## ODonnellWeb – Tag Google

13 Years of living with less Google

Posted on 03/14/2024 in misc • Tagged with Google, Internet, Privacy

Google is like a chronic rash that doesn't really bother you, but never really goes away either.

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iPhone not receiving texts from some Android phones

Posted on 12/19/2021 in misc • Tagged with Google, Apple

How to fix the problem when iPhone is not receiving texts from specific Android phones

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Apparently I am a famous Internet mixologist

Posted on 06/03/2020 in misc • Tagged with Coronavirus, Internet, Google

Like everybody else, the pandemic is "top of mind" 24 x 7 for me. I'm writing to help myself not internalize all of it. You can find other posts in the series at https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/tag/coronavirus.html

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AirFaceLyft All Suck - A Rant

Posted on 11/01/2019 in misc • Tagged with Technology, Facebook, Google

It's been a while since I posted a 2006 blog style rant. It's probably full of 2006 blog style typos too. Enjoy.

Facebook: Do I even need to go here?

Google: Dropped the “Do No Evil” schtick years ago.

Apple: Uses Chinese prison labor to make $1000 status symbols

AirBnB …

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I Finally Mastered Gmail

Posted on 09/05/2019 in misc • Tagged with Google

I got my Gmail account back in 2004. I could have sold it for $100 on Ebay back then. Yet even though I was a very early adopter of Gmail, I’ve never really like it. Webmail has never really done it for me. I prefer the responsiveness of a …

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Getting Google Music Manager Working on Linux

Posted on 01/30/2019 in misc • Tagged with Google, Music, Linux

My recent upgrade from Mint 17.3 to Mint 18.3 killed Google Music Manager. It seems to start up in that it shows as running in System Monitor, but there is no GUI. I tried un-installing and reinstalling and the same thing happened. I tried to downgrade to an …

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About That Google AI

Posted on 12/03/2018 in misc • Tagged with Google, Internet

Photo of clock

I got a notification this morning that the Google Photos AI had created a new photo book for me - Highlights of 2017. So I clicked though to take a look. Google thinks several things I photographed last year to sell on Craigslist qualify as highlights of my year. I have …

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Google Maps Features I'd Like To See

Posted on 10/15/2018 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Google

Google Map logo

Google Maps is a mature product and innovation seems to be lacking with it. In other words, it's like every other Google product. Here are a few things Google could add to Maps to make it more useful. I believe Google has the data to implement all these ideas now …

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How to find source of Adchoices ads on Android phones

Posted on 05/29/2018 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Google

Phone Screenshot

For the last week I've been vexed by a damn pop-up ad that took over my phone screen. The ads were for legit companies like Gerber Life Insurance and Honda. So I wasn't dealing with some skeevy malware, this was a legit ad network that had made it onto my …

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Posted on 06/21/2017 in misc • Tagged with Books, Internet, Facebook, Twitter, Google

The Circle


That is the mantra of The Circle, the fictional but all too plausible social media company that destroys Facebook, Twitter, Google and Instagram in the social media game in the Dave Eggers novel, The Circle. (It was also just released as …

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AI still has a ways to go

Posted on 10/09/2016 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Facebook, Google

Smart Mat

This is the first in what I hope will be a somewhat regular (3X a week?) series of quick blog posts about whatever I'm thinking about. A few years ago I decided to make my blog a repository for longer writing, and now I'm changing my mind and making an …

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Life without (much) Google

Posted on 11/11/2013 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Google

I can live (mostly) without Google

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Google Glass is not all that

Posted on 04/28/2013 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Google

Scoble is wrong again.

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Bye Bye Google

Posted on 03/14/2013 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Google

I called it last year. Google Reader is dead

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It's not paranoia if they really are watching you

Posted on 03/01/2013 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Google, Privacy

Google Glass is scary

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Is Google preparing to kill Google Reader?

Posted on 10/02/2012 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Google

Google Reader is a dead man walking

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Operation de-googlize my life failed

Posted on 07/08/2012 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Google

Google sticks around like a bad rash

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60 day update on operation de-Googlize my life

Posted on 11/06/2011 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Google

60 days with minimal Google and I can still function

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One month update on eliminating Google from my life

Posted on 10/07/2011 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Google

Like an addict, I'm having a hard time going cold turkey

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10 days with Horde

Posted on 09/16/2011 in misc • Tagged with Internet, FOSS, Google

Horde as a primary email web client

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