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Brian Quinlan
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Attended Simon Fraser University
Lives in Mountain View, USA
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" Baby stingrays look like raviolis  [sic] stuffed with tiny damned souls "

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This is why we wash our dishes before we use them...
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... because if they fight back and claw at you, you realize it's not in fact a dish, but a cat?
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This is the second piece of software that I publicly released. I can't even remember what programming language it was written it - probably C but it could have been Pascal:
http://www.sweetapp.com/keyboardcombiner/
Keyboard Combiner. Version 1.0.0. Contents. Overview; System Requirements; Download; Installation; Getting Started; Compatibility; Known Issues; Contacting Us. Overview. Keyboard Combiner fixes a problem with the MacOS' handling of input from Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) and Universal Serial Bus ...
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Funny short story.
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Add new blinds to the cost of owning cats :-)
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Roman blinds FTW
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Somehow writing words on a dead tree makes them more special.

Also, Google seems to have an office in Austin:
http://www.google.com/about/careers/locations/austin/
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Yup, I visited it lately. Pretty nice.
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Mountain View: just drive.
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I just discovered an add for the exact Chromecast feature that I work on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dl3KCiV5MQ
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Thanks +Brian Quinlan I thought I was going to be able to see the images for all active TVs in the same WiFi.. not a big deal though. I just wanted to know what a particular image was, but it wasn't on the active chromecast, so I couldn't. Love chromecast anyway, I use it every single day, music, videos, everything. Thanks again.
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I hacked together a quick demo of N-grams and Markov chains this weekend. You play the you-say-a-word-I-say-a-word game with the computer that has been trained with the King James Bible:
http://markov-oneword.appspot.com/

The code lives here:
https://github.com/brianquinlan/markov-oneword
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My favorite so far: "And he searched, and began to speak to the people this parable; A certain man had a fig tree."
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I think that this is the first application that I distributed "publicly". I wish that I had help some screenshots.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/brian$20quinlan$20hornet/comp.sys.mac.games.flight-sim/7vqyxSoMSdU/0Qh3g8Yx3IMJ
Well, I've release HornetDemoWeaponHacker but I don't know where to post it. Anyone who received it my E-mail to distribute it now and if someone gives me an ftp site I'll put it there. --. Brian Quinlan qui...@sfu.ca. Previous post Next post.
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Working on a physical product is pretty cool. I saw 2 people buy Chromecasts while if I was in the Livermore Costco.
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As I type this, my kids are watching a YouTube video about the Friendship 7 mercury launch on the TV, casted from my laptop.
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This regex visualizer is pretty cool:
https://www.debuggex.com/r/5qSFY0Xm8vrn9gyl
Test your regex by visualizing it with a live editor. JavaScript, Python, and PCRE.
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Software Engineering (aka programming)
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  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2007 - present
  • Scionics Computer Innovation
    Software Engineer, 2004 - 2007
  • ActiveState
    Software Engineer, 2001 - 2002
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Mountain View, USA
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Sydney, Australia - Dublin, Ireland - Dresden, Germany - Boston, USA - Edmonton, Canada - Vancouver, Canada - Harrow, Canada
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You may know me from Vancouver, Dresden, Dublin, Sydney or San Francisco, probably doing something related to computers or SCUBA.
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I'm from Vancouver but move around a lot (even though Vancouver is awesome - if you go, make sure that you go to the potholes).

I spent 17 years being educated but I didn't really like it. It did get me a job as a Software Engineer at Google (and you should work here too!).

I do a bunch of stuff related to the Python programming language. I'm attention seeking, which is why I'm a vegetarian and like speaking at conferences.
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PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor, Python Core Developer
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  • Simon Fraser University
    Computing Science, 1992 - 1997
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Our son attended Knowledge Preschool for a year and a half and we were very pleased with the experience. Our son is very shy and the small class size and Rosemarie's loving attitude helped him to adapt quickly. Rosemarie keeps the children interested with a combination of age-appropriate academics (e.g. learning the numbers and the alphabet for our 3-year-old), play, outside instruction (i.e. a music instructor and a dance instructor come to give lessons once a week) and presentations (e.g. once a year a firetruck comes and the children are briefed on fire safety after being allowed to look inside of it). Our son learned more than we expected at Knowledge Preschool and I think that is due to the small number of children and large staff size (i.e. Rosemarie and 2 assistants). The children are fed snacks but parents provide a packed lunch. Bedding for nap time is also provided but parents take it home to wash over the weekend. Rosemarie is very flexible and we were able to keep our son's spot even as we moved from 3 to 5 to 2 days a week. In summary, we were very very happy to have chosen Knowledge Preschool and would strongly recommend it!
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