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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)
Very simple bookcase with shelves inserted into dado's on sides
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Hey Dan. I'm not sure what happens in your world, but after I owned this bookcase for ten years, the dados would crack and tear out and the shelves would collapse. Just pointing out a potential design flaw. Not saying it's not a great design, but a 1/2" dado would be more durable than a quarter on each side.
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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.
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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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This is a comment about a reshare of +Daniel Berlin 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. My comment is that I will never get this minute of my life back!!
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Double sigh. It will certainly be appealed, but it's still sad.
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So when will someone's existence be a use and infringement of some corporation's intellectual property, and then having non-contraceptive sex be distribution of that and subject to more severe penalties? :)
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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
Search US jobs. Everything Google › Corporate information › Jobs › US locations › Washington, DC › Software Engineering ›. Jobs; Joining Google; Life at Google; Office locations. Are you a student or ...
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Hi, I'd like to talk with you about what you have in mind for this position. I'm not interested (or qualified, for that matter) in applying, but I've written a lot about Google in/for government*, and I'd love to talk to someone who's actually, you know, doing it.

* see: http://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/i-will-leave-facebook-but-not

Take-away:

There's been a lot of coverage of Google+ both on GovLoop and around the Web. People are making all sorts of pronouncements, and though I usually try to steer clear of prognosticating, as I review my slide deck for the conference, I cannot help but come to this conclusion: I will leave Facebook for Google+ and I won't look back.
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My lovely friends over at Google Code finally added keyboard shortcuts to do issue triaging.
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+Ben Collins-Sussman I think I heard that sentence with CVS and RCS, too.
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Yay.

(As JBQ says, these are just the LGPL/GPL pieces, not the whole platform)
 
The GPL source code for Android 3.2 is available in AOSP.

This might look like a small release, but it actually consumed a lot of my time over the last 2 months, as there are quite a few details that need to be carefully taken care of for such a release. Hopefully people will find it useful.
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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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Kittens, pfft. They made me do a gila monster. All those teeth...on the other hand, the stumps where my pinky and ring finger used to be have healed quite nicely...
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Busy pair programming with the puppy
She's waiting for a compile to finish
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If you had been using Go, it would have finished compiling shortly after it started. :-P
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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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Karen Sandler gave a nice keynote about her closed source heart. And got an award.
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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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Well, too bad, the universe isn't structured for fun, if it were don't you think that the friction coefficeint of bananna peels would be like, oh, I don't know .001 on the yellow side.
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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.)
Project Hosting on Google Code is fast, reliable, and easy open source hosting service.
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Maybe, but I'm younger than you. (Ooooooooooh burn.)
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Wow, so 450+ people have me in their circles.
Like so many others, i'll ask:
What do you expect to hear from me?

Most of my day to day work involves two things:
1. Open Source related lawyering (which depending on the topic, i may not be able to talk about, but am otherwise happy to go on and on about at length)
2. Open Government engineering related stuff (which tends to be all talk and no action when it comes time for others to actually give out data, but i'm also happy to go on and on about)

Past that, I doubt anyone cares about the work I did on GCC/GDB, LLVM, or Subversion, none of which I have real time anymore (except for kibitzing on mailing lists)

So i'm fairly curious why people follow me.
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I follow you because you are my little bruddah.
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