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Tom Brander
Works at Open SoftWare Company, Dartmouth, LLC
Attended Birmingham Southern College
Lives in Birmingham, AL
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  • Salisbury School
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OSWCO, Authorized Google Apps Re-seller
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Google Apps Certified Sales Specialist, Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist, Open Source evangelist, Python, Django, Data Analysis, Javascript. Large scale IS project management, Consulting, Ex Major Bank CIO. Real Estate Reporting
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Open Software, Real Estate Reporting, Consulting
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  • Open SoftWare Company, Dartmouth, LLC
    Open Software, Consulting, Real Estate Reporting, present
  • Compass Bank
    SVP, CIO
  • American International Group
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  • Citigroup
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  • Honeywell
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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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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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Baldwin County & Alabama Coastal MLS*: Observations for the Month of February 2014 Sales dollars increased 19% in February to $101,572,601 from January of $85,561,282. This is about even with February last year at $102,008,927. (Sect A p.2). The 12 month…
Baldwin County & Alabama Coastal MLS*: Observations for the Month of February 2014 Sales dollars increased 19% in February to $101,572,601 from January of $85,561,282. This is about even with F...
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Ultra cool..
 
What is Google VPN / Google Connectivity Service?

Android 5.1 appears to have added a new application or service that hasn't been announced, yet. It appears to be a VPN application from the Googs, though it's not fully working at this time.

From a networking standpoint, offering a VPN to over a billion users is a daunting task, even for the Googs. Then again, not all users are on 5.1, not all users would be connected at the same time, so there is a possibility. Still, even a few million users is a crazy idea. Then again, how many people actually use an Open WiFi network? Maybe the total amount is quite lower than I think.

I could see them offering this as an Android at Work service to secure enterprise communications where the enterprise is not providing their own VPN. I could also see this as part of their upcoming MVNO to secure WiFi connections since we believe the MVNO will utilize WiFi where possible.
Android 5.1 might not have a horde of obvious changes above the surface, but there's no doubt Google put in a lot of work under the hood. Another interesting new change has come to light -- the company might be working on bringing a built-in VPN service.
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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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He wanted to show off tonight... 
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Very talented. Remind me to keep him at a distance when I shower.
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Birmingham Area MLS* Monthly Observations for February 2015 Dollar sales in February experienced an expected seasonal improvement of 22% to $200,563,499 from January’s $163,769,334, up by 18% over last February’s of $169,452,699. The increase over last…
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no more Google code hosting.. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9191587
Hi everyone. I wanted to let you know (and I know this isn't a huge surprise) that we will be shutting down the Google Code project hosting system over the next year. Wired did a nice story about Github that touches on the shutdown: http://www.wired.com/2015/03/github-conquered-google-microso.
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