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Jay Westerdal
Works at Top Level Spectrum, Inc.
Attended Central Washington University
Lives in Mercer Island, WA
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Very little snow this year. But we got a few days in on the slopes in Utah.
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Coral having lots of fun with water this last Sunday. What a busy day for her. Swimming in the morning, boating in the afternoon, bath at night. Water, Water, Water.
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So sweet! Love this video!❤️
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I would like to only have one Google+ profile. How do I merge profiles?
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+Jay Westerdal Both Google+ profiles and Gmail accounts are permanently associated with the Google accounts they were initially created in. You could set up email forwarding to forward emails to one Gmail account, but you cannot have set up one Google account to have the Gmail email address for a different account as its email account.
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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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Saturday afternoon for Coral Nova, hanging around the house. Trying to walk around. Also having fun at her friend Logan's 1st Birthday.
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Coral splashing around the pool. She just loves the water!
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Adorable! What fun she's having😍.... In her hot pink bikini!!!
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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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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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  • 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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Mercer Island, WA
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Stockholm, SE - Bellevue, WA - Seattle, WA
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Loves Boxers (Dogs), Sailing, Flying small planes
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  • Central Washington University
    Computer Science, 1996 - 2000
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Try the donuts. The have a better selection since about 2014.
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"Horrible" is generous over statement annoy how good they are. I can't think of a word to describe how bad they are. Shuttles are never... And the driver I talked to said we were lucky to be picked up under 1hr of waiting. The line to get keys is slow as well. Another 45 minute wait.
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Have the Thai Basil summer salad
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