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Stephen Nipper
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I'm seriously wondering if Google is evil (aka "why I'll never give Google my credit card information again")

My old office's (where I left almost two years ago) Google Apps account (email) renewal was debited from MY personal debit card (again -- it happened last year too). $550. Boom!

Apparently, because when I sent up the Google Apps account years ago for my old firm it was linked to my Google account, now I'll get billed FOREVER for the service.

*Lesson learned: if you set up an email account for your office, use a brand new email address...do not let it get tied to your gMail account.

I have no way of, in Google Checkout, cancelling the subscription. No way of modifying the subscription at all. Perhaps it is because I don't work there any more...I'm not admin.

My old office even changed the billing information to a different credit card...yet Google still debited me personally. My old office indicates that they can see my gMail address is associated with the account, but can't delete it.

We've tried everything there is to try regarding transferring ownership of the account...with no luck.

It is unbelievably frustrating. Next July, I'll see another $550 charge...

I'm pretty sure that if I could get someone at Google on the phone, we could quickly fix the issue. Here's the evil part...Google doesn't allow you to talk to a human being on the phone regarding billing issues regarding Google Apps. Period. Even the phone number they provide my bank (with the charge) is bogus...unless the message "Google does not offer live customer support at this time" is helpful. They don't even allow you to email someone.

So, I just deleted all my credit/debit cards from my Google account. I will not be re-adding them. I just can't trust Google with my credit card information (because they don't provide any way to resolve issues (other than referring to their website).
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Splashtop Remote Desktop is on sale right now. Regular price $19.99, on sale for $1.99. Lets you log into your PC or Mac via your iPad...for those times you REALLY need to use Flash, Java, or some other PC-only or Mac-only software...

Product site: http://www.splashtop.com/remote

iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/splashtop-remote-desktop/id382509315?mt=8&ls=1
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I use with a PC Client and I really like it. Very easy to use and works very well. Great price!
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Netflix really is the new New Coke.
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Netflix scraps idea re spinning off DVD business. Huge win for customers. http://www.hackingnetflix.com/2011/10/netflix-cancels-qwikster-dvd-spin-off-keeps-dvds-with-netflix.html
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Funniest thing I saw today: my eight year old trying to figure out how to put a VCR cassette in the VCR.

"Which end goes in?"

He kept giving me the "you're pulling my leg" look.

I'm shocked we've been "DVD-only" for so long...

#firstworldproblem
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Want to "sign" Word documents (you'd then print it to PDF)? Use a "signature font."

I paid $9.99 for mine years ago - http://www.signaturefonts.com/. Best $9.99 I ever spent.
Signature Fonts - We can create your personal signature fonts
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Une coincidence. I just made a font out my own handwriting. Took me 3.5 hours to realize that I’m a serious nerd.
I posted it on my blog:

http://strangelycutlemon.blogspot.com/2011/09/off-putting-art-week-day-2-emo-haikus.html
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But for light pollution, etc...THIS is what the Andromeda Galaxy would look like in the sky (naked eye), with the moon shown for size comparison? CRAZY.
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I didn't know that Google did this: http://www.google.com/cloudprint/learn/.

via +Matt Buchanan.
Google Cloud Print is a technology that allows you to print over the web from anywhere, including your phone, to any printer.
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"Rather than email yourself a reminder to print something, just print it." -- I'd have to email myself a reminder to pick it up off the stack the next time I was in the office. ;-)
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What Congress was really thinking that the America Invents Act (patent reform) legislation meant.

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Senator Kyl on Patent Reform. Posted on September 30, 2011 by Stephen M. Nipper. The following quote from Senator Kyl from Arizona, speaking before Congress, explains quite a bit about what Congress u...
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If you use Delicious, now is the time to see if your preferred username is available (they killed abandoned accounts yesterday). You can't change your username, but you can export/import.

The site redesign is very pretty: http://delicious.com.
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I thought about pinboard...glad I waited.
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Education
  • Truman State University
    1994
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Truman State University
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Stephen M. Nipper
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Patent Lawyer
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  • Buchanan Nipper LLC
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Boise, ID
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Polo, MO - Kirksville, MO - Carbondale, IL - Buhl, ID - Shelley, ID - Normal, IL - Filer, ID - Twin Falls, ID
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