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Got my I/O code. Thanks to +Bruno Figueiredo  and +Steve Albright  for coming through with a ton of codes for me to try. Steve managed to get me a working one though.

None left over
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+Mike DiGiovanni Any chances your friends can find another code? Been trying all morning. All the codes I've found are used. May be impossible at this point.
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Is it me or does Glass usability keep taking a hit?
Remember when we had long press the touchpad from anywhere to Search? Then it was removed and we were told to just tap 3 times in a row while the screen is off to search.
Well, that doesn't work now, because the "Ok, Glass" menu changes "randomly." 

Toss on the loss of music search and video calls and despite the improvements elsewhere, XE16 has dissappointed me.
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I am very dissapointed by the removal of music search.
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IO ticket registration done. Only a few more days until my dreams are crushed. 
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+Jeff Fohl That's what expense accounts are for ;)
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I'm impressed with what Kitware did using Project Tango development kits and their ParaView visualization tool.

http://vimeo.com/91640435

More info here on the Kitware blog:
http://www.kitware.com/blog/home/post/650
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Paraview has some sweet stuff; I use their open source VTK for server side rendering to create data and model visualizations and it works a treat.
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Video calls are going away. WTF?

This was one of the most compelling features built into Glass. This is a terrible decision.
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+Corey M it does not
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The damn case for $75, makes me less annoyed that I bought the frames.
 
I was checking out the Google Glass Sale when I noticed that the hard case given with the prescription frames is now on sale for $75.

Designed to withstand bumps and bruises, this hard case zips up to protect Glass and your accessories. Japanese micro-fiber made from recycled materials.
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If you don't want to pay $75 for a case, I've found that this headphone case works well: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009YONZEG

I got them from a recommendation on G+ since I have custom lenses added. The case is slightly larger that I'd like, but I can add some foam padding if I need to (haven't yet). There is a strap that holds Glass down to keep it from rattling around.
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Back on hold :(
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Adafruit's products are particularly well-documented and they're very active on their forums.

If you run into a problem with hardware, always ask for help before trying to hack it. There are a nearly infinite number of things that will blindside you!
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Some good writing tips here.
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+Joe Betsill It's been quite over-utilized in recent times. 
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So jealous of all the early invites to IO
 
See you at I/O

#io2014   #earlyinvite    
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It's typically, you've been to every I/O since the "developer day" back in 2008 or something. Or the first 5.

You're a GDG organizer and have gotten selected in the internal supposed "lottery" that they have.

Or, you work with one of the teams really closely (Maps, Youtube, Drive, etc...) and are given an invite or something to that effect.
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  • Isobar
    Emerging Technology Lead, 2010 - present
    I love mobile development and I get full support from the management at Roundarch Isobar to explore all areas of emerging mobile technology. This includes Google Glass, smart watches, and other wearable computing devices. Outside of that, I've also had the opportunity to work on some groundbreaking mobile applications.
  • American International Group
    2000 - 2007
  • Fort Monmouth
    Computer Engineer, 2007 - 2010
  • Barnes & Noble
    Android Developer, 2010 - 2010
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I'm an Emerging Technology Lead at Isobar (http://www.isobar.com).  There I have the opportunity to create new things with Glass, smart watches, other wearables, and just general mobile application development.

I've worked on the Nook Color and Nook app for Android along with some independently developed and published apps for Android that have some nice download numbers.
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Multiple top app of 2011 lists, Glass Explorer, First native glass apps, I was on CNN http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2013/05/07/google.cnn
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Silly rules about not allowing people to wear Google Glass because they are worried about employees being recorded, but then allow people to walk around taking photos with a flash.
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