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Apple is buying up a hydro-electric project in Oregon, hoping to lock into an environmentally sustainable way of powering its massive data centers.
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Spent Sunday at Akihabara in Tokyo. It was a DIY/Makers dream come true!  The greatest electronics flea market ever!
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LAST CHANCE!  Want to get in on the Open Source revolution of laser tag?!  Hit up the Skirmos Kickstarter page and take a look!  They are already funded, now just looking to hit some stretch goals!
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Current Star Wars artists and designers reflect on working with, and learning from, Ralph McQuarrie.
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Google bosses are dreaming about adding wireless service to the search giant's menu of offerings. A couple of unnamed sources "who have discussed the matter with Google" told Amir Efrati at The Information that it would roll out the service in the same areas where Google Fiber is offered. In other words, Google wants it all.
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My New Google Office is a Resort

Ridiculous...in a good way.  We moved into our new buildings today and our Real Estate team has gone over the top with a new fitness center, juice bar, wellness center, meditation space, massage rooms, tennis court, putting green, and MORE.

Feeling extremely grateful for the pampering and spoiling that Google does in taking care of us.

Hot beignets to my desk? Amazing.

Thanks to my fellow Googlers for making this place AWESOME.

#ThankYouGoogle   #Happy   #WorkHardPlayHard  
PS - thanks to more googlers for some of their pics!
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  • Green Shoe Garage
    Owner, 2012 - present
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Great Neck, New York - San Diego, California - Key West, Florida
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Have Byte, Will Travel: Ramblings of an Engineer
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Hello, World!  My name is Mike and I am engineer.  During the day I ply my trade for the US Navy.  On the side I run Green Shoe Garage, a small electronics design business and technology consultancy.  When I am not tinkering away in the lab you can find me can find me geocaching, dabbling in digital doodling and photography, playing games, sharing ideas at my local makerspacegazing up at the stars or surfing the amateur radio frequencies. Most importantly, I get to be a dad to an amazing kid.

I also do a podcast and blog that covers a wide range of quirky STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) topics.  Also it serves as an advocacy platform for STEM education initiatives, raising public awareness of STEAM impacts to their daily lives, promoting the Maker Movement, and advocating for the digital rights of individuals everywhere.

Stay quirky my friends!
Education
  • Johns Hopkins University,
    M.S. Systems Engineering, 2007 - 2009
  • University Of Maryland Baltimore County,
    B.S. Computer Engineering, 2001 - 2003
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy,
    Logistics and Intermodal Transportation, 1999 - 2000
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Report: Google Wants to Become a Wireless Carrier
gizmodo.com

Google bosses are dreaming about adding wireless service to the search giant's menu of offerings. A couple of unnamed sources "who have disc

Google for Veterans and Families
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Connecting Google and the military veteran community

VetNet HQ
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A career service for those who've served

Here's what Apple's first hacked-together iPhone looked like, and other ...
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Yesterday we told you the Wall Street Journal posted its interview with one of the original iPhone engineers about the creation of the iPhon

Google's Bold Plan to Overthrow Amazon as King of the Cloud | Wired Ente...
www.wired.com

Much like Amazon and Microsoft, Google has long offered cloud services that let outsiders run software on its infrastructure, so that they n

Making Sense of Data - Course
datasense.withgoogle.com

Making Sense of Data. Do you work with surveys, demographic information, evaluation data, test scores, or observation data? Are you interest

Netflix's Reed Hastings calls out weak net neutrality rules, 'reluctantl...
www.engadget.com

Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix has finally chimed in with his own statement about net neutrality and the deal his company struck with Com

Mouser Electronics
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The Newest Products for Your Newest Designs™

Have physicists finally detected gravitational waves?
space.io9.com

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has news so big it announced that it would announce something. The press conference will str

Why is it so expensive to build a bridge in America?
theweek.com

The answer: Our greedy and undemocratic political culture

US Government Is Finally Giving Up Control of the Internet
gizmodo.com

That's all folks. Officials announced on Friday that the U.S. government would surrender control over the internet—or at least the administr

I Wore the Navy's Oculus Rift, and It Showed Me the Future of Warfare
gizmodo.com

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people ope

One of Facebook's biggest science pages is becoming a TV show
www.engadget.com

Science TV shows are enjoying a small renaissance, it seems. Virtually in sync with the first episode of the Cosmos reboot, Facebook page an

Strange Signal From Galactic Center Is Looking More and More Like Dark M...
www.wired.com

The more that scientists stare at it, the more a strange signal from the center of the Milky Way galaxy appears to be the result of dark mat

Learn the Basics of Breadboards and Perfboards with This Video
lifehacker.com

Breadboards and perfboards make is easy to build all kinds of electronics, but they're not exactly easy to understand at a glance. Thankfull

The Audacity of Making
makezine.com

A reflection on the not always glamourous process of bringing an idea into the world.

There Is No End To The Trail To Eagle ... Or Equality -
michaelbparks.com

In July 2012 I made a very heart heavy decision to return my Eagle Scout medal to the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America in prote