Velvia recorded the color faithfully, but a digital camera on auto white balance would not.
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When I first saw it I thought it was some kind of sparkly blue yarn! Then I saw that the reshare was from some CNBC financial analyst that I'm following, and I was like, whoa she's a knitter?! But the fact that it's a photograph with accurate color is actually pretty cool just in itself. :)
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Whoa, the interface here has changed a LOT in the months since I've visited. Hm. Might be worth exploring.
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Tears to the eyes.
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As promised here's the amazing time-lapse video of our beautiful Earth, today, November 21, 2011, we look forward to welcoming our crewmates Mike Fossum, Sergei Volkov and Satoshi Furukawa as they come “Down to Earth” after their half year onboard the International Space Station. God Speed & Welcome Home Guys! Thank you Peter Gabriel for allowing your music to accompany all of us. Perfect!
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Testing out this ripple function.
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Let's Help Sergey Rip[ple] Past Mark Zuckerberg in Followers Too

1. Please add +Sergey Brin to a circle.
2. And then please share this post with your circles.
3. Finally, enjoy using Google+ Ripples on this post to see how quickly this meme spreads!

+Larry Page has 618,000 followers on Google+ and is adding thousands per day, extending his lead over Mark Zuckberberg, who has never publicly posted anything here.

It's time for Google co-founder +Sergey Brin with his 447,000 followers to also pass Mark with his 600,000 followers. Let's see how fast all of us +ers can make this happen!

Please share this with everyone you know and encourage them to follow +Sergey Brin as well as Larry. Both of them seem to be posting more frequently now, and both of them have incredibly interesting things to say.

Update: a couple of people suggested unfollowing +Mark Zuckerberg as well, to speed things up. I'm approaching my limit of how many people I can follow - I'm at 4,699 now - so unfollowing him frees up a spot. :)
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I am the queen of the world!!!! I actually have FOUR BURNERS on my stove. The possibilities seem endless! I can cook with MORE THAN ONE LARGE PAN! Have a sauce, an entree, and a side going AT THE SAME TIME!

I am so excited. So. Excited.

(We used to have two burners and a gas grill, which was cool, but not as useful as four burners, especially during canning season or at Thanksgiving or even, you know, most nights dinners...)
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I was wondering why I haven't been using up my produce very quickly. Well, tonight I realized that when I have an entree in one pan and a starchy side in the other, all that's left is to make a salad for the vegetable. But add more burners? Suddenly the whole world of veggie sides opens up to me! Finally made a dent in the summer squash!
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If you don't like it don't use it, huh? :\ Well, yeah. A lot of interesting people are following that little piece of advice. I don't understand why Google can't let people choose their screen name, and then have verified profiles be something separate. Every time the #nymwars pop up, I'm reminded of the world of Ender's Game. Ender's siblings used pseudonyms on a worldwide network to build real reputations and gain real followings. WHY does it matter who you are behind the screen, if your identity online is something solid, and traceable?
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Here's video of Eric Schmidt pretending that Google knowing your real identity requires that you share your real identity publicly.

Remember most recent Schmidt Storm from a couple days ago? I posted an item on it over the weekend:

https://plus.google.com/113117251731252114390/posts/DoGTth9j3wi

The whole thing occurred because an AP reporter paraphrased public comments by Google honcho Eric Schmidt. In essence, Schmidt said that Google has to publicly expose your identity for all kinds of good reasons (which they do not), and if you don't like it, don't use it.

Makes me wonder: Is that why Schmidt doesn't use Google+?

Anyway, the video has finally emerged.

http://gawker.com/5835640/watch-google-describe-how-it-could-exploit-your-name

(Props to +Jeff Jarvis for "Schmidt Storm.") This Week In Google 66: Schmidt Storm
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Hey, some folks were asking about guides to G+...I'm going to read this one thoroughly but thought I'd share it too!
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Google+ 101 a.k.a. The MothaLode o' Google+ Info & Resources for Goobies (goobies = g+ newbies)

Heyheyhowdyhihello ya'll! I keep seeing a lot more new people rollin' in daily, in addition to some friends I've invited on G+ board. I've seen some excellent info flowing around out there that has made my navigation through this wonderful new playground this last week effortless, entertaining & fun (as it should be;). I wanted to extend a welcome to all the new G+'ers ~wavestoyooknowwhoyouare!!~, and make a compiled list of all the info & resources I've ran across thus far. One Stop Google+ Info Shopping. I will add to this as I see more. Also? If you know of any good ones I've missed on this list please feel free to ad them in the comments and I'll edit this post accordingly.
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Google+ 101: Getting Started by: +Rana Shahbaz - http://bit.ly/nZLOdL

Google+ Guide: 15 Tips For Newbies by: +The Huffington Post - http://huff.to/rj5mTk

Tips for Newer Users of Google+ by: +Robert Scoble - https://plus.google.com/111091089527727420853/posts/j9gkEgzY5zB (<-- one of my favs)

For the new G+ users in the crowd by: +Dain Binder
Google+ Terms and Translations - http://goo.gl/h5iOm
G+ Cheat Sheets and Tricks - http://goo.gl/CsQjH (<-- one of my favs)
Fully Edit your Google+ Photos - http://goo.gl/Svgne
Google+ Chrome Extensions - http://goo.gl/1drVx
Invite People to G+ - http://goo.gl/IPbfx
Google+ is not Facebook - http://goo.gl/fb/6Ky9F

Google+: The Complete Guide by: +Ben Parr - http://mashable.com/2011/07/16/google-plus-guide/

HUGE Google Docs List of Google+ Resources (via) +Mariva H. Aviram
https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1CZO_ZiW4-HVJa0xvF0Aa1zjN_89ewYY6Lg4RkRMcUFU&pli=1#h.sios1tjoimeh

G+ PeOple who have been Great Guides:
+Ryan Crowe
+Craig Kanalley

Thanks to all of you kind enough to be way-showers to a goob like me!
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Now then?.. Can I make one more crazy mel suggestion? Don't read all this. I surely didn't (gliiick=???) Gloss it over, scan it supahcrazyquick (thank goodness for that speed readin' class G-ma insisted on for me in 2nd grade;), and Jump In! It's truly the best way to learn. Weeee~~!! \o/

Happy G+in' Ya'll!!
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Uh-oh. The Google grip is tightening. Thanks to G+ I am using Gmail more and just downloaded Chrome. :o
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