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Google+ Invites

Well, I finally managed to get online with Google+. The service is in limited trial and an invite is required to actually get in, so you can’t just sign up at this point. This is a case where knowing somebody gets you everywhere. So, as King, I dispatched my interweb minions to track down an invite and, low and behold, I was in like Flynn. (It’s best not to ask about their methods… plausible denial and all that.)

Once behind the velvet rope, you find what you’ve come to expect from Google. Clean, streamlined simplicity. Sure, there’s a bit of a learning curve however it’s not a big one if you’ve used Facebook before. And everything you post, you have immediate hands-on control over who you are sharing it with by utilizing Circles (groups of friends or contacts). So if you’re sick to death of the Mark Zuckerberg’s privacy-crushing behemoth and how flippant Facebook is with your information, Google+ might be more up your alley.

If you want in, feel free to let me know in the comments and I’ll hook you up.

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NJLE Site… Moving To iWeb?

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iWeb from Apple's iLife suite

I’ve been a long-time fan of WordPress as a blogging platform, dating back to what seems like the dawn of time.  While I wouldn’t say that I’m a heavy user that’s familiar with every facet of it, WordPress is very familiar to me.

The list of features is quite long and can be tweaked in an endless variety of different ways and being that I’m a big fan of customization, WordPress is a dream.

On the other hand, I’m also a big Apple/Mac fan(atic) and love to try to get everything I can out of my Mac.  Having MobileMe built right into the Mac OSX install, there is a lot of great integration between different applications in the iLife suite and, for many of them, having a MobileMe subscription is what gels it all together.

So I’ve been really, really wanting to be able to make services like MobileMe and iWeb work.  I really have.  I really want to be able to use them.

I guess there’s probably a longer, more in-depth post that needs to appear about this topic but, for now, I’ll have to leave it at this: until Apple decides they really want to compete with Google… MobileMe is a gigantic waste of money and resources.  Hence, I really doubt that I’ll end up ponying up some of my hard earned coin to utilize their services.

Hence, NJLE is staying exactly where it is.  Here.  In WordPress.

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