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Amazing news! The Seattle Code Rush (Code Kitchen + Meat & Greet) is now FREE!! 

Go sign up for the August 8th event!

#Seattle   #Android   #Developer   #Event  
IDEAA Code Rush presented by Facebook
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Apple devices dominate the Top 5 sold. See which Android device snuck in at #5...
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Be there or be square.
 
Get a room. A hotel room to the funnest #Android conference there is.



Who's ready for #BABBQ15?
So much more than a Developer Conference, The Big Android BBQ is a grassroots, community-driven celebration of Android that is equal parts education, entertainment, and altruism.
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SGS5 prices moving down since the release of the SGS6... +1 for +Swappa pricing pages.
Swappa pricing history for Samsung Galaxy S 5 (Verizon) [SM-G900V] in US market...
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A good friend noted that he's going to start lifting weights soon. So I dug up this old article that inspired me to start lifting the right way about 4 years ago:

http://www.mensjournal.com/article/print-view/everything-you-know-about-fitness-is-a-lie-20120504

Favorite quotes from the article:

"The bottom line is that not only can lifting weights do as much for your heart health as cardio workouts, but it also provides you with a lean-muscle coat of armor against life's inevitable blows..."

"It's about getting strong, durable, and relentless in simple, old-school ways that a man can train, test, and measure."

"Every serious strength-and-conditioning coach sticks to the basic barbell movements, because our bodies don't operate as single muscles – they operate as a whole."

"It's worth getting strong because we go to gyms in large part to maintain a little goddamned self-respect, and to blow off steam, and to insist, against all odds, that we do remain fiercely vital physical beings. And trust me, there's nothing like watching your dead lift skyrocket to make you feel vital." 

Fast forward to now, I recently hit a 1200 lb total for deadlift + squat + bench press at 175 lbs. I don't think I've ever exceeded an hour for a single workout and most of the time I was going just 3 times per week.

Compound lifts for strength... Read the whole article...
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Lost a lot of weight, now want to take the next step and build back up

("We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better, stronger, faster.")
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Those prices... and them charts...
Swappa pricing history for Nexus 6 (Unlocked) in US market...
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Check out how much your phone is worth with the new Swappa Price app for Android

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If you've ever tried to buy or sell a used mobile device and wanted to refrain from using eBay, odds are you've checked out Swappa. If you aren't sure what I'm talking about, Swappa is a website that will tell you how much your smartphone, tablet or smartwatch is worth just by filling out some simple criteria. Up until now, the service has only been available on the web. But that changes today, now that the new Swappa Price app is available on An...
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Why the #Swappa  Price App is helpful...

I own a 32gb Nexus 5 and a sim unlocked AT&T LG G2.  The Nexus 5 is currently what I'm using, so I've debated selling the G2.  I also really like the G2 (better battery life / camera).  The fact I can potentially get more for my Nexus 5 might push me over the edge on keeping the G2.  Or it might let me know that what I get for the G2 might not be enough and I should just keep it around the house as a backup device or #chromecast  remote.  Either way, it helps me be more informed and gives me #options  !  One thing's for sure... look at those trade-in offers.  I definitely won't be doing that. #swappaprice  
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See the top 5 sold devices on Swappa in May 2015...
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Good comparison of options for buying used and unlocked smartphones from ZDNet... +Swappa  gets first mention and highest recommendation:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/tips-for-buying-used-and-unlocked-phones/
You can save money and pick up some quality hardware if you know where to shop and what to avoid. Matthew Miller has the details.
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  • Swappa
    Founder, Developer, present
  • MobiTV, Inc.
    Senior Mobile Applications Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Redbird Software
    Founder, 2006 - present
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Atlanta, Georgia
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I make Swappa: http://swappa.com
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  • Georgia Tech
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2003
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