I'm actually surprised there aren't more accidents like this at this intersection. When heading north on Ravenswood it's hard to see the crosswalk until you're pretty much on top of the tracks, so drivers frequently stop mid-intersection or even on the tracks when the crosswalk signs light up.
I frequently drive without actually turning on my radio ( or using a mode other that BT Audio). Even when my car's radio is off, it still connects to my phone with Bluetooth. The end result is that a minute or so after I start driving Google Maps stops giving me audible directions, which I often don't discover until after missing a turn.
"During his research, Gadoury examined 22 Mayan constellations and discovered that if he projected those constellations onto a map, the shapes corresponded perfectly with the locations of 117 Mayan cities. Incredibly, the 15-year-old was the first person to establish this important correlation, reported the Journal de Montreal over the weekend.
Then Gadoury took it one step further. He examined a twenty-third constellation which contained three stars, yet only two corresponded to known cities.
Gadoury’s hypothesis? There had to be a city in the place where that third star fell on the map.
Satellite images later confirmed that, indeed, geometric shapes visible from above imply that an ancient city with a large pyramid and thirty buildings stands exactly where Gadoury said they would be. If the find is confirmed, it would be the fourth largest Mayan city in existence."
I'm an independent software developer, father of two, and that guy with the foam Lego head.
I like making things. By profession I'm a software developer (ie: I make code) but I also like making other kinds of things. I've dabbled in electronics, wood working, various arts and crafts and Lego robotics.
I'm also interested in science and technology in general, mathematics, computers, robots, science fiction (especially "hard" SF), video games, animation and photography.
When it comes to software development, I'm mostly a generalist, but the areas I'm especially interested in are programming languages, collaborative filtering, and graphics (both 2D and 3D). I'm also known to have opinions about web development and user interface design, though my UI designer friends would probably laugh at the latter.
I used to work at Google where I was one of the first engineers on AdWords, AdSense, and Google's billing systems. I later started Google Reader as a 20% project. Check out my LinkedIn Profile if you want a more complete picture of my CV.
- University of WaterlooComputer Science
- Self2010 - present
- Staff Software Engineer, 2000 - 2010
- Oracle CorporationSoftware Engineer, 1998 - 2000
- MKSSoftware Developer (intern), 1996 - 1997
- VirtekSoftware Developer (intern), 1996 - 1996
- WatcomSoftware Developer (intern), 1994 - 1995