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Hey there Plussers.  I'm looking for a flipchart like program.  Something I could project or add to a videoconference call that would allow me to throw words up on a page, move them around, draw lines between them, circles around them, etc.  Whaddayagot?
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It appears that you can't have your own templates in google Drive.

This is the kind of product development choices that google does that just make no fucking sense.

The only way to create a template in Google Drive is to upload it to the public "Template Gallery"?!  Why does anybody think that is even remotely a good idea?  And as is typical with Google, nowhere in their documentation do they make it explicitly clear that you can't have your own private templates that you can share with others.  What a bizarre choice.  You get the sense that google product designers are really living in their own little world.

Is there something I am missing here?
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I have never actually read the Comics Code Authority before.  Wow, it's insane.  This thing was not only around, but in full force when I was a kid growing up.  I know I'm getting old, but that is not that long ago.
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I have been tempted to make a comic under each variation of the Comics Code, just to see how hard it is for me.
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I wish I could uncircle Sochi from the rest of my media world.

#corruption #environmentaldestruction #dogkillers #PolicyofHate #BreadandCircuses  
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+Christian Jarry Excellent irony, there.
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"When the little dog snarls, the big dog does not connect the snarl with himself, simply fancying that the little dog must be uncomfortable."

Here is an example of the simple wisdoms of Anthony Trollope.  They are all things you kind of already know, but he has a way of putting them in writing so that they coalesce from vague assumptions into concrete truths in one's mind (at least in my mind).

So the above quote comes after a much longer passage where Trollope is discussing a resentful MP, Mr. Bonteen, who was promised the position of Chancellor of the Exchequer but got moved to a lesser non-cabinet position due to politics.  He takes this with a lack of grace that everybody in the party notices, but the man who really matters.  That man is Plantagenet Palliser, the previous Chancellor and now Duke of Omnium and something of a kingmaker in the Liberal party.  Trollope writes so effecitvely about why Palliser is a big dog and then follows it up with the great quote above.  I'll share it with you below if anybody has the time to read it and maybe you will get a sense of what I am trying to impart.

"Additional zest was given to all this by the very indiscreet conduct of Mr. Bonteen. He did accept the inferior office of President of the Board of Trade, an office inferior at least to that for which he had been designated, and agreed to fill it without a seat in the Cabinet. But having done so he could not bring himself to bear his disappointment quietly. He could not work and wait and make himself agreeable to those around him, holding his vexation within his own bosom. He was dark and sullen to his chief, and almost insolent to the Duke of Omnium. Our old friend Plantagenet Palliser was a man who hardly knew insolence when he met it. There was such an absence about him of all self-consciousness, he was so little given to think of his own personal demeanour and outward trappings,—that he never brought himself to question the manners of others to him. Contradiction he would take for simple argument. Strong difference of opinion even on the part of subordinates recommended itself to him. He could put up with apparent rudeness without seeing it, and always gave men credit for good intentions. And with it all he had an assurance in his own position,—a knowledge of the strength derived from his intellect, his industry, his rank, and his wealth,—which made him altogether fearless of others. When the little dog snarls, the big dog does not connect the snarl with himself, simply fancying that the little dog must be uncomfortable. Mr. Bonteen snarled a good deal, and the new Lord Privy Seal thought that the new President of the Board of Trade was not comfortable within himself. But at last the little dog took the big dog by the ear, and then the big dog put out his paw and knocked the little dog over. Mr. Bonteen was told that he had—forgotten himself; and there arose new rumours. It was soon reported that the Lord Privy Seal had refused to work out decimal coinage under the management, in the House of Commons, of the President of the Board of Trade."

So good!
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Android users, what's your preferred method for aggregating and listening to podcasts.
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+Olman Feelyus BeyondPod has search and allows you to enter the feed URL, but Stitcher only has search. With Stitcher if the podcast producer has not added it to their website then you can't get it. that is a bummer but I find if I ask a new podcast to add it they can do it pretty easy.
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Anybody else find these Survey Monkey ads utterly ridiculous.  "Remember taking your first survey?  [cute chuckle subtly inserted at the start of this sentence] It was a pretty big deal."

Um, no I don't remember taking my first survey and I certainly don't associate it with a "big deal" or any other important developmental step in my life.  

My advice to current Survey Monkey investors:  sell.
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+Ray Otus Yeah, and I've never forgiven you.
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Following on the heels of the last post about the Comics Code, it is similarly fascinating and disturbing to see the criticisms thrown at the Beatles when they first came to North America.  We can kind of laugh at it now, but the language is so similar to conservative reaction today to anything progressive that it's actually not that funny.
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+Stuart Robertson a bit of a semantic response to your comment, but I would argue that as soon as you start censoring and critiquing using the kinds of techniques seen here, you are by definition no longer progressive, no matter what your politics are.
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The Olympics really just get darker and darker.  They've become an absolute parody of their original intentions, reflecting back on our own failure as a species and a global society.

There is so much moral failure, but it's the IOC itself that infuriates me the most.  Hypocricy and lies behind shining teeth and cute icons. 

The International Olympic Committee responded with a carefully worded statement; Mark Adams, a spokesman, told reporters at a briefing Wednesday that no healthy dogs found on the grounds of the Olympics were being destroyed.

“It would be absolutely wrong to say that any healthy dog will be destroyed,” Mr. Adams said.

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In recent months, residents of Sochi have reported seeing dogs shot with poisoned darts, then tossed into waiting trucks. Aleksei Sorokin, the director general of a pest control business, Basya Services, has confirmed that his company has been hired to catch and kill strays, telling local journalists the work was necessary.

The effort to remove the dogs began in October, as did initial efforts to gather up strays and shelter them. Tatyana Leshchenko, an animal rights advocate here, said about 300 dogs a month were being killed in Sochi, at a cost of $25 to $35 each.

So you are basically just fucking lying right in our faces.  Scumbags.
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Just you wait a couple of years for the Rio Summer Olympics.

This is going to be bad.
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Adobe I beseech thee stop sucking!
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It's such bush-league behavior for a tech giant. Does Java still do this crap? I forget.
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"You fool! I'd rather see you dead than studying BLACK MAGIC!"
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Crime and action fiction (especially from the '60s and '70s and British - Richard Stark of course)

"Genre" movies

Tabletop RPGs

Montreal

NBA and especially the Golden State Warriors

NFL and especially the Oakland Raiders
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I was invited to Google+ before several of my friends!