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Edward O'Connor
Works at Apple Inc.
Attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
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Is there a way to subscribe to people's g+ posts from an RSS reader such as Google Reader? 'Cause some of you are posting interesting things, but not enough of you to make me check this thing on a regular basis.
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But it's soooo worth it to be able to hawk free stuff on Craigslist in order to fund a multi-day party in SF. #badincentives
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In 2002, if you needed to convert gallons to liters you Googled “gallons to liters.” In 2012, you search for “unit converter” in the App Store. People conflate “apps vs the web” with “native code vs HTML/CSS/Javascript.” That’s a separate, less interesting conversation. I believe the shift toward apps is about user experie...
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+helena bristow Same here. Lets go destroy the looms.

I would agree that it's about the user experience, but I have to say that maybe it's also a bit about ignorance as well. Perhaps people don't know all the things you can do though the web or through google voice search.
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I think +Daniel Palacio will appreciate this...
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+Travis Owens I think the graphs are significantly more telling for a show with high turnover, like SNL. There's an obvious shift in quality during certain periods; not only does the mean rating trend downward, but the individual episodes group together during certain periods indicating consistent quality problems. "Hating the lineup" probably sums it up perfectly.

I note that certain data points in some of the graphs lie exactly along the line representing the mean rating. Can we infer any sort of statistical value from that fact? Do those individual episodes truly represent the "average quality" of the show within the context of when the episode aired?
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Fun fact: people are citizens while on the Internet too!
News: February 02, 2012. Indulge me. I'm starting to finally climb back in the saddle after about 2 weeks of travel and moving. So, the nerd blog is back in swing. Woop! Discuss this comic in the ...
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Not the most exciting way to spend a week's vacation, but I wonder if +Patrick Crowley would try it...
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And even the Amtrak route requires some transfers to bus and back.
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I was three years old, laying horizontally at the top of the stairs of the first home I had with my parents. None of my siblings were born yet, and I remember very little else about life before my brothers and sister being somewhere nearby. The carpet was grey, with a hint of purple in dull light. I rolled down each grey step, one at a time. Except that now, twenty-five years later, I don’t really remember it, because my perspective is from the f...
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I had a conversation with a family member where she told me that she no longer has a file because "That was on the old computer, and it filled up."
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This month I’ve been working with my personal site. The last time I wrote on it was in 2010, which is a little odd for someone who enjoys writing as much as I do (I do also write on Twitter and Tumblr, though.) Part of the problem has always been a failure to find time for building out a site that meets ruthless personal expectations. Expectations that triggered various drastic measures at various points to try and expedite its completion. (One t...
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Twitter is selling your 2-year old Tweets to market research firms. Just remember, if you're receiving a service like Twitter or Facebook for free, you're probably the product not the customer.
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headhunters. apartment finders. property managers.
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You know that wonderfully, wryly apt Gibson line: "The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed"? I came across this article a few days ago, detailing several self-cleaning fabric technologies, some chemical, some using nanotech. Some safer than others. It is pretty damned awesome. And it made me think of one of the particular vectors of uneven distribution. Bear with me for a minute, this is going to seem like a tangent, but it's not. ...
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What a great essay -- reshared, for the benefit of the 2% of our friends lists that don't overlap.
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+Will Wilkinson on fairness rhetoric.
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+Erin O'Connor and I really have to get back to the Valle de Guadalupe one of these days.
Explanation and disclaimer: this is written at the very beginning of 2012, and is current to that time. Be advised that things can change rapidly around these parts. Ensenada and the Valle de Guadalupe compose what I think is the premier wine country destination for Southern Californians, but finding an initial handhold in the area can be a little tricky: much of the best stuff is hard to get to and requires a little upfront knowledge. The flip s...
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Web standards
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  • Apple Inc.
    Safari Web Technology Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Teradata
    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2011
  • Self
    Freelance Web Developer, 2007 - 2009
  • Eventful
    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2007
  • Tomo Software
    Software Engineer / Senior Systems Administrator, 2004 - 2005
  • University of California, San Diego
    Systems Administrator, 2002 - 2004
  • Bomis
    Software Engineer / Systems Administrator, 2001 - 2001
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San Diego, CA - Scituate, MA - Terre Haute, IN
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I live in San Francisco with my amazing wife Erin, where I work on Web standards for the WebKit team at Apple.
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I live in San Francisco with my wonderful wife Erin, where I work on Web standards for the WebKit team at Apple.
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  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Boston College High School
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