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Comment: When is this active? (Score 1) 238

by davevt5 (#47466593) Attached to: Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

I held off on selecting a custom user name as I knew this day would come. That said, is this active for all accounts? The post didn't say it was being rolled out over the coming days/weeks. When you go to Profit - About - Get URL you cannot select any name. Am I missing something here?

FAQ still has old details:

Comment: Note the source (Score 2) 49

by davevt5 (#42414081) Attached to: Instagram User Drop Claims Overblown

We in our tech circles know about the T&C of Instagram but to think that 25% of Instagram users know anything about this--much less care enough to stop using the service simply does not pass the sniff test.

NY Post, a questionably new source to begin with citing AppData, a company that has to use conjecture to create insight means there is NO NEWS HERE PEOPLE.

Comment: Re:Caps lock will be the end of unintended shoutin (Score 4, Interesting) 586

by davevt5 (#28509795) Attached to: Lenovo Tinkers With Larger Delete and Escape Keys

I have a Lenovo T400 and the placement of the DEL key always annoyed me. I use a program called KeyTweak ( to remap my lenovo keyboard as follows:

Right CTRL key is DEL
Those silly keys to the right and left of the up arrow are HOME and END

And finally, drum roll please... the CAPS key is mapped to the TAB key so I have a gigantic space to mash my chubby fingers when looking for a tab stop!

Comment: Here's what I did: using Friendfeed and no backend (Score 1) 286

by davevt5 (#28214681) Attached to: What Do You Do With a Personal Domain?

I found myself in a similar situation. I do blog but so infrequently that going to my personal domain makes it look like I don't do anything.

Here's what I'm working on... It's not designed yet but the functionality is there...

I created this page:
I'm going to move it to the root but need to move my Wordpress install first...

So what is it? It is the steam of updates that I make on a number of social website including Twitter, Delicious, Facebook, Digg and SmugMug. The site puts everything in chronological order and allows for filtering and searching by keyword. It is all powered by FriendFeed and doesn't require any backend what so ever.

Let me know what you think and if you are interested in using it ask me first (remove the 9)

"In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current." -- Thomas Jefferson