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    Sr. HPC Engeering, 2013 - present
  • Citrix Online
    Architect, 2010 - 2013
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    Architect, 2007 - 2010
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    Principle Software Architect, 2000 - 2006
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    Architect, 1996 - 2000
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    Sr. Analyst / Programmer, 1994 - 1995
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"This helped create a community made up of real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names."

Finally (are they over now).. but what a load of horse shit "this helped create a community made up of real people" .. you would have had that with a better name policy.

You do not have the data or facts to claim that THIS policy is what helped you create a community of "REAL" people. This is just your belief.

Such a sad statement for a company that claims to be data driven.

This does not forgive you in my mind for the idiocy you held on to tightly and forced throughout your system.
 
When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. This helped create a community made up of real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names. 

Over the years, as Google+ grew and its community became established, we steadily opened up this policy, from allowing +Page owners to use any name of their choosing to letting YouTube users bring their usernames into Google+. Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use. 

We know you've been calling for this change for a while. We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users. For this we apologize, and we hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be. Thank you for expressing your opinions so passionately, and thanks for continuing to make Google+ the thoughtful community that it is.
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those pesky nymwars.. they are over now right? HAHANO.

"Now that Google PR has emailed me (Saturday evening) telling me to 'tone down' my "unfair" headline, go read it:"

http://www.zdnet.com/thanks-for-nothing-jerkface-7000030306/
Summary: OPINION: One month after creator and leader of Google+, Vic Gundotra, quietly quit, Google chief Sergey Brin told a conference audience last week that involvement in Google+ was "a mistake." He made the exact opposite statement in 2011.
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So.. are we staggering yet?

"But I’m willing to stake my reputation on the following statement: If Google Plus doesn’t have a staggering number of active users by the end of 2013, you can all come over to my office and pie me in the face."

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2014/01/31/google-plus-claim-chowder
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Yeah.. lot of cat pictures in 2013.. 
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Contextual Electronics is a 10 week program designed to teach electronics in the setting of an online community – equipped with tutorials, instructional videos, and a hands-on tasks for you to complete throughout the course: From the FAQ: It’s [Contextual Electronics] a site for learning all about electronics! The contextual refers to the fact that […]
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Christmas tree with electric imp powered star (although you can not see it animating in this picture.)
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Yes, Tesla - this is how you do patents:

"Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.

Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology."

http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/all-our-patent-are-belong-you
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Some interesting commentaries
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Teslas-Elon-Musk-Declares-All-Our-Patent-Are-Belong-to-You
Steve Jurvetson of DFJ, an early investor in Tesla, commented on the blog, "Engineers >> Patents. The capacity to innovate is more important than any one innovation." Jurvetson cited a patent law professor who said, "Yes, it has caused a flurry in the patent bar, as you might imagine. And I had lunch with an in-house IP counsel at a company who said he had 64 emails this morning from engineers at his company saying 'Why can't we do that?' Good for Elon.”
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So yeah, google, how is that real names policy working for you now to keep everything nice and happy between people online?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/joeflood/what-happens-when-google-doesnt-think-youre-a-human

ass hats.
Elaine Yellow Horse wanted to use Google+ for business. She only ran into one problem: Google wouldn't recognize her name.
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I am sure they feel they have better things to do with their lives. 
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So the new Facebook Paper app will require a Facebook login, but will not require that you reveal your identity. Wonder when Google will start to grow up.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-30/facebook-turns-10-the-mark-zuckerberg-interview#p3

'"Former Facebook employees say identity and anonymity have always been topics of heated debate in the company. Now Zuckerberg seems eager to relax his old orthodoxies. “I don’t know if the balance has swung too far, but I definitely think we’re at the point where we don’t need to keep on only doing real identity things,” he says. “If you’re always under the pressure of real identity, I think that is somewhat of a burden.” Paper will still require a Facebook login, but Zuckerberg says the new apps might be like Instagram, which doesn’t require users to log in with Facebook credentials or share pictures with friends on the social network. “It’s definitely, I think, a little bit more balanced now 10 years later,” he says. “I think that’s good.”'
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Neither Facebook nor Google are monolithic, though clearly Zuckerberg and Page carry a great deal of authority. G+ and, say, Blogger (or even Gmail) have substantially different identity policies. It wouldn't surprise me that as Facebook "grows up" different parts of it develop different identity policies as well.
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okay - this is pretty cool.. requires WebGL, works best in Chrome - http://auduno.github.io/clmtrackr/examples/facesubstitution.html - real time face substitution - in JavaScript (using your camera and substituting alterations on your face in the video feed in real time)
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Apparently I have a face in my eye
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Last night was having a conversation with some friends about women in technology - it was started because they noticed my 'App Camp For Girls' t-shirt (hey it worked! Got the conversation started).

Since they are not in the technology field the same way I am that had heard tangentially about the issues but it was hard to quickly point out how subtle and systemic this problem actually is.

This is a good article about how this bias actually works at the higher levels of venture capital investment from one well known person:

'Women "Haven't been hacking for the past 10 years"'... that you can say something like that without even blinking.. it boggles the mind.

http://valleywag.gawker.com/paul-graham-says-women-havent-been-hacking-for-the-pa-1490581236?rev=1388186389
The Information just proved that it's worth the $400 price of admission. On display in an interview with Y Combinator cofounder Paul Graham is the clearest picture of Silicon Valley's unacknowledged sexism to ever find its way in print.
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