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Daniel Berlin
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+Mitch Robb was apparently worried because i haven't shared anything publicly in a while.
Because of my job, i can rarely talk about anything publicly other than say, home improvement stuff. In that vein, here is a very simple bookcase I am building for +Melissa Kucinski.

(Note the intentional grammar troll in the description)

Finally got rid of one of my TiVo boxes this weekend.
I was tired with the slow pace of updates, upgrades, and and the relatively slow UI (Unless you put it in SD mode). TiVo seems to be moving to a model of producing cable boxes/patent lawsuits anyway, so ....

Moved over to windows media center, using a 4 tuner card. Works great. Wife actually likes it more since movies/other stuff are now there.
Kinda sad, I have always wanted to TiVo to actually succeed in the consumer market, but they seem to try very hard to build slowly and only release things 2 years after they should have.

:(

The experience of getting FIOS to install the new cablecards was surprisingly quite nice.

I ordered one new cablecard, and for giggles, asked them to take one of the m-stream cards from an older tivo and move it to the new media center device.

I used the FIOS in-home agent and told them "i want to move a cablecard from one device to another".
to my surprise, the agent said "sure, no problem, this is simple, make sure the other device is on, and give me the cablecard unit id, and new host id and data id".
I did, and 45 seconds later, it was working, with all proper premium channels, etc.

This is a far cry from what it was like a short time ago with comcast, who it required 3 techs and sacrificing kittens to get this done.

The new cablecard they sent for the other device was even easier. No truck roll or anything, Go to web page, enter data, click "activate", wait a minute, it activates the card properly.

All in all a nice experience, only sad part is that TiVo still hasn't gotten their act together.

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This is a reshare of a screenshot of a hexdump of the last two words of a PNG of a scan of a polaroid of a Tibetan sand mandala of a picture of +Dan Morrill's reshare of +Chris Chabot's screenshot of +Rick Klau's screenshot of +Dan Morrill'sscreenshot of +Dave Sparks photo of a screen showing +Roy West's photo of a screen showing a post of a photo of +Dan Morrill photographing a guy photographing a dude on the B44 lawn.
This is a screenshot of a hexdump of the last two words of a PNG of a scan of a polaroid of a Tibetan sand mandala of a picture of +Dan Morrill's reshare of +Chris Chabot's screenshot of +Rick Klau's screenshot of +Dan Morrill's screenshot of +Dave Sparks photo of a screen showing +Roy West's photo of a screen showing a post of a photo of +Dan Morrill photographing a guy photographing a dude on the B44 lawn.
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Busy pair programming with the puppy
She's waiting for a compile to finish

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Double sigh. It will certainly be appealed, but it's still sad.

Sigh, had to miss OSCON again this year.
But it looks like +Chris DiBona and crew had fun while they were there.

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Please excuse the small promotion, but it's my team that's hiring :)

Google in Washington DC is looking for a few more good software engineers.
We mostly work on open data and public sector related initiatives, and are looking for folks who love doing the same.

Job posting can be found here:
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/uslocations/washington-dc/swe/software-engineer-washington-dc/index.html

Finally finished having a fence put in in the upper part of the yard.
This has made our lab puppy very very happy since we let her roam a bit more freely.

For those who are not aware, placing a fence is basically an exercise in figuring out where your property line is (or being an ass and placing stuff 5 feet into the neighbors yard, like the previous owners did with a very large willow tree), and then trying to avoid damaging all the things you've buried in the past 5 years while setting posts. For a lot of folks, that last category is usually not too onerous. For me, it includes things like the conduit that goes to the woodworking shed, the geothermal system, low voltage wire, a very large sewer line, the bodies of people who wronged me, etc.

Thankfully, nothing was damaged, although I did find a wire that I didn't bury that, as far as i can tell, goes nowhere.

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code.google.com now supports Git repositories.

Huge thanks to the team that implemented this.

(P.S., I now manage http://code.google.com/p/ , in case you wanted to discuss.)

My lovely friends over at Google Code finally added keyboard shortcuts to do issue triaging.
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