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Google chat adds web-based file transfer

Posted in Geek, Google, Social Computing, XMPP on March 31st, 2010 by leodirac – Comments Off on Google chat adds web-based file transfer

I’d like to extend congratulations out to all my friends over on the Google chat team.  They just announced a set of improvements to the web based chat clients in both iGoogle and Orkut.  If you haven’t been there in a while, Orkut is Google’s original social networking site that was born around the time […]

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Creative Commons Notification Required

Posted in Geek, Intellectual Property on March 30th, 2010 by leodirac – 2 Comments

I love the Creative Commons licenses.  I use them for most of my photos and rely heavily on other people’s CC licensed material.  As a result, my photos have ended up in all sorts of fascinating places — in magazines, on liquor bottles, and who knows where else! A great feature of CC licenses for […]

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Speaking at PNACP Spring Conference

Posted in Education, Ego, Google, Physics on March 29th, 2010 by leodirac – 1 Comment

I’ve been invited to give a talk at the Spring meeting of the Pacific Northwest Association for College Physics.  The theme of the conference is “The Unknown Physicist.”  Along those lines I will be giving a talk about Physics at Google, and how a background in physics helps to solve Google’s engineering challenges.  I’ll give […]

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