Google I/O 2018 - Watch Live!

It's the most wonderful time of the year...for Google Fans! ;-) And you can watch the live streams here:

Getting Ready for Google I/O 2017!

You can watch it here:

FYI: Microsoft Outlook, Skype, OneDrive hit by another authentication issue

The lovely and talented Mary Jo Foley is keeping tabs on this - check her article for updates:

Blue Buffalo Sweet-Potato Dog Food Recall Due to Possible Mold

Blue Buffalo has issued a "very limited recall" of its sweet-potato-flavored dog food due to the possibility of mold. 

See more:

Using a 3D Printer to Help New Readers

People love to focus on the “evils” of technology, but the positive side gets far too little attention.

Case in point: someone has come up with a brilliant way to use a 3D printer to create “cards” that allow a reader with vision issues to “see” the pictures that go along with the story. And that’s just one use for this technology - the creators report that the solution has also been used for designing assistive devices like can openers, tactile diagrams, and fractal art.

The tool’s name is CraftML, and there is an online demo scheduled for Wednesday, March 30th at 3pm MT (5pm ET).

You can read more about this by visiting:

Carnivore Dog Food Recall

Carnivore #Recalls Vital Essentials #Dog Food - get the details:

Tracking Microsoft Edge (Windows 10 browser) in Google Analytics

[UPDATE 08/25/2015: Over the past week or so I’ve noticed that Google Analytics is now reporting Windows 10 and Edge browser traffic! Whoohoo!]

The quick answer is…you can’t (yet). At least not easily, or cleanly.

But, there are a couple of thing things you can do.

1) Look for the new Microsoft Edge user agent string, which will look something like:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/42.0.2311.135 Safari/537.36 Edge/12.10240

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/42.0.2311.135 Safari/537.36 Edge/12.10136

Note: The last numbers, the part after Edge/12, will vary.

2) Compare the Windows NT traffic you were getting before Windows 10 launched to what you see now. Any increase could be signs of Windows 10 users, who are most probably using MS Edge.

3) Grab or create a custom segment. For example:

4) Wait a bit for Google to catch up. (Although, I really don’t understand why they don’t already have this in place. You’d think that they would have been working with the early releases, right?)

Here are a couple of interesting articles to watch - they’ll probably update as new info comes in:

Nylabone recalls puppy chews for possible contamination by Salmonella

The products in question, at this point anyway, are the Puppy Starter Kit. These are sold online and in stores. See more details here: Nylabone recalls puppy chews OR Nylabone Recalls Puppy Starter Kits For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Pet Food Recall Due to Salmonella Risk

On Wednesday the Bravo! company issued the voluntary recall for frozen varieties of its Chicken Balance, Chicken Blend and Beef Blend Burgers products for dogs and cats because of possible salmonella contamination.. Details about the recalled products can be found at:

Superstorm Sandy Resources - List Updated With NJ Transit Info

I’ve added the following to the main the list, under the “Find Gas” section. But I’ll also post it here for quick reference…Here’s the link to the main list: /blog/2012/11/2/hurricanesuperstorm-sandy-find-gas-hotels-food-in-nj-other-r.html

NJ Transit Post-Hurricane Service Updates and Travel Options

NJ Transit has posted an update for the following (click on the links to see the latest details):

  • Rail and Light Rail Service:
  • Bus Service
    • Emergency Shuttle Bus Service to Ferries/Manhattan:
    • List of NJ TRANSIT bus routes that parallel NJ TRANSIT rail stations:
    • List of NJ TRANSIT bus routes by town:
      • Access Link Service: All service will resume on Wednesday, November 7 pending local weather conditions.
      • RideShare Information:
      • Additional Customer Tips:
        • You can also get updates via the My Transit alert system (, which delivers travel advisories for your specific trip to your cell phone, PDA or pager; or ny calling their automated line: (973)275-5555

Superstorm Sandy Resources - List Updated

I’ve updated the list, adding more gas station info lists (more on that in a bit), pet rescue contact phone number, and utilities urls and phone number. One more tip - we’re finding that comparing the results/info from 2 or more of the gas tools is the best way to verify the info. When 2 or more agree, the odds that the info is current and correct increases. Here’s the permalink to my Superstorm Sandy Resource List: /blog/2012/11/2/hurricanesuperstorm-sandy-find-gas-hotels-food-in-nj-other-r.html

Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy - Find Gas, Hotels, Food in NJ + Other Resources

Here are the sites I’m finding most useful. Feel free to pass along others; I’ll update as I get new info! [Updated: Added NJ Transit info 11/7/2012]

Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy Resources

Find Open Gas Stations

NJ Transit Post-Hurricane Service Updates and Travel Options

NJ Transit has posted an update for the following (click on the links to see the latest details):

Explosive-detection Dog Retires to Life as Family Pet

I love stories like this. After a long stint protecting the public, this hero dog gets to relax and enjoy family life!