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Christophe Poucet
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For the past few days, I’ve been in New Zealand, watching the folks at Google [x] as they test out their scheme for Internet connection via thousands of high-pressure, solar powered balloons circling the globe in the stratosphere.   The initiative is called Project Loon, partly because it’s crazy.   But Google is serious about making this happen.   Read my dispatch from Kiwi-land here. 
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If you have access to the new Google Maps, there's a hidden feature that is dependent on system time:  an accurate solar eclipse. If you set your clock back to 5pm PDT, Thursday, May 9th and look northeast of Australia, you'll see what we saw as we were testing the new version.   If you zoom out, you can even see the moon in front of the sun!

#newgooglemaps

http://maps.google.com/preview
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Look at the "Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed" section. It's hilarious :-)
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Well spoken and thought provoking. Time for slow days.
 
This morning I was having breakfast at the hotel. I was too late to catch up with my colleague, so I had my phone with me.

As I was halfway through my quite-tasty-but-huge bacon omelette, I started reading my G+ stream.

At the top of the stream was a link to this video about the culture of distraction. As I read the first paragraph of the transcript, I felt it's so much about me. Having breakfast, next to a window with a nice view, yet looking for stimulation between packing up and checking out. I turned off my phone and I enjoyed looking at trees shaking in the wind for the rest of the breakfast.

It is now the afternoon. Waiting in the SFO lounge and just having watched this video. For me, these were the best 15 minutes of media consumption this week.

The video: JOE

The transcript: http://joekraus.com/were-creating-a-culture-of-distraction
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Time for a diet of the mind.
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For 2 out of every 3 people on earth, a fast, affordable Internet connection is still out of reach.  Today we are unveiling our latest moonshot from Google [x] - Project Loon: balloon-powered internet access. Learn more: goo.gl/3VUHC

#ProjectLoon
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As long as they have something to eat and read and learn first, sure, this is a neat idea.
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Any suggestions for a nice #laptop with long battery life for #nodejs  #coding?
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Using #express for #websocket on #nodejs :

var fakeResponse = function () {}
fakeResponse.prototype.setHeader = function() {}

var websocketApp = express();
websocketApp.use(express.logger('dev'));
websocketApp.use(express.cookieParser());
websocketApp.use(express.cookieSession({ secret: 'blabla' }));
websocketApp.use(passport.initialize());
websocketApp.use(passport.session());

var wss = new WebsocketServer({httpServer: server});
wss.on('request', function(request) {
  websocketApp.handle(
      request.httpRequest, new fakeResponse(), function() {  
         console.log(request.httpRequest.user);
         var connection = request.accept('minion-protocol', request.origin);
         connection.on('message', function(message) { ...})
      }
}

Basically I create a fake response object that does nothing then send the httpRequest of a websocket request through an express stack.  This only works with websocket, not ws, since it actually returns the request and not just the connection.
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I need to do something very similar. I may just steal this technique >.>
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Great band playing in the park
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