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Adam Trachtenberg is the Director of the LinkedIn Developer Network, where he oversees developer relations and marketing for the LinkedIn Platform. Before LinkedIn, Adam worked at eBay in platform product management and marketing. Even earlier, he co-founded Student.Com and TVGrid.com. Adam is the author of PHP Cookbook and Upgrading to PHP 5. He lives in San Francisco.

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Google Command Line Calculator

In a somewhat shocking move, my Google Command Line Calculator hack was picked up for the second edition of Google Hacks.

I found this out from Rael back in October at Web 2.0, but I forgot to blog about it. I finally picked up a copy when I crashed the O’Reilly booth at MacWorld. Sure enough, I am Hack #47: Bring the Google Calculator to the Command Line.

I know hard core Unix weenies use bc and dc, but I don’t want to bother with the reverse-polish, thank you very much. Besides, Google supports a variety of non-standard features, like unit conversion, roman numerals, and physical constants.

In exchange for contributing my hack, I receive fame, glory, my bio at the front of the book, and blogging rights.

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