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Brian Ferris
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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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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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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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    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
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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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    Computer Science, 2004 - 2011
  • North Carolina State University
    Computer Science, 1999 - 2004
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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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