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Paul Lindner
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  • Google
    Staff Software Engineer, 2010 - present
  • LinkedIn
    Principal Software Engineer, 2009 - 2010
  • Hi5 Networks
    Manager - hi5 platform, 2006 - 2009
  • Six Apart
    Engineering/Operations, 2004 - 2006
  • Critical Path, Inc.
    Senior Software Engineer, 2001 - 2004
  • Red Hat Software
    Director - Web Information Systems, 1999 - 2001
  • International Telecommunication Union
    Internet Technical Coordinator, Webmaster, Hostmaster, 1996 - 1999
  • University of Minnesota
    Programmer/Analyst, 1990 - 1996
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My new favorite way to manage home directories with git

And you can avoid merge conflicts by adding entries to your .gitattributes file:

.bash_history merge=union

Original: http://www.1500wordmtu.com/2016/my-new-favorite-way-to-manage-home-directories-with-git
This tutorial describes how you can keep you system time precise using a NTP server.
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Hey you solved my weekend project for me :).
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Just finished the six part documentary Capitalism. Feels like the 1st time I read The Peoples History of the USA. Oh and#StopTheTPP

Original: http://www.1500wordmtu.com/2016/just-finished-the-six-part-documentary-capitalism-feels-like-the
320 minutes / 7-day rental. Capitalism has been the engine of unprecedented economic growth and social transformation. With the fall of the communist states and the triumph of "neo- liberalism," capitalism is by far the world's dominant ideology. But how much do we understand about how it ...
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Mark McCahill is an American programmer who has been involved in developing and popularizing a number of Internet technologies since the late 1980s. Mark is best known for helping …
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W3C Blockchains and the Web Workshop Report

Lots and lots of content to digest from this workshop in June. I'm really excited to see IPLD, which brings actual URNs to life.

https://www.w3.org/2016/04/blockchain-workshop/report.html Lots and lots of content to digest from this workshop in June. I'm really excited to see IPLD, which brings actual URNs to life.
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I'm happy to see some research in this area. I had been starting to analyze some of the early history of blogging so this is relevant. The relevant quote:

From this model we conclude that after the first year of publishing, nearly 11% of shared resources will be lost and after that we will continue to lose 0.02% per day.
https://arxiv.org/abs/1209.3026 I'm happy to see some research in this area. I had been starting to analyze some of the early history of blogging so this
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Gopher Cluster Searches (2001) - YouTube

Conceptual VR Search UI from 2001. GopherVR had a bunch of neat things. Hulk jumps, stonehenge, spiral stonehenge. We used the open source Doom code to implement the software and a lot of graph paper to make the 3d models..

#throwbackthursday

original: http://www.1500wordmtu.com/2016/gopher-cluster-searches-2001---youtube
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GopherVR looks like what I expected the internet to look like, based on having seen this scene in Jurassic Park: https://youtu.be/dxIPcbmo1_U?t=45s. Totally cool.
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For the past month I've replaced Slack usage with Riot.im (aka vector.im) and Matrix.org and I am very, very happy with the results.

There's been a trend where open source projects start a Slack for team communication. I understand why. The Slack UI is refined, you get searchable,
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Didn't realize I was doing "ledgers" way back at the University of Minnesota. As you can see we weren't that excited writing line-of-business apps. Also funny how Privacy Enhanced Mail never took off. Pity that.

Here's the executive summary for Forms Nirvana from an old design doc:

This document describes an open-architecture forms routing and approval system suitable for routing requests through a multi-person authorization chain. Once a request has been authorized, the completed request can be automagically submitted to another system (for example, the financial system for posting to the general ledger). While WWW is initially envisioned as the vehicle for user interaction with the system, the request routing logic is separated from user presentation so that other technologies (such as E-mail with digital signatures) can be used as well. Provisions are also made for entities other than human signers to be part of the authorization chain, so consistency checks can be automatically applied to the form's content.

Tagged: #throwbackthursday

Original: http://www.1500wordmtu.com/2016/behold-formsnirvana-the-internal-only-logo-from-1996-at-umn
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Also this was involved with the two worst named acronyms CUFS and GAMS.
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Some notes on my #indieweb experience.
I'm still pretty happy my indieweb publishing experiment. Content is flowing in all the right ways. Posts end up as Posts. Photos are uploaded native with
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Show Time for Young Scientists

Spotted at Bella Vita in Rockridge, Oakland.
Spotted at Bella Vita in Rockridge, Oakland.
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Found this geeky license plate in the LinkedIn parking lot. Question is, what's origin, master and local branches.
Found this geeky license plate in the LinkedIn parking lot. Question is, what's origin, master and local branches
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Internet of "Just Janitor Things"

I suspect these are simple bluetooth low energy beacons. Will find out more on my next visit. I have to wonder about the cost-benefit of these. It seems like you should already have a regular schedule for cleaning. So that leaves out-of-band events. Seems like a sign with a phone number for call/text would have worked as well...
I suspect these are simple bluetooth low energy beacons. Will find out more on my next visit. I have to wonder about the cost-benefit of
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Do so after your business, to prevent unforeseeable things.
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The Big Short - Movies & TV on Google Play
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When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big S

EvAccess - Android Apps on Google Play
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The EvAccess app shows charging and status information about your Mercedes Benz electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle. EvAccess works with your

Breast Cancer Husband - Books on Google Play
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A unique guide, like none other on the market—packed with medical information, practical tips, psychological insight, and coping strategies—

How Google's Silence Helped Net Neutrality Win | WIRED
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Google kept a very low profile during the past year's lobbying over net neutrality. That doesn't mean that the company didn't care about the

Doomtree
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Doomtree is an indie hip hop collective and record label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The collective has seven members: rappers P.O.S, D

10 New Year's Resolutions (for you) for the Year 2015
blog.louisgray.com

A new year is a somewhat arbitrary point in time to mark change. But tradition has it that we do two things when the calendar turns from Dec

Album Review: Live Current Volume 6
www.thecurrent.org

It's hard to believe that it's almost been six years now of recording some of our favorite bands and songwriters here in The Current studios

Clash of Clans
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Clash of Clans ist ein aufregendes Kriegsstrategiespiel. Vergrößere dein Dorf, bilde Truppen aus und kämpfe gegen Millionen von Online-Spiel

CIS 471: We paid $200 billion for broadband connectivity -- where is it?...
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Bruce Kushnick just published The $200 Billion Broadband Scandal in which he shows that in return for promising to install fiber for high-sp

10 British Shows You Need to Stream on Netflix This Thanksgiving | WIRED
www.wired.com

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and hey, since being kind of contrary is the American way, why not celebrate this most delicious of holidays

Inbox by Gmail
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Inbox by Gmail requires an invite. Email inbox@google.com to request one. Your email inbox should help you live and work better, but instead

Sign in - Google Accounts
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For your convenience, keep this checked. On shared devices, additional precautions are recommended. Learn more · Need help? Create an accoun

Moto X (2014) review: There is no justice in the world
www.gizmag.com

Gizmag has had some time to get to know the new Moto X and found it to be even better than its unappreciated predecessor from last year. In

Twelve Questions about "the Future" from my Reddit AMA
davidbrin.blogspot.com

I recently participated in an AMA - Ask Me Anything on the Reddit Futurology subgroup. Here's a selection of questions and answers from this

Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program
www.theatlantic.com

For two years, the company has been working to build flying robots that can deliver products across a city in a minute or two. An Atlantic e

Glad to see Firebrand have it's own space. Highly recommend all their pastries and try out the vanilla iced coffee if it's available.
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Caring, compassionate and kind - Maisy, Amir, and her team at Desert Dental Spa provided dental service above and beyond anything I thought possible. While on vacation we were able to book an emergency appointment and see Maisy that afternoon. The pleasant environment and Maisy's calm, non-judgemental manner made it easy for even the most dental-phobic patient to get proper treatment. The next day we were able to complete a complex set of extractions while under Amir's sedation using the latest hi-tech tools. The care was so good that we're making Desert Dental Spa our full-time dentist even if that means a 7h drive to Palm Springs/Palm Desert.
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Nice curated selection of garden things. On site Ritual Coffee is the cherry on top.
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Caring, compassionate and kind - Maisy, Amir, and her team at Desert Dental Spa provided dental service above and beyond anything I thought possible. While on vacation we were able to book an emergency appointment and see Maisy that afternoon. The pleasant environment and Maisy's calm, non-judgemental manner made it easy for even the most dental-phobic patient to get proper treatment. The next day we were able to complete a complex set of extractions while under Amir's sedation using the latest hi-tech tools. The care was so good that we're making Desert Dental Spa our full-time dentist even if that means a 7h drive to Palm Springs/Palm Desert.
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It's a cell phone lot with a view.
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I was hoping for better after reading the reviews. Margaritas were okay, food was pretty by-the-book. Fajitas came out sizzling and nicely charred. Cheese enchilada was a bit bland.
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