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Google has recently started offering a new service called Helpouts for connecting consultants for various  disciplines with people wanting help via video conferencing / IM in a sort of app-like marketplace online.  This is a great use of their Hangouts platform to connect everyday people with other small business providers to provide a variety of […]

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Just saw one of those articles about “you should drink 2 litres of water a day if you’re a woman, 3 litres if you’re a man”.  Amazing to see this debunked bit of misinterpretation of hydration needs is still around!  How much water should you drink?   Short answer: if you pee is clear rather than […]

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I like io9‘s articles, but this Gawker website’s latest redesign has one of the most obnoxiously space wasting sidebars I’ve ever seen.  I really don’t need the left hand third of the browser window dedicated to showing links to the most popular stories!  And it’s fixed in place, too – scrolling down doesn’t get rid […]

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Yesterday Google announced their new cloud notekeeping service, Keep.  While it’s nice to have this sort of thing integrated into one’s Google stack if one’s already part of of the ecosystem, I’d be very reluctant to rely on it.  The timing is certainly poor, as Google has retired a lot of products that it feels […]

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I came across a fluff piece on TechCrunch today titled “Android Accounted For 79% Of All Mobile Malware In 2012, 96% In Q4 Alone, Says F-Secure“.  Quite the sensationalist title, and a quick read of the actual “report” (PDF) shows that these are pretty dodgy statistics.  The “report” is more marketing material than anything else – […]

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Twas a wee bit of a bad month:  only lost 4 lbs, and my waist is about the same.  Had a terrible time when my swim goggles busted early on in the month, and no place in town (  I tried eight different shops!) bloody well sells anything except Speedo and Aquasphere brands.  And let […]

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Day 60: the terror continues! Also, lost another 17 lbs. Very nearly. 😉  Actually, I’ve only lost 3lbs.  However, I’ve gone down another pants size to a 42, and fit into my old jeans!  Hurrah!  I’ve lost fat but gained muscle mass, obviously.  Things are progressing swimmingly with having added front crawl to my morning […]

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