“Google acquires Boston Dynamics, makers of robots as cool as they are terrifying” This headline’s description of the robots perfectly captures my feelings about Google: cool and scary.
I’m shocked! Shocked I tell you! Google “asked” Cyanogenmod to remove their installer from the Google Play store. I put “asked” in great big ol’ quotes because it was a request backed by a threat, or really, a promise that it would be done by force if the request wasn’t granted. Like I’ve said about, […]
they’ve never pulled anything quite as brazen as this: Facebook patented an API to make it easier for law-enforcement agencies (NSA et. al.) to retrieve data on Facebook users. So, not only were they denying giving this information to the government, not only were they building tools to make it easy for the government, they […]
As you may or may not be aware, Google may not be on my Christmas card list this year (and vice-versa). But, I have to admit, they still do a lot of cool stuff for a company of their size. For example, Google is going to actively make it tougher for the NSA and the […]
Oh Google, you so crazy. I’ve been told, once again, that my name does not conform to the Google+ names policy. For those of you just joining in on the fun, here’s the policy in its entirety: Google+ Profile Names Policy Names and Google+ Google+ makes connecting with people on the web more like connecting […]
Well, still no joy on the G+ front, but I can at least recommend the Google+ help community. They’ve been more responsive and more informative than any of the responses my names policy violation appeals. I still don’t have much hope for my appeal. The actual Google+ names policy is apparently somewhat different from the […]
So, in an attempt to prove to Google+ that I am, in fact, a real person, I produced the following documents. Google+ did not find them convincing.
This is me admitting that I made a mistake. About three, three and a half years ago, I made a carefully considered decision to go all-in on Google. I moved my primary e-mail to GMail, I moved my blog to Blogger, I bought an Android phone, I moved my RSS feed to GReader, I switched […]
Well, four weeks after it was submitted, Google officially rejected my first appeal to have my Google+ account reinstated. I was suspended after a year and a half on the site because my name violates the Goolge+ names policy. The policy has been eased since its inception; you are no longer required to use your […]
How can so many amazing stories pop up during the same week? Hobby Lobby is threatening to close all of their stores because they feel that the free practice of their religion requires discrimination. This is perfect for social networking; a blog post is overkill because, honestly, what can I possibly add to a story like […]