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The Guardian's moving to a new design/web-framework, starting with their mobile site."At the heart of this update is the goal to create a consistent and cohesive design language and system across all our products. You will see the first steps of the new visual style on the mobile site. The first small steps towards a new typography and colour language."

If you're interested in the underlying code, they're releasing it as open-source: https://github.com/guardian/frontend .
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They say they're doing an iterative roll-out, with lots of A/B testing.
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A discussion of some of the issues facing free software developers when choosing fonts.
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Google Now seems obsessed with the idea of me flying to Seoul. This is the 3rd time in the last few weeks that it's decided, out of the blue, that it's time for me to head for a flight to Seoul. Maybe not a bad idea, but I don't know why it thinks that's on my schedule.
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"Don't think. Google."
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The new CC licenses were announced last week. Looks like some real improvements in cross-jurisdiction issues. There's also some interesting discussion and links at https://lwn.net/Articles/575077/ (still behind the LWN paywall for another day or so, but free access afterwards).
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So, apparently, Google started rolling this horrible "feature" out in late June, but I only started seeing it recently. After a week or so of near seizure-inducing video previews, I went looking for a way to turn it off. No such luck. Maybe I can figure out a Greasemonkey script to hack it out of the page.
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Here is what I've found, but I don't know yet if it works. If you go to your Google dashboard, under Google+ settings, there is a feature called Auto Awesome that you can turn on or off. It looks like it's only for the photos and videos that you upload. So it's dependent on your friends realizing that Auto Awesome is not automatically awesome, but in fact, is automatically annoying. I've turned mine off, which will effect future posts, but it seems to do nothing for what I've already posted. I'll take some random footage and upload it today to see if it works. That's the closest thing to a solution I've found in my 20 minutes of looking around this morning.
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This is one of my "Google+ sucks" missives. In this case, it's more broken than it used to be. Specifically, with regards to photo album creation and sharing:


Point the 1st) It ignores your settings for how to order the images and displays them in random order.
Point the 2nd) It no longer allows you add titles/comments to a specific photo prior to sharing it. When you add a comment, it shows up as a separate post, not as part of the post/album that you originally shared.

For these reasons, I have decided to not use G+ to organize my travel photos and share them with my friends and family. This particularly makes me cranky, as I'm currently traveling abroad and the G+ photo album functionality is so clunky and unfriendly that I have given up on sharing photos until I can get home and figure out some other service to use.

Anyone have suggestions for said service? I've previously used smugmug, and been fairly happy with it, though it is a pay service. 
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When I think of photo sharing the first thing that comes to mind is instagram but that doesn't let you set a group of photos to an album. It does however make sharing photos from your phone very easy and it has some cool filters to use if you feel so inclined.
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Ah, Google+, my old foe. Why must you insist on randomly refusing to display the last 2 day's posts on my "Home stream?" Between shenanigans like this and the impending self-destruction of Reader, I begin to wonder whether Google actually has technical and managerial quality control or simply rolls an eight-sided die with sides labeled:

1) DOOM!
2) Cripple basic functionality of a service (roll on service and feature charts for details).
3) Kill service that's critical to a multitude of users, but is no longer the new shiny.
4) Laugh maniacally.
5) Play a game of Diplomacy or Twilight Imperium, hate everyone.
6) Everything works, yay!
7) Chant, "Ia, ia."
8) DOOM!
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Personally I don't use Reader, but I do use iGoogle everyday, nearly all day.  I'm not happy about losing it, but at the same time, Google has given us a lot of very cool stuff that has been about as glitch free as anything gets at no cost which is more than I can say for Microsoft, Apple, or even Linux (where glitches are concerned.) Easy come easy go I guess.
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Mushrooms of awesomeness (recipe):

5-6 medium sized Crimini mushrooms
1-2 table spoons of oil (I used coconut oil and grease from a steak)
1/2 tsp Herbs de Provence
1/2 tsp loose leaf green tea (I used Wulu Mountain Mist, from Remedy Teas)
salt to taste
fresh ground black pepper to taste

Cut the mushrooms into quarters, or sixths (depending on size). Heat the oil in a skillet at low heat. Add the mushrooms, Herbs de Provence, tea and salt. Cook until mushrooms are done. Add fresh ground black pepper and serve.

Goes well with steak and red wine. If you don't have red wine, try sprinkling a small amount of red wine vinegar on the mushrooms, to add acidity.
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Ooooh, sweet! We'll have to stock up when we go back for the English Circuit Assembly (first one ever in Argentina :)   (otherwise, don't think I can justify a 4 hour trip just for mushrooms)
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Just did a Google search on my name, for the first time in a long while. 1st result? A Facebook page for someone else named "Noah Romer" [1] that prominently features support for some "legalize marijuana" group/campaign. Oh, yay.

[1] What in the world? It's not like either name is super common, and now there's someone else with the same name?
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Heh. I once discovered there was another Timothy Trimble in California who had a nice long rap sheet and a warrant out for his arrest. Had to explain to my employer that it wasn't me and that their background check produced the wrong information.
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