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Very much enjoyed speaking on the #gde panel at the Google Developer Group North American Summit in Mountain View last Friday. Thanks to the organizers and all the attendees! #community #webTechnologies
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Hi all,

I recently posted a question on Stack Overflow (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/28557218/chromecast-sender-that-knows-when-session-started-from-cast-extension) but it hasn't gotten much traction, so I thought I'd offer it up here as well to see if smarter people than I can help out. Basically, I'm interested in allowing users to trigger my Chrome sender just with the extension button (which works well for most apps). The SDK docs for building a Chromecast Sender on Chrome mention this:

"There is also a third way of getting a Cast session. A user with the Cast extension installed in their Chrome browser can mirror any Chrome tab to a Cast device. If the user lands on your site, for which you have implemented a Cast app, tab mirroring will automatically trigger a new Cast session instead of putting the browser in mirroring mode."

However, when I do this with my sender, it connects to the proper receiver app but doesn't load the media (which, when triggered via my chromecast icon, does work as there's a callback function that loads it up). So I'd like to better understand how my sender code can know when a session has been started directly via the extension; how can my app be notified? Is there a way to get it hooked into the same callback that my sender icon uses? Is there an event that's raised? Does it execute its own callback (and if so, how can we hook into that callback)?

In a similar stack overflow question, +Leon Nicholls  had answered indicating that it was possible, but not how to do it. Any insights would be very useful. Thanks much!
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+Jarom McDonald We currently have a bug in the Chrome extension which breaks this feature. It doesn't work the first time the app registers, but should work the next time. A fix is being worked on for the next release.
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Working as a TA in a polymer code lab with +Rob Dodson​ at GDG Silicon Valley Devfest ... Lots of devs seem to be really enjoying learning this new paradigm and I'm enjoying answering some interesting questions. #gde #community  #youtube 
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Thanks a ton Jarom! It was really great having you here to help keep folks rolling. Seriously appreciate it :)
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Kensington carving  her pumpkin ... with a little help from Google Auto-Awesome for the face paint.
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+Ben Schmidt took 25 years of .srt files from The Simpsons and, using the open source project Bookworm (http://bookworm.culturomics.org/), published an n-gram viewer for "Simpson-ology" ... fun to play with and, more importantly, an easily accessible demonstration of #DigitalHumanities  methodologies and popular culture. Check it out at the link below.
Browser for the Simpsons
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Despite disappointment that the Supreme Court made a mistake in ruling against innovation today with the Aereo decision, I do find it slightly humorous that those who wrote the dissenting opinion were Scalia, Thomas, and Alito ... (perhaps this is the realm where liberalism and libertarianism start to overlap in the great circle of political ideology?)
Analysis. Insisting that it was not striking a blow against new communications technology, the Supreme Court on Wednesday nevertheless took a sizeable step toward shutting down at least part of a fresh approach to delivering TV programs to paying audiences. It ruled that the engineers at the new ...
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The US Supreme Court ruled (unanimously!) in an important patent case yesterday. It (unfortunately) doesn't go so far as to eliminate the idea of software patents altogether, but thankfully does a lot to strike down patent trolls who are granted broad, ambiguous patents on all sorts of abstract ideas that they never even implement themselves.  A small but important step forward.
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My oldest son has finally admitted he has a problem...

Addicted to Selfies (Self Monstrum): http://youtu.be/0nuX9XZgSgc
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One of my students alerted me to this: https://education.github.com/pack
A really stellar service that GitHub is offering, including all sorts of tools, some free hosting, GitHub private repos, etc. If you've got a .edu email address this is definitely worth your time.
The best developer tools, free for students. Get your GitHub Student Developer Pack now.
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The +Baltimore Orioles and +Washington Nationals both clinched their division tonight... A great night for baseball in our former stomping grounds!
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Here's one of my groups working in the 'qualitative measurement' workshop/ #techtalk   that +Dave Hogue put on and I was able to T.A. for... at I/O 2014 (with fellow #GDE members +Nico Miceli, +Sandro Paganotti, +Linda Lawton, +Steven Gray). Great workshop all the way around, and hopefully a benefit to the developer #community    #youtube
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Sad I missed this - Arrived half an hour before the workshop but the queue went the 3/4 of the way around that floor!
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Education
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Ph.D, American Literature, 1999 - 2005
  • Brigham Young University
    B.A., English, 1994 - 1999
  • Timpview High School
    1990 - 1994
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I am an associate research professor and Director of the Office of Digital Humanities at BYU. My research interests include streaming media, linked data, XML publishing, web application development, and American Literature. I'm also a Google Developer Expert for the YouTube APIs.

I am an avid baseball fan, always lamenting the tragedy knows as my Chicago Cubs.
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Lead Streaming Media Engineer, VidAngel
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  • VidAngel
    Lead Streaming Media Engineer, 2016 - present
  • Brigham Young University
    Professor, Digital Humanities, 2005 - 2016
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    English Department Graduate Instructor, 2000 - 2005
  • Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
    Program Associate, 1999 - 2005
  • Bartleby Press
    Associate Editor, 2002 - 2005
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