BUG: Google Cast Chrome extension bug turns on auto-play for YouTube videos via Gigaom

Update: PSA: The Chromecast Extension Is Making All YouTube Videos AutoPlay In Chrome via Android Poilce


What an ugly, ugly bug to deploy to thousands of Chrome users. I noticed this today when my Google Analytics page started playing help videos every time I reloaded the page. Android Poilce blog indicates this was a bad push of new YouTube software that manifested itself in the Chromecast app.

Disable the Google Cast extension in Chrome to alleviate the problem until Google provides a fix.  – Douglas

Google Cast Chrome extension bug turns on auto-play for YouTube videos via Gigaom

BUG: Google Cast Chrome extension bug turns on auto-play for YouTube videos via Gigaom

A strange bug has been affecting a subset of Chrome users since Monday: Embedded videos have started to automatically play as soon as a user opens the page that contains the video. However, this only happens if users also have the Google Cast extension installed, which is being used to send content directly from a Chrome browser to Google’s Chromecast streaming stick.

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Audio: Share your work philosophy — from the Career Opportunities Podcast – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 19/30

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As I have often said in past columns and speaking engagements, telling people “what you do and how well you do it” is of the utmost importance in any career today. Even so, we can all have difficulty in finding ways to share this message with those around us. You might wonder what you can and should be saying about your work and career. In an effort to move you forward in promoting your own work, here are a few example methods for sharing your work and gaining larger benefits from your skills and knowledge.


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First, while you may not realize it, each of us has our own personal philosophy about our work and career. We have lessons we have learned, skills we have developed and stories to tell. You don’t have to be some famous business writer with a best selling book to start sharing your philosophy, though. Even those writers had to start somewhere. They had to learn a lot about business in order to get where they are today, developing their philosophy as they went. You should be be doing that, too.

Start collecting the stories of your life and work that illustrate your beliefs and philosophy about work, business, personal interactions, teamwork, whatever most draws your attention. Make a point of writing notes when you come across a particularly useful, intelligent or life changing thought. If you don’t capture them as they happen, they will quickly disappear. Then, more importantly, start sharing these thoughts with your family, friends and coworkers. What is their response to your ideas? Was it useful to them, too? What changes or new thoughts come to mind when you discuss your ideas with them? How can you grow a small idea into something larger?

These small actions are the beginnings of your overall life philosophy. I know, philosophy might feel like a overly dramatic word for your ideas, but trust me, it isn’t. Your ideas have power far beyond what you might believe at first. They can change both you and the world around you. Don’t dismiss them out of hand. Think of your ideas as a philosophy and you will start to feel just how important they are. You will also begin to internalize your own philosophy, reinforce what it means to you and use it grow in your own life and career. In this way, you become a living example of your philosophy and your life becomes a story that you can share with others in hopes of improving their lives, too.

Next, start sharing your philosophy with a larger audience. You don’t have to stand on a street corner proclaiming your philosophy, but you certainly want to be sharing it with your co-workers, managers, online via a blog, discussion group or video series. Find concrete examples of how you can apply your philosophy to the issues of your family, your office, your business sector or the world at large. Not only will this help others who are struggling with the same issues as you, ift will force you to think more deeply about your philosophy and how it might grow and change to better meet your needs and the needs of those around you. Each expansion or refinement to your philosophy brings more and more benefit as you develop more ways of having a positive impact on their world around you.

For the next week or so, I want you to focus on your philosophy? What rules have you developed in your work over the years? What methods? What skills? What do you believe deeply about your work, your profession, your society, your world? What stories shaped those beliefs? What were the direct learning experiences that brought about your philosophy? What can others learn from your experience? How can you best share it with those who might need it most?

Now, in preparation for sharing your philosophy with others, why don’t you share it with me. Tell me some of your great career and life stories that shaped your philosophy. Share your ideas for creating a better life and career for yourself and what others can learn from it. I believe we all have something important that we have learned, developed or created. We are all an expert in something. If you have one more idea or one more experience than someone else, they want and need your expertise. Actively reach out and share your expertise with those who want and need it most. Not only will you help them. You’ll also be helping to to build the career you deserve.

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Summer Tip #1: Enjoy Live Theater! – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 18/30

Part of the Dog Days of Podcasting 

Summer Tip #1: Enjoy Live Theater! - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 18/30 

Get out and enjoy some live theater this Summer, as we do every year with the Independent Shakespeare Company (http://iscla.org)

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Video: Making Hard Cider – Racking – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 17/30

Part of the Dog Days of Podcasting 

Video: Making Hard Cider - Racking - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 17/30

My cider is finishing fermenting, so it is time to “rack” it off the spent yeast and add isinglass to help clarify the final product.

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Audio: Trolls – End of the Day with Douglas E. Welch – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 16/30

Audio: Trolls - End of the Day with Douglas E. Welch - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 16/30

Trolls – End of the Day with Douglas E. Welch – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 16/30

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Troll n Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, either accidentally or with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response – Wikipedia

One grows weary of trolls. I don’t mean just those found on the Internet, either, although they are the most discussed these days. Trolls are to be found everywhere — online and offline. Tragic and dramatic events bring them out in droves and it is more and more difficult to avoid them. Their posts and comments litter your Facebook and Twitter feeds and their words float, unwanted across your local coffee shop or bar.

Trolls are the way they are for some reason, even if I cannot define it. They must receive some internal reward from their trolling behaviors. They must revel in the responses their words receive, but as someone who does not believe in such behaviors, I have no frame of reference to understand it. I only see the results — the animosity they trail behind them. This often makes me think of Shelley’s Poem, Ozymandias. “Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

Despair is exactly what I feel when I see trolls and their “works”. Are trolls really more common now or do they just have better distribution? I think a bit of both. There is a pettiness and a meanness throughout society these days. Some find it much too easy to judge, to slight, to punish those around them — sometimes for the slightest or most non-existent reasons. They take joy, glee even, in making others lives just a bit more difficult, a bit more troubled, a bit less happy.

Let us reject these trolls wherever we see them. Let us reduce the effect they have by showing clearly the flaws and animosity of their efforts. Let us not reward trolls for their behavior, but rather cause them suffer consequences for their anti-social and arrogant acts. Let us hold others to higher standards and not let them lower everyone’s standards to their level.

We are all to blame in some small way for allowing trolls the power they take. We laugh alongside them. We silently enjoy the havoc they bring and the pain they cause. Instead, let us turn away from trolls and make it very clear that we do not approve. We do not commiserate with them. We do not tacitly support them. Let us shun them and instead turn to making the world — or even just our small part of it — perhaps just a little bit better.

Remember, “The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing.” Do something or we are all sure to be buried beneath a mountain of trolls.

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Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Video: Turkey and Potato Curry – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 15/30

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Video: Turkey and Potato Curry - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 15/30

Today’s podcast is a look at one of our family favorites, Turkey and Potato Curry. This recipe is included in my Recipes in Rotation Cookbook and also available in this blog post, Recipes in Rotation: Turkey Curry with potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Turkey curry with potatoes and sweet potatoes

Ingredients
3-4 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 chopped onion
2 chopped garlic cloves
1-2 chopped fresh red chiles (optional) – I substitute a dash of red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp peeled ginger, grated fine
1 cup water
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 Tbsp garam masala
1Tbsp Curry powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
2-4 Roma or other plum tomatoes, diced or 1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
1/2 cup (loosely packed) chopped cilantro or parsley

Directions

  • Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large pot with a lid. When the oil is hot, add the ground meat, spreading it out over the pan.
  • Cook the meat without stirring, until it begins to brown.
  • Add the chopped onion and chiles. Stir and sauté for 4-5 minutes, or until the onion begins to color a bit. Sprinkle salt and pepper over everything.
  • Add the grated ginger and garlic, mix well and sauté for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Mix in the spices and cook them with the meat and vegetable mixture. Watch closely to insure they do not burn.
  • Add water, tomatoes (or tomato sauce) and the potatoes.
  • Stir to combine and cover.
  • Turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  • When the potatoes are tender add the peas. Mix well and cover the pot. Cook 2-3 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper, if needed, to taste.
  • Right before you serve, mix in the chopped cilantro. Serve alone or with flatbread or white rice.

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Video: New Media 101: Where should you “advertise”? from “The What, Why and How of Blogging” with Douglas E. Welch

Part of the New Media 101/Blogging 101 series…

A quick clip from this 45 minute presentation – The Why, What and How of Blogging.

Watch the entire presentation

Video: New Media 101: Where should you
 

Transcript:

We talk about advertising a lot in the podcasting world and the blogging world and the web world and I often use the analogy of if you are, you have an alpaca farm up in Northern California and you make the world’s best, finest alpaca yarns. Where should you be spending your advertising dollars? Are you going spend your advertising dollars during CSI at 9 o’clock on CBS where less than 1% of the audience wants to hear your message? Or are you better off advertising on a knitting blog or a knitting podcast of which there are probably at least 35 of them a last count I saw in the iTunes Podcast Directory – where 99% of the people want to hear your message. That’s what the power of blogging, the power of web sites, the power of New Media brings to you. it’s talking to the people who want to hear your message. In fact, through the search engines, they’re seeking you out. They’re coming to your site saying, “Oh, they do accounting consulting. They do computer consulting. They do life coaching. Through a search engine they found your web site. The trouble is, your web site has to be out there telling people that’s what you do so that the search engine find you and presents your results to these people so that they can then come to your web site. 

 

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In the garden…August 13, 2014: Colors, textures and movements of the garden – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 14/30

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Today’s In the Garden… video js an an exploration of the colors, textures and movements of the garden over a lovely soundtrack by composer Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Kevin has recently been hired by YouTube to create more music for the recently added YouTube Audio Library. All the music is free to use (and monetize) on your YouTube videos.

In the garden…August 13, 2014: Colors, textures and movements of the garden 

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Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook

Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist


Music: “Side Path” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

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“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. 

Noted: Polaroid Sets Sights on GoPro With Tiny, Water-Resistant Cube Camera via Mashable

Polaroid Sets Sights on GoPro With Tiny, Water-Resistant Cube Camera via Mashable

Polaroid Sets Sights on GoPro With Tiny, Water-Resistant Cube Camera via Mashabl

Polaroid, a company best known for its instant photographs, has launched the Cube, a tiny but durable full HD camera.

The Cube shoots 1080p video and captures 3MP photos with its 124-degree wide angle lens. The battery is built in and rechargeable using a USB cable (Micro SD card not included).

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“Noted” items are particularly good finds from my daily reading which I share via all my social media accounts.

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Video: Making Hard Cider – Day 1 – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 13/30

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Making Hard Cider - Day 1 - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 13/30

 

Making hard cider is very, very, easy and I show you how in this video. Things get very busy after only 1 day of fermentation. 

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”