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How a key works.  That's the best use of an animated GIF that I have ever seen. Now I'm off to my lock-picking class.
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Alpha Protocol was right
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My steps for installing ArchLinux userspace on Android 4.2.1 running on Kindle Fire (Gen 1). A ridiculously specific case that I'm not sure many other people care about. :) ...but it nets me git and gcc directly on the Kindle Fire, and that's what I really wanted. Not surprisingly a lot of similarity with the ARM Chromebook.
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This is very cool, as I have arch linux arm as a home server running samaba, nginx, mysql, php, etc. very well on a dockstar pogo device (1.2ghz kirkwood, with 128mb ram, 128mb nand), but am planning to keep the 2.3 os on the original fire, for prime instant video, which I'd lose with a 4.2.x upgrade, at least for now.
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How to use a pre-built ArchLinux (ARM) environment on the Samsung Chromebook. This is a much cleaner setup than my previous method. And the real value is that package management (pacman) works well. So just a 'pacman -S git' away from git working on the Chromebook. (Notably without dropbox, getting stuff on and off the Chromebook is/was the most annoying part of use.) 
Once the update is complete, we can install Apache: pacman -S apache. Open up the apache configuration file: nano /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf. Comment out the unique_id_module (you can use ctrl+w to fi...
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I currently have a high end laptop that does 4 display outputs at once, but still has a build-on 1080 display. :/
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This is the funniest thing I have seen shared on facebook (that I didn't see here first) in a long time!

h/t +Sam Davenport 
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I saw the talk here on G+ several months ago. This is the first time I've seen it with the audio removed and comedy pictures inserted, though.
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Woot! Got NaCl toolchain running (natively) on ARM Chromebook. (i.e. self-contained development environment) -- This should make NaCl development considerably more convenient! :)
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x64-nacl toolchain all built and working from arm chromebook host. :) https://groups.google.com/d/msg/native-client-discuss/oTSZsUv8woM/EpOZZNEq_5wJ
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Crazy Russians Show Mirror's Edge Is A Terrifying Thing In Real Life. I get vertigo just watching these freaks - http://flip.it/zIC74
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Just crazy !
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Using Dropbox-Updater bash script to access dropbox on ARM Chromebook (crosh). With added "sync" option for recursive downloads. Dropbox has really become a must-have for my own stuff. (If you're one of the very few people without a dropbox account, use my referral code so I can get extra space :) http://db.tt/6dQfcEO)
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+Alex Trpkovic You can definitely do that, of course. Along with various other methods. But I find Dropbox extremely convenient since its client is available pretty much everywhere (except Chromebooks!) - and seamlessly going between my various tablet(s), pc(s), laptop(s), etc. is pretty compelling for me. But yeah, as +Richard Brown noted, it's mostly for personal projects and not anything where I'd consider security a major risk.
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Super excited! On Monday, 8 PST, I'll be doing an On-Air Hangout (here on Google Plus) with +Mike Acton.  We'll be talking about Mike's thoughts about leadership and being a leader in the game industry.  Come join us!
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Ah, I'm an idiot.. skimmed trough the original post and missed that it is about leadership. If it is about leadership in a team environment it would be interesting to hear your thoughts on how to keep the team inspired and evolving. For example having a bit of "ownership" of what you are working on as an individual team member or just encouraging knowledge transferring in the team could be a couple of ways to keep team members encouraged. 
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Do you like filer.js by +Eric Bidelman for javascript access to the HTML5 filesystem but wish it had a promise interface and supported sequential chaining? Look no further, here's: jquery.fs.js 

[1] filer.js http://ericbidelman.tumblr.com/post/14866798359/introducing-filer-js
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