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Adam Roades
Works at Booz Allen Hamilton
Attended George Mason University
Lives in Washington DC Metro


Got my Micro 3D printer yesterday (in Kickstarter green) and made my first print!

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Cute story of a girl with a special crows!
(Photo: Lisa Mann/BBC)Blogger David Thompson calls her "an eight-year old queen of the crows." So far, Gabi Mann of Seattle, Washington is using her super power modestly. It's been developing for the past year. What is her power?Crows bring her things.(Photo: Katy Sewall/BBC)Wild crows fly up and drop small objects in front of her. They're gifts. For the past 4 years, she's fed them scraps for fun. Now they're expressing their loyalty. The BBC re...

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If you're still on the fence about backing up your data, take a cue from Pixar: (oh, and check out #CrashPlan) #fb  
The day 90% of Toy Story 2 was deleted from Pixar's servers - and the backup failed - just a year before its release...

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Check out a new graphic novel project called "Distant Fortunes" on #Kickstarter: #fb  
Eddie Weinel is raising funds for Distant Fortunes: Issue 1 on Kickstarter! This is a story about the expectations humanity puts on itself when given powers that can either hinder or welcome its destruction.

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In the #DC area & love fresh produce delivered to your door? We love The Farm Table & today's #Groupon is a great way to try it out: #fb
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Hilarious video about "Mommy & Daddy time" #fb #parenting #marriage  
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"Understanding the failed promise of ‘social collaboration’" by Stowe Boyd offers some great food for thought: #collaboration 
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#Nationwide Insurance is definitely NOT on your side if you're a new mom working at the company: #fb #shameful #momsareawesome  

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One of my favorite quotes from C.S. Lewis about enjoying the joys of childhood when you're an adult: #fb  

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Watch the beautiful wisdom of boys who make a stand against violence towards women #fb
Dad, geek, gadgeteer, tech maven wannabe, curiosity seeker
A lifetime geek and tech enthusiast, I found my niche in instructional design and corporate training during my graduate work at George Mason. I have since worked almost exclusively in the federal government sector, designing and delivering training programs on a subject matter ranging from information security to information technology accessibility (Section 508 of the Rehab Act) to social software. I currently work as a social enterprise training and consultant.

When I'm not at work, my attention is devoted to my darling daughters and wife, as well as a regular fitness routine. I also manage to squeeze in hobbies like web design, guitar, and the djembe when possible.
  • George Mason University
  • Shippensburg University
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Social Enterprise Trainer, Innovationist, and Strategist
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
    Social Software Trainer and Strategist, present
  • Axiom Resource Management
  • CESSI Inc.
  • Anteon, Inc.
  • Interactive Media Corp.
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The Girl Who Gets Gifts from Crows

(Photo: Lisa Mann/BBC)Blogger David Thompson calls her "an eight-year old queen of the crows." So far, Gabi Mann of Seattle, Washington is u

University Offers Course on Doctor Who

(Image: Anthony Rotolo)For the spring semester of 2015, Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York offers a course on Doctor Who. Anthony Rot

7 Ways to Create Characters for Your Online Training

Here are seven ways to create characters when building online training courses. Most of them can be done using just PowerPoint.

An All-Audio Video Game for the Blind

A Blind Legend isn't a video game that has been modified to make it accessible to people with visual impairments. It's designed from the out

This Audio Illusion Reveals A Funny Quirk About Your Brain | Fast Compan...

Can you figure out what this recording of nonsense says? How about now?

Tastes Like Blocks of Time and Space

What's better than Minecraft? How about Minecraft mixed with Doctor Who? Well, maybe not everyone will agree, but if you're a Whovian who ca

Now You Can 3D Print Priceless Smithsonian Artifacts

How 3D modeling could make viewing objects behind glass a thing of the past.

Tech and Internet Industry News - HuffPost Tech

Get the latest tech industry news about the Internet's top Web sites, innovative technologies, high-tech companies, and current technology t

House approves federal worker back pay as shutdown enters 5th day

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill on Saturday that would retroactively pay 800,000 furloughed wor

Generation Why

“What I meant to say was, ‘You can be anything you want to be when you grow up, except happy.”

Stop Staring At The Gym Wall And Start Running Through The Grand Canyon ...

Tedious runs on the treadmill would be a lot cooler if you could pass through the gorgeous scenery while you sweat. There's a new and improv For Feelings Lets You Express How You Feel About The Links You Share

The link-shortening service's new bookmarklet lets you share how you feel with custom domains like and

KeyMe iOS app photographs your keys and stores them in the cloud

We've all been there. Staring forlornly at a locked door, keyless, with Gandalf's rumbling voice echoing in our heads, telling us that we wo

The 3-In-1 Lens Kit: Supercharge Your Smartphone Camera Sale | DesignTAXI

Take advantage of every photo opportunity and enhance your smartphone camera with this three piece lens kit ($24). A wide-angle, macro, and

Pleygo, A Netflix-Style Rental Service For LEGO Sets | Geekologie

Damn dad, calm down -- it's just a minifig. Pleygo is a LEGO rental service that works just like Netflix. You rent a set, and when you retur

A Kit To Grow Bugs At Home, To Eat!

As the population grows, so, too, will its hunger for meat. By 2050, meat production will need to surge by 50% to quell demand. The only pro

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10-year-old saves family in errant car, credits Mario Kart

A boy's great grandmother passes out behind the wheel of a vehicle going at a high speed. What's a 10-year-old to do? Grab the wheel like he

How To Find Out Whether You’re A Good Cultural Fit At Any Company

I am a humanitarian, a strategist, and a rock. I thrive on stress, I’m good with deadlines, I’m big on communication, and I’m great at multi

Micro Luggage Scooter - $250

Micro Luggage is the innovative new luggage that moves you! A modular luggage system was the vision - the result is an ultra cool case with

I took two cars to Main Street. The first was a Toyota Matrix using a Groupon. I received a beautiful wash and an excellent mini-detailing. I could tell the staff had an eye for detail. The second time was less than a week later when my wife took our Sienna minivan to get the same service (albeit for full price). This time, the van's interior was so poorly done, she needed to spend an additional 20 minutes wiping and vacuuming the van to get to the same level of cleanliness as the car. The staff and management is friendly, but ultimately incompetent and not customer-friendly.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I have relatives who have lived in and around Reading for years. So I was surprised that we'd never tried The Ugly Oyster before. Walking in the pub on the unassuming city corner, my wife and I were pleased by the authentic Irish pub atmosphere complete with Guinness decor. We ordered the pretzel/cheese/crab appetizer - tasty! - then settled in with a Guinness, the mussels (big portion!), and the fish & chips (crispy and delicious). Since it was a Monday afternoon, there wasn't a crowd, but I can only imagine the fun it would be to revisit on a Friday night. We'll be back for sure!
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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