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Josh Meier
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Lives in Northgate (Seattle, WA)
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I haven't used google+ in almost a year yet Ars still drew me in. Sad.
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I forgot G+ existed.  Thanks Ars!
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Checking for available vanity license plates:

Congratulations, WHRGRBL is available right now.
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As a New Englander living in Texas I was sorely tempted to get the plate CHOWDA.
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Thursdays are the devil, almost as bad as Mondays. Why you may ask? Because when it's Monday you at least know you are a full week until Friday. Thursday on the other hand is a smug bitch that proudly blocks your access to Friday, and for that I hope Thursday burns in hell.
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No, because it's just a stub, it's like mocking you, saying "I could be a check, but instead I'm just a stub, neener neener!"
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I'm probably going to write up a post tomorrow about browser compatibility versus standards compatibility. It's a pretty hot topic at work right now and is something I've spent quite a bit of time thinking about.

It's amazing reading articles from 2001 about this very thing and seeing how we are just now getting close to that dream.

I will forever say "screw you IE6, screw you"
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This woman speaks the truth!
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Google+ Tip for the day: Stop treating Google+ like Facebook.

When I got my Google+ invitation, I was already itching to shed my Facebook profile. I still feel that way, but I’m starting to realize something really surprising (at least for me): I don’t think Google is my Facebook stand-in. I think Google is far more than a measly “social network,” and that’s why some of my Facebook friends who are migrating over right now seem to be, as they say on the Internet, “doing it wrong.”

I've been a devoted Googlephile for many years, so if Google wanted me to use G+ instead of Facebook, it was gonna happen -- unless they really goofed it up, of course (I'm still not entirely over my breakup with Wave, Google -- but at least I've stopped leaving those creepy voicemails, right?). The push and pull factors were there. They were obvious: Facebook is for “moms” and spam robots -- Google was going to be my new social network.

But something didn't feel quite right about treating my Google+ profile like my Facebook profile, nor treating my Circles like the Facebook social groups I wished I'd always had. There was content everywhere, written by people I’d heard of -- and many I hadn’t. Something about this space was very different than anything Facebook has ever allowed me to experience. It felt like something else, something... bigger, maybe more important. Something collaborative, perhaps. How very Google!

My friends, however, don’t seem to be having the same Google+ experience I am. My tendency so far has been to add as many people with as many interesting views as possible to my Circles, and then to read voraciously and respond all over the place. Meanwhile, my real-life friends are complaining that there’s not enough content to appease them, and I’m the only one dominating their Streams. Why is this happening for them? I think it comes from a fundamental set of expectations about moving from Facebook to Google+. People are treating their Google+ accounts just like Facebook accounts. And I think that’s a doomed approach.

Here is how I think Google+ can be most fully enjoyed and utilized, at this early stage:

Think about what you use Facebook for. If it’s for keeping up with old friends and for keeping up with current, local friends, great. You can use Google+ for that, and it’s definitely got a leg up on Facebook for filtering content.

Interact with content created by users you don’t know personally. If you don’t follow people you don’t already know, you’re going to get bored, and not just because your friends aren’t all here yet. You’ll get bored even after they’ve all arrived. Why do you think Facebook started implementing games and applications? Well, to make money, obviously, but what was the draw for the userbase? I’m willing to bet Facebook figured out that simply reading your friends’ thoughts all day long gets old, and let’s be honest: very few of us have enough friends with enough interesting posts to keep us engaged.

If you like the social games on Facebook, well...you’re not really my target audience. Sorry. For the rest of you -- if you don’t like how Facebook allowed third party junk to start bombarding you with game requests and access to your information, embrace its absence here so far!

I realize that at some point, developers may come up with cool ways to implement games on Google+, but I expect that Google will have learned from the clunky, disorganized, and downright invasive way developers approached this in Facebook. And the best way to keep Google+ rich in content and devoid of lame, invasive apps is to let go of your old ideas about what it means to be on a social network.
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One of the things about Google+ that I really like is that they encourage longer postings, unlike Facebook that actually artificially limits posts to a certain length and forces you to move to "notes" if you want to post anything longer.
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Hah, Love you +Dawn Meier
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Would you date someone who is far behind the tech curve? I do (and I love her). ;)
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We were talking about Skype over lunch and one of my co-workers kept calling it "Snipe"
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Wow... makes me nervous as I am starting to use more cloud services...
Today I came home to find my 15 MB down/3 MB up Comcast broadband service had been shut off due to exceeding their 250 GB/month data cap policy. This had happened the month before, and I called and ha...
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If I still lived in FIOS range I would totally still have it. I miss it dearly :(
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So, if I have a large music collection uploaded to Amazon CloudPlayer, do I need to be interested in Spotify?
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It never did, iTunes did. I fixed it and then uploaded it to Cloud Player.
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LOL, this is the most awesome advertisement ever!
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hah, I hate New Yorkers
New Yorkers have no sense of geography, which is fair, considering the world revolves around it.
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I had someone from Boston ask me if we had electricity and skyscrapers once, and no, I don't think he was joking.
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Hrm, no way to reshare from the mobile site. Bummer.
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Eureka was awesome and so far alphas is interesting. SyFy has a good lineup going this summer.
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Principal Quality Engineer
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  • Salesforce.com
    Principal Quality Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Amazon.com
    Quality Assurance Engineer, 2006 - 2012
  • Microsoft
    Quality Assurance Engineer, 2003 - 2004
  • Iluminar Technologies
    Software Developer, 2005 - 2006
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Northgate (Seattle, WA)
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Ballard - Lynnwood, Washington - Duvall, Washington - Lake Forest Park, Washington - Monroe, Wisconson
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I am an avid techie who likes to stay up to date on anything remotely related to technology. I enjoy good beers, bowling, playing poker and reading good books.

I probably watch too much tv, but who doesn't. I am an avid supporter for organic foods and am opposed to bandwidth caps. I am not a huge fan of long walks on the beach but give me a good mountain and I'll want to hike up it.

I'm opinionated but that's because I have a lot of information to form opinions on. I enjoy music, theater and many other things.

I'll do my best to make sure my posts are interesting and will not be duplicating my Facebook and G+ posts as I believe G+ is something very different from Facebook.

Oh yeah, I'm married to a wonderful woman and will be starting a family very soon.

My ArsTechnica nickname is GodFather.
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Been married almost 7 years, hiked to the top of Mount St. Helens, have been to the Philippines, Multiple countries in Africa, Hong Kong, the UK and Mexico
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  • Cedarcrest High School
    1996 - 2000
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