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Chad LaFarge
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Muahahahaha! I can now Broadcast a Live Hangout on Air from my mobile! The secret is to remove all settings for default apps and use Chrome... see instructions...

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+Chad LaFarge I learned the trick is to open the redirect to play store as a desktop site. So once the play store redirect happens go to menu and click "Request Desktop Site"
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Qualcom posted about 820 processor support for Tango... interesting... wish it'd come... about 8 months ago.
Qualcomm Technologies expands support for Tango technology to Snapdragon 820 and to future Snapdragon 800 and 600 tier processors
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Hangout with Ohio Association for Gifted Children is LIVE
Watch Ohio Association for Gifted Children in a Hangout on Air NOW!

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Hangout with Camden Military Academy is LIVE
Watch Camden Military Academy in a Hangout on Air NOW!

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This is just a test event, designed to give me, as well as others, a chance to see if Q&A still functions as designed.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Chad LaFarge. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Taking a Look at the Q&A Tool
Wed, March 9, 7:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

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They've had another recent update (Saturday)... please take a look and make sure it's still good for your future events.
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Hangout on 3D Audio
We'll cover everything from binaural to HRTF in virtual reality. Whether you're a VR content creator or consumer, join us to learn why audio is crucial with spherical video.
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XSplit Broadcaster implemented NDI as Video-only for temporary testing purposes... this is my test to determine the latency of the signal. Do your own math: Pause this video at any point and compare the clocks to determine not only timing from Browser to Screen Region on A, but time from Screen Region to NDI, and from Browser to NDI (complete trip).

RESULTS: First blush, random pause, yielded Screen Region processing cost me 34ms on Machine A. NDI seems to have cost 201ms over local WiFi from Machine A to Machine B. After processing and with repeated random pauses, NDI seems to come in between 199 and 251ms slower than "live", but mostly closer to 220ms, and I attribute much of the variation to my low-spec Machine A.

It feels like a long time. You can have a conversation, but it will drag a bit. I look forward to seeing how well they tune it as they implement it more deeply in Broadcaster.

Now... let's see how long it takes XSplit to add the Audio signal. Currently, it's video only.

Here's a Link to chart depicting the results:

Average timing for Browser to Screen Region: 53ms
Average timing for Screen Region to NDI: 163ms
Average timing for Browser to NDI: 217ms
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Tagging +XSplit Broadcaster on chance they may comment. Love what you're doing, guys!
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Hangout with Camden Military Academy is LIVE
Watch Camden Military Academy cadets talk about their personal transformations!

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Happy to have fixed the audio from this Teradek VidiU Pro Demo...
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Are you ready to give him a summer he will NEVER forget? Join our Google Hangout on March 21 at 7pm EDT and discover more about our HS and middle school summer programs. Your son can use this summer to get back on track academically--and have fun! Students take courses during the day and use downtime to enjoy Camden's athletic and recreational facilities as well as participate in off-site trips like adventure sports, whitewater rafting, pro ball games and more! If you have questions during the hangout about these programs, post them on social media using #CamdenMilitary or email
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Camden Military Academy. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
CMA: Summer Programs
Mon, March 21, 7:00 PM
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I'll look forward to what I'll learn here...
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3D Audio for 360 Video Creators Hangout, happening NOW...
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Hangout On Air Producer, Programmer, Realtor®
The opinions expressed in my posts and profile are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for my employers or clients in any way.

Charitable Efforts
Veterans Virtual Tours: This group offers veterans a chance to see the memorials dedicated to their service when they are medically unable to travel to the sites themselves. See an excellent overview of what we do.

Bike MS: Please support the  Bike MS: Express Scripts Gateway Getaway Ride with your donation or join in and raise some money yourself: these folks need your help!

I'm also a part of the Plusketeers Challenge to raise One Million Dollars through word of mouth on G+ and Hangout Sponsorship!

Hangout Extension Developer
Developed the Pro Studio Hangout Extension (learn more or install). Pro Studio is a tool used to produce a smooth-running Hangout. Producers cue, mute and white-out their guests, send scripts to appear under their webcam, manage topics for discussion, etc. Participants "raise their hand" to indicate a question or comment.

Hangout News Hound
I'm privileged to be a part of the new phenomena of Google Hangouts being used by news anchors as a vehicle to directly engage their viewers. What a groovy idea: let the community talk about the news with the people who report it.

I contribute in these hangouts across the country, from behind-the-scenes with the anchors to broadcasting live on-air. I help to facilitate the transition between those modes. I enjoy being one of the people who walks the participating stations down the path to "going live" and engaging their markets in real-time.

Many thanks to Sarah Hill for getting there first, and for including me so that I could learn what I know and have the opportunity to share it.

I also produce and host Hangouts On Air for those wanting to bring their message to the world in groups of more than ten. I can broadcast your event live to YouTube and the Google Plus Stream while helping to organize and direct participants behind-the-scenes for greater production value.

Paying the Bills
In my professional life, I keep pretty busy: I'm a software engineer for one of the largest and most respected providers of healthcare staffing services in the US, a Missouri-licensed REALTOR®, a Network Security Consultant and a Search Engine Optimization Consultant.

I've written and self-published two books: "What You Need NOW for Search Engine Optimization" and "What You Need NOW to Prepare Your Home for Sale". I've also created an ad-code response app leveraging internet telephony and real-time notifications to bring buyers and sellers together now, and am currently working on a new class of Lead-Notification service... watch this space ;). 

Feeding the Soul
I have a beautiful bride, two amazing and lovely daughters and two strapping sons who teach me new things every day. They inspire me always and help me to see challenges and opportunities from different angles. They are the reason I wake up every morning, and why I am the man that I am.

... so if you don't like me, it's their fault ;).

When I'm not doing that stuff, I love to explore my surroundings with a camera and try to see things differently. I'm always surprised by how interesting things look from a different perspective.
Bragging rights
I have FOUR amazing kids, have ridden a bicycle for 200 miles in two days. I was a participant in the first Hangout to be broadcast live during a live newscast, and have been nominated for a Regional EMMY Award for Community Service... yo.
Software Engineer, Realtor®, Top Contributor/Trusted Tester
Application Developer, Broker/Salesperson, Database Design, Google Hangout on Air Production, Micro-controllers, Photography, Real Estate, Self Published Author
  • Google (volunteer)
    Trusted Tester: Hangouts, 2013 - present
    Volunteer: As a technology professional, I'm trusted to evaluate, test and offer advice on pre-release products developed by Google. In return for being given access to "what's coming next", I'm asked to contribute through testing and observational feedback to improve the products.
  • Google (volunteer)
    Top Contributor: Hangouts, 2013 - present
    Volunteer: Top Contributors are the most active and knowledgeable people you’ll find in Google’s Help Forums. Globally, they help millions of people get their questions answered and keep the forums humming with interesting discussions.
  • vSpotNow, LLC
    President, EEO, 2010 - present
    vSpotNow, LLC allows sellers-of-things to create voice spots (short narrated telephone-based ads), or SMS messages which potential buyers can choose to hear based on finding an Ad Code in the seller-of-thing's print ads or yard signs. It's a seller's ad played on the buyer's time: right when they're interested and asking to hear more. Buyers may select to leave a voice reply or to be transferred to the seller-of-things, if they wish.
  • Crane & Crane Real Estate
    Broker/Salesperson, 2011 - present
    Crane & Crane Real Estate was established in 2002. Owners, Jeff & Rena Crane, together have over 29 years combined experience in the real estate business. Our agents live in Columbia or surrounding areas, so we are all very familiar with the area and market trends in Boone County. Our number one priority is making sure you understand the process of buying or selling a home and to insure that the transaction will go as smooth as possible. We will always answer your phone calls, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is our job to make sure the purchase or sale of your property will be easy for you.
  • Missouri Licensed Real Estate Agent
    REALTOR®, 2005 - present
    Help people to become informed buyers and sellers of Real Estate, and to get the best price for the value of their home. I currently work with: Crane & Crane Real Estate
  • Cross Country Staffing
    Sr Programmer Analyst, 2006 - present
    Develop a SCORM-conformant Learning Management System, authoring tool, and content templates for Healthcare training lessons and evaluations. Provide 24 hour technical support for a user-base of about 95000 users. Tools Used: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP, VBScript, SQL, Photoshop, DreamWeaver, Visual Basic, TextPad.
  • Graphic Education Corporation
    Production Manager, 2001 - 2006
    Develop a SCORM-conformat Learning Management System, authoring tool, and content templates for Healthcare training lessons and evaluations. Coordinate a collocated team of Web Developers, Graphic Artists, Writers and Editors in content development for online Healthcare training materials. Set and meet realistic deadlines and development milestones. Tools Used: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP, VBScript, SQL, Photoshop, DreamWeaver, Visual Basic, Inno Setup and MS Project.
  • TransactIQ
    Web Application Developer, 1999 - 2001
    Develop an online transaction management system incorporating contact management, task and milestone tracking, document management, and automated notifications and workflow routing. Perform extensive form validation and use regular expressions to ensure data integrity.
  • DoD and Oil, Airline and Mortgage Industry Clients
    Sr Consultant, 1994 - 2000
    Promote a sense of community for collocated consultants. Perform candidate interviews to approve or disapprove continuing the hiring process. Serve Fortune 100/500, DoD, and State and Local Government clients. Write proposals for potential projects. Perform HTML training for consultants. Develop web services methodology. Assist in the operation of the Web Activity Group (WAG). Document Processes and Procedures and perform Web Development in support of corporate initiatives.
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Best Buy and I have a complex relationship. I love the product variety and availability of trendy gadgets, but I always feel like I'm buying the easiest instead of the best, or the right, thing. Props for covering such a wide array of products. It's also got one of the better return policies, for when that "feeling" turns out to have been dead-on. The employees I've worked with have been, in most cases, very knowledgeable, with few exceptions. One instance comes to mind: I asked for two specific tablets, and the employee checked their inventory system: it says that they were out. He refused to accept that, and found the TWO that were sitting in a cage. Nice work.
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We used to have a Hobby Town in Columbia, MO, so I HAD to visit this location in Sunnyvale, CA. It was a smaller shop, but had an amazing variety of products, with a heavy emphasis on modelling. The staff is very knowledgeable/helpful, and prices are excellent.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Spacious rooms, good breakfast, nice atmosphere, excellent service. This boutique hotel made me comfortable and relaxed through an otherwise stressful event. Well done.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
This is one of the more inspirational places for the DIYer to visit. They have excellent prices and knowledgeable employees, but the variety of merchandise is the real appeal. If you're looking for a creative spark, rummage through the aisles and an idea WILL hit.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
38 reviews
Great space for events, if a little warm in the main space. Hotel staff are excellent... very attentive.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
This is a favorite stop when visiting my brother. Not a lot of elbow room, but the food is excellent. There's the occasional misunderstanding in my order, but where is that not an occasional issue?
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Wait staff have always been excellent to my family and me, and there's something special about having a "tradition" of going out to IHOP. Everyone gets excited... for pancakes. The food's good, too, but it's more the tradition :).
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