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So I liked using the #FooTab extension for #Chrome, but then Google went and decided that the Chrome web store was the only allowed source of Chrome extensions, and the FooTab developer wasn't interested in forking over the $5 to be an official Google developer, but the source was open, and I am not so principled and have $5 to spare.
So I downloaded it and uploaded it to the web store. If you use Chrome, and miss FooTab, here you go.
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Way to go! Open source FTW!
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Today is a good day. I just had a call from a telemarketer. Did I yell and scream at them, you ask? Certainly not. Like a good IT administrator I put my skills to use for their benefit. Here's how the conversation went:

Computer: "Press 9 to not be contacted in the future. Press 4 to speak to someone about your mortgage issues"
<presses 4>
TM: "Hello, are you having problems paying your mortgage?"
Me: "Hi, this is the IT department. We intercepted your call as we detected a problem with you phone and need to fix it."
TM: "Oh... ok, well what do we need to do?"
Me: "We're going to need to fix the settings by pressing 4-6-8 and * at the same time"
TM: "Ok, nothing happened."
<alright, so he's not using a Polycom>
Me: "Are you using the new Polycom phones that we deployed?"
TM: "No, it's a Yealink"
Me: "Ok, I see. You haven't had the new Polycom phone deployed to your desk yet. Let me check our technical documentations for the Yealink."
<did a quick Google search, "yealink phone factory reset">
Me: "Alright, do you see an "OK" button on your phone?"
TM: "Yes I do"
Me: "Alright, you're going to press and hold that button for 10 seconds."
TM: "OK, pressing it now"
Me: "Perfect, let me know if you get a password request"
TM: "OK, nothing has popped up ye----"
<click>

That's right. I made a telemarketer unwittingly factory reset his phone which means he will be unable to make anymore calls until someone is able to reconfigure his phone and that will take at least an hour or longer if they can't do it right away!
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Tee hee hee :)
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It will be interesting to see where this leads.  Is it too little, too late, or a welcome breath of fresh air?
 
When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. This helped create a community made up of real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names. 

Over the years, as Google+ grew and its community became established, we steadily opened up this policy, from allowing +Page owners to use any name of their choosing to letting YouTube users bring their usernames into Google+. Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use. 

We know you've been calling for this change for a while. We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users. For this we apologize, and we hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be. Thank you for expressing your opinions so passionately, and thanks for continuing to make Google+ the thoughtful community that it is.
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+Jason Sullivan email me specifics and I'll look into it.
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Would love to have an alternative to the current dumb and dumber providers.
Over the last few years, gigabit Internet has moved from idea to reality, with dozens of communities (PDF) working hard to build networks with speeds 100 times faster than what most of us live with today. People are hungrier ...
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I tried to upgrade my CM10.1 touchpad to CM11 today, and somehow managed to get it into a state where WebOS is now borked.

I got CM11 on it, but either didn't get the clockword mod flashed correctly, or the old version of moboot wouldn't let me boot into clockwork mod.  So I switched back to webOS to put moboot in the cminstall dir, and (when mounting it as a USB drive) all I see is (incomplete) android stuff.

So, ACMEUninstall2, then WebOSdoctor (which runs to completion with no errors), and even though I seem to be starting from a fresh WebOS install, I still see the old android stuff when I mount the touchpad as a USB drive under WebOS, and I can't install pretools onto WebOS.  So I'm kind of stuck.  Is there a step beyond this that will get the touchpad back to a good starting position from where I can install CM11?

And are there text instructions, because if I have to watch another video I may just scream.

Thanks!
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I'll give it a whirl.  Thanks for all the help!
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Was looking at these the other day ;)
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I guess now it's Facebook's turn to copy Google badly.
Facebook is enforcing its "real names" policy, insidiously outing a disproportionate number of gay, trans and adult performers -- placing them at risk for attacks, stalking, privacy violations and more.
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Why did I not see it before?!?
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"How many other people with names like mine have been suspended?”

The answer is "a whole fucking lot".
Elaine Yellow Horse wanted to use Google+ for business. She only ran into one problem: Google wouldn't recognize her name.
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Mr. +Jason Smith, your personal tumblr is ready. 
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You found it!!!

Damn that is some funny stuff. 
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Not particularly impressed with the JellyBean update to my Samsung Galaxy S3.  Cyanogenmod is probably around the corner shortly.
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Sounds like you're having first nerd problems, Jason. :-) It's working okay for me. 
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+Jason Smith  RUN WHILE YOU STILL CAN.
Bertha, the world's largest tunneling machine, churning through the rock and mud beneath Seattle, has hit a mysterious roadblock—so mysterious, it is only known for now as "the object."
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I'm not saying it's kaiju, but...
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