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Benjamin Kern
Works at Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation
Attends Central Piedmont Community College
Lived in Mint Hill, NC
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So, tomorrow I start my new job! As expected, I'm a little nervous, but mostly just excited! =)
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So I just realized I shared this on teh Twittaz, but I never did post it on here. It's my first actual planned art piece!

Like it? Not? Let me know! I definitely want to make more art either way.

For the curious, it's mixed media, mostly dry hard pastels. The moon is gold India ink. Outlining is done in gel pen. Background trees, shading of the roots, eyes and mouth are charcoal. Wispy clouds were done by drawing them in white colored pencil before laying down the pastels for the sky. Blood from the eyes was done by painting water and adding drops of red India ink.
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Dear dream: it was cool to be able to foos-rho-dah some werewolves, but why would villagers react by angrily throwing a giant pickle at me?
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Radio is playing in the waiting room... I can't believe the "flip & hold real estate workshop" commercials are back. Didn't they learn?
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...there are days where I really only want to deal with people via electronic media. Today is one of those days.
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So, I'm on Google+ now. waiting for more peoples to sign up, I guess. 
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I'm here lol
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So now that I have a not-decrepit computer, I decided to set up a chromium build environment. I downloaded depot_tools and got the source using "fetch --nohooks chromium --nosvn=True". Per the instructions, I remove the "master" branch, make my own, run "git pull", then "gclient sync", which fails saying I have unstaged changes. Apparently I am missing .exe files from native_client and reference_build. After hours of pouring over git documentation, I learned that "git reset --hard" looks like it works, then "git status" still shows the files as deleted, but "git diff --binary" spits out a patch file that contains an encoded representation of the binary data of the remote file, but the patch cannot be applied. After several more hours of trying to build a program that would decode the customized base85 implementation that git uses, I finally realize that it’s my anti-virus blocking git from writing the files to the hard drive. Now I’m happy, but it’s still gonna bug me why my base85 math is wrong.
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Yum pun idea: Make a melted cheese sauce with a dark English beer, pour over toast. Ta dah! Porter Rarebit!
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Woohoo! I just passed my Java SE 6 Programmer certification exam!
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Idea of the day: from now on, all potato gun contests are to be known as "Starchery Competitions".
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Soooo... I just had a FUN experience with my Fedora 15 install. I was just playing around, writing a BASH script to help organize my several days worth of music on my external drive, when the script did something really weird... it said "mv: command not found".

"...huh? That makes no sense..." I said to myself. So just out of curiosity I "ls -la".

"ls: command not found"

Crap. "cd .."

"cd: command not found"

Ok, time to reboot! Something wacky must have happened.

All the icons suddenly vanish from Gnome3.

Ok, cold reboot... splash screen starts...

"Could not access TTY1: job control turned off"

...wut? Ok, let's try to fix this.

A few hours later, I find out that somehow /etc is just gone. Poof, bye bye. And gparted can't handle LV management, and can't reformat, since it thinks the partition is "in use"

So as I write this on my phone, I'm reinstalling Fedora 15. Fortunantly I was able to salvage the source of the skeleton-of-a-pure-C-Twitter-client that I've been writing.

So yeah, fun times were had by me today :P

On the plus side, having gone the the Mead Day celebration in Bellmont today made this whole thing much more tolerable :)
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I've seen pics. Looks like a modified Gnome 3.0 interface. I love what Fedora did with Gnome 3, but judging from what I've seen, I don't think I'd like the new Ubuntu release either.
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Helped a client today with a really weird problem. Brand new Fedora 14 server could access internet but yum always crashed with "no more mirrors to check". I couldn't ping mirrors.fedoraproject.org but I could ping its IP address. Found out fedoraproject was missing from local DNS. Added an alias in /etc/hosts and no more problem.
Becton Park, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Education
  • Central Piedmont Community College
    Computer Programming, 2012 - present
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Gender
Male
Birthday
April 1
Relationship
Married
Other names
Benjamin Williams
Work
Occupation
Java Developer
Skills
Java, Spring, GWT, JSP, C++, Java Bytecode, XML, HTML, JavaScript, SVN, Eclipse, Tomcat
Employment
  • Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation
    Jr. Java Developer, 2014 - present
  • Capgemini
    Code Monkey, 2011 - 2014
  • Harris Teeter
    Starbucks Lead, 2010 - 2011
  • Harris Teeter
    Assistant Deli Manager, 2009 - 2010
  • Harris Teeter
    Cake Decorator, 2006 - 2009
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Previously
Mint Hill, NC - Midland, NC
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