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Alexander Lucas
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So new theory, Cheryl's birthday party is going to suck.
“Cheryl” is literally the worst. Kenneth Kong from MediaCorp’ Channel 8 in Singapore posted a children’s math problem to his Facebook page this weekend, and it has since gone viral around the world, because it’s so hard. “This question causes a debate with my wife,” he wrote. “And its a … Continue reading
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There should be more mysteries like this one in the world.
An old vending machine without a past serves up beverages from its seemingly magical insides
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From what I remember, in 1972 a crack team from Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, and Faygo installed the machine in the early hours of the morning. The technicians were promptly fired by upper management due to internal politics. These men promptly disappeared into a top secret vending machine warehouse. Today, still wanted by the corporations, they survive as technicians of fortune. If you have an empty vending machine... if no one else can keep it filled... and if you can find them... maybe you can hire... The Vending Team.
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2nd android-related Udacity course I've worked on.  Which is to say, I wrote some snarky sample code and added a dancing pirate.  YARR.
 
My new Udacity course  on ANDROID PERFORMANCE is LIVE!

BEHOLD! If you're looking to get a jump start on everything Android Performance, then drop what you're doing RIGHT NOW, and go take this course @ Udacity.

I'm not going to give away the ending, but I get a body part stuck in a candy jar.....
Performance matters to users, so it must matter to you. Learn how to identify and fix bottlenecks in your Android applications, and ensure a smooth user experience.
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+Andrew Oplinger oh jeezy creezy. See, this is what happens when you work nights. You forget about things like April fools day.
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I just got linked to a crowdfunding campaign for, and this is verbatim, a "cloud-integrated microwavable notebook".  To think how much time I've been wasting heating mine up in the oven.
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Passed by orders of magnitude.
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#lazyplus , looking for recommendations for good home theater headphones.  I'm generally the last one awake in the house, and want to watch fantastic and violent TV without waking up my wife or 5 month old (or, also importantly, acclimating him to gunfire as an ignorable and common background noise).
What I'm looking for:
-Wireless
-Reasonable range, sound quality, and usage time between charges
-Can charge via the headphones, instead of by swapping out batteries every other day.  Plug in headphones, or Qi charging stand, or whatever.
-Super important:  I want the transmitter that's hooked up to the sound source to be separate from the charging station.  My ideal scenario is that I leave the headphones on a stand on the couch by me to charge, so  I can switch from normal to headphones without having to get up and traverse the room.
-Media consumption enthusiast price range, not audiophile price range.  But while cheaper is better, if I'm going to get a slightly pricier pair, I'd rather get them first than third after a couple cheaper-but-still-pricy pairs that I'm doomed to be unsatisfied with.

Thoughts!  Feelings!  Opinions!  What color should this bikeshed be?
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I like my Sennheiser HDR 120. The charging cradle is quite convenient.
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What's an umbrella if not a tiny TARDIS?
 
"I Never Have To Explain Anything..."

+Lisa Bauer 
(h/t: +Gordon Lloyd Goldberg)
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Only you, reddit.
You probably shouldn't press it.
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On April Fool's Day, when it showed up, I never saw that timer get below 58.
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This is awesome.
 
The holiday spirit is about giving and even though the holiday season is over, we’re still in the spirit. We are thrilled to announce that Google's Santa Tracker is now open source on GitHub at google/santa-tracker-web and google/santa-tracker-android.

#GoogleDev   #AndroidDev   #AndroidWear   #Polymer  
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"2x4 animal style with whole grilled onions and chopped peppers with a root beer float" day, as it turns out, is always within a week of "holy crap, the in-n-out secret menu is way more extensive than I thought" day
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Looking spry, old man!  Lookin' spry.
 
Ok this is AWESOME, Stan you're so much more agile than I thought!
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Software Developer
Employment
  • Google
    Developer Programs Engineer, Android, 2010 - present
  • Simpleview, Inc
    Web Developer, 2007 - 2010
  • US Army
    .NET Developer - Intern, 2005 - 2005
  • Octopi LLC
    Java Game Developer, 2005 - 2007
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Mountain View, CA
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Tucson, AZ - Santa Barbara, CA
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Introduction
I'm ambitiously lazy-  My life's mission is to save everyone in the world 5 minutes.  My greatest hope is that they spend it stretching in a hammock or scratching their dogs' bellies, instead of waiting at a couple more red lights.   Also, I'm kind of a dork.  Try not to look too surprised.  You're failing.  Try a little harder.
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I own a towel signed by Douglas Adams. Also, I occasionally I eat just one Lay's potato chip.
Education
  • University of Arizona
    Computer Science, 2000 - 2005
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