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James Darpinian
Works at Eyefluence
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The official Google Cardboard app is now available on iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/app/id987962261 #io2015
Cardboard puts virtual reality on your iPhone. The Google Cardboard app helps you set up a Cardboard viewer and includes a few experiences to get you started: Explorer: explore exciting environments Exhibit:view 3D objects from a museum collection Urban Hike: take a hike through iconic cities around the world Kaleidoscope: enjoy a fun stereoscopic take on the old classic To fully enjoy this app you'll need a Cardboard viewer. Learn more and get y...
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Google Maps easter eggs keep getting better and better!
 
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Your neighborhood just got a lot more interesting. Google has released a new feature for Maps that lets you turn any location into a game of Pac-man — all you have to do is click the new Pac-man...
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Anyone going to CES? I'll be there tomorrow and Wednesday checking out HMDs.
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I've officially given my 2 weeks notice. I'm really excited to be moving back to California and joining a Silicon Valley startup!
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If you have a Google Cardboard, check out some of the new apps.
 
Cardboard and your phone make serious fun. We've got a fresh round of updates for Cardboard users, developers, and makers.
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Camera on a hexacopter = fun
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Pretty awesome! I'd love to get one and fly it around with my little boy. He'd go crazy for it!

(BTW, I find it hilarious that I can tell this is a Google office because of the trash cans.)
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Looks awesome, similar to mine (http://jdarpinian.blogspot.com/2014/06/homebrew-oculus-rift-eye-tracker.html) only better because it's a DK2! Did you have to cut the hot mirror? That was the most difficult part for me. Also where did you place the illumination? I moved mine from inside to outside the lens to eliminate the internal reflections.
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+Cuneyt Ozdas Glad to see it was useful! DK2 is definitely harder. I ended up mounting my LEDs right on the edge of the Oculus lens just outside of the camera view, and I was able to get perfect illumination with no internal reflections that way.
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Just bought a GDC pass. Too many VR announcements to miss! Who else is going?
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I got the cheap pass, so I can't attend the talks, just the expo.
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I-5, halfway from Seattle
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Google Cardboard now has its own Google+ account!
 
We're excited to be here!
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Hooray! I can get MMS messages now!
 
Expanding carrier support for Google Voice MMS

When your sister texts you a picture of your newborn niece, it’s really important that you get it. For too long, however, Google Voice users would miss these messages for lack of MMS support.

We’ve been working with nearly 100 different North American carriers to enable this feature — including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Bell Canada, Rogers, Telus, and many more — and starting today all these integrations are live. So enjoy those incoming pics, say goodbye to fomo (fear of missing out), and stay tuned for more Google Voice messaging improvements!

p.s. If you’re a carrier, and you want to enable MMS support for Google Voice, please let us know. We’re big fans of text messaging interoperability.
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Fire at a metal processing company in Fremont today. 20+ fire trucks, ambulances, and police cars.
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Software Engineer
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Graphics programming
Employment
  • Eyefluence
    Senior Software Engineer, 2015 - present
    Eye tracking for head-mounted displays (virtual reality and augmented reality).
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2014
    I make the new Google Maps 3D with WebGL.
  • Microsoft
    Software Design Engineer II, 2008 - 2010
    Seadragon, Deep Zoom, and Windows Phone 7.
  • Northrop Grumman Space Technology
    Simulation developer, 2004 - 2008
    Simulating satellites as they orbit the Earth.
  • Laserfiche
    Intern, 2003 - 2003
    Using cameras to scan documents.
  • K. Darpinian & Sons
    Farm worker, 1997 - 2003
    Driving a forklift. Propping trees. Pruning.
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Seattle, WA
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Redondo Beach, CA - Ripon, CA
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I wrote the Web Latency Benchmark. I'm a big fan of virtual reality with the Oculus Rift, and Bitcoin.
Education
  • Harvey Mudd College
    Computer Science, 2000 - 2004
  • Ripon High School
    1996 - 2000
  • Colony Oak Elementary School
    1990 - 1996
  • Ripona Elementary School
    1987 - 1990
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Bitcoin Ticker Widget
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Bitcoin Ticker Widget displays and monitors the current BTC and LTC exchange rates. You can set custom refresh interval and display options.

Apartments for Rent - PadMapper Apartment Search for Oodle, Rent.com, Ki...
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A free tool to help you find an apartment or sublet to rent. Basically, it's a big Google map with lots of house and apartment sublet and re

PixtoCam for Android Wear
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PixtoCam allows you to view and control camera from your watch to take pictures or make videos : a viewfinder. Don't matter if your phone is

StrongLifts 5x5 Workout
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A simple workout to get stronger. Three exercises, three times a week, 45 minutes per workout. Thousands of men and women worldwide have use

Daily.
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I don't write enough. Yesterday I SHIPPED. It was my first Thing that I have Made that shipped! It's all quite delightful, except for the pa

World’s First 3D Printed Castle is Complete – Andrey Rudenko Now to Prin...
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When building a home, there are usually two choices for building materials; wood and/or concrete block. The construction industry has been u

Cardboard
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With your phone and a piece of Cardboard you can see some pretty amazing stuff. Try out a set of demos showing immersive experiences on Andr

Chromium Blog: Compiling in the background for a smoother user experience
blog.chromium.org

We aim to make Chrome the fastest browser possible. One way V8 helps with this goal is by compiling JavaScript into native machine code to e

Introducing our smart contact lens project
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You've probably heard that diabetes is a huge and growing problem—affecting one in every 19 people on the planet. But you may not be familia

- MOMA Single Sign On
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Many internal apps. One login page. Use your LDAP username and password. Username: @ google.com [+]. Role: What's this? Password: Change pas

Super Hexagon
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Super Hexagon is a minimal action game by Terry Cavanagh, with music by Chipzel.REVIEWS: -----------------"A masterpiece of design purity."

Ready Player One
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A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of human

Maps
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Explore new places, discover local favorites, and navigate your world with Google Maps, the mapping service trusted by more than a billion u

Chromium Blog: Experimenting with QUIC
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At Google, we're always working to make the web faster. The SPDY protocol, which is now the foundation of the upcoming HTTP 2.0 protocol, is

Rainier Veterinary Hospital
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Dear Google users— You may be aware of press reports alleging that Internet companies have joined a secret U.S. government program called PR

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!
www.geoguessr.com

GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
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News: May 24, 2013. Really been enjoying Junior Scientist Power Hour comics. Discuss this comic in the forum. May 23, 2013. KERPOW! Discuss

Sensor Fusion: Keeping It Simple
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Since September, I've worked hard with the software team at Oculus VR on the SDK for the Rift. Tracking head orientation with as little late

Monsoon
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Made an appointment online, was in and out 40 minutes later that same day. On a Sunday! Beats waiting 2 days and having to take time off work for worse service at Virginia Mason.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Way better than eating lunch at the convention center. Fast, cheap, good.
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reviewed a year ago
Go early to get reservations for the tour because they fill up fast!
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Get the speakeasy, if you can find a table.
Decor: ExcellentFood: ExcellentService: Good
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reviewed 3 years ago
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Coming from Seattle we were looking for a place with good beer, and The Ginger Man delivered. We liked it so much we came back a second time.
Atmosphere: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
My favorite Thai in Seattle.
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reviewed 3 years ago