Hwy 17 closed = impromptu shuttle tour of Old Santa Cruz Hwy @TrafficOn17

Google, Improve Hangouts!

I want to love hangouts. I want to bask in a flow of communication, answer my phone on any device, send pictures to friends, and even open a quick video chat with ease. And every day Hangouts promises and let’s me down. Google, are you listening? Are you working on making it better? You say you will replace Hangouts with Google voice, but you haven’t really done that have you? So my phone and google glass notifies me that a Hangout is trying to start, but then my phone rings with the same person. I can’t actually start the Hangout, and when I answer the phone, well Hangout keeps ringing. Lovely!

I’m software engineer, I know it is a lot of work to make a great application. And I see the potential of Hangouts being that fantastic app, but it isn’t yet. Please, please, please make it better. Heck, open source it and it might be that the internets makes it better for you.

I know you, Google, know how to make good apps, so why haven’t you for Hangouts. You know what, don’t answer that, simply take that energy and invest it in Hangouts.

I made a bench today.

It fits! River’s snack is slightly wrong.

NASA’s Meteoric Software Clocked at Terminal Velocity

Skydiver films meteoroid, NASA and Microsoft open source code, Subversion switches to Git, Zebras are stripy because… - Some car tech, and listener calls. Fun Fun show.

(Source: geekspeak.org)

Wonderful Minecraft Host

I recently had the pleasure of working with Max’s Hosting to set up a Minecraft Server for my kids and their friends. Their plans were fair and their customer service was awesome. I ended up spinning up my own VPS due to a small technical detail, but if you are looking for a good Minecraft hosting service look no further then http://www.maxshosting.com/

Our producer, JD, and Miles prepping for the pledge drive GS episode. #throughglass

The volunteers answering phones at KUSP for the pledge drive.