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Gavin Doughtie
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"Software companies are the ones who stand to inherit the consumer photographic market even DSLRs from the Japanese"
  It’s well known that DSLR sales are sliding now, following the worrying trajectory of compact cameras. Then I read with great interest Vincent Laforet’s prediction that the era of stand-alone cameras is coming to an abrupt end for the mass market. There was a very key chart in that blog post which you can seeRead More
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I agree that the solution is better apps integration, but I don't know that putting apps on the camera is the right approach.

I always envisioned the personal cloud being a set of interconnected devices, each one good at some things and not so good at others. Some devices have a nice screen (glasses and/or tablet). At least one device had a solid app library and effective control UX (could be the same device with the nice display, but maybe another device if your best display is in your glasses). At least one device has network connections to the rest of the planet. One device would have good audio and mic and usually be on/near your head. You've got some storage.

And when you wanted it, you could carry a camera that just worked. It had the level of control complexity suitable for your needs. It took amazing images (stills or video). And it talked to the rest of your devices. Images or video was available for review on your displays. Images and video could be shared trivially to the rest of the world via the apps you've installed on your core device, etc.

But trying to control something like android apps through the camera UI? Color me skeptical that that's the solution we'll end up with. I'm also highly skeptical that smartphone cameras, even with better optics and apps, can replace anything but snapshot cameras (good riddance to those, IMHO).

For now just integrate the camera with your phone via an app that allows the external camera to act like it's a device on the phone (with all of the apps integration that entails). The rest will follow.
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Happy birthday +Joseph Smarr! I expect stories!
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LA Arboretum again. It's not technically #Pasadena, but close enough.
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#pasadena   #ghost  
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That's me in a dress.
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At work earlier than usual today
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+Thomas Bushnell, BSG and I may differ on religion but not the sublime 
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My lovely and talented cousin Terryn Westbrook in her umpteenth national spot.
We all know Latin America is home to great coffee, but who knew this included McDonald's McCafe? Watch as the coffee beans are roasted and brewed to perfection. The final result is so good, you can almost taste it without actually tasting it. Once you do taste the coffee, you might end up enjoying it more quickly than these people taking it in spoonfuls.
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So gotta do this.
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I'm still fairly speechless that this works.  As "the train" started to move, I just kept repeating, "No way!"  Pretty amazing.  Thanks for posting!
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+Brett Slatkin shared this -- amazing how totally relevant this is 30+ years later. If you're curious how the day-to-day conceptual environment is for most working software engineers, check it out!
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How UNIX folks get their job done: command pipe command pipe command pipe

How Microsofties get their work done: Google for "Application that does this job" -> download .exe -> execute .exe -> Ah crap freeware expires -> buy software
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You know, "Guardians of the Galaxy" and Episode IV had a lot in common, but The Way Was Lost in the prequels. However, out of six hours, you can cut a pretty boss trailer.
 
Star Wars (Guardians of the Galaxy Style!) [Prequel Version] actually make me want to watch the prequels again but then I come to my senses.
H/t +Robert Luedke​
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OK, so the office is near the beach, but how did this happen?
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Someone changed shoes, put sandy pair on pipes.
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Hacker, Father, Left-leaning elitist
Introduction

I like software, science fiction and movies. I love my wife and sons.

Bragging rights
A son in college; a son in high school; a son in diapers.
Education
  • University of Southern California
    Cinema Production, 1983 - 1985
    Film-making, film-writing, and film-watching courses.
  • UCLA
    Undeclared-ness, 1982 - 1983
    Hung around and took screenwriting classes.
  • CalArts
    Animation, 2006 - 2013
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Friends, Networking
Birthday
December 18
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Married
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Flegus McFoogle, Morrey Eal
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Javascript as well as Klingon
Employment
  • Google
    Software Developer, 2005 - present
    Worked on web front-end for picasaweb, buzz, and Google Plus. IOS for Google Plus and Hangouts
  • Enfish
    Smalltalk Developer, 1995 - 1999
  • DreamWorks Animation
    Developer, 2003 - 2006
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Pasadena, CA
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Santa Monica, CA - Houston, TX - Columbus, GA - Strafford, VT
Amazing barrel-aged cocktails. Delicious but crazy strong. Two will definitely knock you flat.
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Fantastic siphon coffee; calm, relaxing atmosphere; Wi-Fi; interesting folks; occasionally see one of my favorite movie stars (no, I won't tell you stalkers who it is) quietly hanging out.
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OMG amazing "5 oz espresso with milk" as they like to call it.
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Fantastic sushi and lovely atmosphere. Huge fan of the original Nozawa, it's nice to have the same quality here in Santa Monica.
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What a <b>great</b>, <i>amazing</i> building.
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Brilliant technology, super-hip offices. They should be on TV.
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I love the Blue Bottle Coffee on the Venice Boardwalk in LA, no doubt this one is incredible too.
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