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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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Definitely going to try this out!
 
This is pretty random, I know, but here goes... I like to freeze a half cup of water overnight and then in the morning fill the other half with water and just a splash of lemon juice. It's my first drink of the day (while I wait for some herbal tea to brew and cool). The nice thing about this simple concoction is that the lemon juice sinks below the water and hovers just above the frozen ice. It looks like fog over a frozen landscape. At some point, the glass warms enough so that the ice at the bottom of the cup dislodges and floats to the top of the glass. At this point, all the lemon juice that was sitting above the ice rushes in to fill the space below it. It's quite a sight to see. I know, I know... I'm easily amused.
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November 19th, put it on your calendar if you're anywhere near Cincinnati: it's going to be an amazing event! +Jake Wharton​​, +Carin Meier​​, and +Eric Coleman​​ are already lined up on the speaker list and will be awesome.

And then there's that one blowhard academic and his http://schema.org obsession (hi)... seriously, though, I am humbled and delighted to be included in that line up.
 
GDG Columbus is joining up with GDG Cincinnati to put on a one day conference with fall!
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I inherited some pea-based vanilla-flavoured protein powder that tastes terrible in shake form, so I've made a batch of these protein bars in the hopes that the chocolate (and peanuts that I added to the recipe) might be able to redeem it. Will update this tomorrow once the taste test occurs...
These homemade chocolate protein bars are seriously addictive!
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+Ian Hakes Just had the first one today... and it was surprisingly decent. Very much like a brownie. There was a bit of an aftertaste, but as far as protein bars go, this works for me.
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Mmm, science journalism that actually links to the papers on which it bases its statements!

Long story short: exercise offers all kinds of benefits, but weight loss isn't really one of them.

Kind of via +Noble​ (this is the longer form version of the article he shared)
Physical activity may have less to do with weight loss than we think.
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Two years later, Play Music now includes podcasts, and this basic phone-free use case for Android Wear still isn't possible.
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To answer the question from this week's episode on how ChromeOS apps will be distinguished from Android apps on Chromebooks...
 
Ahh, so that's how Chrome apps are distinguished from Android apps on Chromebooks now!

Today's ChromeOS update just landed on my Flip and I noticed that the Chrome apps now get an extra overlaid Chrome mini-icon, while the Android apps are unadorned.

It's interesting that the apps native to ChromeOS get the extra icon, whereas the Android apps look like first-class citizens of the OS.
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Can I dual boot with Win10 and chrome AS!? 
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There is hope for the future. I introduced my children to the 1983 classic Wargames over the past couple of nights, and they enjoyed it (my daughter in particular)... even though it deals with the mutually assured destruction situation that seems far less likely now (at least as the outcome of a nuclear war) than it did when I was their age.

I also enjoyed reflecting on how 30+ years later machine learning is once again a thing, and how Wargames is a nice (simplistic but easily grasped) introduction...
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This collaboration between +Daniel Radcliffe and Edward Snowden is right at the intersection of my interests in Shakespeare, privacy, and theatre. Wild!
 
Excited to share this news:
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Beginning this weekend, Mr. Snowden will appear in performances of the play at the Public Theater with Mr. Radcliffe, who plays a writer in the show.
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Huh, I wonder how I missed this amidst all the excitement (or otherwise) about Allo: Open Whisper Systems partners with Google on end-to-end encryption for Allo

https://whispersystems.org/blog/allo/

Yay open source crypto!
At Open Whisper Systems, our goal is to make private communication simple. The foundation of our technology is Signal Protocol, a modern, open source, strong encryption protocol for asynchronous messaging systems. It is built from the ground up to make seamless end-to-end encrypted messaging ...
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I hope REAL soooooon!!!! :)
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Thai almond chickpea curry

Made this tonight, and it was a hit with the family!

http://plantpoweredkitchen.com/recipe-page/?recipe_id=6036149
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Ahh, so that's how Chrome apps are distinguished from Android apps on Chromebooks now!

Today's ChromeOS update just landed on my Flip and I noticed that the Chrome apps now get an extra overlaid Chrome mini-icon, while the Android apps are unadorned.

It's interesting that the apps native to ChromeOS get the extra icon, whereas the Android apps look like first-class citizens of the OS.
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Seems to be working well for me since learning about it and trying it out this morning. Although I only have it enabled for one of the handful of Google accounts I switch between... remains to be seen what the experience will be like when I'm enabled it for more accounts.
 
PSA: Your Android phone can now handle two-factor authentication without any codes.

If you use two-factor auth (and you should!), this is well worth enabling.

Step 1: Go to https://myaccount.google.com/security.

Step 2: Select "2-Step Verification" and confirm your password.

Step 3: Select "Google prompt" and enroll/confirm your device.

That's it! The next time you try to sign into your Google account somewhere new, you'll automatically receive a prompt on your phone asking you to verify the sign-in. All you'll have to do is tap "Yes" in the prompt to proceed.

More security, less hassle. That's a winning combination.

(Not yet using two-factor authentication on your Google account? Go to https://www.google.com/landing/2step first to get started.)
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Alas, at this time you're forced to remove any U2F security keys on your account before enabling "prompt" as a method.
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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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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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  • Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
    Information Studies, 1996 - 1998
  • Laurentian University
    English & Philosophy, 1992 - 1996
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Had a poolside room, which meant one side was exposed to noise from the pool (which closes at 11:00 PM - fair) and the other side to the ice maker, which people started using at 6:00 AM. This would be fine if the room had reasonable levels of sound proofing, bit that was sadly not the case. We also had to deal with either a loud air conditioner, or a quiet but stuffy room. The room was booked for two adults and two children, which gave us a sofa bed to work with for the kids. The pullout mattress was shabby: the wires were poking out of the worn corners, and it was thin. Not good. On the bright side, the breakfast had some good options for fruit and proteins. Coffee was not good, but the service was very friendly.
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A gem in Medicine Hat. Lawrence received us warmly and was a font of information about the area. The salt water pool was warm and large enough for a refreshing dip. Our room had a ridiculously large TV, not that we used it, but might be of interest to others. Fridge, microwave, and Keurig machine were all welcome additions to the room. It was also great to have free guest laundry, perfect for our cross country road trip!
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Easy check in. Park underground, there's plenty of space there. Our room had a great view of the mountains from the balcony. Beds were comfortable and welcoming after a day in the park. WiFi was fast!
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They have a great location and a catchy theme, and happily the food meets expectations well. Red pepper goat cheese falafel was creative and tasty! Enjoyed the side of evil diva's salad too. $10 for a kid's meal of Buffaloaf (bison meatloaf) was a perfect order for my 10 year old, and had a good helping of fresh local vegetables. I wouldn't recommend the chicken fingers kids meal, though; just fries on the side, so low nutritional value and not much taste variation either. Decent options for local brews if you're thirsty, too!
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Hotel is next to a construction site, which means ambient noise leaks through the windows: you can feel the vibrations on the glass. So if you have kids you want to get to bed before the bylaws managed quiet time, it might be tough. WiFi was great and free. Refrigerator in the room was weak: chilling our food and drink to just below lukewarm. Beds and furnishings / decor were top notch, though, and you can't beat the location for access to downtown nightlife.
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We had one of the "Founder's Cabins", one-room of a shared cabin. The bed was comfortable, and our two kids slept in the pull out sofa. Although the room was small, our focus was on being out and about in the Jasper area, so we really just needed it for sleeping and eating. There was a fridge, but no stove or sink (other than the bathroom), so if you plan on bringing your own food plan accordingly. Being an older building, the furnishings were a little dated, but served our purposes just fine. It had a fantastic view of Pyramid Lake, and an elk ambled along in front of us while we gazing out at it. Access was easy to the rest of Jasper.
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Enjoyed a great café au lait and a breakfast sandwich in the morning, with the sandwich featuring local eggs and ingredients. The décor was laid back and very inviting, from the display of classic vinyl albums to the stage at the front that had a guitar ready to be picked up. Service was not exactly fast paced, but it suits the vibe of the café. I'll definitely be back.
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