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I had a Raspberry Pi SD card physically break recently. It really cramped my style at a demo I had a few hours later.

Why didn't I have a backup? Because the typical way to use dd to clone images on OS X is painfully slow. But a little research yielded a better way, raw disks. I blogged about it for future searchers.
The resulting entity body MAY be short and stout.
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Time to containerize all the things :)
 
News on +Google Cloud Platform Container Engine and Container Registry -- updates to pricing and features. Hear from companies using them in production, including Tock, Shippable, +zulily and more!

#GKE   #GCR   #Containers  
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Lots of people asked about the Twiddler keyboard I was toting around at #io15 , so I wrote up a review.
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+Alex Bravo Thanks for the heads up. I'm pushing the clarification now.

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I haven't stayed up until 3 hacking in ages, but it paid off.

I got a Twiddler 3, Android's Quick Launch feature (that was mostly removed after Honeycomb), and Google Glass to play together :)
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+Alex Bravo I worked my way back through the versions. Stuff started working at 12.1, but 12.0 seems a bit less flaky. That's where I'm staying for now.

I took copious notes, and I'll compile them into a writeup soon :)

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TIL Wolfram Alpha has a time dilation calculator. Now I can finally figure out where those lost work days went.
The answer to time dilation calculator... Enter what you want to calculate or know about in science, nutrition, history, geography, engineering, mathematics, linguistics, sports, finance, music...
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Make sure to try and use it at 88MPH.

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Bored tonight? Want to chat about Cloud stuffs? Just want a break on your bike ride home? Come say hi to me at the kick off of our kick off event at Galvanize. 
Join Google Cloud Platform for talks, 1:1 office hours, and workshops at Galvanize!   The Spinup kickoff event is on 5/14! Grab a bite on us, meet expert developers, customers, and partners.     Speakers:   Google Cloud Platform overview,Terry Ryan, Google   Kubernetes - what you need to know to get started with container clusters, Brian Dorsey, Google Meet Kelsey Hightower, Product manager, Developer and Chief Advocate at CoreOS   ...
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Another Thursday, another session of informal +Google Cloud Platform office hours at Galvanize SF. 

I'll be there from 2 to 4pm today. 

Today's swag is a small selection of Google Cloud Platform and Firebase t-shirts.

Let me know if you'd like to join me so I can keep an eye out for you.
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Sandeep and I just got here :)  Yes, we have cookies. Yes, you should come say hi.

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I'm doing my weekly +Google Cloud Platform informal office hours at Galvanize Cafe in San Francisco's Soma district. I'll be here until 4. 

If you're hackin' on Google Cloud Platform or Firebase and would like to pair program, or even if you just want to chat about the cloud, please drop by. 

And yes, I have cool stickers to share.
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I reformatted the +Firebase transit demo for a presentation.

That's when I realized that it works better than the 'wheres my next bus' mobile app I've been using.

Double yay =)
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Firebase now works with React Native! https://www.firebase.com/blog/2015-05-29-react-native.html
Firebase is a realtime backend as a service that allows you to create incredible apps. Save, Store and Update Data in realtime directly from the browser or mobile client using only javascript or native iOS or Android code.
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As a prerequisite for a lot of the wearable software I want to write, I need a good input, so I finally ordered a twiddler 3. It's going great, and I made some comfort hacks that I thought I'd share.

- My hand is smaller than most twiddlers (this is probably why I could never get my twiddler 2 to work for me), so I ditched the Velcro strap in favor of an elastic band. Yes, it's a repurposed ponytail band :)
- I find it a lot more comfortable to stabilize it with my thumb than the back of my hand, so I hold it that way and forgo access to the function keys on top.

Is anyone else doing any fit hacking? 
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Nevermind, I got the answer I was looking for. Now, I can keep looking for the next best way to use a thumb.
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New work week, new laptop sticker :)

Now I can push +Happy Nerdcore by sneaking the tasty treats into photos of developer events. 
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Help people do awesome stuff with Firebase
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  • Firebase
    Developer Advocate, 2014 - present
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    Developer Advocate
    Google+ and Google Glass APIs
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Helping people cause trouble with software since 2003
Introduction
Yes, my hair is green. I did that on purpose. =)

By day I'm a Developer Advocate. This means I help you build cool stuff with technology. By night, I spend my time split between roller derby, aerial silk, hacking all the things

I also really love science, especially space and astronomy.
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I'm resistant to poison ivy (please don't test this!)
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mimming, jentropy, baconated geek