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Eric Blossom
Works at Blossom Associates West
Attended University of California, Berkeley
Lives in Berkeley, CA
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Wow! Just wow! The temptation is to call this guy an idiot. Maybe propagandist would be better. I wouldn't hire a barista who didn't understand algebra. This guy is on the slippery slope to roman numerals and grunting as we count. Then he trows in the a novel term, "quantitative literacy". What the fluff is that?!? How is that achieved without algebra? Without algebra you cannot participate in this civilization. Already people with a poor grasp of the subject are bamboozled daily. Protect your kids. Make sure they understand at the least intermediate algebra.
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Also: "A Better Way To Teach Math" (D. Bornstein, 4/18/11) http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/18/a-better-way-to-teach-math/ - talking up http://JumpMath.org
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And those are just the problems with legal use. What happens if Nefarious Ned gets holt of your data?
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Coast Jumper, with Nick Blossom on drums, play Vitus in Oakland tonight.
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Put my Transposer.js jQuery plugin up at github.
plugins.jquery.com seems not to be working yet, so ...
The plugin will handle most chords, but some (like D7#9)
will give it trouble.

Take a look
at my Sample Song Book
to see it in action.
http://BlossomAssociates.net/Music/Songbook/

Sorry about the textual URL, but G+ doesn't seem to like it as a link.
(Maybe cannot have more than a single link in a post?)
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Great! Bookmarks all gone too. That's it. I'm sticking with lynx.
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So Chrome, my open tabs and entire history were wiped out. Is it because I updated Flash? That's all I did betwixt happy browsing and losing it all.
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This sort of thing is getting bigger.
Dwolla's FiSync service is something that we've been working on for years in some form or another. We released the standard functionality in various forms last year to financial institutions a...
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One mystery solved: I used to (before the recent redesign of g+) be able to "block this person" when I got some celebrity's post via "Hot on Google", but that choice disappeared from the drop down. Turns out you now have to go to their page and find "block person " in small print somewhere in the middle of the page.
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Jitensha Studios in Berkeley
You may have saved my bacon.

Several years ago I got tired of broken spokes and brought my bike to you. You rebuilt the rear wheel with better spokes. The wheel has been terrific. No more broken spokes. … Until now. The other day I was going down Illinois Street in San Francisco and foolishly tried to pass someone. I must have been going nearly 25 mile per hour. The railroad tracks tripped me up. I was pretty sure I was going down. I slammed this way and that and somehow managed to stay up. The wheel was bent, but intact. My gut feeling is that a lesser wheel might have failed. A lesser wheel surely would have deformed much more and dumped me hard onto the street.

So thanks.
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Nice app that saved an awful recording of me singing into my iPhone. Voice Memo somehow had screwed it up.
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Fooling around with Javascript to create a transposable song book
with a circle of fifths and a guitar fretboard.
Click the buttons.
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  • University of California, Berkeley
    Mathematics, 1976 - 1978
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  • Blossom Associates West
    Software Writer, 1996 - present
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New York - Richmond, IN - London, UK