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ah, what a shame.  #googleio  
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Google Fonts recently switched to using new Zopfli compression algorithm:  the fonts are ~6% smaller on average, and in some cases up to 15% smaller! For example, Open Sans is one of the most popular fonts and is now more than 10% smaller -- this translates to faster load times and faster rendering.

What's Zopfli? It's an algorithm that was developed by the compression team at Google that delivers ~3~8% bytesize improvement when compared to gzip with maximum compression. This byte savings comes at a cost of much higher encoding cost, but the good news is, fonts are static files and decompression speed is exactly the same. Google Fonts pays the compression cost once and every clients gets the benefit of smaller download. If you’re curious to learn more about Zopfli: http://bit.ly/Y8DEL4

In short, faster web fonts - yay!
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A few things pending, but here's my #MusicHackDay  hack: http://api.asot.fm - A State of Trance Unofficial API
The best in trance and progressive music! Episodes, Tracks, Artists, DJs, Sets, Labels, Events and Top 10s via a REST interface. Powered by data from Armin van Buuren's radio show and the Unofficial A State of Trance Android app · About. © Copyright 2013 asot.fm. All Rights Reserved.
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JSON is now a formal international data processing standard: ECMA-404.
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How realistic is LG's new Ultra HD TV?

Here's their take on how to show people: Set up a fake interview, make applicants crap themselves. Real nice LG, real nice. Check out the full video here: LG Ultra HD TV Prank - End Of The World Job Interview [Meteor Explodes]

#Prank   #UltraReality  +LG Electronics 
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So much win.
The faster Android emulator Genymotion is the next generation of the AndroVM open source project, already trusted by 450,000 developers. It’s even easier to use and has lots more functionalities. Get Genymotion
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Got an android app in the play store? Download your user's reviews:  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/play-store-reviews/ldggikfajgoedghjnflfafiiheagngoa?hl=en
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Give people the freedom to fail & try again. Successful companies encourage risk-taking & reward ingenuity http://virg.in/eni
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Golf ball hitting a steel plate at 150mph in 70,000 fps.
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Pick a color, pick a color rule, and get a complete color palette. Adobe Kuler support multiple color rules. Really useful!

https://kuler.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/
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Software Engineer
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  • Nuance Communications
    Senior Software Engineer, Innovation, 2012 - present
  • Verivo Software
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2012
  • SimpleTuition
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2008 - 2010
  • Nuance Communications
    Demo Coordinator Intern, 2007 - 2008
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Professional software engineer with over five years of experience. Substantial experience in crafting web and mobile applications. Keen interest in user experience, design and building solutions for end users that are engaging and valuable all the while aiming to implement clean code that is carefully engineered. Comfortable embracing new technologies. Work up and down the stack and have an insatiable curiosity for all things in and around technology. Passionate about solving problems.
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