Profile

Cover photo
Dan Rodney
Works at Google
Attended Rice University
Lives in Austin, TX
1,501 followers|303,088 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

Dan Rodney

Shared publicly  - 
 
+Susanne Pringle and the Texas Fair Defense Project help protect the rights of indigent Texans, who all too often are jailed simply because they are poor.

TFDP is raising funds for the next 24 hours as a part of Amplify Austin, and needs your support. To donate to TFDP today, go here:

http://bit.ly/1QCn69S

If you're unfamiliar with the issue of poor people being jailed for municipal violations, I highly recommend this segment from John Oliver:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UjpmT5noto

To find out more about TFDP, visit http://www.fairdefense.org/.

TFDP is helping to end practices like these in Texas, so please show them your support!
2
Add a comment...

Dan Rodney

Shared publicly  - 
 
Well put.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/11/technology/what-apples-tim-cook-overlooked-in-his-defense-of-privacy.html

Apple allows targeted ads based on the data they have on their users, like any other ad network. And it presumably uses the features of rival ad networks to market its own products. Which is totally fine; but it takes a lot of chutzpah to then rant about the same kind of data collection and ad targeting Apple uses.

There's a reasonable discussion to be had about how to best protect users' privacy while still providing targeted ads and other content. This piece seems like a good starting point.
When Apple’s chief executive gave a speech on the tech industry’s privacy practices, he failed to fairly explore the benefits of free, ad-supported services.
2
Add a comment...

Dan Rodney

Shared publicly  - 
 
Generating 1 pound of beef apparently requires 1600 gallons of water.

In California, "You would save more water just by replacing a pound of beef with plant foods than you would by not showering for six months!"

Maybe it's not surprising Texas is in a drought, too?

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/californias-drought-whos-really-using-all-the-water/
<p>Last week, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California as 2013 was the driest year in the state’s history since records started being kept about 100 years ago.</p>
8
Rob Russell's profile photo
 
Beef has the highest cost per calorie, even compared to other meat http://www.sciencefriday.com/segment/07/25/2014/what-s-the-real-cost-of-your-steak.html . It also causes a lot more water pollution apparently.
Add a comment...

Dan Rodney

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Here's what you need to know to protect yourself from the major encryption flaw #Heartbleed.
If you've logged into sites like Yahoo or OKCupid recently, you could be susceptible to a major security vulnerability related to the Heartbleed bug.
1 comment on original post
1
Add a comment...

Dan Rodney

Shared publicly  - 
 
Please support Texas Fair Defense Project!
 
At TFDP, we work to ensure that the criminal justice system is fair to everybody, whether they're rich or poor. We're participating in Amplify Austin, a 24 hour giving period - check us out at https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/TexasFairDefenseProject/overview
View original post
2
Add a comment...

Dan Rodney

Shared publicly  - 
A lawsuit filed against the city of Austin on Tuesday accuses Austin of unlawfully jailing low-income residents who can’t afford to pay fines.
1
Add a comment...

Dan Rodney

Shared publicly  - 
 
The most realistic portrayal of Google since "The Internship."
 
100% accurate.
Google. A titan of the Information Age. From its modest beginnings in 1998 as the passion project of Stanford graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google has grown to become one of the greatest tech juggernauts in the world. It is now an omnipresent force in modern society—an inescapable...
View original post
4
Add a comment...

Dan Rodney

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Floods of historic proportions swept through Texas and Oklahoma on Memorial Day weekend and have continued into this week. Lives have been lost, a number of people are still missing, and property damage is extensive and widespread. Search and rescue efforts are ongoing, and cleanup has begun—but rains are still in the forecast.

In response, +Google is committing $300,000 in Google.org and employee support to flood recovery efforts in the hardest-hit counties of Texas and Oklahoma. We’ll continue to work with the many nonprofits and responders who are providing lifesaving resources on the ground and we’re searching for additional opportunities for Googlers from the Austin office and our Mayes County Data Center to lend their hands.

In both Texas and Oklahoma we’re devastated by the destruction but are inspired--and proud of--the courage of the first-responders and neighbors who have been braving the weather to support our communities. We hope these funds will help to ease the suffering of so many and to accelerate the rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of the floods.
48 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Dan Rodney

Shared publicly  - 
 
Happy 4th!

Here's a SuperPAC I can get behind. :)

They are running a campaign to raise funds for congressional candidates that support campaign finance reform. They are closing in on their goal of raising $5 million by end of day today, and will get matched if they succeed. 

http://mayday.us
Help us reduce the influence of money in politics and pledge today!
2
Add a comment...

Dan Rodney

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Sign it. It's the right thing to do. Net neutrality is more important than ever, and more in jeopardy than ever.
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Dan Rodney

Shared publicly  - 
 
There isn't much justice in the world. I get to eat lunch with pretty a nice view while attending a conference for game developers, while poor people are jailed for being poor.

But +Susanne Pringle and Texas Fair Defense Project are making a difference. Support them today:

https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/TexasFairDefenseProject/overview 
10
Add a comment...
Story
Introduction
Husband, father, code monkey. 
Education
  • Rice University
    Computer Science, 1996 - 2000
  • Tufts University
    Philosophy, 2004 - 2006
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
    1992 - 1996
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Software Engineer
Employment
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2008 - present
  • Fluensee
    Software Engineer, 2007 - 2008
  • Troux Technologies
    Software Engineer, 2001 - 2007
  • Trilogy
    Software Engineer, 2000 - 2001
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Austin, TX
Previously
Fairfax, VA - Houston, TX - Medford, MA - Chicago, IL
Links
YouTube
The best indian food in Austin, hands-down. Has a great vegetarian selection; everything but the tandoori vegetables are great. The channa saag is especially awesome.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
1 review
Map
Map
Map