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Ben Bliss
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Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lives in Milwaukee, WI
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A little Car/Quadcopter FPV Chase with +Chris Franson !
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Without even getting into all the reasons that Time Zones drive programmers crazy, here's a good argument for getting rid of them for the convenience of all humans.
Railroad time was fine for the Victorian Era but the internet age needs universal time.
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I admit it feels awkward to me but it absolutely makes sense.  We would have to shift what our understanding of a given time meant in order to get passed that initial awkwardness (the fact that 12:00 would not actually be the middle of the day for us) but once used to it, that would relieve a lot of complications.
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I love this quote from Matias Duarte about the difference between design and art:

"Design is all about finding solutions within constraints; if there were no constraints, it's not design - it's art."  -  Matias Duarte
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Some photos from today's Spektrum R/C Race at Trackside Raceway in Brookfield, WI
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Took a couple shots of the loaded up Subaru before the move, Google made a nice auto-awesome out of it!
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Revisiting Thom's solo album today, great background music for productivity.
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No announcement about Google Voice?  Time to riot.
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Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Computer Science
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November 19, 1983
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Developer, Django/Python Enthusiast, Drone Pilot, Information Junkie, Powerful Wizard.
Introduction
I am passionate about using open source software with modern web frameworks to power massively scalable web applications that are accessible on any internet-connected device.

In my spare time, I build, program, and fly R/C aircraft, play bass guitar, and drink great craft beer.  I'm always interested in the latest in home and vehicle automation, smartphones and other connected mobile devices, and other ways that technology is changing the world.
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Software Developer
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Programming, Database Administration, Linux System Administration, Public Speaking, Bass Guitar
Employment
  • Home Office
    Contract Software Developer, 2014 - present
    Custom development for Web, Android, and iOS applications.
  • Midwest Communications
    Lead Software Developer, 2010 - 2014
    Lead a team of developers and designers in creating web applications using the Django MVC Web Framework to power 61 radio station websites across the midwest.
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Milwaukee, WI
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Wausau, WI - Madison, WI
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MyGlass
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Realtime Twitter™ client for Google+™

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Cheap delivery, open late! Also a great spot to grab a bite quick if you're downtown.
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