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Brian Ferris
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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 knew I came home too soon.
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As seen from the 40th floor of Seattle Municipal Tower.
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Just a chunk of the new 520 floating bridge floating by...
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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'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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This is what happens when transit nerds get riled up on the internet...
by BRIAN FERRIS and CAITLIN BONNAR When I have friends visiting for the holidays, I like to take them on a “Best of Seattle” transit tour.  We could ride the route 98 to Lake Union Park or maybe ca...
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In other Seattle transit news..."Seattle dog's rush hour ride: on the bus, by herself, weekly"
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Seattle-dogs-rush-hour-ride-on-the-bus-by-herself-weekly-288345081.html?tab=video&c=y
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I've been recently approached by by a few different friends on separate occasions with the same request: "We have an idea for an app and we'd like to hire a developer.  Where do we get started?"

I'm embarrassed to admit that, though I'm a highly-paid software engineer, I don't actually know where to start.  Usually, if I need an app written, I just do it myself (120%-time for the win).  Even worse, I'm at Google, which is about as far as you can get from a small developer shop.

So, what do normal people do when they need an app written?  Anyone have any experience / advice here?
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I just came across this post... I'd say to them draw it all out first and validated it with customers and read about Steve Blank he has provided and compiled some great guides and resources. http://steveblank.com/tools-and-blogs-for-entrepreneurs/
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That's my jam!

As we've established before (https://plus.google.com/+BrianFerris/posts/bz4UvDbvQZ1), we have a noted jar addiction.
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It's pumpkin butter now :)
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Sometimes comics are a little too close to home...
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Meanwhile, in satellite view...
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British Airways!
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Googler - Transit and Mobility Hacker
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I work for Google in Seattle, doing cool things in a cool city.  I'm a bit of a transit nerd and I like helping people get from point A to point B.

Interested in transit issues?  Be sure to follow my transit-specific page.
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  • University of Washington
    Computer Science, 2004 - 2011
  • North Carolina State University
    Computer Science, 1999 - 2004
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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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Pulled pork was tasty and I appreciated that they had a number of gluten-free options.
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Clean, well-appointed rooms that have been newly remodeled. Wifi worked.
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Good location, food, and drinks. A nice addition to Pioneer Square.
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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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