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Michael Donohoe
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I won candy on the #googlebirthday doodle! Score: 166
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Glass means quality time with my children, keeping work in background, not checking my phone every two minutes. More time holding hands, a better way to organize work and home life, record decisions, and reach out. It would be my perpetual whiteboard. My daughter can still try “daddy’s glasses” too #ifihadglass
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Wow. Just told my daughter (who is featured in the pic above). She doesn't yet understand but is excited that I'm excited.

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I pushed an update last night. Feedback & ideas welcome.
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My weekend project - accomplished without too much child neglect...
http://donohoe.io/projects/crossword/#/google
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Two things about SOPA/PIPA and then I'll shut up :)

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The internet seems to ignore legislation until somebody tries to take something away from us... then we carefully defend that one thing and never counter-attack. Then the other side says, "OK, compromise," and gets half of what they want. That's not the way to win... that's the way to see a steady and continuous erosion of rights online.

The solution is to start lobbying for our own laws. It's time to go on the offensive if we want to preserve what we've got. Let's force the RIAA and MPAA to use up all their political clout just protecting what they have. Here are some ideas we should be pushing for:

* Elimination of software patents
* Legal fees paid by the loser in patent cases; non-practicing entities must post bond before they can file fishing expedition lawsuits
* Roll back length of copyright protection to the minimum necessary "to promote the useful arts." Maybe 10 years?
* Create a legal doctrine that merely linking is protected free speech
* And ponies. We want ponies. We don't have to get all this stuff. We merely have to tie them up fighting it, and re-center the "compromise" position.

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The dismal corruption of congress has gotten it to the point where lobbying for legislation is out of control. As Larry Lessig has taught us, the core rottenness originates from the high cost of running political campaigns, which mostly just goes to TV stations.

A solution is for the Internet industry to start giving free advertising to political campaigns on our own new media assets... assets like YouTube that are rapidly displacing television. Imagine if every political candidate had free access (under some kind of "equal time" rule) to enough advertising inventory on the Internet to run a respectable campaign. Sure, candidates can still pay to advertise on television, but the cost of campaigning would be a lot lower if every candidate could run geo-targeted pre-roll ads on YouTube, geo-targeted links at the top of Reddit.com, even targeted campaigns on Facebook. If the Internet can donate enough inventory (and I suspect we can), we can make it possible for a candidate to get elected without raising huge war chests from donors who are going to want something in return, and we may finally get to a point where every member of congress isn't in permanent outstretched-hand mode.
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I made this. It is uniquely shallow but saves me time.
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I like you, Michael; never mind what they say about you, I like you anyway. 

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Today is 100% Day for +The New York Times Technology, Product, Project, Design, and other teams. Employees get to work self-directed on projects of their choice or or their own ideas. Refreshments and food are served so that employees can focus on and enjoy their work.
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My Chrome extension for Facebook got a write-up
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+Todd Detmer - Thanks, Todd! Yeah, I figured that out too once I hit refresh the first time after installing the extension. (I love the extension so much that I really don't mind just refreshing all the time.) Thanks for your comment!
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A developer of sorts on the inter-web
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  • The New Yorker
    Director of Product Engineering, 2014 - present
  • Quartz
    Product Engineering Director, 2012 - 2014
  • The New York Times
    Snr Product Engineer, 2004 - 2011
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I build and break things on the inter-web
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Returning Brooklynite with zero Irish accent
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Seattle - London - Ireland