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Jay Westerdal
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Lives in Mercer Island, WA
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Spring trip to park city with the family.
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Most popular street names in the US. 2nd is more popular then 1st.
What's the most common street name in America? In Virginia? In Hawaii?
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Family trip to Hawaii
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Pretty awesome trick
 
Automating WebPageTest runs (and analysis) via Google Spreadsheets! Specify the URLs, number of runs, and... sit back and wait for WPT to populate the results in your spreadsheet! Magic.

P.S. Awesome work by +Andy Davies.
Whether it's testing multiple pages to build an overall picture of site performance, testing a page across different browser, device and location combinations, or testing variations of the same page I end up generating lots of measurements and page load waterfalls.
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You might find me at one of these places in the next week. Yummm
With several locations and lots of history, most Seattleites have had a piece of Ezell’s Chicken or Heaven Sent, but there are plenty of other fried chicken spots worth giving a try in the Emerald City.
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I would have tried ice cream!😀
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Supreme court ruling on state boards is very interesting. If your industry is regulated by industry members... Watch out.
Want to get paid for shampooing someone's hair? In California, you may need to have at least nine months of experience and pass a licensing test overseen by the state barbering and cosmetology board, whose members include salon professionals.
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Behind every great man is a whole team of people being denied credit and royalties

I stumbled across this interesting article about Elizabeth Magie, the inventor of a proto-Monopoly game called the Landlord's Game. The article calls her the true inventor of Monopoly, but per a Wikipedia article, there are 5 other people who invented elements of modern Monopoly as well. 

However, for a long time, Charles Darrow was the only man credited with inventing Monopoly. Darrow didn't actually invent any of the Monopoly rules. He created pretty game boards and sold them and eventually took credit for the game, but he simply used the rules that a friend taught him. I'm unclear on whether he contributed anything to the design beyond hiring graphic designers to design nicer icons. His family helped create the initial boards that he sold.

Elizabeth Magie apparently protested at the time, and it seems like it wouldn't be hard for Parker Brothers to have revised their marketing strategy to include credit for both Magie and Darrow. They bought Magie's patent off her to consolidate control over Monopoly. But they didn't. Darrow was given and took sole credit. He also is the only one who became a millionaire from the game. 

The only reason the myth of the sole creator was revealed was because Parker Brothers sued Professor Ralph Anspach over marketing his response game, Anti-Monopoly.

Jesse Raiford, Ruth Hoskins, Louis and Ferdinand Thun, and Daniel Layman are the other people Wikipedia credits with developing Darrow's Monopoly. Per The Antiques Almanac website (http://theantiquesalmanac.com/monopoly.htm), Ruth Hoskins drew the first Atlantic City monopoly board, which was the board that Darrow copied. I haven't been able to find out information about the other ones.
Elizabeth Magie, a crusader against big business, devised the classic capitalist game decades before the man credited with its creation.
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Had a wonderful Shrimp Paella with Saffron last night. I had to take pictures and share because it was so much fun to cook with this dish. A good pan is just as important as a good knife.
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Good stuff. The Internet is speeding up. Small tricks like are key to fast websites. CDN is also key.
 
Google mobile search is getting faster - to be exact, 100-150 milliseconds faster! When you click on one of the search results, the browser begins fetching the destination page… and here's the trick: we also provide a hint to the browser indicating which other critical resources it should fetch in parallel to speed up rendering of the destination page! 

This is a powerful pattern and one that you can use to accelerate your site as well. The key insight is that we are not speculatively prefetching resources and do not incur unnecessary downloads. Instead, we wait for the user to click the link and tell us exactly where they are headed, and once we know that, we tell the browser which other resources it should fetch in parallel - aka, reactive prefetch!

As you can infer, implementing the above strategy requires a lot of smarts both in the browser and within the search engine... First, we need to know the list of critical resources that may delay rendering of the destination page for every page on the web! No small feat, but the Search team has us covered - they're good like that. Next, we need a browser API that allows us to invoke the prefetch logic when the click occurs: the search page listens for the click event, and once invoked, dynamically inserts prefetch hints into the search results page. Finally, this is where Chrome comes in: as the search results page is unloaded, the browser begins fetching the hinted resources in parallel with the request for the destination page. The net result is that the critical resources are fetched much sooner, allowing the browser to render the destination page 100-150 milliseconds earlier.

P.S. Currently, reactive prefetch is only enabled for users of Google Chrome on Android, as it is the only browser that supports (a) dynamically inserted prefetch hints, and (b) reliably allows prefetch requests to persist across navigations. We hope to add support for other browsers once these features become available!
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Game changer!!!! Free SSL for the whole web. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/11/

If I was a certificate authority I would be very afraid of my stock price going to zero.
Today EFF is pleased to announce Let’s Encrypt, a new certificate authority (CA) initiative that we have put together with Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan that aims to clear the remaining roadblocks to transition the Web from HTTP to HTTPS.
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Clearly cutting edge music video here. What does the chicken say?
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Coral liked the music.... Not going to show her the video!
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  • Top Level Spectrum, Inc.
    Founder/CEO, 2009 - present
  • Name Intelligence, Inc.
    Founder/CEO, 2001 - 2012
  • DomainTools.com
    Founder, 2001 - 2009
  • Web.com / Interland
    Domain Manager, 1998 - 2001
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    Computer Science, 1996 - 2000
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