I could do a post on all the tips and things I am learning about Google Plus but, especially since this is a brand new service, they are coming in way too fast.  For now you can see my ever expanding list via my shared Evernote Notebook at the link below:

Sharing my Google+ tips as I collect them here:

If you have any of your own tips, add them in the comments and I’ll update the notebook.

What I’m reading and finding for June 27th 2011 through June 29th 2011:

What I’m reading and finding for June 25th 2011 through June 27th 2011:

What I’m reading and finding for June 23rd 2011 through June 24th 2011:

  • From Twitter – RT @zenchaos Google kills Google PowerMeter, here is how to export your data http://bit.ly/kwye3G
  • From Twitter – RT @peasap Why JK Rowling’s Pottermore will frighten traditional publishers and rightly so http://t.co/YMwDLUH
  • Evan Williams | evhead: Five Reasons Domains Are Getting Less Important
    – Ev
    While discussing possible names for a product recently, someone asked me if we were at the point where getting the perfect domain name was less important than it used to be. While I’m still a sucker for a clean .com, it does seem less important, and it will continue to become less important, for at least five reasons: 1) GoogleThere was as time when you knew your friend’s and family member’s phone numbers. There may have been a time when you knew the addresses of people you emailed a lot. And …  show all text


  • LulzSec leaks Arizona law enforcement papers (Updated with excerpts) – Boing Boing
    – Rob Beschizza
    LulzSec just now announced a trove of leaked material it claims is from Arizona law enforcement agencies, made available as a 446MB torrent.
    We are releasing hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords belonging to Arizona law enforcement. We are targeting AZDPS specifically because we are against SB1070 and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona. The documents classified as…  show all text


  • From Twitterhttp://tinyurl.com/5tlsy67 Amazon boosts Prime Instant Video streaming with more than 1,000 new TV shows, movies
  • Kind of Screwed – Waxy.org
    TL;DR version: Last year, I was threatened with a lawsuit over the pixel art album cover for Kind of Bloop. Despite my firm belief that I was legally in the right, I settled out of court to cut my losses. This ordeal was very nerve-wracking for me and my family, and I’ve had trouble writing about it publicly until now.
    Still want the full story? Read on.
    (Note: This post was reviewed by both my and Jay Maisel’s legal counsel.) 

    The Long Version
    Remember Kind of Bloop, the chiptune tribute to M…  show all text


  • From Twitterhttp://tinyurl.com/5tvvyez Winklevoss Twins Throw in the Towel, Will Make Do with Paltry $65 Million Settlement

Recently Twitter has hidden their RSS feeds. You used to be able to find them right on a user’s page. They are still there and I have read the most convoluted ways to find them. It is REALLY easy.

Want yours or someone else’s statuses? Here is the feed, just replace the X’s with the user twitter name:

Want a feed of favorites?

That’s it.  Just put the feed in your favorite feed reader and you are done.

If you want your Facebook RSS, read this.

UPDATE: 04DEC2012 – Twitter broke every thing recently. Thankfully there is a new method. Similar to the above, just use these links instead:




What I’m reading and finding for June 21st 2011 through June 22nd 2011:

What I’m reading and finding for June 19th 2011 through June 21st 2011:

  • From Twitterhttp://tinyurl.com/5uzkwk4 Newfound Comet Will Swing By Earth in 2013
  • From Twitterhttp://tinyurl.com/6ahwkby Fly vs. drive a new website can help you decide / Brilliant idea
  • Uber Blog » Uber Drops Fares 50% For SF Taxi Strike
    – Brian
    Tomorrow is going to be a tough day for getting around in San Francisco. Taxi drivers are going on strike, and while they circle City Hall in hopes of getting a better deal, Uber is making sure to do our part to keep San Francisco moving.
    Uber and its driver partners are planning to stand in solidarity with the people of San Francisco. That means making sure ordinary folks can get around the city while the taxi drivers strike to get a fair deal. So, on Tuesday, June 21st, from 4am until midnigh…  show all text
  • Investors Provide Millions to Risky Start-Ups
    Some analysts are concerned that venture capitalists are blindly throwing money at start-ups that have not yet proved they can build something useful.
  • From Twitterhttp://tinyurl.com/6b8qeo5 Media Center Themer 1.20 Released
  • Bitcoin prices plummet on hacked exchange
    – Timothy B. Lee
    The Bitcoin community faced another crisis on Sunday afternoon as the price of the currency on the most popular exchange, Mt.Gox, fell from $17 to pennies in a matter of minutes. Trading was quickly suspended and visitors to the home page were redirected to a statement blaming the crash on a compromised user account. Mt.Gox’s Mark Karpeles said that the exchange would be taken offline to give administrators time to roll back the suspect transactions.
    The extent of the compromise became clear wh…  show all text
  • From Twitter – RT @science Deer was dropped on the power line RT @offbeat Deer dropped by Eagle knocks out power in E. Missoula http://bit.ly/mc66ef

Microsoft has released the new SkyDrive. Designed with HTML5, it looks pretty cool and works well in modern browsers (IE9, Chrome, Firefox 4). So far I have only tried it in Google Chrome and I was able to create and edit a word document. You can also share files with people and edit collaboratively. Check out the demo video below:

Read more here.
I’m sure will be hearing more soon.

Engadget reports that Google is buying SageTV. This is huge news! If I didn’t have Windows Media Center I’d be looking seriously at SageTV. Sage already has set-top box hardware for extending content from PC to the TV. Google could use that or leverage that into what they are already offering in their Google TV products.
I don’t think many of us who follow this space saw this coming. Michael Welter, over on Missing Remote, posted the email that users received.
Will I switch? Well, that remains to be seen. Really curious where Google will take this. Also still curious where Microsoft will go with Media Center in Windows 8. No matter what, it is an exciting space to watch!
If you don’t know about Sage, here is a video: