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Greg Lloyd
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Attended Brown University ScB and ScM Physics and Computer Science
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"BBC News met the novel's artist, Sydney Padua, to discuss her love of a true Victorian superhero." +++
Ada Lovelace, arguably the first computer programmer, is being brought to life in a graphic novel.
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Winter Farmers market at Hope Artiste Village, an old mill building in Pawtucket RI with shops, offices, Seven Stars commercial bakery and a Saturday Farmers market organized by @FarmFreshRI Nov thorugh May. 
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"No. 1 Providence: Don’t ruin your dessert by eating too much dinner in the Rhode Island capital, which ranked near the top of the survey in a number of gastronomic categories—from hipster food trucks and notable restaurants to sweets-filled bakeries. Long-timers love the chocolate macaroons and clam-shell-shaped scafilgione cookies at Scialo Bros. Bakery, which has been around since 1916, but it’s hard to turn down the relative newcomers, too, like the ginger-biscuit scones at Seven Stars Bakery or the lemon cake with coffee curd at North Bakery. Speaking of coffee, the city also ranked near the top for its java, but these sugar-happy Yanks aren’t known for drinking it black. The state drink is coffee milk—moo juice laced with sweetened coffee syrups, like the excellent elixirs at Dave’s Coffee. All that sugar and caffeine perhaps resulted in high-energy locals, who readers ranked as being highly intelligent and active."
The last time she was in New Orleans, Emily Luchetti went out of her way to enjoy a famous dessert. Not the Bananas Foster at Brennan’s, nor the Baked Alas...
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"TeamPage 6.1 Spring 2015 Release focuses on improvements to the Project Management suite, including a new 'Burn-up Chart' for tracking progress; user-defined interactive tables to dynamically summarize activity; and better tools for understanding the big picture for a project or milestone. This release also includes major under-the-hood improvements to TeamPage's forms SDK to make it easier for developers to create custom forms, or customized variations of standard forms."
Work better together. Improve your Project Management, Human Resources, Compliance, Quality Management, and Competitive Intelligence activities.
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1 April 2015 Stanford world premier "Set simultaneously in the 1960s and today – with Rouse portraying Engelbart and Neill playing English – The Demo includes re-enactments of the demonstration, video projections, computer-based voice processing and triggering, and Neill's interactive electro-acoustic instrument, the "mutantrumpet," a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument. Rouse and Neill employ a modern sonic palette with a score that marries electronica with operatic flourishes and minimalist vocal techniques. The typed text of the original demo serves as the libretto for the vocals and showcases Rouse's own technique of "counter-poetry," in which voices are latticed in intricate, echoing and rhythmic patterns."
The Demo, which will be performed at Bing Concert Hall in April, examines the life and work of tech visionary Douglas Engelbart. Several free events in March and April will complement the performance.
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Sounds great! Veggie centered, delicious, affordable food.  Chef José Andrés wants to serve one million per day.
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On Sacred Harp and shape note singing.

"THE sound is like nothing I have ever heard before - and I grew up in a Welsh chapel. It's as deep as funeral music, but feels like a resurrection. When Michael invites newcomers into the hollow square to get the full surround-sound experience, my insides crack like a flagstone.

This time, it's "354t Lebanon": "Oh turn us, turn us, mighty Lord, by thy resistless grace", but although the moment feels unutterably, overwhelmingly holy, I don't know that the words have much to do with it. I feel like Naaman risen from the Jordan. Like Elijah as the fire falls from the sky. I cannot, ever, not do this.

In the pub afterwards - and we all go - I ask Aldo about the difference a faith makes to the experience.

"We have people of all faiths and none, as you'll find out," he says. "But what's interesting is that the agnostics say that the music cannot be denuded of its religion. Some of these are folk tunes, and we could find non-religious words, but its power is its spirituality."
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Pawtucket Winter Farmers Market @RocketTruck breakfast (from Periscope this morning)
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"Beyond Meat can count itself a tech company, in that it began when Brown plowed through scientific papers to find the university researchers who were doing the work likeliest to advance the T in TVP—textured vegetable protein, which has generally had a consistency somewhere between modeling clay and latex sponge. Texture, Brown thought, was the key to a better meat substitute. He also wanted to vary the V: most TVP means soy, in a world where many people want to avoid genetically modified organisms and almost all soy is a GMO. His assumption was that the flavor challenge had been cracked by chemists working from the late 1960s through the ’80s—a golden era for experimentation in processed food, when instruments to measure flavor were being invented and refined, multinational flavoring companies were racing to develop new molecules, and cranks hadn’t started talking about eating only what your grandmother ate."
It might be possible to create a burger that helps the environment and improves your health. But will it taste good enough to win over the masses?
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"The 90-minute performance incorporates original film, electronic music, computer-generated art and vocals. Both composers also perform, with Rouse taking the role of Engelbart and Neill playing Bill English, Engelbart's SRI colleague who actually built the first mouse.

Rouse, who also sings, wrote the libretto, using phrases from Engelbart's demo as opera supertitles, among them 2C ORANGES, 2D APPLES, 3 NEWS, 4 LETTUCE, 5 FRENCH BREAD, 6 BEAN SOUP.

Singers' entrances happen as the text comes on screen," explained Rouse in a recent phone interview. "When the text comes up and you hear it sung, it looks like magic. You can't figure out how they're doing this live." ...

Before creating "The Demo," the two composers, both 57 and living in the New York City area, had collaborated on a number of programs, but neither was familiar with the 1968 computer technology breakthrough.

Neill came upon a video of Engelbart's demo on the Stanford website while researching the history of the Internet for a class at New Jersey's Ramapo College, where he is an associate professor of music industry and production.

"I was completely blown away," he said. "I was just so taken not only by the content but also by the quality of the video. I found it remarkable that so much of the technology we use in our daily lives could be traced to this one event, which was essentially a type of performance."

Planning to use Engelbart's demo as a teaching tool, he also thought about "trying to make some kind of artistic work around this because I didn't think very many people knew about it. It was such a remarkable document about an event that changed the world."

Plus, "there was something about Engelbart's personality and the way he seemed to be delivering this thing" that inspired Neill. "He was so calm and relaxed, almost meditative," the composer explained. "Using technology in live performance in 2015, I know it can be harrowing. He just seemed to be so relaxed, as if he had done it a thousand times."


Based on a 1968 computer science demonstration that rocked the tech world, electronic opera "The Demo" will have its world premiere next Wednesday, April 1, at Stanford.
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"I'll hear that customer talking about how angry he or she is that there's pie, and then, the next minute, the pie is finished."
"It's rare for a Japanese restaurant — or any restaurant these days — to have a pastry program."
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"Every drop of honey is truly a taste of the particular place it was harvested. The diverse flavors of honey range from fruity, floral, grassy, woody or smoky (refer to our Honey Aroma and Tasting Wheel) dependent upon the floral source and where you are in the world. I now know that commercially made honey bears do not express terroir."
Marina Marchese of the American Honey Tasting Society tells us about five honeys from around the world that every foodie should taste.
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  • Electronic Book Technology (EBT)
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Context Corporation
  • Ship Analytics
  • US Naval Research Lab (NRL)
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President and co-founder Traction Software. Everything is deeply intertwingled. - Ted Nelson
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Greg is President and co-founder of Traction Software Inc, creator of Traction TeamPage. He has over 30 years experience as architect and engineer of publishing, hypertext, and signal processing systems starting at Brown University, US Naval Research Laboratory, Mentor Graphics / Context, and Electronic Book Technologies (EBT), Inc. My Erdös number is 4 via Andries van Dam, John Hughes, Jeffrey Shallit, Paul Erdös.
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First Hypertext system used: Hypertext Editing System (HES) 1968 at Brown with Andy van Dam, Ted Nelson and other Andy students. My Twitter avatar is a photo I took while filming a short HES movie.
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