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Daniel Zappala
Works at Brigham Young University
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A win for self-directed learning. Thanks to +Gideon Burton for inspiring me in this area.
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A nice case study. It is hard to find an institution or curriculum that would accommodate this level of experimentation.
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Built an Ember front-end and trying to hook it into a REST API with token-based authentication. Obscure error messages, lack of error messages, out-of-date tutorials, poorly documented functionality ... very frustrating. 
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With JS frameworks, it's a question of "pick your magic". All abstractions are leaky, but some are more harmful than others.
I find that of the three, angular leads to the most antipatterns, react to the least, and ember is in the middle.
Explicit state management is huge. So many large web apps collapse under their own weight because of state(dom) confusions.
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Beautiful night up in the mountains.
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This does a good job of expressing why I like the idea of UTOPIA using a public-private partnership to get their finances in order. UTOPIA is like building an airport, where any airplane can land. Comcast or Google Fiber is like a single airline owning the entire airport. The type of open access network that UTOPIA is building is rare in the US, but the law in Japan. One company owns the fiber, and then any company can use the fiber to be your ISP. This creates competition and a free market, which I prefer to the cable or fiber monopoly any day. Especially when the fiber monopoly is basically given a network taxpayers built for free (I'm looking at you, Provo).
A first-rate, reliable resource to help keep you up-to-date on Utah’s blossoming startup and business landscape.
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The city still has to pay off the bonds. So any financial liability was simply the daily operations and keeping it in the black.
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One year later, unlocking your phone is still a crime. Wake up, Congress.
One Year Later, Unlocking Your Phone is STILL a Crime: Op-ed by Derek Khanna, A year ago it became a crime to unlock your cellphone. A rule issued by the Librarian of Congress took effect, making...
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Emma received a 98/100 for her performance of this piece from Brahms -- sophomore year Lone Peak Solo & Ensemble night
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well done!
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Wrote a small tool to backup a remote server, using fabric and rsync.
backup-puppy - Incremental backup using Python, fabric, and rsync
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We're busy writing a paper for submission tomorrow, and I was proud we had thought of a measurement method that nobody in their right mind had ever tried before -- putting code into a Google advertisement. Nope, it was first tried 5 years ago. It's really hard to come up with novel ideas. Luckily our results don't depend on the novelty of that particular method.
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It does look like, however, that we're the first to use that particular ad network.  So we've at least got that novelty.
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I've released the latest version of Bene, an educational network simulator written in Python. 

https://github.com/zappala/bene

This now includes transport connections and a sample Stop-and-Wait protocol that students can use to build on for TCP reliability. You can also find a new lab posted here:

http://cs460.byu.edu/winter-2014/
bene - A Python network simulator
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I'm writing an educational, event-driven packet simulator for my undergraduate networking class. I decided to name it Bene, because this means "good" or "OK" in Italian. Just realized it could also refer to Bene Gesserit, the Reverend Mothers in Frank Herbert's Dune series. Perfect.

https://github.com/zappala/bene

You can follow along with assignments here:

http://cs460.byu.edu/winter-2014/
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  • Brigham Young University
    Associate Professor, present
  • University of Oregon
  • Information Sciences Institute
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Associate Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University.  Director of the BYU Internet Research Lab and the BYU Open Souce Lab. Researcher in the areas of personal cloud computing, social networking, and wireless networking.  Genealogy and civic hacker, currently running leaf and Citizen Budget. Advocate of reforming copyright and software patent law, promoting open software and open government. Longtime Linux user and C++/Python programmer.  Husband, dad, landscaper, house painter, reader, cook, fisherman, skier, and family historian.
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Wrote software that is in the Linux kernel
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  • University of Southern California
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