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Brent Edwards
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A new meme:

Visit http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ These are what Google thinks you are interested in.

Copy them and paste them.

Then make fun of them, if you like.

Arts & Entertainment - Comics & Animation - Cartoons
Arts & Entertainment - Comics & Animation - Comics
Arts & Entertainment - Events & Listings
Computers & Electronics - Software - Operating Systems - Mac OS
Law & Government - Government - Legislative Branch
News - Business News - Fiscal Policy News
News - Politics
Online Communities - Blogging Resources & Services
Science - Astronomy
Science - Earth Sciences - Paleontology
Demographics - Age - 25-34
Demographics - Gender - Male

Paleontology? How did they get that preference?
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They think I'm a male over 65 interested in soap operas and entymology. snork
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Eli and I visited the Scottish Highland Games in Enumclaw, Washington yesterday. Great fun; great chance to see different kinds of dance and hear Scottish traditional music. And -- shock! -- the weather cooperated!
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+Mel White The lass in the white and purple is dressed as... a sheep. With cute little ears, a cute little tail, and about two feet of cute little steel. And a wicked smile!
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Let's make a few simple rules.

Don't harass your co-workers. Don't harass acquaintances. Just don't harass.
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In particular, one line stood out to me: "At Egalia boys are free to dress up and to play with dolls, if that is what they want to do."

Uhmm... has there ever been a time that boys did NOT play with dolls?

Except, we called them "Action Figures". Go GI Joe with Kung-Fu Grip!
The Swedish pre-school that avoids using the pronouns 'him' and 'her' as part of its drive to create a more gender neutral environment.
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I don't understand that behavior, either. There's nothing wrong with a young boy playing with trucks... or a young girl playing with trucks. There's nothing wring with a young boy dressing up dolls... or a young girl dressing up dolls.
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Hello!

I've never joined Facebook, but I'm curious about Google+.

I'd like to share music that I've composed with a broader community. Is there a way to do this -- or do I need to create a 'video' (even if it's just an image) and put the music in the background?
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Yeah, I'm kind of the same. I have no clue why, but I always avoided FB like the plague (it is?). Maybe one day I'll bite, but if I do, it will be with my real name, and "Aeto" will be banished from that FB. In other words, G+ for my fuzzy side, FB for the less fuzzy one.
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Yes, Google Plus made me change my name. Ugh.
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+Jessie Tracer Of course! Your real name is "Electric Keet"!
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I have an unusual question... Without looking up any dictionary (or online), how would you define the word "evolve" as a verb?
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Thank you, all of you, for your answers!
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One thing that's missing from Google Plus:

There are no communities.

Right now, you can follow people who interest you... but you can't join a group of people who are into, say, My Little Pony. Or left-wing libertarianism. Or cryptography.

You have to build those circles yourself.

The closest are 'sparks', which link to stories about favorite ideas -- but that's not the same as creating a discussion group around an idea.

Do you know of a way around that problem in Google+?
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Yep. I s'pose I should use the feedback button and start making some suggestions...
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I have an open question for everyone...

How do you open a business e-mail that's going to co-workers and to managers?

I'm not asking what is the 'correct' way to write a business email, or to follow a stuffy manual from the 1950s. ('Always start a letter with "To Whom It May Concern:"'.) I'm asking what you do in practice.
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If it's a highly diverse group, I leave out the salutation. (Exception is if I'm seeking responses from certain people but the thread necessarily includes many others.)
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This is... amazingly apt.

Pinkie Pie as, uhmmm, Pink.
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+Jennifer L. Meyer Thank you! That mashup was great!
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Composer, writer, programmer, and generally creative type.
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You might know me for running the first year of Further Confusion (and working there every year after.) Or you might know my music or writing.  I promise that I'm (mostly) friendly!
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Loxahatchee, FL - Sarasota, FL - Fremont, CA - Albany, NY - Seattle, WA - San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Programmer / Statistical analyst
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A tasty meal in an upscale diner. Both my wife and I are on diets. When we cheat, we come here. The food is hearty and filling, if a touch expensive. If you've been to the Skillet in the Seattle Center, you know the food.
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