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Dropping Google

Over the past year, I steadily removed Google from my life. Initially, it was an experiment to see which products I could live without. Turns out, I can live without all of it. I'm not the first person to do this by any means. However, until I actually do it myself, the lessons learned aren't as sticky as reading about it. Here are two other fine writeups on removing Google: Intially, my foray into Google started with a Google…

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Migrating Google+ -> Wordpress

After whining about "useless google takeout", I decided to do something about it. Initially, I contacted Wordpress to see if they were planning to do anything and/or if they already had a plugin or script. It turns out they don't. I think this is a missed business opportunity. Everyone just seems to abandon their data when switching networks. I don't think that's a smart or realistic thing to do. So, migrate it. The Internet Archive…

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Useless Google Takeout

With the imminent demise of Google+, I figured now is the time to export my data and import original posts to this blog. Simple thought, complex implementation. It's trivially easy to find instructions on the Internet about how to select and download your data through Google Takeout. Basically, go to Google Takeout, choose Select None, and scroll down the page and find Google+ Stream. Move the little slider on the right to the right and…

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A Tale of Two Google Phones

For the past two years, I've carried two Google phones, one for work, one for personal use. They are identical inside, just one is white and one is gold. Nexus 6P 128GB phones through Google Fi. The work phone had a few apps on it, but generally I keep my phones pretty clean of random 3rd party apps. If there's a way to avoid ads, I'll pay for the app or find one that has…

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Concierge Migration Service

Today in random business idea #480971: a concierge migration service. The idea is to migrate between cloud service providers, Apple, Google, Microsoft, or Amazon. Not all of them offer the same services, but there's enough overlap where a full migration makes sense. Of course, with a bit of technical knowledge and common sense, you can migrate yourself pretty easily. Just copy all of your files/photos/emails between services. Going to/from Google, Microsoft, and Amazon is pretty…

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Hyatt Regency San Francisco

The best thing about Google Wifi Assistant is the native IPv6 connection. Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA Original post: Link

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