Reshared text: We discovered an issue with the version of the iPhone Google+ App that was on the App Store. When we launched, the App Store started serving a previous test version of the App which didn't have the stability and fixes that the latest version had. It started serving the correct version a little later. If you downloaded within the first 1 hour 40 mins, you may have downloaded the older test version.
To check: - Click on the gear icon on the top left of your App's homescreen and look right above the Help button, the version number of the App should be: 184.108.40.2069
I have one annoyance with G+ circles: Context awareness - or lack thereof.
When I sign up to follow someone - I sometimes wish I could only follow them in a specific context of interest, and perhaps not get all their public postings?
I hope they add context keywords to G+ so that when I add someone to my following list, I could choose from a list of circles or topics that would narrow down the content stream to the topics that interest me.
The news today are almost too much to take in. Over 80 young shot to death by a single gunman, which allegedly also was behind the bombing in Oslo. My thoughts go to those left behind, and to the survivors who will have to carry the memories.
What could possibly have been going on in the head of the individual that did this... it is just not possible to fathom...
Reshared text: A few images from yesterday. 50.000 people gathered in Bergen to show each other love and respect after the terror attack in Oslo. All over Norway people got together with torches, flowers, and candles to honour the lost one's
I believe this day will stand as a very special day for millions of Norwegians, a day to remember, and cherish in their heart. They showed each other they stand united against terrorism.
Google Plus Circles is a great way of splitting people into areas of interest or relationship - but - we all have multiple relationships and interests - so how to let people know what circles of interest you have, and how to inform that you would not mind them joining that circle?
I have a few circles of interest which I would love to fill with people with the same interests. Delphi/Software, Photography, Poetry, and Useless fun stuff.
Needless to say - if I publish all posts to Public - Delphi people might quickly tire of photos and prose, in the same way poets would nod off to the dreary software nerd speak.
But - If someone sees my profile - they won't see and know about these circles of interest.
I was thinking - what if I created a public post with comments - something along this:
If you want to be added to the following circles, please +1 the circles you would like to join: 1. +1 to apply for Delphi circle 2. +1 to apply for Photo circle 3. +1 to apply for Poetry circle 4. +1 to apply for Fun&Geeky circle
The problem is that such a post might slide off the top of my public stream, and I can't sticky it. Also - I would have to watch this post carefully and manually add people to these circles.
Ideally, this process should be semi-automatic. If I mark a circle as "Publicly visible", people should be able to either join automatically or get queued for approval.
+Michael Thuma spotted a brand new blog by "Dave, the Australian in Germany" and posted it on the FB Delphi developer group. Dave have done a great job on his first post, so this is a really worthwhile read!
Dear Google, please give us #tags for our stream posts so that we can filter everyone's public streams to our liking! #Tags found on John Doe's public stream. Check to block: [_] #cool [x] #spam [x] #trivia [_] #useful #google #filter #request - share it if you want it
RESHARE: Almost there ... Now Google needs to add it inside plus
Reshared text: Hi everyone, Filter Stream for Google Plus just released to the gallery!
In light of recent events, I've felt the need to include certain filtering mechanisms in my stream to filter out posts for specific keywords.
So here is a plugin that filters out specific keywords that you can customize in the options screen. It also remembers the filtered out posts that is accessible in the popup from the icon appearing next to the wrench button.
Patents going from bad to worse? New bill passed US congress
1. "will transition the country to a "first to file" system, instead of the current "first to invent" approach" Fallout: Unless we patent what we make, some other mofo can grab the patent, based on our invention
2. "help provide adequate funding to the overwhelmed patent office by allowing it to set and keep its own fees" Possible fallout: Price up. Only the big players will afford to patent, leaving the small players defenseless.
3. "will create a post-grant review process intended to clear up legal battles before they start. The reform bill allows inventors or companies to contest the validity of a patent for nine months after it is issued" Benefit: The only good point out of the three major points. Things can be settled before they goes to court.
Lucky is the household charm. All jumping sparkling energy in the morning, and all "battery low - what is the meaning of living anyways" before going to bed. Quite the personality, he is. Oh, and a master manipulator too :)
To sum it up: "Silverlight is dead." and "I told you so", and "Blend sucks, and if Win8 development still is Blend-centric - there is a long way to go".
What is interesting is that Mr.Barnes ends up endorsing XAML/HTML5/JS as "get things done faster", but also point out that it means difficult choices for MS centric projects.
For us Delphi peeps, that means that FireMonkey definitively looks sexy for creating touch-centric native apps that will fit in behind the Metro GUI, ie instead of having to go XAML/.NET. It will require a bit of work to ensure that interop with the new standard services is A-OK, though.
Exciting times for Google Integrators! Google releasing first glimpse into the APIs.
"This initial API release is focused on public data only — it lets you read information that people have shared publicly on Google+. For example, if you want to get my profile information, you can use the people.get method by sending the following HTTP request:..."