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Eric Giguere
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Attended University of Waterloo
Lives in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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Stanford vs Arizona - it's a fun game!
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Want to learn about Git? Here's a great free resource...

I'm exploring ebook writing at the moment and since ebooks are really just HTML & CSS files it makes a lot of sense to use a source control system to track the changes to those files. After doing some research, I decided that Git would be the best choice because I could use it to manage a local directory that was easily cloned into cloud storage (DropBox, Google Drive) for backup and remote access purposes. I've used git before, but it's been a while and I can't say I took the time to learn about its proper use before. Luckily, the Git project has a great book -- Pro Git -- available online for free that explains it all in detail. Start here if you want to learn about Git!

EDIT: After doing some more research, it looks like people are recommending that you use a service like BitBucket to store private repositories and to not use DropBox in particular because it can lose files and there are interesting issues that arise with conflicts.... seems like good advice!
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It's amazing how something so beautiful can be so dangerous. Tree limbs are falling everywhere... Nothing we can do until it melts.
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If I was starting out today, I'd do it differently. Don't be a loser like me!
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Thanks, David! I think you can be a loser in some aspects of life and not in others... It's easy to look back and wonder about things, but then you also have to look to today and wonder about the things you wouldn't have if your life had been different back then.... hard to imagine not having my family, for example. Not sure that would be worth the tradeoff!
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Tonight I'm premiering a new site. Find out what NBA player Derrick Rose and my dog have in common!
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Lakers vs OKC... Should be a fun game!
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OK, maybe I should have taken the net down....
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Read my interview about what it's like to work at Google....
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Check this out if you ever plan on visiting Edmonton, Alberta (in Canada) and want a tour (in French or English) from a friendly local (my father).
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Contact form for WordPress... I went looking for a contact form plugin for a WordPress site I'm creating and the form I've used before doesn't seem to be available anymore. So I tried a half-dozen of the plugins in the 'WordPress plugin repository and most of them are obnoxious in some way, either requiring a paid upgrade to edit the forms or else not working correctly with my CSS or else adding voice and chat contact information (like I want that!).

Luckily I found Meg Nicholas' Clean and Simple Contact Form and it does exactly what I want. Kudos!
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Author, Blogger, Software Engineer
Employment
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Sybase
    Software Engineer, 1993 - 2011
  • University of Waterloo
    Software Developer, 1990 - 1993
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Previously
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Peace River, Alberta, Canada - Quebec, Quebec, Canada - Lac Beauport, Quebec, Canada
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Programmer, Writer, Composer, Human
Introduction
Eric Giguere is the author of several books, including "Make Easy Money with Google: Using the AdSense Advertising Program". As a longtime AdSense publisher, Eric also maintains The Unofficial AdSense Blog, a comprehensive blog about AdSense.

Eric is a software developer by profession and publishes occasional articles on computing topics, especially about mobility.
Education
  • University of Waterloo
    MMath Computer Science, 1990 - 1996
  • University of Waterloo
    BMath Computer Science and Combinatorics & Optimization, 1985 - 1990
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