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Brian Wisti (Random Geek)
Works at Infinity Interactive
Attended North Seattle Community College
Lives in Seattle WA USA
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You know what? I may be rushing things a bit, but I'll go ahead and call today a good day. 
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^ cosign ^
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Saw this on Twitter. The focus of the post is on startups, but it works for any organization. Every org needs to examine its culture routinely. Does it evolve with change or stagnate into status quo? Does it express what's important to the org? How does the behavior of its leaders reflect on the org's claimed values? 

I'm basically thinking about "mindfulness" applied to larger groups.
I enjoyed Brian Chesky's recent post called Don't Fuck Up The Culture, where he proclaims to the employees of AirBnb the importance of culture in everything they do. I like Airbnb and its nice to s...
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I did not know / remember that this was a thing. I am surprised at myself for not knowing / remembering before.
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Always love a KAOSS Pad solo.
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Hypochondriacs rejoice! More certain signs of doom!
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When you accuse me of having a spilt personality, you hurt the both of us....
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From last weekend's trip to the Tulip Festival. This is in La Conner.
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I love La Conner. Great little town, there's a guy there my family has gotten honey from for as long as I can remember. 
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Hey look a flower.
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You know, I always thought "Stuart" needed a video. 
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You need to hang out with me.

Unless you don't like Dead Milkmen references. 
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Brushed my teeth then remembered I hadn't eaten dinner yet. Right. Minty calzones.
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I'm onboard
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Good guideline to remember even if you don't have a five year old daughter with cancer.

Man. That's hard to even think about.
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This was useful to me just now.
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Work
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Web Geek
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Perl, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Knitting, Making Lists in Small Boxes
Employment
  • Infinity Interactive
    Programmer, 2014 - present
  • Smart Technologies
    Web Geek, 2014 - 2014
  • McKesson
    Perl Geek, 2010 - 2014
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Seattle WA USA
Previously
Seattle WA USA - Olympia WA USA - Bremerton WA USA - Mountain Home ID USA - Reno NV USA - Superior WI USA - Ukiah CA USA
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Random Geek
Introduction
I'm an unhip hipster geek.

My G+ stream is a bit eclectic: 

  • links to open source programming items (Linux, Perl, Python, Ruby, and more)
  • occasional sciencey science stuff
  • random posts that interest me from Google+, Twitter, Plurk, or whatever
  • links to some band that I've been replaying nonstop.
  • an occasional photo
  • navel-gazing - thoughts that amuse me but have nothing to do with anything.
  • My latest adventure installing one OS or another.
  • My continuing adventures in yarncraft (generally knitting, but you never know)
Awesome and accurate descriptions from people who know me best.:

David Bleecher - You're like the Dread Pirate Roberts of OS installation. You had a good day today, X11, I'll probably Fedora you tomorrow. :)

Eric von Foerster  -  Brian, the technological try-sexual, he'll try anything. 

VM BrasseurNo judgment intended with this question...

Is there any tech tool with which you DON'T want to play, +Brian Wisti?

You may be one of the most technologically gregarious/curious people I know. :-)


As I try to make myself more generally useful at work, you may occasionally see notes and links for proprietary tech in my stream.

Try not to panic.

Also - I don't want to unnerve you, but I attend church and believe after a fashion in God. It's not the cranky guy with a beard and a throne, but I call it God. It's one of the little lies I allow myself, along with "deep down people are basically good. Basically. Deep, deep down." I know that both beliefs make some people uncomfortable.


Bragging rights
Was on cleanup duty once because somebody got busy in a Burger King bathroom.
Education
  • North Seattle Community College
    2012
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What Is Net Neutrality & Why Should I Care?
www.makeuseof.com

Let's imagine something. Let's say that you're a town planner, working for the city where you live. Your city has an issue with congestion.

CCP cans World of Darkness MMO after eight years of development
www.gamasutra.com

EVE Online developer CCP said today it is canceling its long in development MMO World of Darkness , and laying off dozens of staff.

Work - Live - WOD
iinteractive.com

Healthy work/life balance at Infinity

Rule #1 to use belongs_to with presence validator
railsguides.net

This post describes rules of thumb how to use presence validator for belongs_to association in Rails. Do you know what pass to validates (or

Continuum Security
www.continuumsecurity.net

BDD-Security. A framework for security testing web applications through Behaviour Driven Development techniques. BDD-Security is a framework

JavaScript Regex :: XRegExp
xregexp.com

What is it? XRegExp is an open source (MIT License) JavaScript library that provides augmented and extensible regular expressions. You get n

A Collection of Dave Trampier's Wormy
sites.google.com

A Collection of Dave Trampier's Wormy

Veure Roadmap
blog.overseas-exile.com

Bootlegger Bulk Carrier I've had a lot of interesting private reactions to my Veure post. Right now we're making plans on pushing it forward

Microsoft Should Buy Xamarin | Paul Thurrotts WinInfo content from Windo...
windowsitpro.com

Windows · Windows Server 2012 · Windows Server 2008 · Windows Server 2003 · Windows 2000 Server · Windows 8 · Windows 7 · Windows Vista · Wi

Mozilla News | Brendan Eich
brendaneich.com

A quick note to update everyone on Mozilla news. Our Board of Directors has appointed me CEO of Mozilla, with immediate effect. I'm honored

For Lack of a Better Comic :: Nice Day
forlackofabettercomic.com

Need to contact me? Send an email to floabcomic@gmail.com! First | Prev | Next | Last. Nice Day. Comic #236 · First | Prev | Next | Last. Au

Vim::X - VimL is Eldritch, Let's Write Perl! - Hacking Thy Fearful Symmetry
techblog.babyl.ca

Last week, I finally got around writing a few macros to help with conflict resolution in Vim: " conflict resolution - pick this one / option

Veure - The Game That Isn't
blog.overseas-exile.com

It's a sad fact that life has an annoying way of taking precedence over dreams. Several years ago I was working on a project codenamed Veure

Amazon.com: The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master eBook: A...
smile.amazon.com

The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master - Kindle edition by Andrew Hunt, David Thomas. Download it once and read it on your Kind

Agile Is Dead: The Angry Developer Version
rubiquity.com

Technical blog about Ruby on Rails, Agile, Test-Driven Development, Concurrency and Software Design

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out
www.rollingstone.com

How did a chain-smoking geek from Hanoi design the viral hit Flappy Bird - and why did he walk away?

Perl 6 and CPAN? Well...
rdstar.wordpress.com

So, just earlier today the issue of putting Perl 6 modules (and other assorted things) on CPAN came up. I feel that it's pertinent to put al

Startup Flying Dateable Women to San Francisco Like It's Imperial Japan
valleywag.gawker.com

A startup called The Dating Ring has taken its inspiration from an unlikely source: the "comfort women" of World War II. How else can they e

Lou Reed and Brian Eno, together at last: it’s ‘Metal Machine Music For ...
dangerousminds.net

When the mashup phenomenon hit remix culture a dozen or so years ago, I found the whole business exhilarating. DJs were gleefully combining

npm's Self-Signed Certificate is No More
blog.npmjs.org

A bunch of users received a “SELF_SIGNED_CERT_IN_CHAIN” error during installing and publishing packages throughout the day today. The cause:

iPhone 4 screen cracked due to an unexpected combination of gravity and a sharp rock. They fixed. Cheaper than upgrading. Great service and friendly staff. I would recommend JCD to anyone who would rather repair than upgrade. [edit] Six months later I went back to fix the back glass on a different phone. Twenty bucks and five minutes later I was out with everything all better. This just reinforces my high opinion from the first visit.
Appeal: Very goodService: ExcellentQuality: Excellent
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Some (though not all) of their stock may be a bit pricey, but the quality is good.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
My favorite coffee haunt. The brothers that run it are awesome and remember your name with shocking ease. Plenty of room to stretch out and outlets for your laptop. Food? Great goods baked on site, but not where you go for a meal.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Sometimes the Geniuses in attendance here are nice and attentive, other times they are rude and dismissive. It's unpredictable. But they have the Apple stuff you need.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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If you're a lover of vegetarian food - and patient - come here. The food is great. They have a good rotation if fresh soups and desserts accompanying a solid veggie diner menu. It's not fast food, so don't come here in a rush. Non-vegetarians should go for the burrito. There's enough cheese to appease the meat craving for a bit.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Okay, it's small and cramped, but the staff is very friendly and the pastries are delicious.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
It's crowded and hectic nearly every time I'm in, but the food is good and the staff is nice. The best deli comfort food I've ever had in Seattle. Breakfast is best. I highly recommend going in and finding out what their weekly pancake special is. It's usually something fun like chocolate chip, pumpkin, gingerbread, or some other seemingly random flavor. When we get breakfast at Roxy's we always end up going for the weekly special.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago