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New contribution to Totally Novel on writing, update on Sweet Sixteen Killer

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I've been pretty quiet lately on the blog, sorry about that. I've been laying mostly low, though I did recently begin contributing to a new website for writers and readers called Totally Novel. My first contribution for members of the site is a post I titled 3 things that prevented me from writing a novel. To read the post, sign up for a free trial. Take a look around and if you don't wanna stay, don't renew membership. That said, it's a pretty cool effort being put together by a former Google+ member like myself. As a matter of fact there are several members on the site from the old Google+ days. (Side note: there is a free membership option)
I will be contributing to the Totally Novel blog bi-monthly for now. My next addition will be in August. I'm super excited for the site and I hope you can come join us and become a part of the groups, forums, blog, workshops, and more. 
All that said, I haven't given up here. This is still my primary site and blog. ๐Ÿ‘Š

I wanna see more photos of grown men standing around holding their balls.

I wanna see more photos of grown men standing around holding their balls.







Wait, wait--NOOOOOO! Stop, I didn't mean that. Just--no. Please... ugh.







#TrumpSaudiBalls

The best thing Facebook has going for it is that it's the modern day family album. Without the 1-hour photo.

The best thing Facebook has going for it is that it's the modern day family album. Without the 1-hour photo.

Riptide GP on Android.

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Riptide GP on Android.







The wee lad is trying out Riptide GP on my RCA Galileo Pro today. He's using our Moga controller and loving it. Lots of weees! and this is cools!







From my perspective, it reminds me a lot of Wave 64 on Nintendo 64. It was a cool water racing game back in the day. The graphics and gameplay seem about the same, and that's cool for a mobile game. Though, it's missing the blocky edges of N64. ๐Ÿ˜‰







Here is the Google Play link, if you wanna try it, it's $0.99:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vectorunit.blue




Oh lately it's so quiet (excerpts from upcoming novella)

I've been pretty quiet on my blog as of late. But I've been hard at work in my writing. Last year I wrote a novella, Jessica Wright's Double Vision, and I'm currently working on two for this year. And guess what? They're all part of the same series.

I made a commitment this year to write 2 novellas in a Mercedes Masterson, Private Eye series. The Double Vision novella will likely end up being book 2 or book 3 of the series. I'm currently waist deep in the first novella, which is due June 1.

Unfortunately, I've fallen behind, after being ahead of schedule up until February where I hit a brick wall (despite having most of it outlined in front of me). I only recently got my groove back, this week actually. Gonna fight hard to beat June 1 or come close. I am roughly 10k words from the end, so close. Super close.

If you like old hardboil, crime, noir, detective, private eye style stuff--you'll probably like Mercedes and this series of novellas I'm working o…

I don't get political very often, but when I do... I vote for the opposition.

I don't get political very often, but when I do... I vote for the opposition.

I hear it's totally legit for people to tackle reporters now. Cool.

I hear it's totally legit for people to tackle reporters now. Cool.

I've been working on my writing pretty heavy, despite letting my blog go pretty stale. But here's an update on my...

I've been working on my writing pretty heavy, despite letting my blog go pretty stale. But here's an update on my current project, a private detective novella series, and I've also included some excerpts.







Stay tuned here and on the blog, as I'll soon reveal the title and a description to the first novella.







What do you think of the excerpts? Wanna read more? Sound off in the comments.





https://talesfrombabylon.com/2017/05/26/oh-lately-its-so-quiet-excerpts-from-upcoming-novella/

For those educators using Google Classroom, this is nifty. A quick show of hands for who has turned in assignments....

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For those educators using Google Classroom, this is nifty. A quick show of hands for who has turned in assignments. ๐Ÿ–️







Originally shared by ****







Q: How much grading do I have left? A: Teachers can now see a count of returned student work in #GoogleClassroom. https://goo.gl/JzmiT1

Google Keep inside Google Docs ๐Ÿ“.

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Google Keep inside Google Docs ๐Ÿ“.



I recently tried this out in Google Docs, but was unaware of this drag and drop feature--which is incredible. Makes me wanna see this implemented everywhere now.







+ Google Keep drag and drop into G+



+ Keep drag and drop into Google Sites



+ Keep drag into Blogger



+ Anywhere and everywhere







Keep all the things!







What about you? You excited for this feature? What would you use it for? Sound off in the comments.







Originally shared by G Suite







Keep + Google Docs? How Suite it is → goo.gl/LEPV5L

I met a guy once who didn't like pizza. Once. I met someone ONCE who didn't like pizza. Which makes sense because...

I met a guy once who didn't like pizza. Once. I met someone ONCE who didn't like pizza. Which makes sense because not liking pizza is like not liking food, because you can put whatever you want on it. 







Saying you don't like pizza is like saying you don't like bread. Or tortillas. Or plates.

Added 1,832. Now up to 22,175. This novella is moving along again. I had hit a rock wall in February and couldn't...

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Added 1,832. Now up to 22,175. This novella is moving along again. I had hit a rock wall in February and couldn't write on this project since then. Tonight was the first time since then that I was able to sit back down and get to it. Which is a good thing, because my deadline is June 1. YIKES! What was once ahead of schedule is now down to the last minute. Argh!







But I'm close. So close. I can taste the sweet savory awesoness of victory.







#amwriting #crimefiction #mystery #noir #novella

Just installed Android N on my LG.

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Just installed Android N on my LG.



Not gonna lie. It's a pretty big difference. Bringing in some things I love. Like multitasking/dual apps side-by-side. Like a refresh of LG's apps and over all design. They added Themes, so I can get a dark theme at night. I know these aren't all Android N things. And, the new notifications are sleek looking, though not sure if they're better (more productive) yet.







Look at how easy it was for me to post my latest Seinfeld clip for you Plussers! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Samurai Cop 1 and Deuce.

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Samurai Cop 1 and Deuce.







I finally got around to watching Samurai Cop. And it took me so long, I was able to watch the sequel the next evening.







I can understand why the first one is a classic. Incredible badness.




























Hangouts to replace the GTalk back-end of Google Drive Docs Chat.

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Hangouts to replace the GTalk back-end of Google Drive Docs Chat.







Which is honestly something that probably should've happened a long time ago, when you consider how long ago it was they started phasing out GTalk for Hangouts. It'll be interesting to see if it gets bells or whistles it didn't previously have.







Originally shared by G Suite







We want to be sure you can continue to use chat in Docs, Sheets & Slides, so we’re making a few changes → goo.gl/w11wli

Google Drive's Quick Access from mobile apps is now available in Google Drive on the web

Google Drive's Quick Access from mobile apps is now available in Google Drive on the web







When I first tried this feature on mobile, I hated it, and turned it off. But with time, I've grown to love it. When you've been knee deep in the same docs for days, having them right there is so handy.







Are you excited about this? Or nah? Sound off in the comments.







Originally shared by Ondล™ej Pokornรฝ







Quick Access in Google Drive on the web







#GoogleDrive #web #GSuiteUpdate #GSuite

The great disappointment of President Trump and MAGA.

The great disappointment of President Trump and MAGA.



Today as my son sang a rendition of "It's Raining Tacos", I was reminded of the great disappoinment of Trump and the MAGA mantra.







Last November many Americans, and mythical creatures, voted to make America great by casting their lot with Hilary on Trump's promise that she would place taco stands on every corner. Alas, these voters neglected to consider two important factors:







1. The electoral college.



2. Trump was telling the truth when he said the election was rigged.





https://youtu.be/Mifw1wQNBoc

Trump via Sessions for Hillary's honor 'cuz of the emails fires man everyone hates but was investigating him so...

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Trump via Sessions for Hillary's honor 'cuz of the emails fires man everyone hates but was investigating him so that's weird, money may have been involved



Trying to sum up the firing of former FBI Director Comey into a condensed headline has been very difficult. Similar to the pains the Trump administration is feeling while trying to explain it without looking stupid.







In other news, an Iowa man fires cop investigating him for murder. No one bats an eye.







#comedy #news #comey

Some more insight into new Google Sites future features that were old features and such. Check out link below...

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Some more insight into new Google Sites future features that were old features and such. Check out link below...







From article:



Before deprecating the classic Sites, we’ll ensure that the new Sites includes several features necessary for team sites, portals, knowledge bases, and intranets. These will include at least [my emphasis] the following:







+Search a site







+Restrict access to published sites







+More granular access to different sections of sites







+Embed URLs and code in sites







+Notifications of site updates







+Create larger sites, including deeper hierarchy







+Corporate themes







+More text formatting options







+Custom web addresses







+API capabilities







Originally shared by G Suite







Ready to migrate to the new Google Sites? Get a sense of what's coming and when so you can plan effectively. goo.gl/fIlWpN

Lady Bump by Penny McClean

Lady Bump by Penny McClean



Years before we were listening to a woman sing about her trunk and hump, there was a bump. A Lady Bump. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I present to you Exhibit A. A bizarre disco song by Penny McClean, who clearly showed us her best talents in the Silver Convention. 







This song makes me laugh so hard, mostly because of this particular recording. Watch as she searches for the cameras with her eyes, and "dances"? And what's with the wailing and arm flailing? Pure entertainment for all the wrong reasons. But I've always been a sucker for the cheesy stuff, and things so bad its good.







Enjoy!







#music #disco





https://youtu.be/Rkrdmf7GzKg

Invite links for Google+ Communities is now a thing. Check it out...

Invite links for Google+ Communities is now a thing. Check it out...





http://goo.gl/vA2H7r

Beware! Beware! Be a very wary bear!

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Beware! Beware! Be a very wary bear!







Originally shared by Yifat Cohen







DO NOT OPEN THESE EMAILS!



There's a national issue affecting Google accounts.







The spam is sent in the form of an email, which invites the recipient to view a Google Doc. If you receive a message that contains a Google Doc that is not familiar to you, please ignore and delete the message and do not click on any of the links.







If you opened a message, change your password immediately.







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#spam #google #gmail

Group items vertically in the new Google Sites

Group items vertically in the new Google Sites



That's helpful. Not being able to do that was very limiting. Hopefully, they have more upgrades to add to it.







Originally shared by Ondล™ej Pokornรฝ