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Open Source Farm Bot
3D Printer For Food

"You would never pick out weeds this size (~1/2 inch), because there would be thousands of them. But, Farm Bot doesn't care. It's a robot."
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Ha!
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Sailing channel I follow is getting a new boat. Guess the maker of a catamaran in France loves their channel, and is working a deal with them for their new boat.

Envious²
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Hydrofoil Surfing is a thing. And, and awesome thing.
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+Sears Home Services, don't bother calling them.

Need a PTAC repair? The number from the Sears Home Services site isn't the right number, because they transfer you to some other department. Which isn't the right one, because they transfer you to the heating and cooling department, that doesn't repair PTAC units, so they transfer you to the commercial repair department. But, I'm residential, so they transfer me to home repair. But, they don't do heating and cooling, so they transfer you to the heating and cooling department...

...so, I asked for a manager or supervisor. After sitting on hold for too long, I hung up. Honestly, I don't know why I hung in there so long. NEVER AGAIN!
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If I could give zero stars, I would.
I scheduled online for a washer repair. The washer is inoperable. I was given a 3 hour window and was off work today accordingly. At the beginning of my promised and confirmed repair window (3-6pm), the technician called to say "there is no way I will make it today. I am still on a job and cannot work late tonight". He said that they are always overbooked and the next availability he had was 10 days out.
I called the customer center (call center in India) and spent 30 minutes getting the run around about why the original technician called at the beginning of a 3 hour window to cancel, why another technician could not be dispatched today, etc...
I am left with an inoperable washer, no more time to take off work and an awful taste in my mouth form the above phone conversations.
And, why would they even think I would reschedule with them???
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They probably would have done it anyway, but it's crazy to me that a primary candidate would incite these attacks [1].

[1] https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-invites-russia-to-meddle-in-the-us-presidential-race-with-clintons-emails/2016/07/27/a85d799e-5414-11e6-b7de-dfe509430c39_story.html
FBI reportedly informed Arizona of possible Russian hack in June.
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Haha, love the picture, facemasked cracker sitting in a car hacking away, sure that's how it's done...
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This American Life did a great episode about all the refugees suck in camps in Europe. They also have a fantastic camp tour website accompaniment. Worth a listen and a site visit.
Take an interactive tour to see how refugees in Greece are making homes in surprising places.
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New Sunshine Underground Album in 8 days!
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allo is crap. Installed it, asked for a million permissions. Can't access Contacts even when given the permission. Hangs when you type in a phone number. Can't SMS. No one is using it, so what's the point. Uninstalled.
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Star Realms Counter
Had an idea for a Star Realms Counter app to help keep track of Authority during play. These already exist, but I wanted to tweak the experience a bit.

Tapping above a counter adds to Authority, tapping below removes. There is a delay to the adjustment. You get a mini counter displaying how much you'll be adjusting the Authority by. A timer bar at the bottom counts down to when it will be applied.

Available now! Here:
http://brentonklik.com/starrealms/

App ready for phones, use your preferred browser, and select "Add to Home screen" from the menu.
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:-'(
Project Ara, Google’s ambitious modular phone, has reportedly been shelved. Launched by Motorola in 2013, Project Ara was envisioned as a solution to problems like rampant electronic waste, a lack of diversity in mobile computing, and slow innovation. Google took over Ara when it acquired Motorola and, for a while, the modular phone project seemed very promising. But Project Ara has been beset by delays and change of plans, and now Google h...
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While I have at least heard of a few artists in the Top Charts, there isn't a single song I've heard before, nor do I care to hear again.

I am officially "out of touch" with today's music scene.
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You like what you like Brenton. Nothing wrong with that. My contention of today's popular music is that 10% or less consists of actual talent while the other 90% or more is made up of properly marketed artists. Being a fan of house and techno this is very prevalent in those styles going as far as to blanket label the music EDM. House is house and techno is techno so I seek out the purest form or the music I like and leave the marketed stuff alone. Not to mention I like to dance and I cannot dance to something that does not have soul.
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Brenton Klik is an Interaction Designer in the Washington DC area. He designs interfaces and experiences for web, mobile, and desktop platforms.

Over the years, Brenton has worked for Carrier Corporation, SAP America, and others to create rich instructional applications, project management solutions, and web based applications. Recently, he has perused interactions in the mobile space, such as data entry and communication.
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  • SUNY IT
    Computer Science, 2001
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Interaction Designer
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Graphic Design (Drawing, Photoshop), Software Design (Persona, Mockups, User Testing), Web Application Development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS), Android Development (Java, XML, SQL)
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    Interaction Designer, present
  • SAP AG
  • Carrier Corporation
  • Riverwalk Communications
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Reston, VA
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West Chester, PA - Syracuse, NY - Rochester, NY