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Gerwin Sturm
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The one reason I still backup all my photos to Google Photos (in addition to uploading the ones I want to share in albums to Flickr) are the automatic animations I sometimes get :)
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When we visited the zoo last weekend the goats had new kids, which are always fun to watch (...until they mysteriously disappear after a while...)

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It looks like he is balancing the blue bin on his head.
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Now playing: The Witness

This game basically jumped at me when I opened Steam the other day. I knew immediately without actually reading too much about it, that this game would be for me and I wasn't disappointed.

Which starts of a as a sequence of simple maze puzzles, soon turns into more with the puzzles becoming more diverse and challenging.

And then you start discovering all the puzzles you walked by without noticing them at first... and (without hopefully spoiling too much) end up sitting around for one hour to solve one particular puzzle that simply can't be solved any faster than that.

If you enjoy puzzle games like The Talos Principle, Portal, Myst or Rhem, definitely give this one a try. I think I have solved all of the major puzzles and a lot of the side-puzzles by now, but there is probably still a lot of things I've missed.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskqcdZzA

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I've yet to find a story from the events. And I feel like I'm hoping from puzzle to puzzle without ever knowing what I'm doing or why 
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Polymer in a corporate network
(a.k.a. The Things You Do For Money)

Working as a developer in a non-tech company can be challenging since usually the corporate IT infrastructure and regulations aren't designed for developer tasks but for day-to-day office business. So when I took over some new responsibilities at work and had the chance to finally include Polymer in some internal web projects (with the biggest stopping point of IE8 finally gone) I had some hurdles to overcome to make use of the full Polymer-related tool chain I've come to love for my private projects.

http://codingwithgerwin.blogspot.co.at/2016/01/polymer-in-corporate-network.html

#gde   #polymer   #article  
(a.k.a. The Things You Do For Money) Working as a developer in a non-tech company can be challenging since usually the corporate IT infrastructure and regulations aren't designed for developer tasks but for day-to-day off...
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Or how about using a VM to get around the Windows "hurdle"?
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This is going to be interesting. The closest hotels are like 45 minutes walking distance away. Reserved a room at the Hampton Inn for now, just in case :)
 
Exciting news: we’re only 18 weeks away from Google I/O! 2016 is going to be a special year for us -- we held our first developer day 10 years ago at the Googleplex. To celebrate our 10th anniversary of developer gatherings, we’ll be hosting I/O in our backyard at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA from May 18th - 20th. We’ll have 3 full days together to dive deep into developer content, code labs, and more. If you can’t make it in person, you can still join us via I/O Live and through an I/O Extended event in your local community. Stay tuned to #io16 and +GoogleDevelopers in the coming weeks for more details.
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Freakin AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! 
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Soon no more need to avoid all the spoilers on the internet :) #starwars
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I saw it over the weekend. I still can't believe that Chewie is Luke's Mom. Crazy.
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We visited the zoo today (as we do almost every year at Christmas) :)
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Today we visited another zoo in Austria for a change, the Tierwelt Herberstein near Graz.

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I love the work of LAIKA, so this one is definitely on my cinema list for this year.
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+1 for LAIKA.
+1 for George Harrison soundtrack
-1 for Matthew McWhatever  :/
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Another useful app going away...

Any suggestions for similar apps?
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osmand, openstreetmap based navigation software wich can also record gps tracks. Also you have offline maps with you, including height information. Very handy if you don't have data connectivity available.
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I spent a lot of my Christmas vacation time to create a photo book for our trip to the Galapagos islands in 2014.

The hardest part was selecting some of the many great photos we have, so I wouldn't need a full book for each single day, but it was totally worth it :)

You can find the full collection including all those that didn't make it into the book in this collection with travel reports:
https://plus.google.com/collection/YbShP

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4 hours to midnight, just enough time for some food ;)
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That looks great some kind of Asian Bar'B'que? Reminds me of Mongolian Bar"b"que.
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Work
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Software Developer
Skills
Writing Code, Solving Rubik Cubes, Designing Origami
Employment
  • FoldedSoft e.U.
    Owner & Developer, 2010 - present
  • Bayer Austria
    Sysadmin, Software Developer, 1997 - 2009
  • Christophorus Verlag
    Author, 2007 - 2008
    "Origami - Kreative Falt-Ideen" published in 2008 which includes original and traditional Origami Models. / "Origami extra groß" a compilation published in 2013 including several of my models.
  • Halvotec
    Web Developer, 1999 - 2000
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Currently
Vienna, Austria
Previously
Knittelfeld, Austria - Grafenwörth, Austria - Spielberg, Austria - Växjö, Sweden
Story
Tagline
Origami-loving computer geek
Introduction
Computers, Origami, Photography, Music, Android, Cooking, Rubik Cubes and variations, ...
Just to name a few of my interests :)

Very active in developing and playing around with several Google APIs including the Google+ APIs. For my activities, open source projects and support in this area I have been granted membership in the Google Developers Expert program as Google+ GDE 2012-2014.

I have started a series of "About me"-posts which you might want to check out to learn more about me. Start here
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Author of a well-selling Origami book / one of the very first Austrians on Google+ / Google+ GDE 2012-2013 / wrote Glassware before the Mirror API actually launched (and without owning Glass)
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Education
  • TU Wien
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2004
  • BG/BRG Knittelfeld
    1989 - 1997
  • VS Knittelfeld
    1987 - 1989
  • VS Grafenwörth
    1985 - 1987
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  • Runkeeper
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  • Blendoku 2
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Custom elements for Chrome Apps APIs
codingwithgerwin.blogspot.com

Continuing with my Polymer Chrome App I needed access to the Chrome Storage API. A quick search revealed only elements that haven't been upd

Live-reload for Polymer Chrome Apps
codingwithgerwin.blogspot.com

While working on a new Chrome App using Polymer (details of which shall remain secret for now) I've encountered the following annoying repet

Polymer Quicktip - Attributes vs. Properties
codingwithgerwin.blogspot.com

A recurring problem that people starting with Polymer 1.0 or migrating from earlier version seem to have is the new property name to attribu

Polymer Quicktip - debounce
codingwithgerwin.blogspot.com

One of the more hidden features of Polymer is the possibility to "debounce" multiple requests into one function invocation. This is useful i

The Photos Dilemma
codingwithgerwin.blogspot.com

While the new Google Photos has some pretty interesting features for users (and several problems as well which I won't discuss here) the sit

Preparing for Polymer 1.0 - hangout-app
codingwithgerwin.blogspot.com

It must have been shortly after the Chrome Dev Summit in 2013 that I first started looking into Polymer. A lot has changed since then and mo

Google Sign-In 2.0 - Server-side
codingwithgerwin.blogspot.com

There have been a couple of questions lately about server-side access when using the new Google Sign-In functionalities, so I've put togethe

Google Sign-In 2.0 - Server-side
codingwithgerwin.blogspot.com

There have been a couple of questions lately about server-side access when using the new Google Sign-In functionalities, so I've put togethe

Google Sign-In — Google Developers
developers.google.com

Google Sign-In lets you get users into your apps quickly and securely, using a registration system they already use and trust -- their Googl

Endgame: Proving Ground is Ingress for James Frey's universe (Wired UK)
www.wired.co.uk

Google-owned Niantic Labs has opened beta registration for its new mobile-meets-real-world game, Endgame: Proving Ground

endpoints - A pub package for Dart
pub.dartlang.org

endpoints - Implementation of Google Cloud Endpoints

Unfortunately it seems they don't do factory tours any more, but you can buy cheap factory seconds in large quantities for various products.
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reviewed 2 months ago
They have very good pizzas and they are our favourite choice for Pizza delivery when we don't want to cook. They sometimes have problems remembering special requests for toppings though.
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reviewed 2 months ago
We found this place one night while looking for a place to eat near our hotel and the outside and inside looked pleasant enough to give it a try. While probably not the cheapest in Colombian terms (around 30.000 pesos for a meal) the quality of the food was very good. I had a Fiambre which was delicious. and we got complimentary patacones for a starter. And the jugos naturales (fresh fruit juices) were delicious as well, but you can't really go wrong with those in Colombia. My suggestion: Guanabana.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Very nice place with a cozy atmosphere and friendly staff. You get free refills on some drinks and they offered free water because of the heat. Food was good (at least the steak sandwich) and while it isn't the cheapest you still get a lot for your money. The music was a little bit too loud for comfy talking, but well, it's a pub ;)
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 3 years ago
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A beautiful place to visit with a wide variety of things to do. There's birds to watch, plants to admire, mountain trails to hike, a butterfly house and a nice restaurant.
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reviewed 2 months ago
We spent almost a full day here. We were actually able to get in at about 9:45 already and we needed all the time until closing at 5pm to actually see everything of the zoo (or at least I think we didn't miss anything). We took the monorail ride (which was fun) twice, once in the morning and a second time before leaving the zoo, mostly because we were already very exhausted and wanted something relaxing to finish our visit. The Bronx Zoo is huge and I like how most of the animal enclosures are actually quite large with lots of nature. There were also many animals I hadn't seen before in my life (not even in other zoos). Definitely worth a visit if you are in New York City and want to get away from the noise and restlessness of downtown Manhattan. Just make sure to take something to eat with you.
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Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
A nice place to stay for the night during a longer hike. For EUR 16.00 per person you get a double room and a good breakfast in the morning :)
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reviewed 3 years ago