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Turn your TV screen into a beautiful backdrop; Roam the Arabian desert with Street View; All the News that’s Fit to Read: A Study of Social Annotations for News Reading

by alan
Published on: October 8, 2014
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Categories: Android / Chrome / Google

Turn your TV screen into a beautiful backdrop

 

Roam the Arabian desert with Street View

 

All the News that’s Fit to Read: A Study of Social Annotations for News Reading

 

If you like Sally and Pete.  And Sally and Pete like the news story.  And you like the news story.  Does that mean that Alice who also likes Alice and Pete but considers you to be a fool will like story as well?

 

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Updated Cross-Platform Tools in Google Play Game Services

by alan
Published on: October 7, 2014
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Categories: Android / Chrome / Google

http://goo.gl/p4kf08

Edit and adjust images from right inside Google Slides; Bring your local business online — no website required!

by alan
Published on: October 6, 2014
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Categories: Android / Chrome / Google

Edit and adjust images from right inside Google Slides

 

Bring your local business online — no website required!

 

Tips for Error Handling with Android Wear APIs

by alan
Published on: October 4, 2014
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Categories: Android / Chrome / Google

http://goo.gl/aTK8yC

Random musings on a Saturday evening

by alan
Published on: October 4, 2014
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Categories: Android / Chrome / Google

Was trying earlier today to create a screencast for Windows 10 Technical Preview and had some success with it and some failures.

The biggest failure was I only got about 40% of the screen so I threw away the screencast and will try again tomorrow.  When I can get something half way decent then I’ll post it to YouTube and paste a link to it over here.

Each try takes about 45 minutes and it doesn’t take many of them to chew up the clock.

The one thing that I did notice and it pains me to say this but VMware was much better at handling it then VirtualBox was.

Oh well.

Then since it was getting late I thought I better throw some stuff at the blog and see what sticks to the wall when I couldn’t get logged into Google.

Said something about suspicious account activity.  So then I had to call a  number and get some code and then enter the code into the box.

Have no clue what someone was trying to do or how far they got but my passwords for Google is well in excess of 50 characters so good luck with that one.  And my password reset code is generated by some random character generator that you would use for generating random passwords so even I have no clue what it is.  If you think you can just look up some data on the Internet and plug it in for my password reset good luck with that one.

So after I got logged onto Google again I tried the mirror site for the blog.  Seems that Google’s automated whatever has decided on it’s own that the blog is spam and has marked it as such.

I had the option to have a human review the findings and in three to five days I’ll see if I can continue on with Blogger or if I have to use yet another online service to mirror the blog too.

Like Twitter Google seems to presume you guilty until proven innocent and then we’ll get back to you and in the meantime you’re offline.  Tough Cookies.

Oh well.

The other thing is that Google + is still up and running however I send stuff from the regular blog to Blogger first and then Blogger pushes it over to Google +.  So without Blogger there is no way to get it to Google +.  Actually there is but I’m not paying $50 just to go direct.

So tomorrow or the next few days I’ll work on the screencast, wait to hear what Google says, and work on the next part of the Network Tutorial.  All while still posting stuff to the blog.  Where does the time go?

New Release Phases for Google Cloud Platform

by alan
Published on: October 3, 2014
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Categories: Android / Chrome / Google

http://goo.gl/3EvftS

Google: An update to SafeSearch options for network administrators

by alan
Published on: October 2, 2014
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Categories: Android / Chrome / Google

http://goo.gl/8gNhyf

Dynamic remarketing now available to advertisers across all verticals; Announcing across-the-board price cuts on Compute Engine

by alan
Published on: October 1, 2014
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Categories: Android / Chrome / Google

Dynamic remarketing now available to advertisers across all verticals

 

Announcing across-the-board price cuts on Compute Engine

Adobe joins the Chromebook party, starting with Photoshop

by alan
Published on: September 29, 2014
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Categories: Android / Chrome / Google

http://goo.gl/a9LXD2

You don’t know what you don’t know: How our unconscious minds undermine the workplace

by alan
Published on: September 25, 2014
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Categories: Android / Chrome / Google

http://goo.gl/ZwUPO7

 

Reminds me of the time I was on a conference call and everyone on Windows and Mac was enjoying the new corporate web site and then I said, excuse me.  I’m on Solaris and using Firefox and I don’t get much of anything.  That’s when they added a requirements section to the new web site. :-(

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