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Dave Mankoff
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Favorite telemarketing call today (abridged):

Scam Artists: Hi there! We're you're local Google business listing specialist. [...] Press 1 to speak with a representative.
Me: 1
SA: Please press 2 to confirm that you're the business owner or marketing director.
M: 2
SA: Hi there! Is this the best number to reach you at?
M: Yup!
SA: What's your business address?
M: 5 Cambridge Center
SA: And your zip code?
M: Actually, can you put "Google" on the second line of that address? The zip is 02142
SA: Uh, sure. This is a Cambridge address?
M: Yup.
SA: Awesome. What would you say that the primary service you provide to you customers is?
M: Google.
SA: Sorry?
M: Google Search.
SA: [click]
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For those of you that have location tracking turn on with the Googs: https://www.google.com/maps/timeline
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Props to Coke for this one. A neat, if slightly contrived experiment: https://youtu.be/84OT0NLlqfM
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I built my Shapeoko 3! Now I just need to find time to use it...

https://youtu.be/PU2nw-8htBg

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Big news! First, my wife​ is back home from North Carolina. Yay!

Second, having solved all of the mobile-webs woes, I'll be changing teams within Google next week. As of April 1st, I start on Android Wear - the fancy smart watches that are starting to gain traction in the public's conscious.

Yay for new adventures. Everything is coming up Dave!

http://www.android.com/wear/
Android Wear

      Android Wear
android.com
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Damn, Boston. You snowy!

http://web.mit.edu/bletham/www/winter2015.html

"2015 does not hold the record for most snow in any 1, 2, or 3 day period - it's just a few inches short of those records. However, it holds the record for all other periods of time."

The grey line represents records set during any year other than 2015.
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If the Oklahoma legislature has its way, I'd no longer be eligible to be married there. That's quite remarkable. I've long supported equal marriage rights for all, but I'd never considered that I myself might lose those rights.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2015/03/oklahoma-house-passes-bill-restricting-marriage-to-people-of-faith/

I'm curious if they've considered that the force of their actions serve only to galvanize those they oppose, rallying more reason to the fight against them.
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