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The new Compressor Head episode is finally here!

We know you've been waiting on pins and needles for the next episode of Compressor Head, and it's finally here! +Colt McAnlis returns as the algorithm obsessed geek who loves to share his knowledge with the programmers of the world. He’s joined by fellow Googler Mike Burrows, co-inventor of the Burrows-Wheeler transform, an almost magical algorithm that will turn your head inside out.  

Stay tuned to the Google Developers YouTube channel (youtube.com/googledevelopers) for the soon to be released episodes 5 and 6, coming your way Friday mornings from the Googleplex in Mountain View CA.

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Yet another big problem of the Internet era tackled by Mathematics. Looping GIFs are a very popular form of art on the Web, with two dedicated forums …
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science!!
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QBert Club - Rubik’s Cube Remix by +Admiral Potato 
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This design is what happened when I crossed the materials and lighting from my “Q*Bert Club” series with the animation idea I saw I by another one of my new favorite GIF makers on Tumblr, flrngif. I also decided to pull back in some of the beautiful yellow that’s in the top right of the photo that originally inspired this whole series
http://admiralpotato.tumblr.com/post/109249559669/q-bert-club-rubik-s-cube-remix

http://38.media.tumblr.com/5f976eef5e9165cdda27ef09ca540b72/tumblr_nis6hgDpID1relaado1_400.gif
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#vlcspotting nested instances
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I look forward to yet another entry in the list of abandoned unix layers for Windows. 
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Looping GIF video can be slow start MP4. 
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Sometimes I think about prototyping some animated gif replacements with one of the many formats available in ffmpeg. A pure JS decoder should be plausible for many of the simpler ones.

But then I remember that I'd likely be doing more harm than good if I did.
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An Optimal Self-Segregating Morphology Playing around with the Huffman coding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huffman_coding it occurred to me that the Huffman code has two properties of interest to conlangers. It is optimal in the sense that it assigns a label (a spelling, or "word") to every ...
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My first response never have I ever owned a nexus seven. My second response, I've had 4 nexus 7, 2 at the same time. G you know me better than I do. 
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Fork bomb #vlcspotting
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Coca Cola redefines Christmas once more
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I can't believe I'm saying this but go Disney. 
In an unprecedented agreement to share rights to digital content, Apple Inc. and Google Inc. will allow consumers who buy a Disney movie from either of their online stores to watch it on smartphones, tablets and other digital devices that run their rival’s operating system.
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Get me a proper keyboard and I'd consider.
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Sometimes I pretend I'm still an Electrical Engineer
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  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
    Chrome Media WebM VP9, YouTube Video Infrastructure
  • Zoran Corporation
    2010 - 2011
  • Vivace Semiconductor
    2008
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time traveler, cyborg, lover, kingslayer, 🎩
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If the audio is broken in your FFmpeg, it's probably my fault. 
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  • Case Western Reserve University
    B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2006
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His Royal Highness Alexander J Converse, Emperor of the Moon
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