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Tony Ruscoe
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Attended The University of Sheffield
Lives in Zürich, Switzerland
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Senior UX Engineer at Google
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HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, Django
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  • YouTube
    UX Engineer, Senior UX Engineer, 2013 - present
  • Google Switzerland GmbH
    Web Developer, Tech Lead, 2012 - 2013
  • Google UK Limited
    Webmaster, Web Architect, Information Architect, 2010 - 2013
  • SDL PLC
    Web Developer, 2000 - 2009
  • O'Reilly Media
    Technical Reviewer (Contractor), 2008 - 2009
  • Google Blogoscoped
    Co-editor, 2006 - 2009
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Senior UX Engineer at Google interested in baking, whisky, beer, food, genealogy, and Back to the Future.
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  • The University of Sheffield
    Computer Science, 1997 - 2000
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I've always wondered about this fascinating piece of British history. I think Peter Kirstein and I would get on. In his words:

The British always think they know best, and they didn’t like .com because that was really assuming that everything commercial was American.
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And what’s more, there was a certain question as to whether a research group in the US should be allowed to tell the British what to do.
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There was a big meeting of all the interested parties to discuss this question about .uk and .gb. By then it was probably ‘87/’88, it would have cost £25 million to change, and nobody was willing to pay the £25 million.
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And then I added, I guarantee to change within one week of the US going to .us, and Jon didn’t see the humour of that at all!
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of all things .uk, the home of Britain online.
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+Yeray Durán As I recall the early non-domestic sites were all military-related. The first chat ("TALK") link I recall having with someone outside North America was an informal one with a military officer in Norway.
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Channel cards have launched.

youtube.com/my_videos → Edit → Cards → Add card → Channel
 
We just released the all-new Channel Card! Use it to show your fav collaborator you care. goo.gl/DJ2NcS
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Channel cards. Has anyone seen one in the wild yet?
 
Giving your collab partners some love is getting easier with channel cards. https://goo.gl/Gjbgp6 #CreatorPreview
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+Mohammad Khatib Ah, I’m specifically talking about cards linking to channels (rather than websites, videos or playlists) in this instance.
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First! 🎂
 
Ten years ago today the first video was uploaded to YouTube!  Me at the Zoo #TBT 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNQXAC9IVRw
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This video looks great on Google Cardboard. I might have to hunt down an Oculus Rift to try out the full experience.
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This is one of the YouTube features that I’ve been working on for the last year or so. Cards are now available to everyone!
As a creator, you’ve probably been using annotations to engage with your viewers for years. But one of the things you’ve told us is that you need more flexibility with the info you share through annotations, and—most importan...
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I find the following text from youtube docs on cards to be a bit frightening

"Cards are designed to be contextual to the video and should help creators reach their goals, while providing an enriched viewer experience. As the system evolves, we plan to optimize it to surface the most relevant teasers and cards based on performance, viewer behavior and the device they are using."

Does this mean youtube will be deciding what cards are displayed on our videos?
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The Doctor and Doc Brown at 0:55… I can’t wait for this game!
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+Jens Oliver Meiert has published another book On Web Development, for which I was honoured to write the foreword.

Readers in the UK can get it for just £1.26 from Amazon.co.uk:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B010PQPT90/?tag=j9t-21-20
 
New Book: On Web Development:
http://meiert.com/en/blog/20150701/on-web-development/.

“On Web Development bundles 134 articles and the last 11 years of technical writings by Jens Oliver Meiert (meiert.com). Freshly reordered and commented, the articles cover #processes and #maintenance, #HTML and #CSS, #standards, as well as #development and #design in general; they range from coding basics and principles, to carefully scathing criticism, to tips and tricks and trivia.”

Amazon book page: http://goo.gl/2LwOsL.
German announcement: http://goo.gl/SK2fFb.

I’ll say I’m content. This is not the most prestigious project I’ve been working on, but it’s nonetheless important to me: I’ve been meaning to try this, and I’ve been wanting to find some sort of “closure.” I’m in talks with O’Reilly on a manuscript about coding guidelines, and a book about my travels, another experiment, is being edited as we speak. I’m content. :)
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We’re at the world premiere of Back to the Future in Concert. So excited!
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What a fantastic experience ! So pleased for you. XX
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Wanted: Creative examples of YouTube Annotations

Please share links in the comments to YouTube videos you’ve seen that use annotations really well. (Annotations are those clickable areas in videos that sometimes include text.)

Perhaps they were used to create an interactive video, a fun game, a quiz, a create-your-own-adventure, useful navigation between sections of a video, or an excellent end-screen/card/cap/slate to promote related content or links.

A few examples to demonstrate the sort of thing I’m looking for:

Interactive video (Slap Jamie Oliver)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usPV2cXhxp0&t=1m10s

Interactive quiz (Wiz-Fiz-Quiz)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux8rq0ryYI4&t=46s

Music navigation (Albert Man EP Sampler)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hEONJNt-bw&t=9s

Endscreen (YouTube Rewind 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKx2B8WCQuw&t=5m17s
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Creators!

We're excited to announce cards, an awesome new way for you to engage with viewers.  Cards can inform your fans about videos, merch, playlists, websites, and more.  Think of it as an evolution of annotations (which haven't even reached their final form).  Best of all, cards look as beautiful on mobile as they do on desktop.

Go to your Video Editor and choose from six different cards: Merchandise, Fundraising, Video, Playlist, Associated Website and Fan Funding.  Try it out!

Learn more here → http://goo.gl/6GtR6G
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Great. Let me know if you have any more questions or feedback!
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The birth of .uk: an oral history — 30 years of .uk — Medium
30yearsof.uk

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of all things .uk, the home of Britain online.

3Quarks - Station Clock
www.3quarks.com

A station clock owes its technology to the particular requirements of operating a railway. On the one hand, railway timetables don't list an

Make your videos even more interactive with cards
youtubecreator.blogspot.com

As a creator, you’ve probably been using annotations to engage with your viewers for years. But one of the things you’ve told us is that you

The Oral History Of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop To Ameri...
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Everyone's favorite emoji began in Japan. But without Google, it may have stayed there.

BACK TO THE FUTURE TIME MACHINE
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BACK TO THE FUTURE TIME MACHINE. Scale: 1:50. Collection: Hot Wheels Elite One. The DMC-12 was featured in many films and on television, but

Google Teapot Easter Egg
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Google has a funny error page at google.com/teapot. It says: "418. I'm a teapot. The requested entity body is short and stout. Tip me over a

Differences from HTML4
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1.5 Development Model. The HTML4 specification reached Recommendation status before it was completely implemented in user agents. HTML4 stil

BACK TO THE FUTURE TIME MACHINE with Mr. Fusion
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The iconic Back to the Future Time Machine is the centerpiece of the Back to the Future movie trilogy, which follows the adventures of teena

BACK TO THE FUTURE TIME MACHINE with Mr. Fusion
hotwheels-elite.com

The iconic Back to the Future Time Machine is the centerpiece of the Back to the Future movie trilogy, which follows the adventures of teena

Flying Time Machine
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Add this memorable time machine to your ornament collection.

Cardboard
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With your phone and a piece of Cardboard you can see some pretty amazing stuff. Try out a set of demos showing immersive experiences on Andr

Albert Man : The guy behind the man
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Albert Man is a songwriter based in London, UK.

Nothing
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Kaufen Sie bei Google Play im Web. Ihr Einkauf steht Ihnen sofort auf Ihrem Android-Gerät zur Verfügung – ganz ohne lästiges Synchronisieren