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I'm very proud to say that the W3C working group I've been involved with for the last couple of years has published a Candidate Recommendation for Activity Streams 2.0.

Activity Streams is a JSON format for encoding information about activities on a social network. Who posted a status update? When? Who liked it? Who commented on it, and what did they say?

The format allows social networking software to interoperate -- exchanging information about people and stuff on the networks in a standard way. That helps with doing things like backing up your social network information, or sending live updates between networks.

Programmers should start implementing Activity Streams in their software ASAP. Non-programmers should start asking for Activity Streams support in the software and services they use.

Thanks a ton to friends and colleagues on the W3C Social Working Group for getting us to this point.

https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5780
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I'm going to be speaking at the upcoming MTL+ECOMMERCE event about adaptive pricing using machine intelligence.

http://ow.ly/LCtkj

If you're in Montreal and you charge people money on the Internet, you should come see me. I'll be talking partly about +fuzzy.io .
MTL + ECOMMERCE #21 Dear members, We are pleased to announce that the next MTL + ECOMMERCE event in collaboration with GlobalOne - a division of Pivotal Payments, will be held on Thursday, April 23rd at the 1100 René-Lévesque. [NOTE: THE EVENT LOCATION HAS CHANGED]. Our first guest speaker, Sophie Boulanger, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder  at BonLook, will give a presentation entitled "Is Brick & Mortar The Future Of E-Commerce?". Our sec...
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Welp, this didn't get fixed.
 
+Linus Torvalds you have a terrible temper and you treat people really badly.

You don't have to face the consequences of your actions because of your position of power. That makes your behaviour doubly reprehensible.

You are a bully. You need to get help.

+The Linux Foundation You need to take responsibility for the behaviour of your fellows on public mailing lists. You need to establish some guidelines for fellows, and you need to stick with them, regardless of who breaks them.

+IBM +Fujitsu +HP Intel NEC Oracle +Qualcomm +Samsung USA and other Linux Foundation members need to decide if they want to have their brands associated with bullying behaviour and homophobic slurs.

And the rest of of have to start saying that this kind of behaviour isn't OK.
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oh <facepalm> what has he done now?

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I'm happy to say I'll be working with +Tantek Çelik , +Arnaud Le Hors +Harry Halpin and Mark Crawford on the upcoming W3C Social Web Working Group.

http://www.w3.org/Social/WG

Per the announcement, we'll be defining three standards.

1. A serialization for social data. This will likely be Activity Streams 2.0 or some future version.

2. A client-to-server API. This will be likely be based on the Open Social Embedded Experiences API - a simple, RESTful Activity-Streams-based API.

3. A server-to-server protocol for sharing data between social networks.

I'm very excited about this Working Group and I hope people who are concerned about free and open social networks will help make it a success.
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Trying this game for the first time.

+Philippe Beaudoin
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As most of you know, I've been working on a project called Breather for the last 6 months.

We got a lot of press last summer (basically "Great idea!" stories).

This article in @The Next Web is the first story by someone who tried out the service.

I recommend it if you're interested.
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Way to go guys!

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Hi, friends. As many of you know, I've been working for the last year on a product called Fuzzy.io. Fuzzy.io is an API that provides simple, usable artificial intelligence for working developers.

If you do web or mobile development, or you're just interested in APIs, please give us a try. I'm interested to hear what you think!

Build Smarter Software Easy machine learning for all developers. No data scientist required. Join Beta Waitlist
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My friend +Ed Finkler is open sourcing mental illness and he needs our support. Your donation helps him spread the word at user group meetings and conferences around North America. He's making the technology world a safer and happier place, and I'm really proud of him.
 

I just launched the new Open Sourcing Mental Illness 2015 campaign. Please share and support!
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Were the 1994 Montreal Expos the best team in baseball? See my analysis here. Warning: machine intelligence, Open Source software.
On Saturday the Montreal tech community came together at Notman House for Montreal Baseball Hackday. The event was organized by Plank Design to celebrate Montreal's baseball heritage and the love of the game. The fact that baseball junkies love data and stats makes baseball and hacking a natural ...
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It is my turn to let myself speak of love.
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Subtle.

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Pssst! If you're in New York or Montreal and you haven't tried Breather yet, use my personal coupon code, IKNOWEVAN1, to get a couple of free hours for evaluation.

http://breather.com/ for details.

It pays to know me, folks.
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That's an interesting idea. I see how it can be useful for entrepreneurs who are starting out and can't afford offices for the occasional client visit.

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Are you a Muslim who prays daily? I need your help with an idea; please message me.
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I'm sure there's already an app for that :)
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