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Here is my recap of 2015. Again, some of you were right next to me for some of these photos. Thank you all for being patient as I said "hang on, let me take a #selfie" Go ahead, look for you favorite one and recall that day. The picture at the top left is Jan 1, 2015. https://instagram.com/dustmachine/
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I was there. A bit right of center, near the middle, and the green Chilean flag. #Ingress #Abbadon #Oakland
 
Oakland!

#abaddon   #ingress  

Great time in Oakland for the Finale! 

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+Zeke Cao, ours are on a different camera (even I haven't seen them yet). I'll let you know as soon as they're up!
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Hennepin Avenue Bridge
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Sweet! My friend sent photos of the snow. I love it! Need to make sure my gloves are calibrated and ready to glyph hack! ;)
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Chart showing 2015 of types of candy handed out. Please note: because of local age distribution and product placement differences the data reflected in this graph should not be viewed as entirely scientific. Some categories would have been higher if we had an infinite supply. We will use this data in our planning for Halloween 2016.

Findings:
* gum is a huge hit. Our supply of Trident and Extra were depleted before the night was over. Due to stock shortages, that category could have been higher.
* non-chocolate (including things like Skittles and Starburst) may also have been higher.
* of the non-candy snacks, goldfish crackers were the biggest hit. (The snack-size bags of Nabisco products felt a little light this year and switching to a larger bag then uses up the limited product space, we'll have to see what can be done about that.)
* the "other" category will not be restocked in 2016. This includes a single product, Pearson Nut Rolls, which I personally like a lot but did not go over as well as other products.
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+Brad Parks But does it factor in bears, raccoons, and squirrels?
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Indeed, this is the whitewood for Waterworld. One of the lights is "sink the deez" which rotated the ship-looking-thing at the left in the picture. Now, how this particular prototype wound up at AxMan surplus, I don't know.
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That's me in this photo too...
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#MissionDay  in Oakland, nice work, Agents
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I eagerly await the future.
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I hate running. Why do I suddenly want soccer shoes?
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At last my car is complete.
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Good job with the numbers this year, team!  You really showed how when we all work together we can reach our goals, reversing our trend from last the last couple of years.  This has been our most successful year yet: 355 trick-or-treaters, even surpassing our former high from 2012. The highest peak during the evening was form 6:45-7:00 during which time we saw 70.
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Really just pen and paper, then I put all the numbers into a Google Docs spreadsheet to make the graphs
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My carvings for 2015.
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Minnesota Rollergirls last night.
Awesome time.
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Software Engineer
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  • Target Corporation
    Software Engineer, 2015 - present
  • Praescient Analytics
    Software Engineer, 2012 - 2015
  • MDI Achieve
    Software Engineer, 2011 - 2012
  • UnitedHealth Group
    Software Engineer, 2006 - 2011
  • TEK Systems
    Contractor, 2005 - 2006
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I like to code.
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  • University of Minnesota
    Master of Science in Software Engineering, 2007 - 2009
  • Bethel College
    Computer Science, 1990 - 1994
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Absolutely wonderful atmosphere at this place and the staff is friendly and provide helpful advice in choosing a beverage. If you want to try something beyond a standard stout or IPA, give one of the sour wheat brews a try, or ask for a taste if you're not sure. Stick around for trivia sometime!
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Absolutely love The Original Pancake House! This location has ample parking, though the weekend brunch lines can get a little long. I almost always go for an omelette with a side of pancakes and bacon, it's the best of all worlds. Also, be sure to get a hot chocolate - decadent and delicious.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Fabulous exhibits. Check what time they are doing a demonstration of the Difference Engine. It's fascinating! Also, i really enjoyed the IBM 1401 room. This is a super place!
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Everybody loves doughnuts and Krispy Kreme is the best at making them. This Krispy Kreme is always clean and bright. I love hanging out there with friends, sitting on the sofa and chatting while enjoying an original glazed. The employees are typically pleasant. The only downside I've noticed is the espresso machine seems to break down too often.
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The steak sandwich was magnificent!
Public - 8 months ago
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This is a great little spot if you like a little variety in your pizza. The Calzone Ring is a circular calzone with a ramekin of red sauce in the center. Delicious and perfectly cooked. They prepare everything fresh so if you're in a hurry don't expect to drop by and get it to go; it's better to call ahead or have them deliver.
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reviewed a year ago
Teaism is one of those friendly, hidden gems that combines a peaceful atmosphere and great food. There is a huge selection of tea flavors. My typical fare is the yakatori chicken and a chai shake (ask for it to be made with chocolate!). Stop in if you need a break after a busy afternoon on the National Mall. There is a lower level with more tables so the place is larger than it first looks.
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