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Having written iRobot code before, this is insane.
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Google+ Instant, Mobile Uploads are getting on my nerves. Yes, I took a picture of my cat. No, I do not want you to automatically put it on the internet.
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I'm going to divert briefly and then come back to G+.

My android phone uses google voice to dial outgoing calls. When I first set it up I was given a choice between three (or more?) options:
1. Use Google Voice to Dial all outgoing calls, don't ask me.
2. Use my phones dialer to dial all outgoing calls, don't ask me.
3. Ask me everytime I make a call how I want to dial

I use 1 by the way since if I'm somewhere that GV won't work (limited/no data connection) it ends up asking me if I want to dial it directly with the phone instead as a fall back.

G+ when you set it up on your phone asks you a similar question but with only two choices:
1. Upload them all automatically - don't ask me.
2. Don't upload them all automatically - don't ask me.

#3 is missing. G+ should add that so that, if you prefer, you can be given the option to instantly upload it.

I actually wish I had a #4 as well.
4. Upload them all automatically; but ask me what album to put them in.

I use picasaweb to sync ALL of my photos (I have previously bought an expanded option for Google storage) so that I have a cloud backup of them. I'm married with kids and we take a lot of photos and we'd be bummed if we lost them. Because we put them all up there keeping them, at least a little organized, is important to us. Thus, at the moment, I don't do the auto-upload but instead use the phones handy integration with Picasa to upload images directly to specific albums.

Sorry that was kind of long winded.
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Thought for the Google+, meta circle:
Step 1: Allow users to volunteer the names of their circles to an anonymous collective of circle names.
Step 2: Allow other users to select "Circle Suggestions" to give new connections an idea of how to place them into circles - or even do it automatically.

For instance: +Justin Riskin asked people to Like a Facebook status so he would know who to put into a Settlers of Catan circle. Why not let users offer suggestions of how they, themselves should be classified...may be able to use Sparks as a primary indication?
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That's a good idea. I was about to say suggesting circles your friends should put you in would only take you so far, but if you coordinate that with other ways to manipulate circles this may be an awesome area of growth
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I still think its important to teach kids cursive. Sure I hated it when I learned it, but when you need to formally WRITE something, instead of typing that is when it matters.
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Is there seriously a more aptly named cereal? 
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Counterexample: Applejacks
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    Information Systems Analysis, 2007 - 2011
  • Purdue University
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