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So, there are a couple of issues with the new Google+ layout.

1. On larger screens, there is a significant amount of white space. Google should figure out a way to utilize and fill this white space. I understand that not everyone with a large monitor will view Google+ full screen, but I manage all my internet pages using tabs, and a number of tabs I have open I DO want full screen, so G+ ends up full screen by default anyway.

2. Google should change the way chat windows work. They should be a side pop from the chat window, and you should be able to close the chat window and maintain chat with that person. A small number indicating the number of messages that you've received should pop up on each persons chat entry, so I can choose to view it or simply wait, rather than having it pop up automatically.

Other than that, I love the new design.

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Yeah, okay. That's cool.
Hell yes I want one!!! I defy you to show me a more awesome cupcake!

Well, I have to say, I was skeptical, but I really do enjoy the look and feel of the new Google+. It is amazing how much UI matters, and while simple is fine for search, you need a bit more oomph with social media. It's not 100% perfect, I'm still searching for why, but it's much much closer.

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IF Apple announces the iPad3 right now, here today... I'll give one away!

UPDATE! IT was announced! I'll order it today, they ship on March 16th so when I get it, I'll send it to the winner!

Here is how to enter:

1) You gotta have me in a Circle. Got that? Cool.
2) Publicly share this post!

That's it! So, if you want to be one of the first people to get your hands on an iPad3 here is your first chance!!! I'll announce the winner one week from today.

Oh, and this is only for US and Canada folks. Sorry! I love you guys across the pond but shipping is very, very difficult and expensive for these types of things.

PS - For those of you who are skeptical, YES - I really am giving away the new iPad. And +Cali Lewis and I give away stuff all the time. Most of the time we get things donated because of our show (GeekBeat.TV), but in this case I'm paying for the new iPad out of my own pocket and one of you lucky souls will win it. Enjoy!

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Man, I wanna win my wife one of these! :)
I'm Giving Away The First Amazon Kindle Fire EVER!

Yes, I really ordered 5 Amazon Kindle Fire tablets like 1 minute after the pre-orders opened up on Amazon.

Some of the Livid Lobsters at our office were all like, "Why did you need 5 of these?" And I was all like, "I don't know! But I'll find a use for them!" And they were all like, "You should give some away, as you are often want to do!" And I was all like, "That's a swell idea!" and "You don't have to talk in old English."

So, here's the deal. I'm going to give away ONE of the new Amazon Kindle Fire tablets to someone who has me in a Circle here on Google+. There are only three requirements:

1) You have to be in the USA. Sorry, but shipping is nearly impossible outside the states. :-(

2) Do you have me in one of your circles? Great. You're golden.

3) SHARE this post to let other's in on the chance to win one as well.

I might possibly give another one or two away later, depending on how this goes. Stay tuned and we'll see.

Good luck!

I can't say that I'm horribly pleased with my Trig prof. He's an engineer, and tends to transpose things and have to be corrected (he rarely corrects himself), and ignores whole swathes of the textbook as well as dropping off in the middle of his sentences. My new policy is to ignore what he's saying and read the book in class for whatever he is talking about.

I'm learning Russian in school instead of German, because if I learned German, it would totally ruin all of the "Hitler finds out about..." videos on YouTube.

From a LiveMocha user profile:

"If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. I love anyone not afraid to be themselves & be different. People are always going to try to drag you down, but just know that you don't need anyone else but YOU. Just remember Hate is easy, love takes courage NO TURKISH GUYS PLEASE"

Well, just signed up for 16 hours of college classes. You're never too old to start.

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