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My bell pepper plant is starting to grow peppers!

July 25th, 2012 1 comment

My bell pepper plant is starting to grow peppers!

Hey recruiters: if you spell iPad with a hyphen then I'm not going to bother…

July 23rd, 2012 7 comments

Hey recruiters: if you spell iPad with a hyphen then I'm not going to bother reading the rest of your email, since you clearly have no idea what you're talking about.

Catching up on the first few seasons of Burn Notice on Netflix

July 22nd, 2012 3 comments

 Wow, Fiona sounds super irish in the first episode!

Ugh, recruiters have gotten even stupider than when I last had to look for a job….

July 22nd, 2012 8 comments

Ugh, recruiters have gotten even stupider than when I last had to look for a job.  You think my resume is a "good match" for a financial advisor or insurance salesman? Really?

Sadly, today is my final day at +Last.fm

July 13th, 2012 6 comments

Sadly, today is my final day at +Last.fm.  The past few years have been an amazing experience, and I'm excited to see what the new team will do with our mobile apps in the future.

If anyone's looking to hire an Android developer in San Francisco or the East Bay, feel free to send me a message!

We just had a little Oregon Trail moment on IRC

July 8th, 2012 Comments off

We just had a little Oregon Trail moment on IRC

Now that I have a Galaxy Nexus I can finally play with this NFC tag sticker I got…

July 7th, 2012 16 comments

Now that I have a Galaxy Nexus I can finally play with this NFC tag sticker I got at last year's I/O

Trees are in the way, but I can still kind of see the fireworks

July 4th, 2012 Comments off

Trees are in the way, but I can still kind of see the fireworks

Argh! I hate when I miss the notification box on Google+ by a pixel or two and it…

July 1st, 2012 1 comment

Argh! I hate when I miss the notification box on Google+ by a pixel or two and it scrolls the stream back to the top 🙁

You can still defeat this pretty easily by using a video instead of a photo, I was…

July 1st, 2012 3 comments

You can still defeat this pretty easily by using a video instead of a photo, I was able to unlock my Nexus 7 by recording a video of me blinking with my Galaxy Nexus and then playing it back.

Reshared post from +Robert Cooper

HA!

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Android Jelly Bean Face Unlock has new Blink requirement, works faster [VIDEO]
Face Unlock launched with a bit of controversy and skepticism because it was easy to game the system. A person could hold up a picture of the device owner and unlock the phone because the unlock screen required only that a facial match be detected. In Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Face Unlock ups the ante with a “Liveness check” feature.
Jelly Bean has an optional security feature that adds an extra layer of security for face unlock. When someone sets the phone to enable “Liveness check,” the phone…