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Laurence Gonsalves
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I asked this question on Stack Overflow a couple of days ago and since then it hasn't gotten a single answer or even comment. Weird.
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Is there some way to force +Google Photos​ to refresh, ie: download recent thumbnails from the cloud? My phone says everything is backed up, but when I look at Photos on my tablet, the last 100 or so (taken with my phone over the last 2 weeks) aren't there.
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Weird. I just opened the Photos app on my tablet, and it went through one of those new-user wizards, and then it process to download all of the missing photos. It's like clearing the data didn't actually kick in immediately.
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Taken in Maui
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Me too! I carried a point-and-shoot camera in my pocket until I started taking pictures with this phone.
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Just turn the handle to get a glass of wine.
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Alex noticed an interesting resemblance...
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Must have hit the data ceiling.
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The current Humble Book Bundle contains 16 great ebooks for makers.
Learning how to make stuff is made easy with the Humble Maker Book Bundle
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I passed this intersection right after this happened. Sorry to hear the driver didn't make it.

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.
Caltrain is shudown in both directions in Menlo Park after a vehicle was struck by a train, officials said.
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The report I read said that the vehicle was being driven west (aka south), not toward the crosswalk. Unlike most of the other Caltrain grade crossings in the area, there's no way for traffic to drain away from the intersection when a train comes. At the crossings along Alma Street and Central Expressway the traffic lights are set to allow traffic to contue across the tracks. That's not possible here because the surrounding intersections are so often gridlocked.
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In Google Maps on Android, the "Navigation settings » Play voice over Bluetooth" option doesn't do anything ever since upgrading to Nougat. The voice always plays over Bluetooth when there is a Bluetooth connection.

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.
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To add further annoyance, it seems to be impossible for me to not listen to music when my car radio is set to Bluetooth. Every couple of minutes my phone will spontaneously start playing music. I suspect that what's happening is if it doesn't receive any audio fire a while it'll send a "play" command to the connected Bluetooth device.
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Neat.

"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."

A teenager from Quebec has discovered an ancient Mayan city without leaving his province’s borders. William Gadoury is a 15-year-old student from Saint-Jean-de-Matha in Lanaudière, Quebec. During his research, Gadoury examined 22 Mayan constellations and discovered that if he projected those constellations
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Truly amazing!
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I don't know if I should be relieved or concerned by this notification that mysteriously appeared on my phone...
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There is no restoration available for you citizen. Move along and rejoyce. 
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"Compose Yourself", a new music composition game by ThinkFun, places a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC 4.0) on all of the pieces composed by players.

(You can see this at 0:29 in the linked video.)
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Amusing ad choice on this Stack Overflow page...
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Actually I cannot add comment in stack overflow,,,because for this I should have at least 50 reputations to comment over there
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Maker, Coder, Dad.
Introduction

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.

Education
  • University of Waterloo
    Computer Science
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Employment
  • Self
    2010 - present
  • Google
    Staff Software Engineer, 2000 - 2010
  • Oracle Corporation
    Software Engineer, 1998 - 2000
  • MKS
    Software Developer (intern), 1996 - 1997
  • Virtek
    Software Developer (intern), 1996 - 1996
  • Watcom
    Software Developer (intern), 1994 - 1995
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United States of America
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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada - Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - San Francisco Bay Area