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Joe Diamond2013-06-11 02:42:48
Thoughts On iOS7 From an Android Fan

Like many other people I was curious to see what Apple would come out with today in terms of updates to their mobile platform. As we all know iOS6 was dated and long overdue for an update. Let's face it, skeuomorphic design went out with the last decade in favor of the more modern, minimalist feel of flat design.

So how did Apple do? They did a great job of implementing a very nice, clean and modern UI. The design features they implemented were largely copied from Android, Windows Phone and WebOS. And what is wrong with that? Absolutely nothing.

Copying UI designs is hardly new a new concept as designs are as much about trends as music and hairstyles. Take an example from the side menu on the Facebook Mobile app. Now I'm not say the Facebook app is a good design, however they did get this one thing right. This small design change has in short time become a standard for native apps and mobile websites everywhere. As a Web developer I am always looking for inspiration from other well known websites.

So Why Then Are Android Fans So Vocal About This Update?

It's very simple really, Apple has made a pretty good living at poking at the things Android and it's OEM's have copied from iOS. There's a big lawsuit that's still fresh in our minds that had something to do with rounded corners, grids of icons, bounce back effects and oh yeah, squares. How can a company that is so against being copied, turn around and copy features made by the company they just sued for copying? God, that was a lot of referencing to copying. Anyway, to answer that question I'll copy a phrase from one of my favorite books.

In The Game of Patents, You Win or You Die

Apple is playing the patent game and let's face it, they're pretty good at it. Like Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones, like him or hate him, (chances are you hate him) you gotta admit he can play the game.

But that doesn't change the cheated feeling that us Android fanboys feel. I'm reminded of something I learned at a very young age, something my parents taught me. Something learned from society. And that is, if you take something, you give something back in return.

Come on Apple, if you're going to take Android's designs, you should share some of yours back. Design should be shared, fostered and allowed to flourish. Not stifled by ridiculously vague patent laws. 
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  • Joe Diamond2013-06-11 02:51:21
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    Thoughts On iOS7 From an Android Fan

    Like many other people I was curious to see what Apple would come out with today in terms of updates to their mobile platform. As we all know iOS6 was dated and long overdue for an update. Let's face it, skeuomorphic design went out with the last decade in favor of the more modern, minimalist feel of flat design.

    So how did Apple do? They did a great job of implementing a very nice, clean and modern UI. The design features they implemented were largely copied from Android, Windows Phone and WebOS. And what is wrong with that? Absolutely nothing.

    Copying UI designs is hardly new a new concept as designs are as much about trends as music and hairstyles. Take an example from the side menu on the Facebook Mobile app. Now I'm not say the Facebook app is a good design, however they did get this one thing right. This small design change has in short time become a standard for native apps and mobile websites everywhere. As a Web developer I am always looking for inspiration from other well known websites.

    So Why Then Are Android Fans So Vocal About This Update?

    It's very simple really, Apple has made a pretty good living at poking at the things Android and it's OEM's have copied from iOS. There's a big lawsuit that's still fresh in our minds that had something to do with rounded corners, grids of icons, bounce back effects and oh yeah, squares. How can a company that is so against being copied, turn around and copy features made by the company they just sued for copying? God, that was a lot of referencing to copying. Anyway, to answer that question I'll copy a phrase from one of my favorite books.

    In The Game of Patents, You Win or You Die

    Apple is playing the patent game and let's face it, they're pretty good at it. Like Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones, like him or hate him, (chances are you hate him) you gotta admit he can play the game.

    But that doesn't change the cheated feeling that us Android fanboys feel. I'm reminded of something I learned at a very young age, something my parents taught me. Something learned from society. And that is, if you take something, you give something back in return.

    Come on Apple, if you're going to take Android's designs, you should share some of yours back. Design should be shared, fostered and allowed to flourish. Not stifled by ridiculously vague patent laws. 
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  • Joe Diamond2013-03-14 22:10:02
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    Winter is coming... And I am ready

    #winteriscoming #gameofthrones #ommegang #ironthrone
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  • Joe Diamond2013-06-06 02:52:00
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    CONAN Highlight: Were you upset after the last +Game of Thrones episode? Because George R.R. Martin finds that DELIGHTFUL. 
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  • Joe Diamond2013-06-11 02:48:55
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    Thoughts On iOS7 From an Android Fan

    Like many other people I was curious to see what Apple would come out with today in terms of updates to their mobile platform. As we all know iOS6 was dated and long overdue for an update. Let's face it, skeuomorphic design went out with the last decade in favor of the more modern, minimalist feel of flat design.

    So how did Apple do? They did a great job of implementing a very nice, clean and modern UI. The design features they implemented were largely copied from Android, Windows Phone and WebOS. And what is wrong with that? Absolutely nothing.

    Copying UI designs is hardly new a new concept as designs are as much about trends as music and hairstyles. Take an example from the side menu on the Facebook Mobile app. Now I'm not say the Facebook app is a good design, however they did get this one thing right. This small design change has in short time become a standard for native apps and mobile websites everywhere. As a Web developer I am always looking for inspiration from other well known websites.

    So Why Then Are Android Fans So Vocal About This Update?

    It's very simple really, Apple has made a pretty good living at poking at the things Android and it's OEM's have copied from iOS. There's a big lawsuit that's still fresh in our minds that had something to do with rounded corners, grids of icons, bounce back effects and oh yeah, squares. How can a company that is so against being copied, turn around and copy features made by the company they just sued for copying? God, that was a lot of referencing to copying. Anyway, to answer that question I'll copy a phrase from one of my favorite books.

    In The Game of Patents, You Win or You Die

    Apple is playing the patent game and let's face it, they're pretty good at it. Like Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones, like him or hate him, (chances are you hate him) you gotta admit he can play the game.

    But that doesn't change the cheated feeling that us Android fanboys feel. I'm reminded of something I learned at a very young age, something my parents taught me. Something learned from society. And that is, if you take something, you give something back in return.

    Come on Apple, if you're going to take Android's designs, you should share some of yours back. Design should be shared, fostered and allowed to flourish. Not stifled by ridiculously vague patent laws. 
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  • Joe Diamond2013-03-14 21:50:04
    Winter is coming... And I am ready

    #winteriscoming #gameofthrones #ommegang #ironthrone
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  • Joe Diamond2013-06-03 12:21:02
    A couple thoughts I had after watching last nights episode of Game of Thrones, The Red Wedding.

    1. Any theories there were regarding Jeyne Westerling just got seriously executed. I wonder if Talisa being killed was what Sophie Turner was talking about when she said that the book readers would be shocked. I know that I was blown away.

    2. I feel bad for those that have not read the books and have to wait until next year to find out what happens next. Yeah, I know there's still another episode left, but I'm pretty sure I know what's going to happen in it. 

    3. As a follow-up to number 2, if you haven't read the books and you're ready to quit on the show, don't give up yet! It's just getting started my friends, and in time you will be glad you stuck with it.

    Spoilers following: Do not read beyond unless you have read all the books.





    The killing of Talisa Maegyr last night signified a lot of things for me. I'm not going to go into them all right now, but one in particular was that it seemed like GRRM was trying to tell us, "You're reading into it too much". Which makes me wonder about some other theories going around. R+L=J anyone?

    While Joffrey's wedding was the thing that really helped me get past the Red Wedding while reading, our non-book-reading counterparts will likely not get the same luxury so soon. Because of this, I am pretty sure "Lady Stoneheart" will make an appearance next week (much earlier than she did in the books) to offer a little bit of respite for the ravaged viewer.

    #gameofthrones #theredwedding
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  • Joe Diamond2012-07-15 16:45:22
    Jelly Bean for Kindle Fire

    Decided to take a break from playing around with my new Galaxy S3 this morning to flash +Hash Code's new Jelly Bean ROM on my Kindle Fire. You may be asking what the point is of having Jelly Bean on the Kindle Fire, and well, that would be a good question. With no microphone or GPS it does render Google Now somewhat useless. However there is one very big reason that it is worth it, and that is Project Butter. I was amazed at how smooth this ROM runs. There are a few minor issues (very minor) still being worked out, but without a doubt this ROM is daily ready.

    As always Hashcode has once again put out some amazing development work for the Kindle Fire. Check out his post on +xda-developers by clicking the link below if you'd like to check it out!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-27 23:41:06
    After catching the IO keynotes, various other bits and pieces as well as updating my Google Apps today, I have to say that Google has taken it to a whole new level today. Good job +Google!!! 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-12-25 14:58:29
    Yes! Got a 32 GB Nexus 7 from my wife! 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-27 19:23:42
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    Oh yeah! Battle of Blackwater. Counting down the hours! #GOTDay

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    War is finally here. The Battle of Blackwater airs tonight at 9PM only on HBO.

    "SHARE" this trailer with your friends and spread the word across the realm.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-07-14 02:24:51
    First post from my new Galaxy S3!
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  • Joe Diamond2011-12-27 02:01:27
    Icecream sandwich always was one of my favorite deserts
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-23 20:21:36
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    Excellent full review of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Watching this just reinforces that I did the right thing in waiting for this device. 

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    (Sat04) Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy SIII.

     Samsung Galaxy S III: Unboxing & Review

    Samsung has given me two of these puppies. It's a great phone. Love the physical home button, multiple apps and windows running (eg, watching video while reading email), and widgets.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-16 10:50:01
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    Omg this is hilarious!

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    You KNOW you're rooted when....


    1. You know you’re rooted when your girlfriend can’t get hold of you for an hour because you’re in recovery.. and she becomes suspicious.

    2. You know you’re rooted when someone asks if rooting is like jail breaking their iPhone and you laugh in their face.

    3. You know you’re rooted when boot loops don’t scare you anymore.

    4. You know you’re rooted when your girlfriend looks in your messages and gets suspicious cause you have none.

    5. You know your are rooted when u scream “YESSSS” in a bus full of people because a rom update successfully booted up.

    6. You know you are rooted when someone at a party says “hey you have that awesome 12/8 mp camera phone right? Please take a pic of us” and you can only sheepishly reply “Cyanogenmod doesn’t have working camera yet”

    7. You know you’re rooted when you take your Android phone to the service center and they say that your warranty is voided because of rooting.

    8. You know your rooted when you wake up and your Android device is still in your hands.

    9. You know you are rooted when two iPhone guys are talking about their phones and you are sitting there smiling thinking “if only they could understand the things you do on your phone is of a magnitude higher than they can ever do”

    10. You know you’re rooted when your microUSB cable connected to your PC is used more often than your mouse.

    Source: http://bit.ly/K5FF2d

    #Android #Humor
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  • Joe Diamond2012-07-26 18:52:55
    Had a visitor show up at work today. Sorry buddy, not getting in without some I'D! 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-08 16:48:25
    #AirForceOne on the tarmac in Albany.

    Snapped this as I was driving by.

    #obama518
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  • Joe Diamond2013-01-15 18:07:34
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    This is so true lol

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    #corporate   #applications  

    I bet you can tell a good story..

    Source: stuffthathappens.com
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  • Joe Diamond2012-04-15 15:12:08
    I have to say I'm surprised at the level of gameplay in some of these new mobile mmo's. I've had more fun than I thought I would playing Pocket Legends. Gives me hope that there will be real immersive games in the not too distant future.

    +Daniel Van Der Werken you should try it out just for kicks.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-12-14 23:45:06
    Time to see The Hobbit! 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-25 01:54:14
    I just pre-ordered my Samsung Galaxy S3 from +Verizon Wireless!!!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-03 03:51:07
    Got my new PC built and up and running... been without one for a couple months now. Now I see what everyone's been talking about with this #whitespace !
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  • Joe Diamond2012-11-18 16:57:55
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    Who is ready to win a Nexus 4 or a Nexus 10?!! Make sure to share and follow us to make sure you get the news first! Stay tuned!
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  • Joe Diamond2013-06-06 16:49:39
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    Via +Koushik Dutta

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    This should be funny but it's actually scary. 
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  • Joe Diamond2013-02-13 18:33:38
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    Best gif ever IMO.

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    (wait for it)

    via - http://imgur.com/gallery/MYeIdZI
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  • Joe Diamond2012-07-14 23:12:00
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    #MIUI: The Problem About Being A Programer
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  • Joe Diamond2012-01-31 01:21:21
    Is Google Censoring Free Speech?
    Several weeks ago, +Google was instrumental in thwarting one of the biggest threats ever to our freedom of speech. 4.5 million People signed Google’s petition to stop SOPA and PIPA and at least for the time being, congress listened. What you may not realize however is that around the same time, Google itself was removing a key feature that allowed us “little people” a chance to have our voices heard. A lot of you probably didn’t even know that this was done since the “Incoming Stream” was not a feature that stood out within the +Google+ application, however the potential that this little tool had was quite enormous.

    Chances are you don’t know anything about me, and really why would you care to? I have never proven myself to be an individual worth circling, maybe that is until now. The thing is, I have a lot to talk about, but how are you supposed to ever hear what I’m saying? Even now it feels as if I’m yelling into an empty cave, hearing only my own voice echoing back at me.

    The Incoming Stream helped to solve this problem. If you were in my circles but I not in yours, you would still have the opportunity to read this post through incoming. This gave me the opportunity to reach the people whose content I’m interested in and perhaps to share something interesting with them. If you think about it, this personifies what Google+ is; a way for everyone to speak and have their voice heard. But alas, it is not the case anymore. Google has removed the Incoming Stream and buried my voice deep in the sea of noise that is Google+.

    What I don’t understand though is, why? If you look at +Dave Besbris post (https://plus.google.com/u/0/113882113745075873153/posts/Rjt66GLtnA2), no real concise reason is given. One reason that was given was that nobody used it. However, if you look at the responses in the thread, you will find the contrary is true. Another reason given was that it confused people. I must admit that this one is true as I was confused as to what it did for the longest time. However, when you think about it whose fault is that? In my opinion it is Google’s for not representing it properly and giving it a name that actually indicates its purpose such as “Shared with me” or “Posted to me”. At worst, why wasn’t it changed to an “opt-in” feature? And no, “Search Plus Your World” is not the answer, because guess what; I’m not in your world.

    Do I really think that Google is censoring free speech? Obviously not; as Google has without a doubt demonstrated that they stand for anything but censorship. However, I do think Google was a little too hasty to pull the plug on the Incoming Stream without at least offering a reasonable alternative. With a few tweaks it seems to me that this little tool could have given aspiring bloggers or anyone really a chance for their voice to be heard, which in my opinion is what Google+ is all about.

    At the time I posted this, there are 28 people who have me in circles, which means that if I’m lucky, maybe 15 people will actually read this post. I am willing to bet that if more people understood its purpose and value, then more would want to use incoming. Feel free to +1 or share this post if you (like me) want to see the “Incoming Stream” brought back.

    CC: +Vic Gundotra +Hillel Fuld +Linda Lawrey +Paul Allen +Denis Labelle
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  • Joe Diamond2012-08-29 01:15:30
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    I'm so guilty of most of these!

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    #GeekHumor   #Humor   #Geek  
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-01 01:41:35
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    Leeroy Jenkins is back!

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    I remember when I first saw the original fraps of Leeroy Jenkins back in the day. I died laughing.

    Leeroy Jenkins: Reimagined as a Short Film
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  • Joe Diamond2012-04-07 21:01:19
    Just saw this commercial and was surpised to see a shot of the Twin Bridges going into Latham. You can see it at about 43 seconds in.
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  • Joe Diamond2013-09-07 01:56:19
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  • Joe Diamond2012-04-21 17:35:10
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    #angrybirds #reallife

    It's done! They are real!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-10 14:15:49
    Just flashed another ICS ROM (CM9 kang) on my kindle fire. Seems to work pretty well compared to others I've tried. Worst problem I could find was that HD video is not yet working. Here is the link if anyone wants to give it a try. 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-11 02:21:17
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    Energy ROM (CM9 Kang for Kindle Fire)

    So after trying this ROM out for a day I have to say I am impressed. It is the most stable ICS ROM I've tried on the kindle so far. There are only a couple problems with it currently.

    1. No hardware acceleration. Basically nothing graphics intensive will work properly such as high-def video or certain games. For the most part this hasn't negatively impacted my experience while using the ROM. There are no ICS ROMS for the kindle that have HWA working right now anyway.
    2. Battery life is not that fantastic. CM7 had much better life.

    Other than these two issues the ROM is relatively bug free, which is saying alot for an ICS ROM. I am going to continue using this as my daily as the ICS benefits for the tablet outweigh the drawbacks.

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    Just flashed another ICS ROM (CM9 kang) on my kindle fire. Seems to work pretty well compared to others I've tried. Worst problem I could find was that HD video is not yet working. Here is the link if anyone wants to give it a try. 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-09-02 19:54:49
    Just made my first ever NFC purchase! 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-30 18:39:29
    As if waiting for my new device isn't enough, its case just arrived. Now I get to think about it even more. 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-06 02:17:03
    Just installed Ice Cream Sandwich (CM9) on my kindle fire. The UI looks absolutely gorgeous on the tablet screen, but I noticed some bugs pretty quickly. For one I could not get wifi to work (even though it supposedly does work). I've restored back to CM7 for now until the ROM is a little more stable. 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-19 16:44:18
    Just flashed the AOKP ROM (ICS) to my original Droid Incredible. Very nice ROM. More stable than any other ICS ROM I've tried. Only bad thing was I had to remove the awful pink unicorn boot animation. :)
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  • Joe Diamond2012-01-19 18:22:57
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    Make your Windows 7 desktop look like Android ICS

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    Sick nasty!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-01-16 00:54:07
    Changing my Superbowl prediction. 2007 rematch with a different outcome this time ;)
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  • Joe Diamond2011-08-29 20:26:51
    Mohawk River from the Twin Bridges just after reopening
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  • Joe Diamond2012-04-12 12:01:13
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    In case you haven't seen it yet. One of +Lamarr Wilson 's best IMO.

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    People HATE change, like the new Google+ design. You'll LOVE this video, though! #whitespace

    Please +1 & SHARE!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-18 16:05:11
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    Kudos to +Up Your Plus for helping those generating good content without followers to find a following.

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    Posted by +Gabriel Vasile:
    30 GREAT POSTS FROM PEOPLE & PAGES UNDER 1000 FOLLOWERS (PART I)

    Yes, I'm starting with the less known people on Google+ and I want to find the best less known things first. I'll move on slowly to more popular people too, however, I think this is a good place to start.

    For this post, I've looked through hundreds of people and thousands of posts. I used +CircleCount by +Daniel Sandstain (www.circlecount.com) to find great people & pages under 1000 followers and www.googleplussuomi.com by +Jari Huomo to find their best posts. I have found about 30 interesting posts for the under 1000 followers category. This is the first part, having 15 of them. Hope you'll enjoy them!

    1. Honest logos designed by Viktor H. - by ++Interactive
    https://plus.google.com/105249778786454015884/posts/Gqgq8BwZ1PV

    2. Notification Control - by ++Interactive
    https://plus.google.com/105249778786454015884/posts/Wm5VjzcrEyd

    3. What to do on Google+ and how to make the most of it - by +Damon Meredith
    https://plus.google.com/114034899375335830897/posts/7GCewdqKoLm

    4. Chain Story #2 - by +Damon Meredith
    https://plus.google.com/114034899375335830897/posts/EzS2RnkrioW

    5. Tunnel of Love in Kleven, Ukraine by Oleg Gordienko - by +Cong1.com
    https://plus.google.com/115520196031334905474/posts/5R7Fco7BXat

    6. Painted body art - by +Cong1.com
    https://plus.google.com/115520196031334905474/posts/SJ5gATjEgvo

    7. The bridge with unique twists - by +Cong1.com https://plus.google.com/115520196031334905474/posts/enZfi3WPHw5

    8. Google+ Facts and Figures [infographic] - by +Ber|Art Visual Design V.O.F.
    https://plus.google.com/107180689125646230035/posts/CkzShskiwTy

    9. How to Get More Clicks on Twitter [infographic] - by +Ber|Art Visual Design V.O.F.
    https://plus.google.com/107180689125646230035/posts/TYrsFZtydXe

    10. New safer and more reliable file-sharing system - by +Notepad++
    https://plus.google.com/111113208290869772509/posts/j4Euu3GCyNs

    11. Light & Dragons [Album] - +B.c.N.y. yu
    https://plus.google.com/photos/110152156128311795039/albums/5706392943949005297

    12. Italian Photo Contest.! Prize pool of over 5,000 euros [Italian] - by +Foto Comuni-Italiani.it
    https://plus.google.com/109783495323231193109/posts/AangBNJKMrQ

    13. Why Google is better than Facebook? [Italian] - by +Web in Fermento - web, marketing, social media
    https://plus.google.com/103085310292092244051/posts/67GBrrfMxXW

    14. A great photo - by +saeid ghanbari
    https://plus.google.com/photos/112956613131125260794/albums/5638718727994331937/5638718726339676514

    15. A funny image - by +Linda Wilson
    https://plus.google.com/108044567218789487924/posts/QDtMmYn6B5M

    If you want to be a curator on this page, write your name here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApXMryRw2C-cdElOZXZLVXY0eWxlXzZVdDBHZ3R3Q0E#gid=0

    What are your favorites? You can submit your suggestions at bestofgplus@gmail.com
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-14 01:16:13
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    More Ice and Fire stuff

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    Love these!
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    Lets see him try to find another!
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  • Joe Diamond2013-04-10 01:25:43
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    Game of Thrones - Season 3 - The New Characters

    Here's an in depth introduction to the new characters in Season 3 of Game of Thrones. 

    Who is your favorite new character, or character you are looking most forward to?

    I like the Reeds and I want to see more of the Brotherhood without Banners. 

    #gameofthrones   #gameofthronesseason3  
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  • Joe Diamond2012-04-14 00:13:42
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    Haha, love Office Space!

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    #DarkSide Pimpin' and even on Saturday
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  • Joe Diamond2012-04-07 13:48:37
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-26 01:04:58
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    These are great, I especially like the Egyptian Brackets, Lock Ness Bug and Rubberducking.

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    Check out some funny programming terms that people have coined.
    My favorites:

    Hydra Code
    A code that cannot be fixed. One fix causes two new bugs.
    It should be rewritten.

    Ninja Comments
    It is also known as invisible comments, secret comments, or no comments.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-01-08 14:34:02
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    For those of you who who haven't been able to find people to follow, this is a great resource to get your started!

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    This is a great place to find interesting people to circle!

    Just click here: https://plus.google.com/getstarted/follow
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  • Joe Diamond2012-01-04 00:21:59
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    A fan of +The Sword and Laser tipped me off to this! Cute, Google!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-17 15:36:05
    Picture of a rose in my back yard
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-12 14:48:02
    Finally went to get my car after two weeks of waiting for repairs from my neighbor backing into it. While I'm getting ready to leave someone else backs into it!!! Thanks +H & V Collision Center for taking it back in and buffing out the minor abrasion.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-08 12:16:06
    Grading this weeks #GameofThrones episode.

    I noticed every single one of these inconsistencies including a fewothers. Bran and Rickons escape from Winterfell was much much more dramatic in the book. Also there still is no Jojen and Meera.

    I'm beginning to feel a little cheated regarding Bran's story in the show. It is much more interesting in the book.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-06 14:12:11
    As a .net developer, I wouldn't mind seeing this happen. Not that dalvik is that difficult in comparison, but less for me to learn!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-21 01:35:54
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    It was always a dream of mine as a child to fly under my own power. Mr. Smeet here has succeeded in doing just that. I so want to try this!

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  • Joe Diamond2012-08-18 14:18:10
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    I'm seeing a surprising number of people upset at Google for filing this suit, claiming that Google is now "stooping" to Apple's level. This simply is not true. This lawsuit was inevitable and in fact very necessary. 

    Apple has declared all out war with Android which has become more and more clear in recent months. While Google has never really been a company to use patents offensively, they are forced to do so in order to let Apple know that they will not sit idly by while Apple tries to dismantle Android and the companies who use it. 

    Google will never, I repeat NEVER go through with this ban. They will not stifle innovation. As much as us Android fan-boys might not like to believe, Apple is good for us to have around, and Google also knows this. 

    Google just wants to show Apple that they will not go down without a fight and assert themselves as a valid, legal presence in the mobile market while at the same time telling Apple to "Back Off"!

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  • Joe Diamond2012-08-16 00:30:49
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    And there was much rejoicing!

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  • Joe Diamond2012-08-10 00:41:26
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    Play World of Warcraft and/or Diablo? You should change your passwords immediately. Please help spread the word.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-07-07 17:52:56
    While I'm a little down from finding out my phone has a locked and possibly encrypted bootloader, I was still excited to just receive this email!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-04 02:24:33
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    Roku app now available for Android.

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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-17 02:27:43
    Cm7 flashed onto my KF. So much better than the Kindle version of gingerbread. 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-09 00:55:05
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    Some awesome updates to the G+ Android App today. If they removed the Incoming Stream I don't think I'll keep it though.

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    Google+ Android app gets a speed boost

    Today, we’ve made available a new version of Google+ for Android that includes significant performance improvements across the board, so your stream and photos (and just about everything else) should load more quickly.

    In addition:

    - The "What's hot" stream is now available
    - You can see who has +1'd a post or comment
    - Photos in "From your Circles" scroll for-e-ver
    - We truncate lengthy posts and comments in stream view

    And as always, you can grab the latest version of the app from Android Market here: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.google.android.apps.plus

    We're excited to hear what you think, so please keep the feedback coming!

    #googleplusupdate
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  • Joe Diamond2013-12-05 02:56:55
    Android ROM building

    I have long been an enthusiast of rooting and flashing ROMs on my devices, and as a career developer I've been wanting to take that to the next level. Well today I took the first step in doing that and built my first ROM from source.

    While no coding was involved (yet), I spent the last week trying to get my build environment setup and get a successful build and was finally able to build it and flash it to my device.

    Next step now will be to start digging into the code and see what I can come up with. 
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  • Joe Diamond2013-05-29 17:10:05
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    I've often wondered this myself. When does winter actually come?

    Via +Marc Velez

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    Could you imagine if Winter doesn't come? All the stationary the Starks will need to change. They will need to change their words from "Winter is coming" to "Shut-up, that's why"

    #gameofthrones   #geek  
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  • Joe Diamond2012-12-19 01:04:22
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    Can't wait to drink this!

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  • Joe Diamond2012-12-13 01:21:55
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    Not sure how I missed this living just outside Albany. Maybe it's because I don't watch local news anymore. Regardless, it's great to see this deputy sheriff protect these people's first amendment rights.

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    Kings and Masters of tiny domains dislike it when you challenge their authority.

    It was great watching this sheriff tell the airport authority/TSA agent to leave alone the two people who are handing out flyers informing people about the dangers of the nudie scanners and their right to film patdowns. Airport guy looked like someone had peed in his Cheerios.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-12-10 02:43:21
    How do you annoy a Web Developer? 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-09-16 22:55:40
    Apple co-founder likes using Android smartphones. 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-09-11 01:48:17
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    I don't often test my code, but when I do, I do it in production. For the Most Interesting Coder in your life (but it better not be you): http://j.mp/Q9NF8q
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  • Joe Diamond2012-08-18 20:30:45
    Bootloader Unlocked? Check
    CM10 flashed? Check
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-16 10:42:44
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    Reasons why people who work with computers seem to have a lot of spare time
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  • Joe Diamond2012-04-27 11:58:16
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    Best geek tattoo ever

    .Fear {display :none;}



    #css3 #webdesign #webdevelopment #geekhumor #andalotofhashtags!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-04-01 16:27:55
    Anyone else excited for the +Game of Thrones season premier tonight?
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  • Joe Diamond2013-04-04 00:23:31
    This is absolutely incredible! 
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  • Joe Diamond2013-01-23 11:37:38
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    Programmer Interrupted

    The most thorough study to date that uses a variety of techniques to gauge the cost of interrupting a programmer:

    pupillometry
    subvocal utterances
    tracking eclipse and visual studio typing frequencies/patterns.


    High level takeaway:
    A programmer takes between 10-15 minutes to start editing code after resuming work from an interruption.

    When interrupted during an edit of a method, only 10% of times did a programmer resume work in less than a minute.

    Definitely worth reading.
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  • Joe Diamond2013-01-18 02:33:05
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    These are great!

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    This is hilarious! 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-10-10 23:31:46
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    Coming soon!

    Via +CyanogenMod

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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-03 12:23:06
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    This could be the phone that actually makes me renew my Verizon contract. Still rocking my original droid incredible just because I don't want to lock up for another two years. On the other hand, I don't feel like paying the full $650 either.

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    Probably gonna get this...
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-19 15:31:58
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    Here's a good use for QR codes.

    +Daron Dowd should have used this example in your presentation yesterday.

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    QR code reveals itself on glass only when it's filled with Guinness!

    Marketers take note! Guinness is running a marketing campaign called Guinness QR Cup. You can't see a QR code etched into the glass until you fill it with Guinness. (Most other beers aren't dark enough to work.) Then you can snap a pic with your smart phone, at which point "it tweets about your pint, updates your facebook status, checks you in via 4 square, downloads coupons and promotions, invites your friends to join, and even launches exclusive Guiness content."

    http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2012/5/18/guinness-qr-cup.html

    Posted first on Google+ by +James Moore.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-06 00:23:57
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    Nice to actually see this in action. I think the PC I just built myself will be the last traditional desktop I own.

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    Here's the video I made of Ubuntu for Android. I'm no video expert so the sound is clunky and the flow isn't great, but you can still see how great this idea could be, especially the bit where richard undocks and then redocks the phone and the desktop and LibreOffice are just waiting for him. Plenty of distance to go but it convinced me that in future a mobile device may be all I need.

    I discussed this some more in InfoWorld: http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/ubuntu-and-android-match-made-in-open-source-192287
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  • Joe Diamond2012-04-14 13:41:56
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    1337 5p34k exercise

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    If you can read this, you have a strong mind.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-30 23:57:04
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    Hey +New York Jets fans, get your Danny Woodhead jersey here!

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    Google+ fans, this contest is JUST for YOU! If you like +New England Patriots on Google+, you can enter to win a signed Danny Woodhead jersey!
    http://www.patriots.com/fan-zone/woodhead-jersey-sweeps.html

    Share this post & spread the word!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-17 03:41:08
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    Very enlightening interview with George R. R. Martin. Talks about why he kills major characters and how difficult it is to write Bran viewpoints. To top it all off he reads an excerpt from The Winds of Winter. And no, it's not the chapter he posted on his website.

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    Last part! The final 9 minutes includes the reading of the first few pages of a chapter from The Winds of Winter that GRRM has not read or posted anywhere else before.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-29 22:36:53
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    Chucks back, this time he's roundhouse kicking Mario.

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    Super Chuck Norris :D :D :D
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-16 02:44:28
    My new Kindle Fire is rooted!
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    Android: I fixed it. LOL
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  • Joe Diamond2012-01-15 16:05:19
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    Great advice.

    (via geeksaresexy)
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  • Joe Diamond2012-01-13 02:53:09
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    I've seen some crazy trades before, but this one takes the cake.

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    What a weird time to make a trade.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-01-10 01:32:17
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    It's about time

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  • Joe Diamond2011-08-10 22:52:09
    After giving the mi-ui rom a second try, I have to admit I like it.
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  • Joe Diamond2013-05-30 01:37:55
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    Pretty Nast weather this afternoon in the Albany area. Funnel cloud was spotted near here, not sure if it ever touched down.

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  • Joe Diamond2013-03-30 13:28:33
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    Wow... Mind = blown

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    This guy essentially built a smartphone in Minecraft. :)
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  • Joe Diamond2012-09-29 17:16:49
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    Need to get some accessories for your Samsung mobile device? Get 50% off by registering your device.

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    Calling all Samsung Mobile USA owners: register your device on Samsung.com and receive a 50% off accessories coupon via email. Terms apply: http://smgm.us/Fvr
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-24 12:27:11
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    FREE Photography eBook - Only 24 hours left. It's really simple to get your hands on my brand new 2nd Edition - Essential Photography Skills eBook. Just follow these steps:
    1. Share this post with your friends.
    2. Grab your copy here: http://bit.ly/NUJGNP
    3. Comment on this post after you have read the book, let everyone know what you think of it.
    Hope you enjoy this book. Much work has gone into upgrading it, with many more pages, diagrams and photos.
    Why?
    Because of all the valuable feedback I have received from google+, I have re-written this book in easy-to-understand English, and now I think it explains photography much better than anything I have ever read.
    I would also like some honest feedback that I can use for when this book goes on sale (soon), and I want to be the person you think of when you want photography training.
    Please comment on the blog, or send me an email (with your picture) that I can use as testimonials.
    Have a great day.
    Brent
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