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I've been working on my Spanish, which means reading in Spanish on my Kindle when I can (hello angsty young-adult lit, since I have the reading level of a pre-teen).  I don't always know every word and while hitting up Google Translate on my phone is one solution, discovering this free Spanish-to-English Kindle dictionary has been even more useful.
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Cuando ocupes practicar conversacion, me avisas!
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In action movies with big car chases, it always seems like ramps are placed all over the place just a little too conveniently, ready to launch cars into the air at a moments notice. I was always skeptical, until I came across this on my walk home yesterday. We are now ready for Furious 8: Ballard.
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Awesome!
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I've maybe been accused of working a bit too hard or being a bit uneven on work/life balance, but I will never be accused of missing a good meal.  These dudes need to get their priorities straight.
Protein-packed drinkable meals come in powder form, are inexpensive, and are quick and easy to make so tech workers don’t actually have to eat.
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Ballard BBQ Power Ranking

1) Bourbon and Bones
2) Bitterroot 
3) Drunky's Two Shoe
4) Kickin' Boot
5) The Boars Nest

?) Smokin' Pete's

To be honest, Bourbon & Bones vs Bitterroot can be a toss-up for me on some days.  I've had delicious brisket and other meats at both places.  I think I prefer Bitterroot's ribs and B&B's fried chicken.  Both have good sides, though props to B&B for the first non-horrible hush puppies I've had in Seattle.  If you are looking for a more restaurant-like experience, go Bitterroot.  If you want more hole-in-the-wall vibe, go B&B.

Drunkys isn't so bad, but their brisket was pretty dry last time I was there and their hot links were pretty greasy.  I feel like they might have been trying a bit too hard on the decor.

Smokin' Pete's still has some of my favorite brisket in Seattle, but since you have to call ahead two days in advance for an order, I can't really justify them as a regular spot.
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I'd maybe put it slightly ahead of Drunky's?
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Why would you ever run a non-articulated 18 Express? A bunch of unhappy riders just got left at the curb here in Ballard.
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They can't just all squish onto the aisles like chinese people do on beijing busses?
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I've been waiting for this day.
 
Got nine days to kill? Hop a train in John o’ Groats and step off in Vladivostok with #GoogleMaps Transit directions. goo.gl/wqmVDk
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The Poles were the last missing link :-)
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Finally (finally!), real-time info for King County Metro is on Google Maps.  When I wrote the exporter for KCM data back in 2011 (remember that month I was a KCM employee?), I had no idea it would take... this... long... to actually share the data.  Kudos to Sound Transit for finally opening up the feed back in February.  It's far from perfect, but it's a good start.

Also kudos to Pierce Transit and Intercity Transit (Olympia) who also went live today.
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I'm still waiting for realtime SBB and ZVV data. :)
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Well, I've only been working on this for five years (http://communitytransit.blogspot.com/2010/09/onebus-away-posts-community-transit.html), but it's finally happened:

https://goo.gl/maps/QJANb

Community Transit is finally live on Google Maps.  I know other apps got there first (OneBusAway, TransitApp) and there are still bugs (Route 701?) but finally (finally!) you can plan that dream trip from Olympia to Darrington:

https://goo.gl/maps/L7sSf
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+Brian Ferris I sorta inferred that :-)

OneBusAway was the first app I ever installed; Google Maps has always been my all-time favorite app.  Two great tastes that taste great together!  Thanks!
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I went and saw the late screening of Mad Max: Fury Road last night.  Two words: in-sane.

Forget Furious 7 and Avengers: this is the first movie in a long time (let alone this summer) where I would want to go back and watch it again just a day later.
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+Stefan de Konink it's hard for me to separate my memories of the originals vs the shenanigans of Mel Gibson since then.  Either way, if you liked the originals, I think you'll like this too.
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Not sure how much IKEA furniture I've put together in my life, but here is one rough estimate.
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Not enough! :-)
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Beloved fantasy author Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66, according to a message from his publishers. Best known for the Discworld novels, Pratchett wrote more than 70 books, blending...
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I knew I came home too soon.
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Pulled pork and brisket were both tasty and I appreciated that they had a number of gluten-free options.
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Quality food and cocktails. Some gluten-free options. Service was great.
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Good location, food, and drinks. A nice addition to Pioneer Square.
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Clean, well-appointed rooms that have been newly remodeled. Wifi worked.
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I think the fundamentals are good for your basic burger fan. However, big +1 for gluten-free bun + fryer options.
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Great views of Anacortes, especially at sunset.
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First things first: they found us a whale. Friendly crew and additional wildlife were icing on the cake.
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