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Jud Valeski
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My Americanism
I'm a citizen of the United States of America by birth. I've noticed some things shift as I've grown up here in the States (I'm 43 years old now). I don't fully understand how they've impacted me/us (my fellow citizens), but, I've found them notable over th...

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June Oven: First Reaction
I gave up pre-ordering/kickstarting a long time ago because the commitment-to-successful-delivery ratio got too low. One of the few to pull through though was June Oven , and mine arrived yesterday. It's been a great initial 24-hrs. So far I've reheated piz...

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Day In Pictures: Tuesday
Steve Pockross who's happy running blogmutt  these days. Wonderful Valley transplant whose roots are now in place. Christian Braun who's been building something awesome in hobbydb  with intense clarity and focus.  Srinivasa Venkataraman (Venky) just moved t...

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How Did Gnip Get The Twitter Deal?
I get asked this question a surprising number of times, so I'm going to try answering it here in hopes of killing multiple future birds with one stone. The question comes in the "hey, can I pick your brain for thirty minutes" form, and winds up in an email ...

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Understanding What We're Consuming
When we realized all the processed food we were eating was causing us physical pain, we created Nutrition Labels that allowed us to better judge for ourselves whether or not we wanted to eat something. Online content is our new processed food, and we need a...

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Airplane Decibel Notes
I collected measurements of real-world decibel levels on a handful of commercial flights. Here they are. All seats, except one, were positioned in-front of the engines, and measurements were taken once we reached cruising altitude. The leading number is the...

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Virtual Reality (VR) Observations
Google and Facebook have popup stores splattered around technology influencer cities this holiday season; both include their Virtual Reality goggle setups. After trying out the Google Daydream version with my son in NYC, I opted to buy one to play around wi...

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Day In Pictures: Friday
Got to hear all about Gayle's incredible Morocco trip and talk Iceland itineraries. Long time since I'd been able to hang with the big guy (and new father) Brad! Talking app scale, network infrastructure limitations, and new ideas with Wyeth. Bouncing ideas...

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Thankful For... Life.
Several months ago April and I took part in a rescue effort that wound up saving a young woman's life. It was one of the most remarkable experiences either one of us has ever had. It showed us how fragile life is. It showed us how there is "something else" ...

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Arrival & Linguistic Relativity
The movie "Arrival" explores a concept I've loved since my first trip to Europe as a young man; Linguistic Relativity. Immediately the new world I dropped into felt different in ways I couldn't explain. Sure things were "different." Architecture, the "age" ...
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