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It's that guy! From the Internet!

Dancing with +Matt Harding​ in San Jose... 
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Now I know where the hell Matt is. Thanks!!
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Happy Canada Day, eh?
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and of course, the song (featuring Geddy Lee!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4i3wjL2qXU
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Happy Pride everyone. Feeling pretty emotional; I've got 49 extra reasons to march this year... #prideforeveryone
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Snapshot from my corporate directory page for +Google​'s "Lady Day". (http://www.businessinsider.com/google-holding-lady-day-2016-6)
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Mounting the rearview mirror, a surprisingly non-trivial challenge. I didn't like the way I had the wide-angle convex mirror mounted on my old Miata race car; the placement was good but the mounting was way too "floppy", with vibration making it a bit hard to see cars behind me as anything other than blurry blobs (which thankfully was enough in most cases).

Many racers mount their mirrors with brackets attached to the rollcage bar, but in the tight confines of a Miata cockpit that results in a mirror that's way too easy to smack your head/helmet into on the way in/out of the car.

Mounting arms attached to the windshield frame are the next obvious solution, but these are tricky to get right: they need to allow for adjustability, so they can't be single rigid pieces, but they need to be rigid enough to resist the shaking and vibration typical in a race car. And of course they need to be reasonably light.

Pictured is my first attempt, after a considerable amount of thought and prototyping. The main arms are hollow aluminum (I welded caps on the ends for added strength). The arms are unequal-length because the mirror needs to be angled, and the endlinks (of which I made several different lengths) are also asymmetric to level the mirror correctly. The next iteration will swap in L-shaped endlinks to move the mirror a bit forward/upward.
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Thumbscrews/wingnuts are definitely under consideration (the fasteners pictured are just temporary ones), though generally the assumption is that this is something I only need to adjust at times when I'll have access to tools. (I.e. if I'm sitting in the race pre-grid and need to adjust a mirror that doesn't otherwise move, I'm probably doing it wrong.)
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"Transferring": it's sending your Pokemon to the Pokeglue factory, essentially.
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That's called fertilizer... :D
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+Matt Harding's "Dancing" videos are possibly my very favourite YouTube videos of all time. And oh, look, he's coming to my neighbourhood this Saturday!

Event info: http://www.wheretheheckismatt.com/#events

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwe-pA6TaZk
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My phone was unlocked while in my pocket the other day and in addition to a bunch of gibberish draft E-mail replies, I made some abstract art. 
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Casual sexism and microaggressions are very real things that my women colleagues endure on a daily basis. I'm glad that someone called this out and I'm proud of our internal grassroots response. Today, my official +Google business title is "Male Lady Software Engineer".
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Meanwhile in my home* and native** land, the government demonstrates that there's nothing so sacred (not even the national anthem) that it can't be changed to reflect a nation's evolving values. Something their neighbours to the south would do well to learn.

* - Okay well I don't technically live there.
** - Nor was I actually born there.
Canadian MPs vote to change the lyrics of the English language version of the country's national anthem to make it more gender neutral.
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Canadians are far too reasonable. :)
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+Google​​​​ News, you totally fail. Why is Fox "News" even considered a legitimate news source and why can't I remove it from my feed?

Also, fuck you, +Fox News​​.
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I've given up on Google News and the Play Newsstand apps for any kind of news consumption. If I can't filter sources, it's useless.
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Software Engineer
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  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2013 - present
  • SCCA San Francisco Region
    Director-at-Large, 2008 - 2014
  • Intel Corporation
    Software Engineer, 2011 - 2013
  • Hooked Wireless Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2007 - 2011
  • Extreme Performance
    Co-owner, 2007 - 2011
  • NVIDIA Corp.
    Software Engineer, 1999 - 2004
  • VMWare Inc.
    Member of Technical Staff, 2004 - 2006
  • Corel Corp.
    Intern, software engineer, 1996 - 1997
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Viêt-Tâm Luu, Lưu Vịêt-Tâm, Tam Luu
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Racer | Maker | Geek | Canadian
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Amateur race car driver and mechanic, professional code monkey.
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2011 Improved Touring S Champion, SCCA San Francisco Region
Education
  • University of Waterloo
    BMath Computer Science, 1994 - 1999
  • Champlain Regional College St-Lawrence Campus
    1992 - 1994
  • Saguenay Valley High School
    1986 - 1992
  • Saguenay Valley Elementary School
    1986 - 1986
  • Foothill Elementary School
  • Ecole Monseigneur-Bluteau
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A cultural cornerstone of the area. Their walking tour is an enjoyable and informative stroll about the neighborhood loaded with historical insights and anecdotes, definitely recommended if you haven't been to the area before. The exhibits are highly accessible; no ropes or glass keeping you from getting a close up look at their collection of vintage moviemaking equipment. The staff is friendly and interactive, happy to relate more information. Ask for a tour of the original projection room!
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Great sushi, a good drinks menu and usually (might be busy if there's a game or event at the SAP Center nearby) no problem getting a table immediately without a reservation. We've been many times and have never been disappointed (though I would advise sticking to the menu if you're ordering cocktails). Had the omakase chef's menu and it was a great meal for the price. The (oyster, salmon, hamachi, honeymoon) shooters are delightful and definitely worth trying.
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All-around very good menu for a reasonable price. The barbecued meats were delicious. Would eat there again if I were in the neighborhood.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Unimpressive hole in the ground, impressive hole left in your wallet to go see it. A half hour walking geology lecture, informationally equivalent to five minutes on Wikipedia, spent trying to avoid tripping over people's wayward toddlers and being blinded by the flashes of clueless wannabe photographers who don't understand they're totally wasting their time. The caves themselves are utterly uninspiring, with a meager handful of stalactites here and there, nothing like the awe inspiring natural "cathedrals" seen in other limestone caves elsewhere in the world. To be avoided unless you can't tell a lackluster tourist trap from a hole in the ground.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Couldn't find an open table so sat down the bar for a drink while we waited. Ended up eating there and along the way enjoyed a wonderful conversational encounter with some locals. Fish and chips and Irish stew both excellent; whiskey pour was generous; service friendly and welcoming. A delightful evening!
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