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Dan Scott
Works at Laurentian University
Attended Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
Lives in Sudbury, Ontario
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Wondering why the hell particular wifi access points on campus have DNS that prevents access to Google... These dead spots happen to be in places where I'm waiting in line for coffee. Not cool.

Luckily there are ways of setting 8.8.8.8 on my phone.
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Hah, yes, I was scribbling this post as I was in line at the Tim's and sent it before walking past the TechHub, which made me think about editing the post... but you got here first! I have to imagine it's something deliberate; how do you block access to Google since at least September without thinking "Hmm... that's weird, I can't get to Google Apps from here, that must annoy at least half of this Google Apps for Edu university population, maybe I should see if we can fix that."

Also, the app I'm using at the moment to edit my DNS entry is https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=htmt.changedns -- it works, but I'm always open to better options. Like, say, something that always overrides the DNS for certain deficient access points.
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It's Sudbury. I'm going to keep seeing this out of my office window on and off until the middle of May, I have no doubt. It's much prettier in person!
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I remember the view well, and actually miss it at times.
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Long winter? That's just fine with us!
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If you're in the vicinity of New York, go to this event!
 
We're just hours away .. Please help me spread the word

I'm hosting and speaking at the IWD2015 #WomenTechmakers event at GDG New York tomorrow. Come join me: http://bit.ly/gdgny-wtm-page #wtm15 #gdgny 
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The challenge involved working with the MusicBrainz schema on a +PostgreSQL database--how could they not do well? :)
 
Congratulations to +Luc Breault​ and +David Pellegrini​ for taking second place in the Database competition! They slaved from 7-10pm, and even with some questionable typos (especially calling a table mcsc)
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Made it through section 4c of the #devstudyjam  for Android development tonight!

Funny story: I spent 8 years at IBM Software Group contributing to the development of a relational database, so when I hit section 4 and saw a few bits of SQL and SQLite I thought "Oh, SQL, this is going to be a piece of cake!".

HAHAHAHA. No. There are abstraction layers on top of abstraction layers that you need to understand to develop effectively for Android. It's frustratingly complex, but makes sense for smooth UI integration, all at the same time. Having been through it all once now in depth, rather than just dipping my toes in and out by contributing patches here and there, I'm wayyyy better prepared to tussle with this monster of data contracts, content providers, and loaders next time around :)

Looking forward to meeting up with my +GDG Sudbury friends tomorrow to share war stories!
Learn how to develop Android apps from scratch using development best practices through a hands on course led by Google instructors.
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I haven't had a chance to yet, so I'll be playing catchup 
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Hey +Laurentian M.C.S.C -- this is a great opportunity to spend the summer coding for open source projects!
 
Student applications for #gsoc2015  are now open! They will close on 27 March at 19:00 UTC. University students, apply today!
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Not an auspicious start, Vessel.

#mobilefirst #marketpercentage
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That is ridiculous, seriously their r&d team needs a refresh about the world.
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Android Wear, waht r u doing?

As far as I was able to tell, this navigation card came from Google Maps or Google Now, maybe fired off by a misunderstood voice command. Just turned my wrist and there it was, in all its raw (or escaped) HTML glory.
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Happened again this morning, exact same directions. Weird
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16th overall, out of 30 teams--and that was the team's first appearance in 8 years. Great job!
 
Congratulations to the whole Null Pointer Exceptions team for placing 16th overall at this year's CS Games!
Thank you to everyone for their support, the Laurentian Math and Computer Science Department for funding the trip, Sherbrooke University for hosting, and +CS Games for bringing it all together
We look forward to going back again next year!

Team members from left:
Robert Pankiw, Alexi Turcotte, Ellen Arteca, Frank Vojtesek, David Pellegrini, Victoria Lacroix, Emily Bamsey, Luc Breault, Mike Daoust, Joel Boucher
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So proud of our students!
 
Congratulations +Joel Boucher​ and +Mike Daoust​ on winning first place in the gaming competition!!!
After Joel walked in and saw Dark Souls 2, it wasn't even a competition, making it almost 3 times as far as the next competitor
When Mike beat Contra and made it to both Mike Tyson (Punch Out), and Dracula (Castelvania), it was a hands down victory 
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Hey, it's +Reg Fitchett​!
A long-time Sudbury driving instructor says distracted driving is a huge problem, and it can be hard to get the message across to new drivers.
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Education
  • Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
    Information Studies, 1996 - 1998
  • Laurentian University
    English & Philosophy, 1992 - 1996
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Librarian coffeetarian bass guitarian geek.
Introduction
I'm a systems librarian who cares about software freedom and open source. Since 2007 my core contributions have been to the Evergreen library system project.  I'm also the founder and lead for the Google Developer Group Sudbury.
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I can (and do) hit some awesome mountain biking trails right out of my backyard. Sudbury rocks!
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Systems Librarian
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Structured data (schema.org, RDFa, microdata); Perl; PHP; Python; PostgreSQL; HTML5 (yes, JavaScript and CSS too); obscure library standards and protocols like MARC21 and Z39.50; can code Java when necessary, which Android gets me to do.
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  • Laurentian University
    Systems Librarian, 2006 - present
    I make it possible for people to connect with information they need in the form of articles, books, and data, while overcoming the hurdles that publishers and "solution providers" put in the way.
  • IBM Canada
    1998 - 2006
    Product planner for DB2 on Linux; Information Architect for DB2 / IBM Software Group (System House); Technical Writer focused on DB2 application development
  • Xerox Canada
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Sudbury, Ontario
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Toronto, Ontario - Barrie, Ontario
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J.N. Desmarais Library Laurentian University Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6
A go-to place for sushi when I'm downtown.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great vegetarian Indian cuisine. I'm a repeat visitor over the past ten years; it's always been good. Service is variable, but that's too be expected from any restaurant. Prices are in line with the norms for the quality and quantity of food served up per dish.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Casual atmosphere (a dress shirt is way over the top for this place), excellent Thai food. I had a bowl of tom yum soup; the portion size was small but it was packed with flavour. By far the best tom yum I've had (and I've tried a lot). Also had the green curry, which more than met expectations in flavour, presentation, and serving size. Highly recommended.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I've been to Ripe many times since moving from Toronto; it's like one of the Yonge & Eglinton pasta & wine bars was transported to Sudbury. It benefits from a creative menu, nice woodfired pizza oven, generally great service, and an owner (Marc) who genuinely cares for his clientele. For example, last night we presented a coupon for a free kid's pizza at the start of our order and enjoyed a great meal. When the bill came, we paid and took off quickly because said child was very tired, and didn't notice that the coupon hadn't been applied. Marc (somehow) remembered my name, tracked down my email address, and sent me an email apologizing for the oversight and promising to make it up to us... completely unprompted. How awesome is that?
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
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I've been multiple times over the past twenty years; first as a student for my first Ethiopian experience, most recently as a parent with two overtired children in tow. I've never failed to have great, attentive service (especially impressive patience with said children!) and wonderful food. One of my favourite places to visit in Toronto.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Perhaps the best Indian cuisine I've had, including the ten years I lived in Toronto. The dishes, rice, and naan are freshly prepared when you order, and the portions are generous; two main dishes are more than enough for three people. They don't hold back on the spice; if you order "hot" you will get very hot, and I love that :)
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
The conference rooms and general facilities are fine, but the distance from anything else means that you're limited to whatever food they have to offer--which means high prices and no guarantees of quality. I made the mistake of grabbing an English muffin with egg and some meat slices from a heat rack on a cart in the morning, and once I opened it discovered that the sauce had soaked through the bottom of the sandwich and bonded with the wrapper. Seems likely that the sandwich had been there since the day before. I tried a few bites anyway but ended up tossing the $5.50 monstrosity; luckily my stomach didn't seem too affected by the experience.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago