RESHARE: I know this has already been shared 864 times (I guess I'll be 865), but just in case someone didn't see this - too funny, not to share! ;o)
Reshared text: G+ / FB / MySpace Parody :-) Takes awhile to get goin' :) Sorta a video version of the comic I shared a few days ago. Update: Some people reacted to this post by suggesting I'm eager to see Zuckerberg / Facebook go down. You're not reading my posts at all if you think that. As I've started a few times, Mark has always been a gentleman to me, and I admire what he's done, and am looking forward to what he will do. The competition between G+, Twitter and Facebook will make all three companies better. Who wins? Us, the users. Did Facebook even have a "status update" before Twitter? FB grew and became better because of that competition. And as for me, my ownership of MySpace was sold in the initial 2005 sale not in the recent fire sale (see previous post). From my perspective, I'm grateful and feel lucky both for the money I made and the long run MySpace did have (I left in early 2009).
For those of you still using Facebook, have you noticed a recent addition to "Public" status posting? One of my fellow G+er's +Dennis Bullard posted that he can now post status messages from Facebook to G+. (He said it's NOT an extension!)
Dennis noticed this added feature earlier this morning (and he didn't have it last night), I checked, and I don't have this added feature (yet).
It's possible that this is in beta testing right now with Facebook, and may be rolling out in stages. If this is the case, I kind of have to applaud Mark Z., for this - as it's a smart move on his part!
By adding this feature, he's sort of securing his FB future - can you say "MySpace"? It's no secret that FB was one of the main causes of MySpace downfall (or so, that's my understanding).
This is not to say that G+ would cause the downfall of FB, but I think with Mark being on G+, that he can clearly see that G+ will soon give him a run for his money. Once G+ goes public, I think we're going to see some interesting changes around here - good or bad, only time will tell.
I am enclosing a couple of screen-shots from Dennis B., please let us know if you have this new feature within your FB account. Thx! =o)
I don't know about you guys, but I think this is just wrong! The following was posted by a friend of mine on Facebook (no doubt some of you have seen it, if you have an account there too).
"Police and EMS are not invited to the 10th anniversary of 9/11 at Ground Zero..... The mayor claims there isn't room for them. They weren't invited on that day in 2001 either THEY JUST SHOWED UP AND DID THEIR JOB!"
I have a question for you G+ experts out there. Sometimes I see a double post from people, does this mean that they have me in more than one circle - and have selected to post to the circles that I am in?
It doesn't happen all the time, but I do see this at least 1-2 times a day, from various people posting. Just curious. As I would think Google would detect that I am in more than 1 of the person's circle, and only post to my stream once.
Spent the day (literally) doing a mini remodel, as my old faucet leaked off and on (which I lived with for 6+ years, see rag around faucet for leak).
Then the garbage disposal went out when I returned home from vacation, a couple of weeks ago. Finally said screw it - let's just go all new!
So 3 trips to Homo Depot, and about 7 hours invested - as well as almost $600 later (including labor), I have a beautiful new sink/faucet/garbage disposal setup. Almost makes me want to get into cooking more!
RESHARE: I've been on G+ beta since the 1st or 2nd week it opened, and of all the G+ tips that have scrolled down my stream - this is one that I didn't see (or that I missed).
So in case anyone else missed this, or for anyone that has recently joined G+ and hasn't seen this - here you go!
Thx to +L. Gray for resharing this, and to Derek Ross for this helpful post!
Reshared text: [Private Messaging on Google+]
The only problem with the +Mention method of private messaging here on G+, there is no true message history showing all of your private +Mentions. I've haven't seen anyone mention this little trick since the first week here on G+. I thought I'd share this helpful tip again.
Private Message Tracker / History
Create a Circle, name it whatever you want. I named mine Private Msgs. Important: Don't add anyone to your newly created Circle. Now, whenever you send a private message to someone, just +Mention them as normal, this time include your Private Messaging Circle as well. Then, when viewing your Stream, select your Private Messaging Circle and you'll see a history of every +Mention private message you've ever sent.
While I agree with the kitty, I really need to put my kitchen back together - as I haven't since the install of new sink setup the other day. Yeah, G+ is a good cure for boredom, but not good for reality!
RESHARE: I've started posting various articles (like this one) to my Facebook peeps. When I talked to a good friend of mine, and tried to get him to give G+ a try, he was like; "Oh no way! I don't want a bunch of strangers following me!"
According to a few articles I've read this past couple of days, this IS exactly what Facebook has just introduced! It's amazing to me how much Facebook is trying and failing to be like G+.
A little threatened by G+ Markie Z? As I've said before, and I'll say it again; Mark is here on G+ to gain steal ideas from Google/G+. And (IMO) if Google doesn't hurry up and get off the pot/go public with this site, any new users coming to G+ later - will think that Google+ stole the ideas from Facebook.
But to be fair, as I've also said before when someone ask me what G+ is, I tell them it's like Twitter and Facebook had a one night stand, and out came G+. So there are some similarities here in G+ that reminds me of Twitter/Facebook.
The only difference is, Google+ does it better. ;o)
Anyone get the new non-scrolling page update yet from Google? So far I haven't, unless one of my extensions is clashing with it (although I'd think that an update from Google, would cause the extensions not to work.)
RESHARE: Anyone of my geek buddies out there that can help my girl +miriam dunn, as I am not sure. Plz go to her stream/wall, to respond - Thx in advance! =o)
Reshared text: TECHNICAL HELP NEEDED WITH GMAIL
~ I signed up for Gmail for the first time. ~ I did NOT make it my default account to use with google. ~ I did import my mail from hotmail. ~ My hotmail is now empty! it HARVESTED the mail- not copied it! ~ I have to sign out of G+ now to sign back IN to check my gmail! I don't like this.
How do I CHANGE gmail so it will no longer import from hotmail? ~or~ What is the ramification of making gmail my default account (if I don't really use it)?
Reshared text: How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?
To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on your phone!:
* # 0 6 #
A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.
Not only the above, but also in Australia your stolen phone is added to a "Stolen Mobile Phone" database, so if your phone is found later on it can be returned to you. pls share this to everyone
WTG Google! Those of you who were fans of Seinfeld back in the day, will probably remember this original content from the show. And for those of you whom haven't ever watched Seinfeld, you may still appreciate the humor behind this ad. Funny stuff! =o)
For anyone who missed the Emmy's tonight, for the 1st time since his departure from Two and a Half Men, Charlie Sheen finally said a "winning" comment...
"Good evening. Before I present Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, my old category, I want to take a moment to get something off my chest and say a few words to everyone here from 'Two and a Half Men,'" he said. "From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best from this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together, and I know you will continue to make great television."
Looks like Charlie is getting it together - or so I hope.
Not sure which is worse... Being awakened by an obnoxious alarm clock, or the combination of a barking dog, mixed in with construction (crew and trucks) right outside your window...
At any rate; G'morning G+er's! =o)
Oh, and on a side note; did Google do a roll back of some sort? I am seeing people that I have removed (and they also had removed me), all of a sudden showing up in my stream. No biggie I guess, just odd...
"^Sighs^ Why is it that I cannot login to FB these days, without a new DAMN change in effect, that I have to learn about! I already have Google+, I don't need another one - FB stop copying, and be happy with what you have!
Maybe the cute little puppy and kitten will finally get the attention of my friends/family over here to G+ where they'll get an intelligent experience. ;o) ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
After I have successfully completed steps 1 & 2 (see diagram below), I will then need to start on steps 3 and 4, which is to decide where to buy the Samsung D8000, and then buy it.
But here's my dilemma...
Best Buy has it for $3,300/plus tax, and Amazon has it for $2,580/no tax. While the price difference is about 1K less on Amazon, I would not be able to get a warranty on it, or have them haul away the existing (POS) TV.
Have any of you guys ordered a large ticket item from Amazon? Also, would you pay more for the secured piece of mind/aka Best Buy, or would you save $ and risk buying something this expensive (and big in size) online/ aka Amazon?
P.S. Seller is not Amazon directly, it's a company called MODIA. They have a 97% positive ratings past 30-days, and 98% past 90-days.
Your advice is welcomed - oh and G'morning G+er's! =o)
1) The fact that Susanne Eman wants to weight 1,800 pounds (yes, you read that correctly!) in order to get into the Guinness Book of World Records...
2) Or the Fat Fetish story...
Susanne currently weighs about 730 pounds and is trying to get to 1,800 - which would beat out both the recorded/documented heaviest man/woman. Susanne wants to be the heaviest person in the world.
Ok, so obviously finding a woman that isn't obsessively trying to lose weight, and that actually wants to gain weight in order to be the fattest person in the world is a shocker in itself - but...
Fat Fetishism, is the 2nd most popular fetish after porn?! WTF!?
Yep, you read that correctly too! While watching Dr. Oz today (Susanne Eman was his guest), I also learned that Fat Fetishism is a real thing - I mean really?
There are sites, where men will pay to watch really heavy women eat food and pay to watch them gain weight. The more she eats and gains, the more they will pay. Wow, just wow!
According to WikiPedia:
" Fat fetishism is the strong or exclusive sexual attraction to overweight or obese people. As well as traditional attraction, the topic also incorporates feederism and gaining, where sexual gratification is obtained via the process of gaining body fat. Fat fetishism also incorporates stuffing and padding, whereas the focus of arousal is on the sensations and properties of a real or simulated gain. "
For those of you following my little TV story; upon finding a drop in price on Amazon a little bit ago - I had to cancel my Best Buy delivery that was scheduled for today. So now instead of getting it from BB, I'll be getting it from Amazon on Thursday - NO taxes, plus marked down again by Paul's TV by another $40!
Oddly enough, the TV will come from Paul's (which is the company BB price matched for me), but because it's not being "fulfilled" by Paul's TV, and is being fulfilled by Amazon, I am saving almost $200 in not having to pay taxes (which of course BB charges).
Fingers crossed, that I made the right decision to cancel BB, and go with Amazon
At the moment I am enjoying my morning cup of motivation and energy coffee, while reading through all the missed postings on my stream. One that has captured my attention, is a article about ICS posted by +Art Russ (thank you Art!).
What ICS features are you looking forward to (or hoping for)?
Of all the features stated (and speculated) to come to ICS, I am most looking forward to BlindType, acquired by Google back in Oct 2010. Unfortunately it's not a confirmed feature, only speculated at this time.
But why only speculated? Google bought BlindType almost a year ago, and we haven't heard anything about it since. Having seen a couple of demo videos on this (awesome) keyboard, one would have thought this would have been rolled out by Google long before now (can you say Gingerbread?).
Another feature that would be cool (and fun), is Android@Home, and of course having the beauty of Honeycomb on my phone - hello Nexus Prime!
So what say you, which features are you most looking forward to (or hoping that ICS comes with)?
RESHARE: Thx to +Chris Porter for this tip! For those of you who want more people to add, or are just nosy this is a good tip to remember! =o)
Reshared text: G+ Tip: Want to quickly find people to follow on Google+? Just do a search for "shared circle" within G+, then click on "Most Recent." You'll find a ton of people sharing some of their favorite circles of people.
WOW! I don't recall having this many people add me, since my old Mafia Wars days on Facebook - when people would pimp me out for more mafia! lol
While the newly added Share your Circles feature is a cool one, please remember to give a little information about it. As +Christy Sandhoff said in one of her postings...
"I wish everyone sharing circles would define what their circle comprises. You don't have to tell me the name of your circle, but if it is photographers, or celebrities, or politicians, or programmers, etc., please let me know so I will know how I could use it. Thanks."
The above post by Christy, makes a VERY good point! As soon as I get my circles a little more organized, I too will share them with you - along with a brief description of what type of people/interest is within my circle. =o)
Well needless to say, I am still crawling along at snail like data speeds, it's a VERY painful experience, to say the least! Sunday cannot come soon enough, when my data resets itself back to normal - unfortunately, patience isn't one of my strong suits!
On the bright side, I have woken up to more than 100 new people whom have added me to their circles! Yikes! Slowly but surely, I will get to you in order to add you back, but it literally takes forever to load a page right now - so please be patient, thx! =o)
Hope all of you have a wonderful day - more coffee is needed!
Caffeine is my shepherd; I shall not doze. It maketh me to wake in green pastures: It leadeth me beyond the sleeping masses. It restoreth my buzz: It leadeth me in the paths of consciousness for its name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of addiction, I will fear no Equal™: For thou art with me; thy cream and thy sugar they comfort me. Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of Juan Valdez: Thou anointest my day with pep; my mug runneth over. Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life: And I will dwell in the House of Mochas forever.
*Thx for sharing this with me +Gordon Runkle, too true funny! =o)
Google made a subtle change?If so, it's one I don't like...
Is it just me, or did Google make another change to G+, when it comes to posting? I've noticed this last couple of days, that whenever I post that it doesn't go to my main stream anymore.
In order to see my posting, I have to click on my profile - as it no longer shows up in the stream. I know others can see my posting, but I can no longer see my own postings, unless I view my profile page - odd.
I still think thatOne Million Mom'sNeeds to get laid!
As of this past Monday, all King Sooper's/aka Kroger stores received a memo to pull the controversial and funny named ice-cream from its shelves. It's only a matter of time, before Safeway/Vons and Albertsons follow suit - if they haven't already.
According to my King Sooper's manager, they had to pull them, and are supposed to send them back. Supposedly, the flavor of Schweddy Balls will be back in their stores, as soon as they are re-named. ^rolls eyes^ & ^smh^...
Anyway - this is not the first time One Million Mom's has gotten their panties in a wad over Ben & Jerry's ice-cream, as they also protested against the September 2009 launch of Hubby Hubby, which was temporarily renamed from Chubby Hubby in support of equal rights gay marriage in Vermont. Seriously?!
I couldn't have said it better than Lauren Shockey;
"Of all the world's problems, you'd think moms would focus their energies on, oh, improving literacy rates or fixing kids' school lunches, but no. For mothers -- at least those who belong to One Million Moms, a branch of the conservative Christian nonprofit organization American Family Association -- the real problem in contemporary society is poorly named ice cream."
Looking forward to my 3-some later with Ben & Jerry, and tasting their Schweddy Balls!
Thankfully I am friends/friendly with some of the workers at my local King Sooper's, as there were a couple in the back. Of course I bought the last 2, and plan to enjoy one (keep container) and save the other - just in case...
Ben's Schweddy Balls on left, and Jerry's Schweddy Balls on the right. ;o)
Has the Internet replaced your Sunday (or daily) paper?
After getting the Sunday only paper for the past 20+ years, I am finally telling The Denver Post where they can stick their paper (so to speak)! I only get the paper for the TV guide, and for the coupons - which is $79 per/year for Sun/only.
About a month ago, we all get a notice that the paper would no longer be publishing the TV Weekly Guide, but that if we wanted to - we could get a discount on the new TV Weekly Magazine - for an additional $39 per/year, total for both = $118.
Since I pretty much get my news from G+ the Internet and from the news on TV, and since coupons are a dime a dozen here on the Internet - as well as various sites that have TV listings - why would anyone need a paper anymore except to potty train a puppy?
I'll be curious how many other people drop their papers? While I can get TV listings on the Internet (for FREE), it was still nice to have an actual physical paper/TV guide.
This of course is nothing new prices go up, and you get less, it's still a disappointment when you see this happen with a product...