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Tom Brander
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Letter signed by superintendent and science teachers in Ouachita Parish Schools stating their intent to block acceptance of evolution. Just wow.
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Google's Desktop Search Also Lets You Set An Alarm Or Send A Note To Your Phone

Over the past few days, we have learned of two new ways that Google has been integrating its desktop Search with Android devices: finding your phone and sending directions to yourself. Google has revealed that other similar "searches" now make it possible to set an alarm or send a note to your phone as well.

To send a note to yourself, you simply search for "note to self," or "send a note." A card appears with a text field to write the content of the note and a device picker so you can choose which phone or tablet to send it to. As for setting an alarm, you can search for a generic "set an alarm," or a more specific "set an alarm for 11:00." In both cases you can edit the time before you send it to your phone.

If you are not in the US you may need to append &gl=us  at the end of the browser URL for now.
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Being an avid Cloud Platform¹ user, I wrote a tiny Chrome App that uses the powerful File System Provider² API so that we can mount and browse Cloud Storage Buckets directly in the Chrome OS File Manager.

As a matter of fact, it was easy and fast to implement this file system thanks to the handy Cloud Storage API. Have a look at the public GitHub repository³, logic is only <200 JavaScript lines of code ;)

¹ https://cloud.google.com/ ² https://developer.chrome.com/apps/fileSystemProvider ³ https://github.com/beaufortfrancois/cloud-storage-chrome-app

Cloud Storage Chrome OS App is available now at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ibfbhbegfkamboeglpnianlggahglbfi
Access Cloud Storage Buckets in the Files App
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Birmingham Area MLS* Monthly Observations for March 2015 Dollar sales in March experienced a better than expected seasonal improvement of 27% to $266,141,196 from February’s $210,080,211, up by 17% over last March’s of $227,902,558. The increase over last…
Birmingham Area MLS* Monthly Observations for March 2015 Dollar sales in March experienced a better than expected seasonal improvement of 27% to $266,141,196 from February’s $210,080,211, up by 17%...
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Microsoft: A Word On Letting Your Values Show

Ben & Jerry’s responds to Microsoft CMO regarding marriage equality, same-sex marriage, and letting your values show.
http://www.benjerry.com/whats-new/microsoft-same-sex-marriage
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So.. I have not gotten a Google IO acceptance. But no Reject. Should I be hopeful? 
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Very talented. Remind me to keep him at a distance when I shower.
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Making a Show at the Maker Faire

The Westport, CT Mini Maker Faire at the +Westport Public Library​ draws about 6,000 people to experience all kinds of amazing entrepreneurial innovations, crafts and technologies that are changing the world. This year I am an exhibitor - showing off the P.E.T. Personal Energy Transport for disabled mobility in developing nations. Many thanks to Faire organizer +Mark Mathias​, who has done an amazing job of turning this event into one of the biggest and most exciting maker events worldwide - and for giving us a choice spot right by the entrance! More info at GoFundMe.com/petwestport
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“So many of us take our connectivity for granted,” said Marx, the NYPL president. He said NYPL employees regularly find people outside its various libraries surfing the ‘Net on the free Wi-Fi. “They have no other option. Without the Internet, they can’t do homework. They can’t pay bills. They can’t apply for jobs. In our increasingly online world, this is unacceptable,” 

"The Library Hotspot program – also offered by the Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Library — was announced last year. It’s funded with a $1 million donation from Google, a $500,000 grant from the Knight News Challenge, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Open Society Foundations, and Robin Hood Foundation. The city’s three library systems aim to lend 10,000 devices to New Yorkers by the end of the year."
The library on Thursday said it was expanding its free broadband program, which loans low-income families hot spot devices.
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Baldwin County & Alabama Coastal MLS*: Observations for the Month of March 2014 Sales dollars increased 29% in March to $133,160,474 from February of $103,171,501. This is 17% better than March last year at $113,720,479. (Sect A p.2). This is the 1st…
Baldwin County & Alabama Coastal MLS*: Observations for the Month of March 2014 Sales dollars increased 29% in March to $133,160,474 from February of $103,171,501. This is 17% better than March...
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Barcamp Bham 2015 is 2 weeks out. Spread the word and register if you haven't barcampbham2015.eventbrite.com
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I am rather looking forward to this. 
Country music veteran Willie Nelson is set to open a chain of marijuana shops across the U.S. The 81 year old, who is a proud pot smoker, is planning to launch the dispensaries throughout America, ...
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