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The Building Blocks of Google Glass’ Mirror API: Cards, Menu Options, Share Entities and Subscriptions

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in blog, google glass | 0 comments

For those interested in working the Google Glass’ Mirror API, here’s a summary of the key points from Timothy Jordan’s overview SXSW presentation of the Mirror API. In a nutshell, the Mirror API looks like many other REST APIs. Your app and Google Glass send information to each other via a REST architecture, using OAuth2.0 for...

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Unroll.me – Email Unsubscription Service Review

Posted by on Jun 16, 2012 in useful tools | 0 comments

Just came across one of those tools that you wish existed ten years ago. Unroll.me gives you a quick birds-eye view of each provider which sends you newsletters and email alerts, and lets you one-click unsubscribe to them from one page. I just went through my subscriptions and unsubscribed to around 30 providers in just a few minutes. Much easier than the...

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Vineman Full Distance Ironman Race Report

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in blog, cycling, swimming, triathlons | 0 comments

In August of this year, I did my first Ironman distance race, completing the 146.2-mile course in beautiful Guernesville, CA for the Vineman Full distance triathlon. Soreness and fear of stairs ensued for a week or two post-race, but that was more than offset by the great feeling of accomplishing a big, challenging goal. I’ve been meaning to sit down...

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Martinis & patents

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in blog, innovation, making stuff, web development | 0 comments

Although I’m not a big fan of a whole defensive patent game, I understand its a necessary part of business, and after going through several patent applications, I can appreciate the amount of work and analysis that goes into getting a patent submitted and approved. During my time in the Advanced Products Group at Yahoo! (later Brickhouse) I spent...

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