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Alan deLespinasse
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So now there's a Google product called Cloud Filestore, in addition to the existing product called Cloud Firestore. Because the multitude of Cloud products wasn't confusing enough already.
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I'm looking for a job. I had a couple leads that seemed promising, but they've both fallen through. So let me know if you know of anything that seems like a good fit.

I'm very picky. My interests these days include VR/MR (but not games), music/video/media creation (not distribution), programming tools, and literally saving the world (i.e. from existential threats). I'd strongly prefer a small, early stage company. Ideally my employee number would be a single digit. I would consider cofounding.

I'm currently best at web apps, but I've done almost everything and am always up for learning something new.
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I've had the new autoplay policy enabled for close to a month now, and it's been disappointing. It doesn't even seem to correctly implement the policy as described here. CNN still autoplayed for a while, even though I have never watched a video there (I've now totally disabled JavaScript there, which I highly recommend). And I still sometimes have to click play on YouTube. It's inconsistent.

"Muted autoplay is always allowed" is not what I want. Even silent video is obnoxious in most cases. I guess it's a concession to advertisers.

Chrome has always had a bit too much of a "keep it simple" philosophy for my taste, but I understand where it comes from. Apparently some users hate having options. I think the solution is to provide more capabilities for extensions. For example, it would probably be possible to provide a simple API that would give Chrome extensions better control over what types of HTML elements are allowed. The current extensions for preventing autoplay tend to be flaky, I assume because they mostly have to use standard DOM methods to find video and audio elements (which can be created at any time). Giving more power to extensions would let advanced users install whatever policy they want, without confusing other users.
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My company is hiring software engineers!

Wait, my company?? Yes, believe it or not, I'm now the third full-time employee of agoratownhall.com, and the first technical employee. We plan to fix democracy... or at least improve communication between leaders and constituents.

I need to build our engineering team up, by which I mean hire one or two more people. No particular experience level is required. Ideally you've done Javascript, Angular, and maybe a bit of Python.

Get in touch privately if you're interested! Or feel free to ask questions here.
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Anyone recommend an accountant? I have a tiny Massachusetts corporation (just me), and I want someone to help figure out if I did the taxes right last year, make recommendations on how/how much to pay myself at the end of this year, and probably do this year's taxes.
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I'm starting to put up blog posts on this experimental site that I made as a side project. This first post is basically an introduction and a list of topics that I might write about.

For now I'll cross-post each entry to Facebook and Google+, but there is also an Atom feed, so you can subscribe using your favorite feed reader.

I hope you'll subscribe and comment (preferably on the blog, not here).

https://wikumnew.appspot.com/fvQF
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A lot of you know this, but it's time to broadcast it as widely as possible: I'm now officially a consultant. I've had an awesome client for the past several months, but that contract is drying up. So if you know anyone who might need my skills, please put me in touch!

Part time / short term preferred.

My biggest specialty these days is advanced JavaScript / HTML5 (example: piping videos through WebGL and the Web Audio API for real-time video and audio effects), but I've done almost every type of development (though never iOS).

http://aldel.com
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I made a little web application, and then I open sourced it. Probably not very useful to people who aren't developing audio applications for the web, but it can be fun just to play with for a few minutes.

The UI is still a little bit cryptic, but just try playing with it. I recommend having your speakers / headphones turned down pretty far at first.

http://aldel.com/reverbgen/
https://github.com/adelespinasse/reverbGen
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