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Brian Saltz Jr
Works at SambaSafety
Attended University of Toledo
Lives in Albuquerque, NM
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I'd like to think this is where we're heading. It'd certainly be better than the alternative...
"One hundred years from now, the role of science and technology will be about becoming part of nature rather than trying to control it."
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The Cottonwood Mall in Albuquerque. Nifty city up there on the ceiling. For my CSE/EE friends, those are supposed to be electronic chips on the ceiling. They wrap all the way around the edge of the food court here. Albuquerque is awesome :)
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Thanks :) Sarka and I have been engaged for a while, but moving makes marriage seem more imminent. Lol.
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No matter how accidental this post was, it's completely, 100% right.
First time accepted submitter quantumplacet writes "Longtime Googler Steve Yegge posted an insightful rant on his Google+ page about how Google is failing to make platforms of it's products. He also ...
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Well imagine being able to use a Google Calendar API as a data store instead of writing your own. Facebook does exactly this. They provide the API for you to share information with others and store information, and now even to have in-app purchasing. The closest Google comes to this is their Android OS, but that's because they understand an OS is really just a large service that hides hardware interaction. Software as a service is going to be the next big area of development (if it's not already).

And yes, very long read. Lol.
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Life of a Programmer. RSS Feed. Home. Bit-Masking. Bit-Masking. I was working with a friend of mine on a lab project the other day when the topic of bit-masking came up. We have an assignment in one [...
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An interesting observation about the role of computers and big data today and moving forward.
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To all my friends dissatisfied with the state of the patent industry, you may want to take a look at this.
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We went to an Albuquerque Isotopes game last night. They ended up winning 11-9 against Oklahoma City. They had fireworks at the end of the game, but we left early because it was getting chilly and none of us brought our jackets.
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A new approach to multi-threaded programming in Java 7, ForkJoinPool adds fork/join thread processing for tasks that can be split into smaller tasks. It's not so much a replacement for ExecutorService so much as another implementation option, particularly since ExeuctorService simply implements multi-threading and ForkJoinPool presents a new task-oriented (or "action"-oriented), divide-and-conquer approach to process large tasks.
This Java Tip demonstrates the performance impact of replacing the Java 6 ExecutorService class with Java 7's ForkJoinPool.
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Life of a Programmer. RSS Feed. Home; Class Discussion. Programming Interviews. We did a couple interviews at Dox recently for new co-ops, and I was in charge this time (particularly because I was the...
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Ty :)
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Work
Occupation
Developing driver record software for monitoring drivers.
Employment
  • SambaSafety
    Software Engineer, 2014 - present
  • Ultramain Systems, Inc.
    Team Leader, 2012 - 2014
  • Dox Systems
    Software Developer, 2010 - 2012
  • Plastic Technologies, Inc
    Engineering Intern, 2009 - 2009
  • MTD Products
    Warehouse Picker/Packer, 2007 - 2008
  • Steve's Dakota Grill
    Kitchen, 2005 - 2007
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Albuquerque, NM
Previously
Toledo, OH - Ontario, OH - Rossford, OH
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  • University of Toledo
    Computer Science and Engineering, 2007 - 2012
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Stayed here for 3 nights during a work trip. The room is a bit outdated, and the furniture was a little dirty (chairs, not the bed). Bed was alright, very firm, but comfortable enough. Bathroom was clean, cleaning service was prompt and took care of the room while I was out, local Comcast channels were available on the TV (decent TV), and the hotel itself was pretty nice. Not a bad hotel, but I'll probably do go to another one of the Marriott hotels around northern ABQ next time I come in for work to see how the other ones are.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Great stay. Right off the highway but away from the toll roads. The little kitchen was useful. The room was clean and modern. The only complaint was that there wasn't a bathtub, just a shower, so it was harder to bathe our 1-year-old, but the shower was still sleek and very large. The bed was comfortable, the room was quiet, and the breakfast was good. Definitely would recommend this hotel.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
The staff isn't exactly friendly, but the putt-putt courses are fun. Didn't try any of the arcade games or anything like that, only the putt-putt. The place was pretty clean, too. The courses are outside, which means it might get pretty hot during the summer, but the courses are mostly covered and it's pretty nice at night.
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: ExcellentService: Poor - Fair
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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Stayed overnight on our way to Ohio, and the stay was good. The staff was friendly, they're pet friendly, the room was fine. Overall, a good hotel for a quick stay.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
I purchased a new 2012 CR-V from here today, and I have to say that the level of friendliness and desire to help and please shown by the sales representatives was fantastic. Raymond was the rep we spoke with for most of our visit, and after listening to our current situation with me just having graduated and finding a job in ABQ, he set me up with a loan from their recent grads program (which I didn't even know about until he told me) and a brand new CR-V. He was honest, forthright, and I didn't feel like he was trying to sell me something. Instead, the whole experience was so smooth, painless, and good-natured that I plan on going back there for all my service needs, something I never thought I'd find myself doing. The extra few bucks of taking it to the dealership is far overshadowed by the positive attitudes I'm met with by the staff. I can't stress enough how they took the tension out of buying a new car and instead give you what you know is a good deal. If you know what you want (particularly whether or not you're buying and which model you want), I can guarantee that these guys will give you the smoothest and most pleasant car purchase experience you have ever had.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
We got a couple cheap, single rooms while we were in the city for two nights. Overall, the hotel was great for the price. Liked: Room 209 had comfortable beds, the staff was friendly and helpful, the rooms were really cheap. Disliked: The smell of cigarette smoke in the lobby (turns out this is because the first floor is the smoking floor). Other Thoughts: The Travelodge entrance is on the left side of the building when facing it from the road. I almost missed it since it was attached to the Super 8. Always call and ask about pet fees before booking.
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Quality: GoodFacilities: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago