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Dan McGrath
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Happy Safer Internet Day! To celebrate, Google Drive is offering a 2GB bump to everyone who completes the security checkup by Feb 17th. 

http://googledrive.blogspot.com/2015/02/safer-internet-day-2015.html
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If you were offered the following deal, would you take it?

“Once a year for the rest of your life, you will pay 10 cents for a chance to win $1 million dollars on each of those years. Your chance of winning, each year, is 1 in 100 million.”

If  you said yes, at what frequency would you say no? Once a month? Once a week? Once a day? Once an hour, minute or second?

If you said no, at what amount winnings would you say yes? $2 million? $5 million? $10 million? $1 billion?
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Hi Dan. Yes. That is better odds. It gives everyone a chance to win.
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Quake (the game) on an oscilloscope: A technical report.

As an aside, I can see a cleaned up computer generated version of this graphics style being used in some Sci Fi's for Alien displays.
A summary of some problems I faced when tinkering with Quake to get it play nicely on an oscilloscope. After seeing some cool clips like this mushroom thing and of course Youscope, playing Quake on a scope seemed like a great idea. It ticks all the marks that make me happy: low-poly, ...
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Hey fleet! As a concept, I've put together a scalable mathematical model for ship classification. It is purely mass-based and pays no attention to the role of the ship (other stats like DPS or thrust). It uses a scale that seems to reasonably group ships that are visually similar in size.

It has a generic class name set that could be used as a common language, although I've deliberately set it up so that any faction can copy the spreadsheet, set their own names, while still being able to translate easily between different Faction's naming schemes.

I go into more depth in the doc linked in the spreadsheet. Love to hear your thoughts on this type of system.

Link = Google Spreadsheet that will let you plug in a ship mass and have a ship classification spat out.
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Neat I'll play with it
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Woo hoo! Can now create, organize and share your custom 'My Maps' with Google Drive!
Google's My Maps tool for building custom drives, trips and routes on its Maps product is now integrated into Google Drive, which means you can build custom..
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Hey Dan I am trying to access with my personal account and getting the 404. 
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No matter how highly-paid an engineer is, they're still a sucker for a nice bit of swag. Very excited to get this from the Updog team at work!
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Work @ Vail :)
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I switched back to skis last season, after about 15 years of snowboarding, and I'm quite liking it.
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Take 5 minutes and read this fun article by +Matthew Inman on The Oatmeal regarding his experience with Google's Self Driving car. http://theoatmeal.com/blog/google_self_driving_car
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Short story challenge! 3 authors, 1 hour; writing a short story together in real time using Google Docs.
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Don't forgot to read the story: https://g.co/docsnano
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Boulder Planning Board approves Google campus plan, growing from 340 to 1500 employees. 

"When a teenager in Japan buys a Google Play app, they can charge the purchase, and the software systems that make that possible are developed in Boulder," he said. "When your daughter or your son in BVSD uses Google apps, that software is developed in Boulder. When you pull up Google Earth, the buildings and footprints are things that have been created in Boulder. When Google reminds you it's your mother's birthday, that software was written by a team here in Boulder.

These are critical projects, and they're big projects. They're growing, and staying still is not really an option. We've grown quite rapidly, and we expect to continue to grow. ... Our identity is tied to Boulder. We want to be in Boulder."

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After a more than seven-hour meeting that, at times, appeared to be headed nowhere, the Boulder Planning Board voted early Friday morning to conditionally approve Google's plan to construct a massive campus in the heart of the city, a facility that would give the tech giant room to expand locally to about five times its current size.
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Managing Director of R&D
Employment
  • Google
    Product Manager, 2014 - present
  • Rocket Software
    Managing Director of R&D (& other), 2011 - 2014
  • IMB Ltd
    Systems Architect (& other), 2007 - 2011
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Aurora, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado - Wollongong, Australia - Penrith, Australia - Urbenville, Australia
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I like stuff
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I am currently contemplating the most efficient route to visit all cities in the US main land. I'll update this intro once I'm finished.
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I traded my rights for an ice-cream :(
Education
  • University of Wollongong
    Computer Science, 2005 - 2010
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