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Amazing - must watch

The Nexus 4 has arrived!!!

It is so good that people come up with things like this :)

This is just awesome!!!

Deserves a re-share. Why you should root your phone, thanks +XDA TV

Want some Advent Music for Christmas?

I have been following Matt, aka +ortoPilot for a couple of years now. For the past 3 years he has done this amazing Advent Calendar filled with music around Christmas time where he uploads a new video every day till the big day.

I highly recommend watching and listening to his music. Click on the link below and you can see Video's 1-17. If that is not enough, his back catalogue from 2011 and 2010 are easily available. If that is still not enough he also has more covers and original over at his page below:

#christmasgifts   #newmusic   #music   #musicmonday  

Yea it's finalised

I think it is time to see what cool things I can do with HTML and start building some apps ;)

HTML5 Definition Complete, W3C Moves to Interoperability Testing and Performance

Come on ladies, 1 pound fish... Very very good, very very cheap 1 pound fish... 6 for 5 pound, 1 pound fish

Oh Christmas Tree

Five things that can improve Google+ Communities

Been using the new Communities feature in Google+ and I think it is brilliant. There is a lot more interaction and you can target your discussion to the right kind of people that will care about your post. But as always things can be improved. Here are my 5 things that I think can be done to improve Communities.

1. New Redesign of Google+

Google+ has seen some changes since the last redesign which introduced the infamous white space. We have seen new features like Local, Events and now Communities. These new features are brilliant, in this case back on topic Communities. But it does seem to me that features like Communities are not well integrated with the current design of Google+.

What do I mean by this? The first thing you see in Google+ is your stream. You don’t see your communities straight up. You have to click on the communities button to see what’s happening. The problem for me is that it feels like a secondary feature to Google+ and I don’t think that is fair for the new Communities feature. It should be just as important as your stream, as are Events which are also lower in priority.

Note: I don’t know why Local is in Google+ and it is obvious it should be in Maps, but this is a Communities post so I won’t touch on it here... maybe I post about it later if I am bored :)

Google Plus needs a redesign where it shows you information you want from your Stream, Events and Communities in one place. How to do this? That is tricky and if I could think of a way to do it I would probably be working for Google (it does not mean I don’t have ideas, just not smart ones).

2. What’s Hot in the Community

In large communities, you will notice that there are post after post and it does become increasingly hard to know what is going on. It also makes you feel that you have missed what has happened if you have been away from the Community for a period of time. What there should be is a “What’s Hot” topic where it will show the most +1 or the most interactive post over a certain period. I am a believer in people that choose the best quality post, therefore this feature will make sure the best quality post is seen by as many people as possible.

3. I keep spamming my Profile Stream???

If you are in a public community and you post something to it, it will automatically be shown in your profile stream. Why? Take for example this post. Go look at my profile, and if you are quick enough before I start posting something else you will see that I have 3 post all showing the exact same thing. 

But why do I have 3 post showing the same thing? Well I posted this to my Circles, I posted to the Google+ community and I also posted to the Google+ Update community. Three places where my post has gone to 3 separate groups having each a different reach, but for someone seeing my profile will probably be thinking I am spamming myself. And I think spamming yourself is just wrong :)

Note: I think you can do it in two post, one to your circles and one to multiple communities, but I just wanted to highlight the point

4. Post to circles as well

Sometimes when you are writing a post in the community you also think that it will be neat to also share to your circles. At the moment you cannot do that and what you have to do is copy and paste the post from community into your post for circle, or share the post from the community to your circle. This is just minor but for me it is still important.

5. Where is the mobile app?

Title is self explanatory... When you release a product make it available everywhere!

RIP Sir Patrick Moore

Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore dies

Look at this Instagram - How many of them have you done?

If you use Instagram, I wonder how many of you have done any of the below in the video.. HEHE...

Oh by the way, I have done none as I don't use Instagram :)

Liverpool through to the next round!

The most important thing is that we are through.. again we keep dominating games and we have to learn to finish teams off. We had enough chances and should have made it 2 or 3 nil because that last strike from Udinese could have easily gone in.

Pleased that Henderson scored though, will do him the world of good for his confidence!

Hendo strike sees Reds progress

First blast of snow in my area in the UK

OMG - finally been able to order my Nexus 4 16GB :) So happy right now!!!

£288.99 - Bloody shipping cost!
5-6 weeks to ship though :(

It's time to resurrect this Blogger and link it to Google+

Been a long time since the last post.

I have decided that the best use of Blogger is to link this back to my Google+ post. So apart from this post, all public post that I make on Google+ I will repost here to Blogger.

I think eventually due to all the Google unification, Blogger and Google+ will become one, but why not make a start of it now. And it gives me a better excuse to use my domain name a bit more!