Pretty much so. G+ is the last Google service I start using. I'm already preparing for the almost inevitable closure of GMail. Looking forward to the continuing progress of Mailpile as a preemptive GMail replacement (for a host of reasons beyond Google's tendency to ditch services I find really… » 9/09/13 7:50pm 9/09/13 7:50pm

Heh. Casual dress code as a perk. That's not a perk, that's a basic requirement. If a company has some sort of dress code for software devs that involves anything other than basic human courtesy (cover the various bits, make sure it's clean), then said company is out of luck. » 7/24/13 10:39am 7/24/13 10:39am

I tried FreeNAS 8 (actually bought a system from iX Systems, with FreeNAS 8 pre-installed on it), and found it to have a rather obtuse interface and fragile configuration (particularly with regards to its jails/pbi setup). I tried to make it work for me for a few months, had to resort a factory reset (which was one of… » 5/29/13 7:22pm 5/29/13 7:22pm

Well, I want DRM free content mostly because of the lousy user experience and lack of control when using a publisher's/distributor's official services. For instance, I generally purchase e-books from B&N, as I have used Nooks in the past. These days, I mostly read e-books on my Android phone (busted my Nook Simple… » 4/24/13 12:03am 4/24/13 12:03am

Well, if they're using official schedules to determine commute times via public transit, you'd better expect the commute to be significantly longer than displayed. Here, in the Seattle area, bus transportation takes close to 2x as long as King County Metro and Google tell you it will take. » 3/29/13 10:02am 3/29/13 10:02am

I've shopped at, and been a member of, a wide range of food coops, over the years. Ranged from a small store in Kansas that a lady ran from an out-building on her farm, to the Olympia Food Coop, with its two teeny locations, to PCC (9 locations in the greater Seattle area). None of them have been cheap, in comparison… » 5/24/12 1:42pm 5/24/12 1:42pm