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Guy Burns
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Hmm. I just realized folks have been trying to interact with me here, but I gave up on Google+ a long time ago. I'm not sure what to do about that. Should I disable my profile here? Is that even possible?

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Apparently this one's been making the rounds, but it's my first time to see it. I ♥ the Oxford comma. Seriously.

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Some good thinking around the needs of enterprise-level UX: "An industrial-strength usability practice is NOT just a lot of really smart UX staff."

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Fun! :)
Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog," covered by 80 different cover bands, stitched together. Pretty cool.

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Super cool! The image I saw depended on if I had my glasses on or not (because I am near-sighted).

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Who's up for a trip to Japan ?

« Fuji-Q Highland amusement park world's steepest roller coaster "Takabisha" with a free falling angle of 121 degrees. Now there's rider-eye-view video that conveys the experience pretty well. The portion in the photo below starts around 1:15 in the video. »

http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/14/7077462-vicarious-exhilaration-for-the-cube-bound-of-the-day

An interesting side-note to my previous IP issues post... I can see everyone who has re-posted my post, including 2nd-degree (not sure beyond that) connections who re-posted from another re-post. However, in all cases (so far) the 2nd-degree connection's filters/security don't allow me to actually see my own post re-posted in their stream. That's not a big deal, but it's interesting.

My non-legal-expert comparison of IP issues within Google+ and Facebook Terms of Service...

Google's ownership of rights to use your IP: perpetual and irrevocable
Facebook's ownership of rights to use your IP: revokable (sort of)

Google+ Terms of Service, section 11.1
"You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services. 11.2 You agree that this license includes a right for Google to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom Google has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services."

Facebook Terms of Service, section 2.1
"For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos ("IP content"), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook ("IP License"). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it. "

I have absolutely no idea what we're doing here. Or what I'm doing here, or what this place is about, but I am determined to enjoy myself. And I'm very intrigued, and, oh my, this soup's delicious, isn't it?
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