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I didn't really learn what "failure's not an option" really meant until I had kids. Nothing motivates me to succeed more than my family.
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Yeah, I'm on Verizon too. I was looking at the Galaxy S5 (aka The Galaxy Kitchen sink) as it seems like they (Samsung) wanted to load everything and the kitchen sink on that phone.

I'm interested in the heart rate monitoring (for the gym and running) but the phone seems like such an odd place to put it. 
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+Mike Wohlgemuth - I can totally believe what you say...  Years ago, I recall reading that the FAA had tried numerous times, and spent many millions trying to update their antiquated air traffic control system... for all I know, they are still using it, and that article was almost 20 years old...
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Why is it that I have hated EVERY ORM tool that i have used on #Android? Been banging my head against #ORMLite for the past few days and beginning to remember why I continue to do DB stuff by hand on Android.
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+Ronald Ammann That is the way I had handled DB access in the past on Android as well. I thought I would try something different this time, and it has been much more work than using my own solution. I wont be doing this again :)
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Looks like Google now officially supports pull-to-refresh for Android with support library v19.1.0. I just ported one of my apps to the Google implementation and it was painless.
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+Ron Amadeo It's the one you're probably familiar with from Google Now.
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This echoes my thoughts on "fragmentation" on #Android: "It’s not hard to think of positive synonyms: fragmentation as choice; fragmentation as diversity."
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Has anyone here tried the frost byte Synergy shave soap? If so, how do you think it compares to the Proraso green tub?

I ask because I had read alot of positive reviews about the Synergy shave soap, so I thought I would give it a try. So, I bought an 8 oz. puck of the Lavender & Cedar shave soap from Amazon. Honestly, I have not been impressed. To be fair, I am still rather new to wet shaving (started in October) and have only used the Synergy soap for two shaves. That being said, I dont think the Synergy soap provides as comfortable a shave as the Proraso I had been using (I would actually return the Synergy soap if I could). I am wondering if I am just missing the menthol. Thoughts?
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Try not using your scuttle. Go with a face lathering to try and dial in the soaps best qualities. Too often when I started I was too focused on getting a bowl lather. After all I wanted to use every weapon at my disposal trying to get the best shave possible, and thought using my bowl had to be part of my arsenal at all costs. What it cost me was disillusionment, I wasn't getting the best my artisan soaps could provide. Once I got the face lathering down, hitting the mark for a given soap and that buttery glide, I got great shaves every time. Then once I knew about how thick or thin to lay it on I was better armed to create a great lather that worked best for each individual soap. They don't all work the same, even if your bowl lather looks the same, some work better thick and foamy whereas some work better thinner and more buttery. Give that a try, it's the only variable I can think of that you've not mentioned. You should be getting outstanding shaves using Synergy especially, or any good artisan soap for that matter. Menthol definitely has nothing to do with quality of shave, even on a subconscious level it wouldn't matter, even if you just miss the smell. Wet your face, load only your brush tips not trying to load the whole brush, begin painting your face until a nice creamy layer develops, redip just the brush tips once coverage is achieved and use the brush tips to work up a face lather that's going against direction of hair growth lifting hairs and looks almost like you've painted your face with buttercream frosting just a bit airier. If you start seeing bubbles you've likely used too much water, add a touch more product to brush tips and again just brush it on. Too little water, too thin a layer, that will be a dry shave and semi-clog a DE razor. Should be a happy medium, between lather and butter. Once found you'll have a much better idea what consistency to look for when lathering with your scuttle. You don't need peaks in a lather to get a good shave, some soaps perform better buttery.

Seems the only ingredient that's missing from your formula is finding out how this soap fifers differs from what you've been used to using. Works for me, each time I try a new soap I expect some differences in how to balance them and get the most from them.
I hope this helps you too.
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Morgan Freeman. Classic.
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    Software Architect / Android Lead, 2014 - present
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    Lead Android Developer, 2010 - 2012
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    Lead Software Engineer, 2005 - 2010
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    Software Engineer, 2002 - 2005
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Father of identical twins, self-proclaimed Phandroid, Software Architect/Android Lead at Mustbin, co-author of Professional Android Sensor Development (http://goo.gl/o0IpD)
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