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Kept waiting for the hover text to appear.  It never did :(

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Bill Gates shares a comic strip celebrating progress on polio by Randall Munroe.
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So true!  I did manage to get a little side hacking done while I was on paternity leave in the first few weeks after Gabe was born, but that's mostly long gone.  But I certainly wouldn't trade it for the world!
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I use Google Play Music myself, but +Elisabeth Norris and I have toyed with getting a +Spotify subscription for her.  I guess that certainly won't be happening now.

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Contrary to reports, including an official statement from Sony, Spotify will not be supporting Google Cast for playback on home speakers. Instead, it
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Clay Shirky on removing distractions from the classroom.
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I can testify to this actually being true.  I have now adopted my syllabus language to reflect what Clay states in this article.
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How I push-to-deploy my site without accidentally killing local changes I sometimes have on the server, thanks to some tips from +Junio C Hamano.

https://willnorris.com/2014/09/jekyll-push-to-deploy
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Last week, +Elisabeth Norris and I went up to the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. As we were walking toward the entrance, I heard some music coming from the tunnel that goes under the street. I couldn’t tell if it was recorded or live, so ventured over to investigate. These three guys were on the other side of the locked gates having a little jazz session that, thanks to the acoustics of the tunnel, projected really well and just sounded incredible. I almost could have just stayed and listened to them play, and just skipped the flowers.

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PSA for folks setting up a new Android phone (like a pretty new Nexus 5X or 6P).  In order to set your "me" contact to an existing contact, you have to sync contacts in the Google+ app.  Strange, I know, but it does seem to work.

http://makandracards.com/arne/7763-android-4-0-how-to-set-me-contact-to-your-existing-contact

Content from above link duplicated here for posterity:

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After trying forever (the "me" profile was never synced and could not be merged), this worked for me:

1. Install the Google+ app.
2. Set it to sync contacts.
3. Open your contacts again; your contact will now be set as "my profile".

Seriously.
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So last week, +Elisabeth Norris gave birth to our son Gabriel James Norris.  Everyone is doing well, and we're just so happy to finally have him here (the pregnancy was getting pretty uncomfortable for her toward the end).  More info on how things are going, as well as some really great photos from his newborn shoot at the link below.

https://willnorris.com/2015/02/gabriel-update
My post last week was supposed to just be a teaser, immediately followed by a post containing more details about Gabriel’s birth. Then things got busy and now a week has slipped by. So, even thought it’s a little later than I intended, here’s an update. I guess the first...
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Congratulations he is so cute and cuddle well done
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If this whole code hosting thing doesn't work out, I think GitHub totally has a future in cartoons.  I could definitely see a video game as well, maybe a la Sonic the Hedgehog.

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So, this is a thing we've been doing.  +Elisabeth Norris has single-handedly been doing a weekly dinner for 11 people, and I've been doing my best to steer the discussion.
 
Just started a new series over on the blog. It chronicles +Will Norris  & my venture into hosting a 10 week Dinner & Discussion series. 
As you guys know, I generally keep the subject matter on my blog to food and food alone. More specifically recipes. I consider food to be a safe subject to write about. While recipes are good and the photos aren’t half bad I know it is lacking. I rarely give you a relatable story element [...]
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Dear random guy from the Dominican Republic that keeps calling me this morning,

That's great that you found me here on Google+, and I'm sorry to hear that your mother is sick.  If our conversation had gone much further, I'm afraid we would have ended up talking about a bank account I could wire money to to help her get better.  Or maybe not, I don't know since you kept hanging up.

Given that you only speak a little english and I've only made it to Level 7 spanish on +Duolingo, you might find it easier to contact me here on Google+, since it can auto-translate posts and comments into your local language.
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I also need help to help my mum from proverty
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Typically, Google Security is focused on keeping the company and Google employees safe.  And on occasion, they also help keep the endangered baby egrets safe as well, coaxing them back towards their protected nesting area.
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  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2010 - present
  • Internet2
    Software Engineer, 2009 - 2010
  • Vidoop
    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2009
  • University of Southern California
    Programmer Analyst, 2006 - 2008
  • University of Memphis
    2004 - 2006
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    2000 - 2002
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Half Moon Bay, CA
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Portland, OR - San Francisco, CA - Los Angeles, CA - Memphis, TN - Atlanta, GA - Olive Branch, MS - Irving, TX
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Christian • Husband • Software Engineer • IndieWeb Citizen • Occasional Sous Chef
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  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Overton High School (Memphis, TN)
  • Colonial Junior High School (Memphis, TN)
  • Olive Branch Middle School (Olive Branch, MS)
  • Travis Junior High (Irving, TX)
  • T. J. Lee Elementary School (Irving, TX)
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This office seems to consistently be far less busy than others on the peninsula. The two or three times I've been there, I've also found the people to be far friendlier than what I'm used to... maybe because it's not as busy and stressful? I don't know. Definitely the best DMV office in the area, in my opinion.
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