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Dave Bacon
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2 contrasting scifi reads. Book: Rainbows End and Book: Perion Synthetics

Two contrasting scifi reads.…
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Summary: The late Doug Engelbart was the inventor of the mouse, but that is the least interesting thing about him. He is the creator of “The Mother of All Demos”, a 1968 demo that included hypertext, teleconferencing, word processing, hypermedia, and,…
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After realizing how few book I read last year, I’ve decided to make a conscious effort to read more.  As a way to help me keep it up I’ve decided it would be fun to add “reviews” for each of the books I’ve read.  Of course, I’m bad at reviews so I’m…
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you're doing a good job! It looks so beautiful, but so cold. so very very cold.
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When Will Highway 20 Open in 2016? I predict April 12.

Well it’s that time of year. The WSDOT has announced that they are starting the yearly challenge of clearing off Highway 20. Last yearI predicted the pass would be clear on April 5th and the actual date was April 3. Nailed. It. OK, now I’ve jinxed this…
Well it’s that time of year. The WSDOT has announced that they are starting the yearly challenge of clearing off Highway 20. Last yearI predicted the pass would be clear on April 5th and the …
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Summary: Jeff Hawkins is one of the creators of the Palm Pilot. He is also someone who harbored a strong desire to understand intelligence throughout his life, trying and failing to get into MIT to study AI, and then going on to entrepreneurial success…
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Book: The Sports Gene

Summary: In grad school a small group of friends would often debate “Nature versus Nurture” over beers. Thing is, I could never remember which side I wanted to defend and so had to make my arguments “flexible”. The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of…
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Another slow year on reading. I would like to blame work, but my inability to avoid reading random stuff on the Internet is to blame. I definitely recommend “Governing the Commons”, it’s wonkish but gives an interesting view on a middle way for common…
Another slow year on reading. I would like to blame work, but my inability to avoid reading random stuff on the Internet is to blame. I definitely recommend “Governing the Commons”, it&…
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New Caelifera on Dwell's Website

A Weathering Steel Retreat in the Foothills of the Cascades.
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Historically calculated probability of highway 20 shutting down by the given date: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hYhzgNG88AK8zYqJ_LirRntgP8MG9LMchQghyj4rVAE/pubchart?oid=1389221079&format=interactive 50/50 chance of the road being closed by Nov.…
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    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
  • University of Washington
    Research Assistant Professor, 2006 - 2011
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Theoretical ski bumming former professor turned coder.
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    Physics, Literature, 1993 - 1997
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    Physics, 1997 - 2001
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    1989 - 1993
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