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Chris Ball
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+Madeleine Ball and I have moved!  Hello from our new city of Astoria, Queens :)
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Welcome to the city :) and congratulations on reaching escape velocity!
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We moved apartment recently!  Here's the view from the new place, still near Central Square, Cambridge MA.
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Our yearly donations: 8 years and 8%: Always giving more. May you find the happiness of giving in the new year! http://madprime.org/articles/2013/12/eight-years-and-eight-percent-always-giving-more/ 
(This is a joint blog post with Chris.) Our tradition continues: to celebrate our eighth year of marriage Chris and I are giving 8% of our joint pretax income. (Each year we give 1% more.) This giving is made to organizations which we believe have the most concrete short term “estimated value” ...
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Merry Christmas from France.  :-)
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+Madeleine Ball Actually, that was just trying to rescue the image after the top right branches were blown out (for the walking one)
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Straight out of camera (okay, phone) with the HTC One's HDR mode. Pretty good!
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Makes me miss Cambridge a little bit
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+Madeleine Ball found a huge cicada that had come to visit our (eighth floor) balcony this morning.  I got out the macro enlarger lens and took photos..
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Solidarity for #ferguson  from Central Square, Cambridge, MA.  (Above the back entrance to Dosa Factory.)
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Hey, I have a working cell phone again! Now to listen to voicemail from the last month..
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Rebuild; Cambridge, MA.

You don't usually get to see all the way into a building from across the street.  This is a nail salon ("Glamourama") at the corner of Broadway and Columbia.  Two months ago the building was hit by a car head-on in the middle of the night -- you can see the way the front door has crumpled.  It's been closed since, and they're repairing the structural damage now.
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  • FlightCar
    VP of Engineering, 2013 - present
  • One Laptop Per Child
    Lead Software Engineer, 2006 - 2013
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December 1
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Free software, Linux, photography, ethics, guitar, vegan food, bicycles.
Introduction
I work on software for FlightCar, and previously for One Laptop Per Child. I maintain the Linux kernel's SD card subsystem. I enjoy vegan food, classical guitar, photography, Python and JavaScript, and bicycles.
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Boston, MA, USA
Previously
Brighton, England - Cambridge, England - London, England - Manchester, England