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Sameer Verma
Works at San Francisco State University
Attended Georgia State University
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Analog magic on the Ampex "Fine Line" F-44 reel tape recorder. Circa 1964.
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It's done! Finished building the Bottlehead Quickie battery-operated tube preamplifier. Four 9V cells (=36V) power the amp, while two 1.5V D cells (=3V) heat the tubes. The tubes are 3S4 Tungsram tubes from Hungary.
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And to finish off the +Ubuntu convergence tests today, here's a showcase of some of the core apps originally developed for the phone, now running on my desktop under Unity 8: Notes (formerly Reminders), Weather, Terminal, Calculator, Calendar, System Settings and Doc Viewer, along with the Scopes window showing the applications scope.

Note the desktop layout already available in Notes. All looking good!
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Enjoying Ubuntu on my Nexus 7. Maybe I should put it on my Nexus 5 phone :-)
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"Chicago" on 7" aluminum reels by Scotch. Rolling on the Akai GX-635D, recently cleaned, and polished. Shiny!
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Epic! lol ...Rock n Roll Buddy! \m/ (- -) \m/
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I had been meaning to try the +Ubuntu Unity 8 session for a while, and finally last evening had a bit of hacking time and decided to go for it. This is not yet the convergent desktop experience, but rather a way to comfortably test Unity8 on your regular desktop.

I'm really impressed by a) the LXC container setup, which does not mess the rest of your system and lets you switch between your classic desktop and the new Unity and b) even with apps not yet being completely functional, the look and feel of the Unity 8 session on a big monitor (after being used to see it on the phone).

Kudos to everyone working on pushing the boundaries of the convergence vision. In particular, thanks to +Stephen M. Webb and Chris Townsend for their help in debugging a couple of issues to get me up and running.

If you want to give it a go, remember that this is for early testing purposes only, and that you should have either an Intel graphics card, or switch to the nouveau driver if you're using nvidia:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity8inLXC
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Enjoying Ubuntu on my Nexus 7. Maybe I should put it on my Nexus 5 phone :-)
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I put touch on an nexus 4 recently and it froze after phone calls
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Hanging out with Prof. Ed Felten, aka The US Deputy CTO. What an awesome guy! (Anybody remember SDMI?) We had a blast kicking off the National Day of Civic Hacking 2015 last night.

It's going to be days instead of a day for us. This year we are hosting a two day hackathon at +San Francisco State University​. In addition, we have a new event on Monday. A Workshop on Civic Technologies and Smart Cities. Keynote by Joy Bonaguro, San Francisco's Chief Data Officer, we have a rich program with research presentations, panel discussions, and poster sessions of student projects. http://commons.sfsu.edu/wctsc

Looks like a fun three days to start my summer break ;-)
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You rebels ! You would fail so much at the Dictator Academy or Academy for breeding the next line of Royalty! All these Universal Rights Declaration, Rights of the Kids, #SDG's, #OLPC ... where is the planet heading towards!
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Aluminum 7 inch Scotch reels look cool! Like a couple of alien heads rolling around while singing :-) Featured on the TEAC A-6010 tape recorder.
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Professor at San Francisco State University, Founder and Organizer, OLPC San Francisco, Free and Open Source Software Enthusiast.
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  • Georgia State University
    Decision Sciences and Information Systems, 1992 - 2000
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