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Dan Weston
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Attended University of California, Berkeley
Lived in Los Angeles, CA
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Reflections on an actual chance meeting at night that happened while I was in the Peace Corps in Central Africa.
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As one raised Catholic, I always tacitly accepted as a secular humanist that there is exactly “one holy catholic and apostolic social contract”. Now I'm not so sure... One: Is there one single best way to structure society fo...
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Biking in the middle of nowhere at dusk...
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Want peace? Make sure the army gets paid!
There used to be a joke among American Africanists that had particular poignancy for me. Why does the United States care about Chad? Because it is a dagger poised at the heart of the Central African Republic. The joke had particular punch for me. I was at one time U.S. ambassador to the Central African Republic. It was — even I admitted — of almost no interest to the United States. Now, of course, 20 years later, it is the scene of a horrible hum...
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No 380? Do those all take off trans-Pacific at night?
If you want to know what a takeoff at Los Angeles International Airport looks like, just ask Mike Kelley. The L.A.-based photographer recently spent seven hours camped out with his camera in a park near the airport, taking photos of almost every ...
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Interesting observation. The 380's normally use the north runway. I think El Segundo had something to do with that. I would love to buy and frame that picture!
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Proud owners of our new Pet Series iRobot Roomba. Best Costco impulse buy ever!
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Bad decision in a horror movie: http://youtu.be/AWv-dIUP9oc
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I am among the most trusting of Americans, so they tell me.
I guess I have to believe it's true.
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Fighter jet showing his turning radius over the Leona Valley.
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That would have been neat to see
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I guess I'll never find out why dogs eat books. :(
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Who says you can't be 23 again?!
I've changed my profile headshot to my favorite selfie of all time, just graduated college and off to Africa to save the world...
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Software Engineer
Employment
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Sony Pictures Imageworks
    Software Engineer, 2003 - 2011
  • Cinesite Hollywood
    Software Engineer, 1998 - 2003
  • Arete Associates
    Member of the Technical Staff, 1991 - 1998
  • U.S. Peace Corps, Central African Republic
    Volunteer, Secondary Math Education, 1988 - 1990
  • Hughes Aircraft
    Co-op Student Intern, 1985 - 1987
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Los Angeles, CA - Seattle, WA - Kembe, Central African Republic
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Life is not meant to be lived in the imperfect subjunctive, and I do not intend to.
Introduction
I studied engineering physics at U.C. Berkeley, spent time in the aerospace and visual effects industries, and now create software for a leading IT company. Before all that I spent 2 years in the U.S. Peace Corps, teaching math in French to junior high kids in Kembe, Central African Republic. I have buried one husband, am madly in love with another, have 3 dogs, and love to travel. I am an ardent defender of free speech and card-carrying member of the ACLU. I am a native speaker of English, fluent in French and German, studied 2 years' Latin and Japanese, 1 year Chinese, and can get by in Sango. Feel free to post a reply in any of the above languages, especially Sango: Mbï bara âzo kûê tî Bêafrîka. Töngana mbênî zo ayê tî tokwa na mbï kêtê mbëtï na yângâ tî Sängö, fadë yê sô anzere na mbï mîngi!
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I work for Google. I was a Peace Corp Volunteer in Central Africa. Seems almost greedy for one person to have two dream jobs in one lifetime...
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    BS, Engineering Physics, 1983 - 1988
  • California State University, Northridge
    Physics (MS not completed), 1993 - 1996
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