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My Google exit strategy

I've been saying this for a long time now, Google can't be trusted. I think it's becoming commonplace in other blogs to start talking about having an exit strategy. I've been planning for a while (starting with the removal of my blog from blogspot). The Google products I've unfortunately come to...
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Migrating from Blogger (Google) to WordPress

With the sketchy nature of Google, I'm starting to decrease as many dependencies as I can from them. Starting with my blog. A part of it is just a technical test to find out how hard it would be to wean off of the free service. Overall, there's few - if...
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Say goodbye to iGoogle. Boo!

In a clear effort to push Android and Chrome, Google is discontinuing iGoogle Nov, 2013.This announcement comes as an early 4th of July surprise from Google. It's getting really hard to trust Google with how they bait and switch, and kill projects I know are more popular than they even...
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Worthy of distribution: Google vs. Facebook – paid ads

This is certainly no surprise to me; Not only is Facebook less economical from initial impressions, the performance is a dead giveaway.Here's a sweet and to the point rundown of how they bat heads. If you had to pick one to dump money into, it should always be Google (for...
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Observations: Google’s new Terms of Service

The new TOS and Privacy Policy documents from Google are a welcome change, reducing 60 individual ones into a standard, global set is a much better idea for understanding's sake. Observation 1:We may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove...
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Why I won’t (can’t) adopt Google Chrome yet…

Privacy aside, simply put: in my role, I do my fair share of design work, AJAX debugging, CSS, you name it -  I need tools at my fingertips to quickly do more than just rip apart the DOM of a page, these are my deal breaker extensions/capabilities that aren't in...
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Day of the Googmonster – from … a google blog…

This is a must read for anyone who feels Google can do no evil, putting them on a pedestal.If you embrace every little 'tech' knick knack they throw out to the world, or If you're in the percentile with a who's seeing Google turn into a cashgrabber like everyone else...
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Google App Engine – Pricing changes and another prediction

I'm not sure what the Goog'monster is thinking with so many dramatic changes over the last year. Most of them have been good - but the loss of labs, app inventor and the pricing hikes for the Google App Engine platform is really rising some eyebrows for me - It...
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