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Jarom McDonald
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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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My oldest son has finally admitted he has a problem...

Addicted to Selfies (Self Monstrum): http://youtu.be/0nuX9XZgSgc

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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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Yeah .... not much different than they normally look ...
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Kensington carving  her pumpkin ... with a little help from Google Auto-Awesome for the face paint.
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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 +Baltimore Orioles and +Washington Nationals both clinched their division tonight... A great night for baseball in our former stomping grounds!

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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.

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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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