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Simon Willison
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Huge news today... our company, Lanyrd, has been acquired by Eventbrite!
 
Lanyrd is becoming part of the Eventbrite family! We’re confident that Lanyrd will be better than ever as a result, and we’re launching some handy new integrations with Eventbrite to celebrate.
Lanyrd is becoming part of the Eventbrite family! We're confident that Lanyrd will be better than ever as a result, and we're launching some handy new integrations with Eventbrite to celebrate!
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Are +The Onion really erecting a paywall, or is this a parody of horrible paywall popovers?
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I did lol. Love my G4 :-/
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Excellent tutorial
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i need one of these for Django
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We've just released the first alpha version of our Android app - join our alpha testers community if you want to help test it out!
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Tonkotsu Ramen from http://www.tonkotsu.co.uk/ - with extra egg.
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Oishiso!
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Android users: +Tom Insam keeps shipping new builds of the alpha version of our Android app. The most recent release has search support and stores event information offline on your phone. Join https://plus.google.com/communities/108680599101192837787 if you have an Android device and want to help us test the app.
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We've thrown open our Lanyrd Android app alpha test to anyone who wants to try it out. Just join this community to add yourself to the alpha tester list, then follow the instructions to install the app.
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We'd still love your feedback as an Android user - the app helps with event discovery as well, so you don't have to be in the room at a conference for it to make sense from a testing point of view.
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I pressed the wrong button at some point and now I have two Google+ accounts - this one, and one for my @lanyrd.com Google Apps account.

I want to get rid of the @lanyrd.com one (so people don't add the wrong "me" to their circles)... but when I go to delete that Google+ account it warns me that "You won't be able to use the "Sign in with Google" button to log in to third-party apps."

This is no good, because I use "Sign in with Google" with that account for a bunch of important tools such as Trello.

Am I completely stuck here?
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In the settings (https://www.google.com/settings/plus) under profile you can make the profile invisible in search results. - not very helpful: I searched for "invisible" and came up with nothing.

The option is marked "Help others discover my profile in search results." if you're looking for it; and you should deselect it.

+Simon Willison an option available for my many Google accounts was simply slapping a company logo over my image - so if you mail me at @mediauk.com you get my avatar, but a +Media UK logo over it. That helps for things like hangouts and others - so others know which is the 'right' account. (I only have one G+ account, though, these days.)
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We added a speaker directory to Lanyrd last week and it includes a well-populated Python speakers section - take a look.
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Hooray! It's only an alpha, but it's a very solid one - nice work +Tom Insam 

Join our alpha testers group to try it out yourself: https://plus.google.com/communities/104416247693197431291
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