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A new minor version for Angular Dart, and some important breaking changes. Plus a discussion of what breaking changes are in the cards before we get to 1.0, and how we'll be incrementing versions for patches and minor revisions until then. 
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I was talking with +Igor Minar today. Igor, I said, I have a few questions about git... Oh, Igor said, git is easy. Here, let me draw you a picture.
In related news, I wrote up a few notes for people who are new to the particular way we use github with the #Angular  repositories. You can find them here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1h8nijFSaa1jG_UE8v4WP7glh5qOUXnYtAtJh_gwOQHI/edit#
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Im so sad you said that. We are going to have to go from SVN (with a lot of pushing for git) to ClearCase
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This is a lemon tree in someone's front yard in Berkeley. I kind of love it. The wishes are mundane, grandiose, political, beautiful. There's a box of shipping tags next to the sign, so you can add your own.
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When life gives you lemons… make art.
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This. I hadn't realised how crushingly awful most stock photography of women at work or involved in technology is, until I thought about it in the context of this new release. Genius. These look like real people, doing real things. From the article:  
"One of the quickest ways to make people think differently about something is to change the visuals around it,” said Cindy Gallop, who started the United States branch of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, the advertising agency. “The thing about these images is they work on an unconscious level to reinforce what people think people should be like.”
I especially love the one in the linked article of the man braiding a girl's hair. I wish there was a similar effort to build a library that portrays people with disabilities in stock photography. More diversity. More real role models. Everyone wins.
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Oh that made me spit my coffee. Hadn't seen that tumblr. Spot on.
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Rogue wayfinding. Seen at 40th and Webster(ish), this morning.
For +Bill Craven who shares my love of random city meandering if it looks like it might go someplace interesting. If I didn't have to work today, I would have turned left. I was in fact walking too quickly to stop and snap a photo, but thanks to the Internet, I did not have to. :)
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Thanks!
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I'm inspired by the awesome women in this video. Go #womentechmakers! <3
 
Video: Women Techmakers: Make your passion.
#wtm   #developers   #womentechmakers  

Last month 11,000 technical women attended 125 events across 52 countries to build greater visibility, community, and resources for women in technology.

Today we're excited to debut a video featuring innovative women leaders who share their personal stories, solutions, and impact on the technology industry. 

Learn more about the Women Techmakers program at http://g.co/WomenTechmakers and join our Google+ community at http://bit.ly/WomenTechmakers.
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Props to +Chris Wanstrath  for a rapid and classy response to an ugly situation. I love using +GitHub. Happy to see them taking concrete action.
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Ouch. sounds like a messy dispute.
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I loved playwright Marcus Gardley's And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi a couple years ago. Can't wait to go see his new play, The House That Will Not Stand later this week with +Elizabeth Padilla. Cannot wait.
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Want to be part of defining a broader Style Guide for general AngularJS use? We're looking for help!
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I like to walk the paths and staircases up in the Berkeley Hills. This morning, I noticed that someone had apparently found a dollar bill and instead of pocketing it, had carefully tucked it into a splinter in the fence. I still remember the hike I took as a kid where I found a whole dollar right by the trail. I took this photo but I didn't feel like I was the person that dollar needed to find. I wonder if it will still be there the next time, and hope it totally makes someone's day. Thinking about a stranger's random act of kindness made mine. 
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You should have added a dollar ;)
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Naomi loves transit too much.
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I have an unusual fondness for public transit and the intersection of language, ability, and culture. I like solving problems with technology. 

I work on AngularJS, and making the web more accessible to people with disabilities. I'm learning ASL.

I grew up in Canada. I've worked in three countries as an astronomer, tech writer, engineering manager, and technical program manager. I fight daleks in my spare time.
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I ride a bike and take transit to work. I speak six languages. (Some much better than others.) I like to cook.
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Naomi Bilodeau
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As a first-time working mom whose job involves travel, I first contacted Serena Meyer in my third trimester with a ton of questions about breastfeeding, pumping, and when and how to introduce a bottle to my baby. Serena was an awesome lactation consultant: supportive, non-judgmental, and super well-informed. When the baby arrived, she was right there with information and tips by email, phone, and in-person when we needed her. I credit her with transforming us into pros at what was a tough new skill for both me and the baby. She even helped my insurance provider to figure out how to correctly account for lactation services. Every new mom should be so lucky. I can't recommend her highly enough!
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I called from the US to order flowers for my sister in Toronto. Claire chatted with me about what I had in mind, helped me pick a lovely and appropriate (cat safe, fresh, low-scent) arrangement and gave me a good idea of what to expect on delivery time and bouquet size. They were quick and efficient and my sister loved the flowers -- she sent me some snapshots and the arrangement was really lovely and personal.
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Delicious Indian cooking with a subtle hand on the balance of the spices in every dish. They always have the standard favourites, but they mix up the menu to take advantage of local/seasonal produce. Definitely my favourite Indian restaurant in the Bay Area. The staff are friendly, the takeaway service is efficient, and they're one of the few Berkeley restaurants that will do delivery (through ezdineinn).
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Really delicious margherita pizza with a real wood-fired crust. Friendly staff took great care of me, and I'm still dreaming about the house-made mozzarella: perfectly melty and just a touch caramelized from the oven. My only regret? I wish they had a smaller pizza so a solo diner could leave some room for dessert. I'll have to go back.
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Friendly staff, cute bistro tables on the sidewalk if it's nice out, and a good solid soupe à l'oignon. If they're not too busy, they don't mind laptop use while you sip your café au lait, and there's a good brunch menu with a good mix of lighter and heavier fare from traditional American (they'll do a waffle and eggs) to French (for your croque monsieur needs). It's a nice unpretentious local place for French food.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
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Farmstand bakery with local produce and great pies. Their fresh farm donuts are dipped in maple syrup on their way out of the fryer. Worth a detour if you're biking through, either to pick up some jam as a gift, or a little snack to keep you going on to North Hatley, Lennoxville, or Waterville.
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