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Alexander Lucas
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Interesting perk of buying a laptop through a third party:  You can upgrade bits and pieces, AND they can smooth over the rough edges for you.  MSI bundled, I shit you not, a CD with drivers and user manual  for a laptop without a cd-rom drive.  Thanks guys!  Xotic gave the option of putting everything (including an OS backup) on a USB thumb drive for about the likely (and competitive) price for that thumb drive.
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This makes two laptops in a row I've had to return because despite having a 4K screen it's incapable of displaying a simple bright yellow.  We're not talking color calibration here either.  We're talking actual panel limitations.  What.  The.  Hell.
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I was thinking of the 303LN[1], so not 4k but similar density. Wouldn't surprise me to hear they all have the same panel vendor.

[1]: http://www.ultrabookreview.com/4274-asus-zenbook-ux303ln-review/
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Just discovered OpenHAB today.  Very interested in using this as my home automation controller.  I'm currently trying to find the cheapest way to assemble a good HA controller to run this on, that'll support BTLE, Zigbee, ZWave, and Wifi.  Has anyone thrown together an instructables for this, or are selling a prefabbed box or anything?  Because that'd be the bee's knees.

I originally bought a Wink since it supported all protocols I need, but I'm disappointed that it requires internet access to work correctly.  I'm hoping to put together a solution which will accept local commands (in the event of an internet outage), but that I can set up an encrypted connection to access externally.
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I didn't know that until a few weeks later.  It's already connected to the internet :(
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I'm alarmed at how many things I could have described with this word in my life, if only I'd known it existed.
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It's not (as the dictionary says) "very common". i have lived in Germany 17+ years, work daily in the language (in software development, where it is certainly applicable), and heard it for the first time in 2015 on g+. 
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In holding with tradition, the Dread Pirate Roberts, apparently explaining how he is, in fact, not the real Dread Pirate Roberts.
If you read the headline above and said "Huh?" then you are not alone. It seems Ross Ulbricht, the alleged head of Silk Road, was not the real owner of the..
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I only just now got around to looking at the photos I took while in DC for  +John Lucas 's wedding.  This is one of my favorites, from the monument night tour -- during which it rained.  A lot.
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hey Alexander! i'd like to be your student please
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Jamming out a thank-you-card marathon, I've suddenly become aware of the depth of nerdy circumstances surrounding Ford's birth:

-Parents married on 3-14 (Pi Day).

-Born on 11-11 (binary birthday!)

-Name inspired by Hitchiker's Guide character (That was my doing, admittedly)

-High correlation between towel-related gifts and readers of said book. Thanks to you hoopy froods, he'll always know where his towel is.

-O.B Nurse's name was Ping, which is beyond perfect for someone in the delivery room, where more than any other time in your life you want to know exactly how much longer a thing is going to take.
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+Nicole Lucas  showed me the other day that Ford will stand if you hold his arms and pull just a bit.  He'll use the prompt to lift himself into a standing position.  If I'm laying down on the couch when I lift him up like this, we immediately launch into a game I call "Godzilla", where my stomach  becomes a tiny representation of Tokyo, and he gleefully waggles around, occasionally stomping the landscape and reducing it to rubble (occasionally extracting an "oh crap OWW" from the voicebox attached to tiny Tokyo).

Since helping him stay balanced requires both hands, I got this photo #throughglass   .  Which is great, because this is actually what I wanted Glass for in the first place.
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From yiayia and papou--
Onward and forward--joyful stomping!!
love and kisses to all three of you!!
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What a happy cookie.
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I keep thinking "derp" while looking at this.
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At 33, I have a wife, child, career, and mortgage. We even have two cars in a two-car garage. The disguise appears to be complete, the grownups now accept me as one of their own.
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I'm not fooled. You'll always be a code monkey to me! :) Happy belated, and congratulations sir
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After having watched "Avatar: Legend of Korra" to completion, I want to find an Android device that'll let me change the device's "name" (what it listens for) to "Zhu Li" instead of "Google."

Because when I'm bouncing around with a wailing kid and need a free hand to switch the speaker input, pick an album on my phone and start playing it, it'd be nice to condense the entire series of events into saying "Zhu Li! Do the thing!"
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+Ian Stedman​ I want to name my father in law's phone "goddamnit" without telling him. He'll think the phone has gained sentience!
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Trying the share link again!

My jam, lately.
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Yeah, man.
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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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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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