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Conflicting accounts in Google

This probably explains weirdness associated with an account I used long ago, before I then registered for Google Apps for Domains for the corresponding domain.

Learned about this when I started the security checkup for the account in question. Interesting...
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Yeah. It's been a while since I've delved into C. Nice to see a lot of the 32-bit/64-bit implicitness getting cleaned up!
 
"The first rule of C is don't write C if you can avoid it."
How to C in 2016. This is a draft I wrote in early 2015 and never got around to publishing. Here's the mostly unpolished version because it wasn't doing anybody any good sitting in my drafts folder. The simplest change was updating year 2015 to 2016 at publication time.
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Google I/O 2016 dates announced!
 
Exciting news: we’re only 18 weeks away from Google I/O! 2016 is going to be a special year for us -- we held our first developer day 10 years ago at the Googleplex. To celebrate our 10th anniversary of developer gatherings, we’ll be hosting I/O in our backyard at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA from May 18th - 20th. We’ll have 3 full days together to dive deep into developer content, code labs, and more. If you can’t make it in person, you can still join us via I/O Live and through an I/O Extended event in your local community. Stay tuned to #io16 and +GoogleDevelopers in the coming weeks for more details.
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Daisy Ridley goes to the gym. Daisy Ridley deadlifts 176 pounds. Daisy Ridley proves her badassery beyond a shadow of a doubt. NOW can we have more Rey action figures?
It's one thing to play the hero in a movie, it's another thing to be the hero in real life. Daisy Ridley lives up to those expectations on a lot of fronts. For example, in this post from her Instagram feed, not only does she show off her lifting prowess, but she shares an empowering message about body acceptance. https://instagram.com/p/6puNsxFE1e/ Ridley has posted several videos of her impressive workouts. While her dedication is fantastic, and...
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Excellent!
...i really should get back to the gym...
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In case you're wondering why some of my sites are not currently available, there has been a DDOS attack against +Linode (my VPS provider) for the past couple of days, and currently the cluster my particular server runs on is toast as a result.

Per http://status.linode.com/incidents/mmdbljlglnfd, Over the course of the last week, we have seen over 30 attacks of significant duration and impact. As we have found ways to mitigate these attacks, the vectors used inevitably change.

Nasty stuff. Linode are good folks, I wish them luck.
Linode's Status Page - An update from Linode about the recent DDoS attacks.
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Looks like a worthwhile Udacity course for old-school web developers (like me!) who aren't fully up to speed yet with the likes of Gulp, automatic QA with lint tools and unit testing, and optimization through CSS / JS concatenation and minification tools.

And of course it's free :)
 
Web Tooling & Automation Course

New Year’s resolution: code smarter. Always have a good set of tools handy. In this course, you’ll learn how to setup your development, get super productive during daily work and iteration, prevent yourself and your site from disasters and save a lot of time and effort with automatic optimization and automation.

Sign up at: https://goo.gl/ShtgJ3
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I gave up with CSS/js lol.. I am way old school. 
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We (+GDG Sudbury​​ in Canada) held our first Android Development for Beginners session last night and our group loved it! Now we need to carry that momentum through the rest of the course and not lose people along the way.

I realize Udacity isn't really set up for this, but it would be great if Study Jam facilitators were able to track the progress of their group members in Udacity and provide direct coaching / encouragement.

Any suggested workarounds other than trying to coax shy members out of their shells to share when they've run into a roadblock?

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+Nadine Rose Carole Thanks! Those approaches are what we're trying for our in-person sessions, certainly, and they work well for our relatively small scale of around 20 students. It's the time in-between sessions that are a little more challenging to gauge!

Coming from an academic environment, I'm used to being able to follow progress and identify problems in our learning management system--kind of like Google Classroom I guess. Mmm, a Udacity / Google Classroom mashup might be interesting... :)
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A good opportunity for my Sudbury-area friends! Sign up to be a mentor and help people build their first multi-page web sites. February 27. I'll be there.
 
Ladies Learning Code - Sudbury Chapter, needs more mentors and learners for our upcoming HTML/CSS workshop for adults #Sudbury @LLCsudbury See details below:
Check out this exciting event on snapd!
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Thank you, +Walt Crawford​, for the immense amount of work you have put into credible investigations of the open access landscape.
 
Believe that Beall's lists are at least based on stated evidence? Read this...
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Thanks for making my morning; it's my pleasure (most of the time). There's something satisfying about bringing facts to a discussion...
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Poor Linode. I was planning on upgrading my VM from Wheezy to Jessie over the holidays, but as I'm hosted at Atlanta, I put those plans on ice...
 
Security Notification and Linode Manager Password Reset http://bit.ly/1Uu5vRO
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Ouch.. Munzee hosted there too..
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Library System Terrorizes Publishing Industry

See also the fears of any traditional media and the "threats" posed by new technology. Via +Mathew Ingram on the Twitters.

(Aside: the way this snippet is presented is beautiful; and no structured data involved AFAICT)
News of the Times: Library System Terrorizes Publishing Industry. A Tom the Dancing Bug from long ago, at the time of the Rise of Napster, per request of a member of Team Dancing Bug. 510TEMP. To comment, please use facebook or twitter (#tomthedancingbug). Posted at 08:43 AM | Permalink ...
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  • Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
    Information Studies, 1996 - 1998
  • Laurentian University
    English & Philosophy, 1992 - 1996
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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
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It's been a part of the Sudbury scene for decades, and although it has been renovated a few times and cigarette smoke no longer clouds the place, the character remains the same. Stick with basic breakfast grill fare and you'll be okay; just don't expect much more. Recently they have added cards with tips on healthy eating, but when (inspired by the cards) I ordered a salad, it came with frozen iceberg lettuce, a few shaved carrots, and some flavorless cherry tomatoes. Not impressive.
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Ample selection.
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Staff are polite and pizza is almost always ready when it's supposed to be available for carry out. I should note that I only do carry out, and only for the current $10 pizza of the day deal; when I want quality pizza, there are a number of other, much better options in town.
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This used to be Prom Music, and as of late November 2015 the old Prom Music sign is still up. The space is currently undergoing significant renovations as part of its transition to Long & McQuade: most of the previously used space has been cordoned off for the renovations, leading to a very cramped experience in the remaining space, and the inventory that they can keep visible on the floor is extremely limited. The online presence for L&Q is impressive, and you can order anything for delivery to the Sudbury location, but I learned the hard way that the online store's promise of items being shipped within a few days can mean "arrives at the Sudbury location a month later". Ensure you talk with the staff at the Sudbury store to get a more realistic time frame for delivery estimates. The staff are very friendly and helpful, making the best of the stock that they do have on hand. I'll revisit this review once the renovations are done and fully expect that the reopened space and corresponding increase in inventory will result in at least one more star.
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Great instructors: patient and good hearted, they've been one of the main reasons my kids have become good swimmers who love the water. The pool is always warm, which is welcome during a classic -40C Sudbury winter. It can be a little *too* warm when you're waiting on the benches next to the pool! The showers and change room facilities are functional but showing their age.
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One of the best selections of beer on tap in the city, featuring local Stack and a number of other microbreweries. If you can't decide which one to try as a full pint, get a paddle of four samplers. I've enjoyed the food that I've tried; the wings are competent and reasonably priced (currently $13.95 for 1.5 pounds). When I've strayed from wings, I haven't been disappointed. The service (and general atmosphere) is relaxed. A window seat gets you a view of downtown Sudbury sidewalk culture, but if you're into sports there are a few screens showing whatever game is on. Some early closing hours (for whatever reason, I seem to arrive on the nights they close at 10:00) and the lack of an actual functioning website are the only reasons this doesn't get five stars.
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This is a good airport for traveling; staff at the Air Canada and Porter desks are friendly (I haven't flown Bearskin) and it's quick to get through security. Free WiFi is a nice touch. As of late November 2015, the cafe was undergoing renovations, so bring a coffee or pick up some food on the way if you're planning to spend some time there. There's a tiny kiosk that is supposed to offer coffee and sandwiches in its place, but it was not open when I last went through. The location, relative to Sudbury itself, is unfortunately quite distant. If you don't arrange for a shared ride in advance, expect to spend around $70 on a cab ride to get into town. Tip: If you drive, there are two parking lots. The one on the right as you drive in costs $10/day, significantly cheaper than the main parking lot, and it only takes you another minute to walk. Well worth it.
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